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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/workshops 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. Many of the LRC resources, however, require you to make appointments through the EAB SSC. Questions or concerns should be directed towards Assistant Dean Paula Rees (rees@umass.edu, Marcus 128b - in the Engineering Community, Equity and Inclusion Hub, 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 several engineering courses, held in and around the engineering buildings. 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. 

AICHE Chem Eng Tutoring

For the Spring 2019 semester, the student chapter of the American Institute for Chemical Engineers (AICHE) will be offering tutoring support in Goessman 155 (the CRIB) for the following:

  • CHEM-Eng 226, Gillian Binley, Tuesdays 7 - 9 pm
  • CHEM-Eng 331, Bryanne Zonghi and Aiste Balciunaite, Mondays 5 - 7 pm

Study Jams

For the Spring 2019 semester, Study Jams are currently scheduled for only one course:

  • MIE 210, Matthew Pettepit
    • Mondays, 4 - 7 pm
    • CEI Hub, Marcus 128

Talk to your professor if you think a Study Jam would be useful for a course, or fill out a request form.

Electrical & Computing Engineering Support for Software through the Curriculum

This spring the ECE department anticipates providing drop in hours for support on computer programs used throughout the curriculum, such as Excel, Matlab, and P-Spice. Details will be posted when available, but hours will likely be 2 - 10 pm Sunday - Thursday.

Academic Workshops/Other Drop in Support

  • Statics Review, Zachary Scipioni (zscipioni@umass.edu)
    • Saturday, February 2nd, Noon - 3 pm, ILC N111
  • 2nd Matlab Workshop, Zachary Scipioni (with help of Abhishek Ram)
    • Sunday, February 10th, 1 - 3 pm, ELab 307
  • Drop in Support for Solidworks and Matlab, Abhishek Ram (abhishekram@umass.edu)
    • Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:00 - 3:30 pm
    • ELab I MIE Exploratorium, Room 203
  • SolidWorks Workshops, Abhishek Ram (abhishekram@umass.edu), location and RSVP links when available
    • Saturday, February 16th, 2 - 5 pm
    • Saturday, March 2nd, 2 - 5 pm

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

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 Spring 2019 are:

  • MIE 211 [Ben Arnold] (similar material as CEE 241)
    • Mondays, 7:00 - 8:15 pm, ELab 327
    • Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:45 pm, ELab 325
  • MIE 230 [ Liz Wallace]
    • Mondays, 7:00 - 8:15 pm, ELab 325
    • Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:15 pm, ELab 325
  • CEE 241/BME 297B [Faith Duffy]
    • Mondays, 7:00 - 8:15 pm, Marston 15
    • Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:15 pm, Marston 15
  • ChE 120 [Jonathan Delaney]
    • Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:15 pm, Machmer 10
    • Thursdays, 8:30 - 9:45 pm, Machmer 10
  • ECE 214 [Cassius Peter]
    • Tuesdays, 5:30 - 6:45 pm, Marston 220
    • Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:15 pm, ELab 327

SI is also available for the following courses taken by engineering students: Chem 111, Chem 112, Chem 261, 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. To insure a spot you MUST sign up through the LRC web page (see below).  Courses in Engineering with ExSEL for Fall 2018 are:

  • ​MATH 131 [Calvin] -
    • Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:15 pm, W.E.B. Du Bois Library - Room 1223
  • Math 132 [John] -
    • Tuesdays, 8:30 - 9:45 pm, W.E.B. Du Bois Library - Room 1223
  • CE-250 [Griffin] -
    • Sundays, 4:00 - 5:15 pm, W.E.B. Du Bois Library - Room 1205
    • Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:15 pm, W.E.B. Du Bois Library - Room 1205
  • ECE-213 [Nevan] -
    • Sundays, 5:30 - 6:45 pm, W.E.B. Du Bois Library - Room 1202
    • Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:15 pm, W.E.B. Du Bois Library - Room 1223
  • MIE 273 [Benjamin] -
    • Tuesdays, 8:30 - 9:45 pm, W.E.B. Du Bois Library - Room 1302
    • Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:15 pm, W.E.B. Du Bois Library - Room 1302

ExSEL coverage is also available for the additional courses typically taken by engineering students including chemistry and mathematics courses. The schedule is now posted on their web site. Some section specific ExSEL sessions of potential interest are as follows:

  • Chem-111, Nathan Schnarr [Leader - Grace]
    • Thursdays, 7:00 - 8 :15 pm, W.E.B. Du Bois Library - Room 1202
  • Chem 111, Philip Shivokevich [Leader - Allie]
    • Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:45 pm, W.E.B. Du Bois Library - Room 1202
  • Chem 111, Tais Labrador [Leader - Jonathan]
    • Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:15 pm, W.E.B. Du Bois Library - Room 1202
  • Chem 112, Xueying Qin [Leader Michela]
    • Mondays, 5:30 - 6:45 pm, W.E.B. Du Bois Library - Room 1202
    • Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:15 pm, W.E.B. Du Bois Library - Room 1327
  • Chem 112, Sravan Surampudi [Leader Ranjana]
    • Thursdays, 8:30 - 9:45 pm, W.E.B. Du Bois Library - Room 1202
  • Chem 112, Scott Auerbach, Tais Labrador [Leader - Andrew]
    • Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:15 pm, W.E.B. Du Bois Library - Room 1202
  • Chem 112, Thomas Whelan [Leader - Rebekah]
    • Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:15 pm, W.E.B. Du Bois Library - Room 1202
  • Chem 261, Rachid Skouta [Leader - Hila]
    • Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:15 pm, W.E.B. Du Bois Library - Room 1202
  • Chem 262, Sravan Surampudi [Leader - Emily]
    • Mondays, 7:00 - 8:15 pm, W.E.B. Du Bois Library - Room 1202
  • Chem 262, Lara Al-Hariri [Leader - Shefali]
    • Mondays, 8:30 - 9:45 pm, W.E.B. Du Bois Library - Room 1202
    • Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:45 pm, W.E.B. Du Bois Library - Room 1205
  • Physics 151, David Kawall [Leader - Sean]
    • Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:45 pm, W.E.B. Du Bois Library - Room 1202
  • Physics 152, Andrea Pocar [Leader - Luke]
    • Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:45 pm, W.E.B. Du Bois Library - Room 1223
  • Physics 152, Jason Stevens [Leader - Hubert]
    • Tuesdays, 8:30 - 9:45 pm, W.E.B. Du Bois Library - Room 1205

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.

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 Spring 2019 are now posted on their website and include: CE-Engin-241; Chem-Eng-120; and E&C-ENG-210 and 314; and M&I-ENG-124, 201, 210, 211, and 310.

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

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