There are many tutoring services that are available for all engineering students. Resources include Help Centers in some departments, Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction offered by the Learning Resource Center and group study and tutoring offered by the Diversity Programs Office.  No application is needed for any of these tutoring resources and they are free.

Learning Resource Center, 10th Floor, W.E.B. Du Bois Library

Tutoring at the Learning Resource Center begins on February 3rd.

Sunday – Thursday
1:00 PM to 10:00 PM

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) provides peer tutoring and supplemental instruction (SI). Peer tutors have gone through training to help assist you with homework, assignments, and example problems from class. Peer tutoring at the LRC is done on a drop-in basis, is one-on-one, and is free. All LRC tutoring is located on the 10th floor of the Library.

Check the LRC tutoring schedule for days and times.  This semester, tutoring is available for all required math, chemistry and physics classes and in:

  • Che: 120, 338, 361
  • CEE: 121, 240, 241, 241A, 250, 260, 270, 310, 320, 370, 433, 471
  • ECE: CS 121, ECE 212, 232, 314, 374
  • MIE: 124, 210, 211, 230

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.

For the spring 2014 semester, SI is available for:

  • CEE 241
  • CEE 250
  • ChE 120
  • MIE 124
  • MIE 273
  • MIE 354

The College of Engineering's Diversity Programs Office

The Diversity Programs Office (DPO) offers group study and tutoring for engineering students in the courses listed below. For up to the minute details, follow us on twitter: UMass COE @DPOStudyJams

  • CEE 240, 241, 270, 320, 370
  • CHE - AIChe provides tutoring for most 100-300 level classes.
  • ECE 232, 314, 374
  • MIE 210, 211, 230, 310, 313, 379B, 380

Most study jams will be held in and around the engineering buildings (DPO office in 128 Marston, SWE room in 34 Marston, ECE M5, CHE Crib, etc.).

See the Study Jams schedule on Google Calendar »

Chemical Engineering

Members of the AiChe student chapter host tutoring for all chemical engineering classes for freshmen, sophomores and juniors.  Tutoring is offered every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6pm-9pm in 67A Goessmann Lab (aka The Cave). 

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