Learning Assistance

Exceptional students are drawn to Rensselaer in part by our rigorous education standards.  ALAC offers many services to help you meet your academic goals effectively:

  • Tutoring services cover course-specific material in interactive group sessions for many undergraduate core courses, with an emphasis on first-year and second-year classes.
  • Learning support includes individual academic coaching by professional staff on organizational skills, time management, learning strategies, and similar topics critical to academic success.
  • Summer ARCH - TA Resources

ALAC’s full range of learning assistance helps students start well, stay focused, and succeed in their academic adventure. Contact us at 518.276.6269 for more details about services.  We are here to help.

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Tutoring Services

Tutoring services cover course-specific material in interactive group sessions for many undergraduate core courses, with an emphasis on first-year and second-year classes in the schools of science and engineering.

Drop-in tutoring provides opportunities for undergraduates to review class material with graduate and undergraduate tutors proficient in the course topics.  The goal is to help students become independent learners by having tutors guide them through solving practice problems while demonstrating strategies for exploring a topic.  Their role is not to provide answers, but rather to help students understand questions and identify methods for solving them.

Drop-In Tutoring Schedule - 

During the fall, spring, and summer semesters Drop-in tutoring sessions are offered for selected courses in the schools of science and engineering.  During the summer semesters all tutoring is scheduled on a Small Group basis. 

  • If you need assistance with a 1000-level or 2000-level course that is NOT listed below - please contact Sharon McGrath at mcgras@rpi.edu and include the course number and course title. 
  • If you need assistance with a 4000-level course we will try our best to locate a tutor however, there is no guarantee that one will be found. In such cases we highly recommend that you seek additional assistance from your professor or TA. 

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**  Please check back for daily updates 

BIOL 1010 Intro to Biology Group Tutor Available By Appt.

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu 

CHEM 1100 Chemistry I  

Group Tutor Available By Appt.

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu 

CHEM 2250 Organic Chemistry I Group Tutor Available By Appt.

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu 

CHME 4030 CPDC Group Tutor Available By Appt.

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu 

CSCI 1100 Comp. Sci I

MON./ TUES. / WED -  8 pm - 10 pm

  • Clay Bell 

https://submitty.cs.rpi.edu/courses/u21/csci1100/office_hours_queue

CSCI 1100 Comp. Sci I

WED. 8 pm - 10 pm

  • Zach Burpee

https://submitty.cs.rpi.edu/courses/u21/csci1100/office_hours_queue

CSCI 1100 Comp. Sci I

THURS. 8 pm - 10 pm

  • Nick Chite

https://submitty.cs.rpi.edu/courses/u21/csci1100/office_hours_queue

CSCI 1100 Comp. Sci I

MON. 8 pm - 10 pm

  • Almog Cohen

https://submitty.cs.rpi.edu/courses/u21/csci1100/office_hours_queue

CSCI 1100 Comp. Sci I

THURS. 8 pm - 10 pm

  • Dru Ellering

https://submitty.cs.rpi.edu/courses/u21/csci1100/office_hours_queue

CSCI 1100 Comp. Sci I

TUES and WED. 8 pm - 10 pm

  • Jingyang Guo

https://submitty.cs.rpi.edu/courses/u21/csci1100/office_hours_queue

CSCI 2600 Princp of Software

TUES. 8 pm - 10 pm 

  • Dru Ellering

https://submitty.cs.rpi.edu/courses/u21/csci2600/office_hours_queue

CSCI 2600 Princp of Software

MON. 8 pm - 10 pm 

  • Alex Ait-Ettajer

https://submitty.cs.rpi.edu/courses/u21/csci2600/office_hours_queue

CSCI 4210 Oper. Systems

TUES. 6 pm - 8 pm

  • Alex Ait-Ettajer

https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/aiteta

CSCI 4880 Numerical Comp. Group Tutor Available By Appt.

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu 

ECSE 2010 Elect. Circuits  Group Tutor Available By Appt.

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu 

ECSE 2660 CANOS Group Tutor Available By Appt.

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu 

ENGR 1100 IEA Group Tutor Available By Appt.

