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.
  • Summer ARCH - TA Resources
  • Learning support includes individual academic coaching by professional staff on organizational skills, time management, learning strategies, and similar topics critical to academic success.

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 - COVID FALL 2020

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 an Individual or 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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BIOL 1010 Intro to Biology
  • Tutor Available By Appt.
  • Submit Request to mcgras@rpi.edu to be assigned a Tutor
BIOL 2120 Intro Cell Biol

Tues. 8 pm - 10 pm

BIOL 2500 Genetics and Evolution
  • Tutor Available By Appt.
  • Submit Request to mcgras@rpi.edu to be assigned a Tutor
CHEM 1100 Chemistry I
  • Tutor Available By Appt.
  • Submit Request to mcgras@rpi.edu to be assigned a Tutor
CHEM 2250 Organic Chem I

Tues. 8 pm - 10 pm

Thurs. 8 pm - 10 pm

CHME 2010 MEEBAL
  • Tutor Available By Appt.
  • Submit Request to mcgras@rpi.edu to be assigned a Tutor
CHME 4010 Transp. Ph. I
  • Tutor Available By Appt.
  • Submit Request to mcgras@rpi.edu to be assigned a Tutor
CHME 4020 Transp. Ph. II
  • Tutor Available By Appt.
  • Submit Request to mcgras@rpi.edu to be assigned a Tutor
CSCI 1100 Comp. Sci I

Wed. 9 pm - 11 pm

Thurs. 9 pm - 11 pm 

CSCI 1100 Comp. Sci I

Tues. 8 pm - 10 pm

CSCI 1100 Comp. Sci I

Wed. 7 pm - 9 pm

Thurs. 9 pm- 11 pm 

CSCI 1100 Comp. Sci I

Mon. 8 pm - 10 pm

Thurs. 8 pm- 10 pm

CSCI 1100 Comp. Sci I

Wed. 9 pm- 11 pm

Thurs. 9 pm - 11 pm

CSCI 1200 Data Struct.

Tues. 8 pm- 10 pm

CSCI 1200 Data Struct.

Mon. 8 pm- 10 pm

CSCI 1200 Data Struct.

Wed. 8 pm - 10 pm

Thurs. 8 pm- 10 pm

CSCI 1200 Data Struct.

Mon. 8 pm - 10 pm

Wed. 8 pm- 10 pm

CSCI 1200 Data Struct.

Wed. 7 pm - 9 pm

Thurs. 9 pm- 11 pm 

CSCI 1200 Data Struct.

Mon. 8 pm- 10 pm

Tues. 8 pm - 10 pm

CSCI 1200 Data Struct.

Thurs. 8 pm- 10 pm

CSCI 1200 Data Struct.

Tues. 8 pm- 10 pm

Wed. 8 pm - 10 pm

CSCI 1200 Data Struct.

Tues. 6 pm- 8 pm

Wed. 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

CSCI 1200 Data Struct.

Wed. 9 pm- 11 pm

Thurs. 9 pm - 11 pm

CSCI 2200 FOCS

Mon. 7 pm - 9 pm

CSCI 2300 Intro to Algorithms
  • Tutor Available By Appt.
  • Submit Request to mcgras@rpi.edu to be assigned a Tutor 
ECSE 1010 Intro to ECSE
  • Tutor Available By Appt.
  • Submit Request to mcgras@rpi.edu to be assigned a Tutor 
ECSE 2010 Electric Circuits
  • Tutor Available By Appt.
  • Submit Request to mcgras@rpi.edu to be assigned a Tutor
ECSE 2500 Engr. Probably
  • Tutor Available By Appt.
  • Submit Request to mcgras@rpi.edu to be assigned a Tutor
ENGR 1100 IEA

Wed. 8 pm - 10 pm

Thurs. 8 pm - 10 pm 

ENGR 1100 IEA

Mon. 8 pm - 10 pm

ENGR 1100 IEA

Mon. 8 pm - 10 pm

Thurs. 8 pm - 10 pm 

ENGR 1200 Engr. CAD

Tues. 8 pm - 10 pm 

ENGR 2350 Embedded Control
  • Tutor Available By Appt.
  • Submit Request to mcgras@rpi.edu to be assigned a Tutor
ENGR 2530 SOM 
  • Tutor Available By Appt.
  • Submit Request to mcgras@rpi.edu to be assigned a Tutor
MANE 2710 Thermodynamics
  • Tutor Available By Appt.
  • Submit Request to mcgras@rpi.edu to be assigned a Tutor
MANE 2720 Fluid Mech
  • Tutor Available By Appt.
  • Submit Request to mcgras@rpi.edu to be assigned a Tutor
MATH 1010 Calc I

