Academic Assistance

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There are many opportunities to obtain help with classroom materials outside of the classroom. Students can attend office hours with teaching assistants or professors or schedule appointments with them. In addition, the following services are offered:

Learning Communities

All incoming freshmen in both the Agricultural & Biological Engineering and Technical Systems Management degree programs have the opportunity to participate in the Learning Communities established by the Department. Within the communities, students of the same major will be able to take classes together allowing students to get to know one another. This is important in building the students’ network and sense of community and encourages students to form study groups which increase the likelihood of academic success. All students will also be invited to attend several activity nights throughout the year hosted by the Department. This is an excellent opportunity for students to get to know one another and some of the faculty and staff within the Department.

For more information on ABE or TSM Learning Communities, please contact Ms. Anne Marie Boone.

ABE Math Help

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

ABE Engineering Help

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

Center for Academic Resources in Engineering (CARE)

CARE aspires to bring useful tools to the 4th Floor of Grainger Library for engineering student use. Currently, CARE offers study space, computer work stations, group work room reservation, tutoring, supported study halls, review sessions, and study skills and time management workshops.

Chemistry Learning Center

The Chemistry Learning Center provides resources, tutoring services, space for study groups to meet, and many other 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 that have been underprepared or are part of an at-risk group.

Department of Economics

The Department of Economics offers an Economics Tutoring Center which provides free tutoring for all introductory economics courses on campus.

Eta Kappa Nu

Eta Kappa Nu is composed of Electrical and Computer Engineering students. They offer free tutoring services for many commonly taken ECE courses.

Department of Mathematics

The Math Department offers a listing of tutoring services available on their 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 that have been underprepared or are part of an at-risk group.

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, personal advising services to all Illinois students who request assistance.

Department of Physics

The Physics Department provides a listing of tutoring and group study possibilities on their website (TUTOR LIST ). 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 that have been underprepared or are part of an at-risk group.

Writers Workshop

The Writers Workshop provides support for all students by doing individual and group consultations and hosting workshops on writing.