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu 

ENGR 1200 Engr. CAD

 

Group Tutor Available By Appt.

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu 

ENGR 1600 MATLS Science I

 

Group Tutor Available By Appt.

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu 

ENGR 2050 IED Group Tutor Available By Appt.

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu 

ENGR 2530 Strength of Matls Group Tutor Available By Appt.

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu 

ENGR 2600 MAU

Mon. and Tues. 8 pm - 10 pm

  • Amanda Su

https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/sua3

ENGR 2600 MAU

Thurs. 8 pm - 10 pm

  • Haochen Ren 

https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/renh3

ENGR 2090 Engr. Dynamics

Mon. 8 pm - 10 pm 

  • Haochen Ren 

https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/renh3

MANE 2710 Fluid Mech

Tues. and Wed. 8 pm - 10 pm

  • Hunter Alliah

https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/allaih2

MANE 4060 Aerospace Struct Materials

 

Group Tutor Available By Appt.

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu 

MANE 4500 Modeling and Control of Dynamic Systems Group Tutor Available By Appt.

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu 

MATH 2010 Multivariable Calc

TUES. 8 pm - 10 pm 

  • Zach Burpee

https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/burpez 

MATH 2010 Multivariable Calc

WED. 8 pm - 10 pm

  • Nick Chite

https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/chiten

MATH 2010 Multivariable Calc

Mon/Wed/Thurs. 8 pm - 10 pm

  • Aaron Kleger

https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/klegea

 

MATH 4600 Advanced Calc

TUES 8 pm - 10 pm 

  • Aaron Kleger

https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/klegea

MATH 4800 Numerical Computing Group Tutor Available By Appt.

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu 

PHYS 2220 Quantum Phys II Group Tutor Available By Appt.

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu 

 

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    SUMMER ARCH - TA Resources