Mon. 7 pm - 9 pm

Tues. 7 pm - 9 pm

MATH 1010 Calc I

Mon. 7 pm - 9 pm

Tues. 7 pm - 9 pm

MATH 1010 Calc I

Tues. 7 pm - 9 pm

Thurs. 7 pm - 9 pm 

 

MATH 1020 Calc II

Mon. 7 pm - 9 pm

Tues. 7 pm - 9 pm

MATH 1020 Calc II

Thurs. 7 pm - 9 pm

MATH 1020 Calc II

Tues. 7 pm - 9 pm

Wed. 7 pm - 9 pm

MATH 1020 Calc II

Mon. 7 pm - 9 pm

Wed. 7 pm - 9 pm

MATH 2010 Multivariable Calc

Thurs. 7 pm - 9 pm

MATH 2010 Multivariable Calc

Mon. 7 pm - 9 pm

Thurs. 7 pm - 9 pm

MATH 2010 Multivariable Calc

Mon. 7 pm - 9 pm

Tues. 7 pm - 9 pm

MATH 2010 Multivariable Calc

Mon. 7 pm - 9 pm

Tues. 7 pm - 9 pm

MATH 2010 Multivariable Calc

Tues. 7 pm - 9 pm

Wed. 7 pm - 9 pm

MATH 2010 Multivariable Calc

Wed. 7 pm - 9 pm

Thurs. 7 pm - 9 pm

MATH 2400 Intro Diff Eq.

Mon. 7 pm - 9 pm

Thurs. 7 pm - 9 pm

MATH 2400 Intro Diff Eq.

Mon. 7 pm - 9 pm

Wed. 7 pm - 9 pm

MATH 2400 Intro Diff Eq.

Wed. 7 pm - 9 pm

Thurs. 7 pm - 9 pm

PHYS 1100 Physics I

Mon. 8 pm - 10 pm

Tues. 8 pm - 10 pm

PHYS 1100 Physics I

Thurs. 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

PHYS 1100 Physics I

Mon. 8 pm - 10 pm

PHYS 1100 Physics I

Tues. 9 pm - 11 pm

Wed. 9 pm - 11 pm

Thurs. 9 pm - 11 pm

PHYS 1200 Physics II

Thurs. 8 pm - 10 pm

PHYS 1200 Physics II

Mon. 8 pm - 10 pm

Tues. 8 pm - 10 pm

PHYS 1200 Physics II

Tues. 9 pm - 11 pm

Wed. 9 pm - 11 pm

Thurs. 9 pm - 11 pm

PHYS 2210 Quantum Phys I
  • Tutor Available By Appt.
  • Submit Request to mcgras@rpi.edu to be assigned a Tutor 
PHYS 4210 Electromagnetic Theory
  • Tutor Available By Appt.
  • Submit Request to mcgras@rpi.edu to be assigned a Tutor 

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    Drop-In Tutoring Schedule - COVID SUMMER 2020

     

     

    SUMMER ARCH - TA Resources
    Graduate Teaching & Learning Assistants (TLAs)

    Drop-in tutoring sessions are supervised by graduate Teaching & Learning Assistants (TLAs). TLAs also hold open office hours, lead extra review sessions before major tests in core courses, and coordinate workshops on academic-related topics (such as MatLab software and file version control) and professional development (such as tips for preparing for GRE exams and applying for graduate school). The TLAs act as an outreach arm of ALAC, and interact closely with faculty to provide feedback on areas of concern for students.  Each TLA is an outstanding student referred to ALAC by their respective department chair, then approved and funded by the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Education.

     

    TLA STAFF - FALL -

    Joe Adam - adamj@rpi.edu 

    Webex Meeting URL - https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/adamj 

    Office Hours:

     --- Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs. - 6 pm - 7 pm

     --- Courses : MATH 1010 // MATH 1020 // MATH 2010 // MATH 2400 

     

     

     

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    Learning Support

    The Rensselaer academic experience brings many new and exciting challenges to some of the finest young minds in the world.  For such students, high school work may have been easy, with no need to study or to think about how to study.  The more challenging college curriculum, though, may require learning new skills to adapt to the new circumstances.  Academic support is also available for students referred by Rensselaer’s Office of Disability Services.

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    Remote Learning

    Here you will find exectuive functioning information and tips that can help you during your online learning. 

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    Learning Assistant Program

    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.