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There are many tutoring services that are available for all engineering students. Resources include Help Centers in some departments; Tutoring, ExSEL and Supplemental Instruction offered by the Learning Resource Center; and group study/tutoring offered by the Diversity Programs Office and in collaboration with some of the student engineering societies.  No application is needed for any of these tutoring resources and they are FREE. Questions or concerns should be directed towards Assistant Dean Paula Rees (rees@umass.edu, Marston 128, 413.545.6324).

If you require help that is not covered by the resources below [In-House Support or LRC tutoring, ExSEL and SI], please fill out an ACADEMIC SUPPORT REQUEST FORM. We'll do our best to support your needs.

If you are interested in serving as a peer academic support leader, please let us know via this link.

The College of Engineering In-House Support

The Diversity Programs Office (DPO) coordinates across the departments to offer group study and tutoring for all engineering students held in and around the engineering buildings.

For the fall 2017 semester, the student chapter of the American Institute for Chemical Engineers (AICHE) will be offering tutoring support for the following courses in Goessman 155 (the CRIB):

  • ENGIN 110 [GOES 155: Mondays, 6 pm - 9 pm; Wednesdays 6 pm - 7:30 pm; Thursdays 6 pm - 7:30 pm. Also see LRC for SI coverage of this course.]
  • CHE 220 [GOES 155: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 6 pm - 9 pm. Also see LRC for ExSEL coverage for this course.]
  • Junior level CHE courses [GOES 155: Mondays 6 pm - 9 pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9 pm.]

For the fall 2017 semester, Study Jams will be offered for two CEE courses:

  • CEE 320, Leigh Hamlet, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 am - 10:30 am, CEE Student Resources Room, Marston 19
  • CEE 331, Thomas Hill, Mondays 6 pm - 9 pm, Tuesdays 7 pm - 10 pm, TBD 

Please ask your instructor or see the bulletin board outside of Marston 128 or the hall monitor for further details. ​These are the only courses currently covered in-house. We will work with faculty and students to cover additional courses as requests are received through the on-line request form. 

Learning Resource Center

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) provides peer tutoring, Excellence through Student Enhance Learning (ExSEL) course support, and supplemental instruction (SI). 

10th Floor, W.E.B. DuBois Library

www.umass.edu/lrc

Tutoring

Sunday – Thursday
1:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Peer tutors have gone through training to help assist you with homework, assignments, and example problems from class. Peer tutoring at the LRC is one-on-one, and is free. All LRC tutoring is located on the 10th floor of the Library.  Tutoring is available for most Chemistry, Physics, and Math courses and for many Engineering, Biology and Computer Science courses. Courses tutored in fall 2017 of likely interest to engineering students include Chem 111, 121H; Compsci 121, 187; E&C Engin 221, 232, 242, 314; Engin 112, 113; MIE 201, 210, 211, 273; Math 131, 132, 233, 235; Physics 151, 152; Statistc 240.

Book a tutoring appointment via the EAB SSC platform, or through the link on the LRC front page: www.umass.edu/lrc

Supplemental Instruction 

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is informal, peer facilitated review sessions for a particular course.  During SI sessions, students compare notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools and predict test items. The SI leader is a student who has successfully completed the course. The student SI leader also sits in on course lectures for the current semester.  Courses in Engineering with Supplemental Instruction for Fall 2017 are:

  • ​ENGIN 110
  • ECE 313
  • MIE 210
  • MIE 230

SI is also available for the following courses typically taken by engineering students: Chem 111, Chem 112, Chem 261, Chem 262, CS 121, CS 250, Physics 151, Physics 152.

Please check the LRC web for days, times and locations of SI sessions.

Excellence through Student Enhanced Learning

Excellence through Student Enhance Learning (ExSEL) is the LRC's newest program. Students participate in a weekly 75 minute small group workshop facilitated by a highly trained and dynamic peer leader.  Courses in Engineering with ExSEL for Spring 2017 are:

  • ​CEE 244
  • CHE 220

ExSEL coverage is also available for the following courses typically taken by engineering students: Chem 111, Chem 112, Chem 261, Chem 262, CS 121, CS 187, Physics 151, Physics 152, Stats 240.

Book a spot in an ExSEL session via the EAB SSC platform, or through the link on the LRC front page: www.umass.edu/lrc. Drop in spots are also available. Please go to the LRC web to see the schedule of ExSEL sessions if you wish to drop in.

Other Resources

There are other resources on campus that also offer tutoring or provide good places for individual or group study. These include:

Learning Commons

Calculus Tutoring Center

Science and Engineering Library

Writing Center