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 (firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
For the spring 2018 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):
- CHE 226 [GOES 155: Mondays and Tuesdays, 7:30 - 9:00 pm; Wednesdays, 6:00 - 9:30 pm; Thursdays 7:00 - 9:30.]
- CHE 231 [GOES 155: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:00 - 9:30 pm]
- Junior level CHE courses [GOES 155: Mondays and Thursdays 6:00 - 7:30 pm; Tuesdays 6:00 - 9:00 pm.]
For the spring 2018 semester, Study Jams will be offered for four courses:
- MIE 210, Zachary Scipioni, Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30 - 2:30 pm, Marston 128 then Marston 211 starting 2/12/18
- CEE 241, Zach Mederios, Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Marston 128
- MIE 273/CEE 260, Mohammad Elrefaie, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30 - 5:00 pm, Marston 128
- ECE 232/331, Chris Bartoli, Tuesdays, 5:30 - 6:45 pm; Wednesdays, 8:30 - 9:45 pm, Marston 128 then ELab 325 starting 2/7/18
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.
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
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 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
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 2018 are:
- MIE 354
- MIE 211 (same material as CEE 241)
- CEE 250
SI is also available for the following courses typically 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 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 Spring 2018 are:
- CHE 120
- CE 270
- MIE 124
- MIE 273 (CEE 260)
- ECE 122
- ECE 314
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.
There are other resources on campus that also offer tutoring or provide good places for individual or group study. These include:
- Lower Level, W.E.B. Du Bois Library
- Computer Stations
- Breakout / Group Study Rooms
Calculus Tutoring Center
- 110 LGRT (Lederle Tower)
- Tutoring Math 131 / 132 / 233
Science and Engineering Library
- Lederle Graduate Research Center, Lowrise A273
- Computers and group study rooms