You'll find many opportunities to obtain help outside of the classroom. Students can attend office hours with teaching assistants or professors, or schedule appointments with them. In addition, we offer the following services:

Learning Communities

All first-year students in both the Agricultural & Biological Engineering and Engineering Technology & Management for Agricultural Systems degree programs can participate in Learning Communities established by the department. In the communities, students in the same major take classes together, allowing them to get to know one another. This is important in building the students’ network and sense of community and encourages them to form study groups. This increases their likelihood of academic success. All students are invited to attend several activity nights throughout the year. This is an excellent opportunity for students to get to know one another and some of our faculty and staff.

ABE Math Help

Emeritus Professor Dick Coddington put together helpful study tools for several required math courses for our students. He also tutors students one-on-one on a case-by-case basis.

ABE Engineering Help

Emeritus Professor Dick Coddington put together helpful study tools for several required courses in Engineering Mechanics for our students. He also tutors students one-on-one on a case-by-case basis.

Review the rules for students teaming with Coddington in Mathematics/Engineering Courses.

Center for Academic Resources in Engineering (CARE)

CARE brings useful tools to the fourth floor of Grainger Library for engineering student use. CARE offers study space, computer work stations, group work room reservation, tutoring, supported study halls, and review sessions, as well as study skills and time management workshops.

Chemistry Learning Center

The Chemistry Learning Center provides resources, tutoring services, space for study groups to meet, and other helpful opportunities.

Chemistry Merit Program

The Merit Program in Chemistry uses a collaborative group learning approach to improve conceptual understanding and problem solving in chemistry courses. The program is for high-performing students who need additional support.

Department of Economics

The Department of Economics offers the Economics Tutoring Center free for introductory economics courses on campus.

Eta Kappa Nu

Eta Kappa Nu is a group of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) students who offer free tutoring services for many ECE courses.

Department of Mathematics

The Math Department offers a listing of tutoring services on its website. Some services are free; others are not.

Math Merit Program

The Merit Program in math uses a collaborative group learning approach to improve conceptual understanding and problem solving in pre-calculus and calculus courses. The program is for high-performing students who need additional support.

Office of Minority Student Affairs

OMSA provides services specifically geared toward helping students transition to and succeed academically at Illinois. They offer tutoring, study skills, and personal advising services.

Physics Department

The Physics Department provides a listing of tutoring and group study possibilities on its website. Some services are free; others are not.

Physics Enrichment Program

The enrichment program in physics uses a collaborative group learning approach to improve conceptual understanding and problem solving in introductory calculus-based physics courses. The program is intended for high-performing students who need additional support.

Writers Workshop

The Writers Workshop provides support through individual and group consultations, as well as workshops on writing.