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Located on the main floor of the ACES Library, the center is a place for students to meet classmates while doing homework on a number of courses, for studying for exams with peers, for participating in group projects, and for developing new friendships with fellow students. Check out the schedule on the webpage to see what time students are working on a course you are taking.
CARE provides academic resources specifically dedicated to engineering students, including workshops, tutoring, study groups, peer advising, and course review sessions. Visit the CARE tutoring website to learn more about the scheduled tutoring hours offered for a variety of courses.
Center for Academic Resources in Engineering
Grainger Engineering Library, Floor 4, West Wing
The Department of Chemistry provides free walk-in tutoring services in the Chemistry Learning Center (CLC) from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m Monday through Friday. The CLC also maintains a list of private chemistry tutors available for hire. The tutor matching service can be found here. Additionally, online tutorials are available in a variety of chemistry subjects. Visit their website for more.
The Chemistry Learning Center
212 Chemistry Annex
The DIA provides individual tutoring and study hall hours to all student athletes. Visit their website for more information and resources.
Irwin Academic Services Center
402 East Armory Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820
Student tutors are available for general assistance on economics courses or economics related questions, primarily for ECON 102, 103, 202, 203, 302 and 303 (some of the 400s). There is also tutoring available for MATH 220/221 and MATH 231. Students should visit their Instructors or TAs with questions specific to classes, such as due dates, tests, etc. (most Econ classes have numerous TA Office hours). Visit their website for more information.
Econ Tutoring Center
DKH Room 21 (basement level)
Monday - Thursday: 1pm-5pm
Phi Alpha Theta offers writing help as well as general topic and class specific tutoring.
If interested visit the website.
LIGASE offers the opportunity to be a tutor or be tutored for classes in the MCB core curriculum. Students are matched on a one-on-one basis to ensure that a good relationship is established between the tutor and the student. MCB LIGASE will be holding their regular tutoring hours for MCB 150, 250, AND 252 plus CHEM 102 AND 104 on:
- Tuesdays from 5pm - 8pm
- Wednesdays from 5pm - 8pm
- Thursdays from 5pm - 7pm
All study hours take place on the top floor of the UGL (Undergraduate Library) in Group Room 5.
Visit the website for more information.
The Mathematics Department offers both free tutoring services as well as a list of graduate students offering private tutoring (for a fee). Hours vary Monday through Friday. Visit the Math Tutoring Services page to see tutoring hours for this semester.
Department of Mathematics
273 Altgeld Hall
The MCB Learning Center provides a space for students to meet with any available MCB 100, 150/151, 250/251, 252/253, and 354 teaching assistant during their office hours. Specific course and instructor hours will be posted at the entrance. Online videos and resources are also available. Visit their website for more.
MCB Learning Center Hours: Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM during the fall and spring semester.
101 Burrill Hall
OMSA offers 5 academic services, including tutoring, review sessions, study skills workshops, supplemental instruction, and structured study groups. Visit their website for full information.
OMSA East provides tutoring primarily for the 100-level, high-risk courses that most freshmen are required to take, especially math, chemistry, physics, and foreign languages and has facilitated tutoring for more than 160 courses. Tutors are students who have already taken the same course and received a grade of “A” or “B.” Students matched with a tutor meet for a least one hour each week throughout the semester. Walk-in (or drop-in) help also is available for most math, chemistry and physics courses. Schedules for walk-in tutoring are posted at the beginning of each semester. Students can call or come by to find out what the walk-in hours are for the subject in which they are interested.
In addition to review sessions held by UI teaching assistants and professors, OMSA East offers course-specific sessions to assist students in preparation for final exams. Students in the OMSA database will automatically be notified regarding these final exam review sessions. Students should look for review session details in OMSA email messages and may browse OMSA East’s calendar for additional information.
Advanced study skills instruction is available to further ensure academic success for all OMSA students. Even though most UI students have been successful in their high school courses, being competitive and successful at the university requires a different set of study skills and academic habits. OMSA students may sign up for individual or small-group study sessions at OMSA East in the following: text study strategies; time management; lecture not-taking techniques; test-taking strategies (for both essay exams and multiple choice exams); and library research.
Supplemental instruction provides enhanced preparation for many required courses. This instruction is done in small groups and, as with tutoring, these groups meet for one regularly scheduled hour each week. In addition, leaders attend lectures, take class notes and do the required reading for the course, all of which aids in the goal of helping students acquire critical thinking skills and study skills that are appropriate and effective for the particular course and subject area. Supplemental instruction had been provided for economics, chemistry, psychology, and sociology, but offerings may change from year to year.
Structured study groups are similar to regular tutoring in that they are a form of collaborative learning. However, this is a more informal instructional approach in which students of varying abilities and interests work together in small groups to solve problems, complete a project, or achieve a common goal.
Academic Services Center (OMSA East)
Psi Chi, a psychology honorary society, provides free tutoring services for students enrolled in psychology courses. Visit the website for more information.
Tau Beta Pi provides free tutoring in many engineering-related subjects and prerequisites to engineering courses, such as math, chemistry, physics, computer science, and theoretical and applied mechanics. This year Tau Beta Pi is partnering with CARE to provide better tutoring services. Please see the CARE Tutoring Schedule for class availability. Visit the Tau Beta Pi website for more information.