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Tutoring Resources

Campus has a variety of tutoring resources. See the list below.

Subject Specific

Multi-Subject

Accountancy CARE, Center for Academic Resources in Engineering
Biology MANRRS Peer Mentoring
Chemistry OMSA
Engineering
Economics Private Tutors
History Software/Computer Applications
Integrative Biology Writer's Workshop
Mathematics  
Molecular and Cellular Biology  
Physics  
Psychology  

Accountancy

College of Business Peer Tutors Program

Biology

Strategies for Studying Biology Video by Brad Mehrtens, Instructor of MCB 150 and MCB Academic Advisor.

A collection of study tips, links, and additional resources can be found at About.com/Biology.

Each of these tips is so short that they seem deceptively simple, but they are each very powerful and neglecting to do them is behind virtually all unsuccessful attempts at our intro biology courses.

Chemistry

The Chemistry Learning Center

The Chemistry Learning Center provides free tutoring services to all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in chemistry courses.

Contact: The Chemistry Learning Center
212 Chemistry Annex
(217) 333-2998
 

Alpha Chi Sigma

This organization is a professional chemistry fraternity. We provide tutoring to students in most levels of chemistry classes. Anyone in a chemistry class is eligible. The tutoring is provided at the Chemistry Learning Center.

For more information, visit Alpha Chi Sigma website or contact zetaalphachisigma@gmail.com.

 

Tutor Matching Service

Visit Tutor Matching Service at Illinois to find a list of fellow Illinois students interested in tutoring. Create an account that allows you to message tutors and schedule sessions. All payment is handled through TMS, eliminating the need to carry cash or pay in person. Please note that the Chemistry Learning Center does not verify the credentials of TMS tutors.

Engineering

CARE, Center for Academic Resources in Engineering

Undergraduate engineering students who've mastered course material in a set of particular courses and are eager and excited to help you gain a better understanding of the material by sharing best practices and problem solving techniques that will help you successfully complete your courses.

Location: CARE
4th floor Grainger Engineering Library
West Wing, North Alcove
 

Tau Beta Pi

Tau Beta Pi provides free tutoring in many engineering-related subjects and prerequisites to engineering courses, such as math, chemistry, physics, computer science and TAM. Hours vary by semester. Tutoring begins during approximately the second week of school.

This year Tau Beta Pi is partnering with CARE to provide better tutoring services. Please see the CARE Tutoring Schedule for class availability. Tutoring will be from 1-5 PM, Monday through Friday.

Contact: Tau Beta Pi Office
(217) 244-8399
Email: Peer Tutoring Coordinator Rohan Sehgal (sehgal2@illinois.edu)

Economics

Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics

The Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics has current undergraduate students who have agreed to have their names added to this tutoring resource list. They are not directly supervised by the Department of ACE. Contact the individual tutor regarding scheduling and fees.

Contact: ace.illinois.edu/content/available-tutors


ECON Tutoring Center

Monday-Thursday
1:00-6:00pm
21 DKH (basement level)

*Hours will be increased during exams and posted on our Facebook Page
Tutoring for: ECON 102, 103, 202, 203, 302, 303, and some of the advanced level topics (400), along with some Math (MATH 220/221, 231, and some more advanced depending on the tutor), Statistics, and other related courses.

The tutoring center is offered by the Department for students to utilize during fall and spring semesters. The tutors are advanced level economics undergraduate students who have completed with extremely high/perfect grades most or all of their undergraduate requirements.

There is no charge, and you can stop by anytime the tutors are scheduled. The times and location are updated each semester, and the department provides more information in the weekly newsletters (each Monday) and on Facebook if the schedule changes. ** The tutors are able to assist with general questions and concepts. If you have specific questions about homework or tests, please see your TA or Instructor during office hours. We will provide extended hours during exams.**

History

Phi Alpha Theta

Tutoring is offered by the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society

Integrative Biology

The IB Club Integrative Illini offers free peer tutoring for a variety of IB courses. Please email integrativeillini@gmail.com for more information and a list of courses with tutors available.

Mathematics

How to Study Math

The Math Department has put together this handout to help students study Math. In addition, the course website for each math course includes links to tutoring resources.

Mathematics Department Tutoring

The Mathematics Department offers both free tutoring services as well as private tutoring (for a fee). Hours vary, Monday through Friday.

