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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, 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 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 Fall 2018 semester, the student chapter of the American Institute for Chemical Engineers (AICHE) will be offering tutoring support in Goessman 155 (the CRIB). Fall class typically covered are CHE 220, CHE 320, CHE 325, and CHE 330. Details will be posted as soon as available.

Study Jams

For the Fall 2018 semester, Study Jams are currently scheduled for only one course:

  • CE 241, Zach Mederios
    • Mondays , 6:00 - 7:00 pm, Marston 128
    • Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm, Marston 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 fall 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

  • Statics Review, Zachary Scipioni
  • Strength of Materials Review, Zachary Scipioni 
    • Saturday, September 22nd, 11 am - 2 pm, ILC S220. RSVP link available soon.
  • SolidWorks Workshops, Abhishek Ram, location and RSVP links when available
    • Saturday, September 22nd, 3 - 6 pm
    • Saturday, September 29th, 11 - 2 pm
    • Sunday, October 28th, 11 - 2 pm
    • Saturday, December 1st, 3 - 6 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 Fall 2018 are:

  • MIE 210 [Liz Wallace] (same material as CEE 240)
    • Sundays, 7:00 - 8:15 pm TBA
    • Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:15 pm TBA
  • CEE 244 [Jacob Kravits]
    • Sundays, 7:00 - 8:15 pm, Marston 15
    • Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:15 pm, ELab 327
  • ECE 313 [Ajey Pandey]
    • Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:15 pm ELab 306,
    • Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:45 pm TBA

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 - engineering focused [Zoe Sloane]
    • Sundays, 5:30 - 6:45 pm, W.E.B. Du Bois Library - Room 1205 
    • Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:15 pm, W.E.B. Du Bois Library - Room 1202
  • ENGIN 110 [Hansen Tjo]
    • Tuesdays, 8:30 - 9:45 pm, W.E.B. Du Bois Library - Room 1205
    • Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:15 pm, W.E.B. Du Bois Library - Room 1205
  • MIE 210 [John Forbes]
    • Sundays, 7:00 - 8:45 pm, W.E.B. Du Bois Library - Room 1302
    • Wednesdays, 8:30 - 9:45 pm, W.E.B. Du Bois Library - Room 1205

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.

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 Fall 2018 are now posted on their website and include: CE-Engin-260; Chem-Eng-120, 226, and 338; E&C-ENG-122 and 242; and M&I-ENG-201, 210, 211, 273, 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

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