    ARCH 2021 TA Resources 

    COURSE TA TA Email OFFICE HOURS WEBEX URL 
    CHME 4010 Transport phenomena I  Mengyang Hu hum5@rpi.edu Wed.  5:00 pm -7:00 pm https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/hum5
    CHME 4020 Transport phenomena II Mengyang Hu hum5@rpi.edu Wed.  5:00 pm -7:00 pm https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/hum5
    ECSE 2100 FIELDS AND WAVES I Sombuddha Chatterjee chatts4@rpi.edu Mon. 4 pm -6  pm (Available for answers on the discord server all day on Mon.) chatts4.rensselaer@webex.com
    ECSE 2100 FIELDS AND WAVES I Anindita Ghosh ghosha7@rpi.edu Wed.  3P M - 5 PM https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/ghosha7
    ECSE 2110 Electrical Energy Systems James Onyejizu onyejj@rpi.edu Mon.  6 PM - 8 PM,    Wed.  2 PM TO 4 PM https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/onyejj
    ECSE 2410 Signals and Systems Jingpeng Hao haoj@rpi.edu Thurs. 10 pm to 12 am  https://rensselaer.webex.com/m/74c40c3e-842f-411d-b0dc-9924c68254da
    ECSE 2660 CANOS Chibuikem Ezemaduka  ezemac@rpi.edu Mon. and Thurs.  8pm - 9pm webexteams://im?space=cece60c0-b986-11eb-b0bb-5bc595717c90
    ECSE2410-Signals and Systems Meng Zhang  zhangm19@rpi.edu Mon. 8-10pm https://rensselaer.webex.com/m/633a9143-19b8-42c3-a9de-c7e4fe0bd653
    ENGR 1100 IEA Ying Zhang zhangy61@rpi.edu  Wed. 3-4 pm and Sat. 3-4 pm. https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/zhangy61
    ENGR 1600 Matl Science Collin Rowe rowec2@rpi.edu Mon & Fri  2  pm – 3 pm https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/rowec2 
    ENGR 2010 Electric Circuits  Saad Bin Ali Reza  alires@rpi.edu Assistance in the LABS  https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/alires
    ENGR 2050 Introduction to Engineering Design  Erim Yanik yanike@rpi.edu  Wed.  10 am - 12 pm & 5 pm - 8 pm  //  Thurs.  - 8 am - 12 pm & 4 pm - 8 pm Machine Shop
    ENGR 2050 Introduction to Engineering Design  Mukul Sharma sharmm3@rpi.edu Mon. and Tues. 4 pm - 6 pm and Wed. 1 pm - 2 pm and Fri. 8 am - 12 pm   https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/sharmm3
    ENGR 2530 Strength of Materials Tathagata Bhaduri  bhadut@rpi.edu Mon. 11 AM - 12 PM - Problem Session - Bi-weekly on Wed. 2 pm - 4 pm   https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/bhadut
    ENGR 2530 Strength of Materials Yue Ding  dingy3@rpi.edu Wed. 8-9 am  and Wed. 2-4 pm  https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/dingy3
    ENGR 2600 MAU Nazia Afroz Choudhury choudn@rpi.edu Fri. 2 pm - 4 pm Summer 1, 2 and 3 https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/choudn
    ENGR 2600 MAU Harrison Lee  leeh19@rpi.edu Tues. 2 pm - 4 pm https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/leeh19 
    ENGR 4300 Electronic Instrumentation Saad Bin Ali Reza  alires@rpi.edu Thur. 1:30 pm -3:30 pm https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/alires
    ENGR 4760 Engineering Economics Joshua Schmid schmij5@rpi.edu Mon. 11 AM – 1 PM, Wed. 12 PM – 2 PM, by appointment https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/schmij5
    ENVE 4310 - Applied Hydrology & Hydraulics  Christos Varsamis varsac@rpi.edu Fri. 1 pm -3 pm or by email  https://rensselaer.webex.com/rensselaer/j.php?MTID=m58cb9836641e9073e53ff5b3fd46caf1
    MANE 2220-01 Inventor's Studio I Damsara Jayarathne jayarj2@rpi.edu Mon. and Thur. 12:45PM to 02:45PM instructor's Office Hrs. https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/jayarj2
    MANE 2720 Fluid Mechanics Avinash Moharana mohara@rpi.edu Tues. 4 pm to 5 pm https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/mohara
    MANE 4030 Elements of Mechanical Design  Kevin Kotharu kothak@rpi.edu Mon. and Thurs. 2 pm -3 pm  https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/kothak
    MANE 4030 Elements of Mechanical Design  Rich Sadlon  sadlor@rpi.edu Mon. and Wed. 4 pm 5 pm https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/sadlor
    MANE 4030 Elements of Mechanical Design Andrew Kraus krausa3@rpi.edu Mon., Wed., Thurs.  9am - 10am https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/krausa3
    MANE 4060 - Aerospace Structures    Isaac Bannerman bannei2@rpi.edu Mon. 5 pm - 6 pm and Thurs. 5 pm - 6 pm https://rensselaer.webex.com/bannej2
    MANE 4060 - Aerospace Structures    Jacob Puritz puritj@rpi.edu
    Mon. and Wed. 4 pm -5 pm
    https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/puritj 
    MANE 4080, Propulsion Systems      Isaac Bannerman bannei2@rpi.edu Mon. 6 pm - 7 pm and Thurs. 6 pm - 7 pm https://rensselaer.webex.com/bannej2
    MANE 4240 Intro to Finite Elements Ruixiong Hu hur3@rpi.edu Tues. and Fri. 3:30 pm -5:30 pm https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/hur3
    MANE 4500 Modeling and control of dynamics system. Paul McKee  paulmckee1995@gmail.com Wed. 12 pm-2 pm https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/mckeep
    MANE 4500 Modeling and control of dynamics system. Diwei Zhang zhangd18@rpi.edu  Tues. 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/zhangd18
    MANE 4730 Heat Transfer  Xue Li  lix41@rpi.edu Mon. and Thur. 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/lix41

     

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    The Learning Assistant (LA) is a Rensselaer student who is responsible for assisting first-year students in becoming active, independent and successful learners.  LA's are assigned to a specific residence hall where they reside and assume responsibility for interacting frequently with the residents of that hall and providing academic-related programs, information and assistance. The LA provides a direct academic support service and acts as a liaison between Advising and Learning Assistance Center and their undergraduates.