Contact: Math Tutoring
Mathematics Office, 273 Altgeld Hall
(217) 333-3350

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Ligase

The MCB Club Ligase offers free peer tutoring for any student enrolled in a MCB core course. Individual peer-tutoring appointments can be scheduled by emailing ligaseuiuc@gmail.com.


The MCB Learning Center

The MCB Learning Center is available to students for individual or group study sessions. Most MCB Teaching Assistants and some Instructors host office hours in the Learning Center. Specific course and instructor hours will be posted at the entrance. Students are allowed to meet with any TA assigned to their specific course, regardless of the discussion they are enrolled in. The room is equipped with Macintosh computers for student use.

Location: Room 101 Burrill Hall (previously the Biology Library).
Hours: Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM during the fall and spring semester. Closed during campus breaks and summer session.
Phone: (217) 244-8877

Physics

CARE, Center for Academic Resources in Engineering

Undergraduate engineering students who've mastered course material in a set of particular courses and are eager and excited to help you gain a better understanding of the material by sharing best practices and problem solving techniques that will help you successfully complete your courses.

Location: CARE
4th floor Grainger Engineering Library
West Wing, North Alcove

Psychology

Psi Chi

Psi Chi, an honorary society in psychology, provides free tutoring services for students enrolled in psychology courses. For information, visit the Psi Chi web site or visit the Psychology Student Information Center (PSI Center) located at Room 9 Psychology Building.

MANRRS Peer Mentoring

The MANRRS peer-mentoring program is an opportunity for students to become a resource for one another. Many of the majors in our RSO are specific to ACES so those being mentored may want to be in ACES or be willing to work with someone with a different major.

Contact: manrrs.uiuc@gmail.com

OMSA (Office of Minority Student Affairs)

OMSA offers four academic services including tutoring, exam review sessions, supplemental instruction and advanced study skills instruction. Services are available to ALL University of Illinois students.

  • Tutoring: In the past, OMSA East has provided tutors for more than 160 courses including algebra, calculus, physics, computer science, psychology and chemistry. Tutors are matched to meet once a week throughout the semester and can be requested online. Walk-in services are also available for most math, chemistry and physics courses.
  • Exam review: In addition to review sessions held by UIUC teaching assistants and professors, OMSA East offers course specific review sessions to assist students in preparing for hourly, midterm and final exams. Browse the OMSA East Academic Services Center calendar for information on upcoming events and review sessions.
  • Supplemental instruction: Supplemental Instruction (SI) provides enhanced course preparation via small group sessions that meet for one hour each week. In the past, SI has been provided for Economics 102 and 103, Chemistry 101, Psychology 100, and Sociology 100. Offerings for SI may change from year to year.
  • Advanced study skills instruction: OMSA East provides advanced study skill instruction, either individually or in groups, in test study strategies, time management, lecture note-taking techniques, test-taking strategies, and library research. OMSA students may sign up at OMSA East.

Contact: OMSA East Academic Services
701 S. Gregory Street, Suite 1
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 333-7547

Private Tutors

Many private tutors assist Illinois students with a variety of academic subjects. Often these are graduate students in the department or sometimes undergraduate students with specialized skills or knowledge. Private tutors usually advertise their services on bulletin boards, online or in newspapers, and some departments keep a listing of their graduate students who are available to tutor undergraduates. Private tutors are not paid by the university and you should check both their credentials and their references. Contacting prior students of the tutor will give you an indication of their knowledge, reliability and teaching skills. Private tutors set their own rates, and so rates may vary greatly.

Software/Computer Applications

Lynda.com from Technology Services at Illinois

The Lynda.com service from Technology Services at Illinois offers training on leading software topics including Adobe products, Apple products, Microsoft products, Drupal, video editing, audio editing, using operating systems, and much more. Many courses provide 7 to 8 hours of detailed information and are broken down into 5 - 15 minute segments so that you can stop watching at any time and easily return to where you left off.

Writer's Workshop

The Writer’s Workshop provides an opportunity for University of Illinois students, faculty and staff from all disciplines and levels to discuss their writing with consultants who are both experienced writers and teachers of writing. Consulting services are available either by appointment or on a walk-in basis; sessions usually last between 30 and 60 minutes. Consultants will work with students on any part of the writing process – from pre-writing to revising to helping interpret graded papers. The Writer’s Workshop primary location is located at the Undergraduate Library and satellite services are available at Weston Hall, Grainger Library and the Natural History Building.

Call (217) 333.8796 to learn more or visit the Writer’s Workshop online.