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 SPRING 2021

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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Lally School of Management Tutoring

BIOL 1010 Intro to Biology Tutor Available By Appt.                                           

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu

to request a Group Tutoring Session

BIOL 2120 Intro Cell Biology Tutor Available By Appt.                                          

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu

to request a Group Tutoring Session

BIOL 2500 - Genetics and Evolution Tutor Available By Appt.                                          

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu

to request a Group Tutoring Session

BIOL 4200 - Biostatistics Tutor Available By Appt.                                          

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu

to request a Group Tutoring Session

BIOL 4620 - Molecular Biology Tutor Available By Appt.                                          

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu

to request a Group Tutoring Session

BIOL 4850 Principles of Ecology Tutor Available By Appt.                                        

 Please email mcgras@rpi.edu

to request a Group Tutoring Session

BIOL 4880 The Global Environment  Tutor Available By Appt.                                          

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to request a Group Tutoring Session

BMED 2100 - Biomaterials Science and Engr Tutor Available By Appt.                                          

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu

to request a Group Tutoring Session

BMED 2300 - Bioimaging and Bioinstrument Tutor Available By Appt.                                          

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu

to request a Group Tutoring Session

CHEM 1100 Chem I Tutor Available By Appt.                                          

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu

to request a Group Tutoring Session

CHEM 1110 Chem with Advanced lab Tutor Available By Appt.                                          

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to request a Group Tutoring Session

CHEM 1200 Chem II Tutor Available By Appt.                                          

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu

to request a Group Tutoring Session

CHEM 2260 Organic Chem II

Tues. 8 pm - 10 pm

CHEM 2260 Organic Chem II

Thurs. 8 pm - 10 pm

 

CHEM 2290 Experimental Chem II Tutor Available By Appt.                                          

 Please email mcgras@rpi.edu

to request a Group Tutoring Session

CHME 2020  Energy, Entropy and Equilibrium Tutor Available By Appt.                                           

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu

to request a Group Tutoring Session

CHME 4010 TPI Tutor Available By Appt.                                           

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to request a Group Tutoring Session

CHME 4020 TP II Tutor Available By Appt.                                          

 Please email mcgras@rpi.edu

to request a Group Tutoring Session

CHME 4030 CPDC Tutor Available By Appt.                                          

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu

to request a Group Tutoring Session

CHME 2050. Intro to Comp. Chemical Eng. Tutor Available By Appt.                                            

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu

to request a Group Tutoring Session

CSCI 1100 Comp Sci I

Tues. and Wed. 8 pm - 10 pm

CSCI 1100 Comp Sci I

Tues. and Thurs. 9 pm - 11 pm

CSCI 1100 Comp Sci I 

Mon. and Thurs. 8 pm - 10 pm

 

CSCI 1200 Data Struct.

Mon. and Wed. 8 pm - 10 pm

CSCI 1200 Data Struct.

Mon. 8 pm - 10 pm

CSCI 1200 Data Struct.

Wed. 7 pm - 9 pm and Thurs. 9 pm - 11 pm

CSCI 1200 Data Struct.

Tues. and Wed. 8 pm

CSCI 1200 Data Struct.

Tues and Thurs. 8 pm - 10 pm

CSCI 2200 FOCS Tutor Available By Appt.                                           

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu

to request a Group Tutoring Session

CSCI 2300 Algorithms Tutor Available By Appt.                                           

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu

to request a Group Tutoring Session

ECSE 1010 Intro ECSE Tutor Available By Appt.                                            

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu

to request a Group Tutoring Session

ECSE 2010 Electric Circuits Tutor Available By Appt.                                           

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu

to request a Group Tutoring Session

ECSE 2050 Intro to Electron Tutor Available By Appt.                                            

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu

to request a Group Tutoring Session

ECSE 2410 Sign and Systems Tutor Available By Appt.                                          

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu

to request a Group Tutoring Session

ECSE 2500 Engr. Probability Tutor Available By Appt.                                          

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu

to request a Group Tutoring Session

ECSE 2610 COCO Tutor Available By Appt.                                          

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu

to request a Group Tutoring Session

ECSE 4760 Microprocess Sys Tutor Available By Appt.                                           

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu

to request a Group Tutoring Session

ENGR 1100 IEA

Tues. 8 pm - 10 pm

ENGR 1100 IEA

Mon. 8 pm - 10 pm

ENGR 1100 IEA

Mon. and Thurs. 8 pm - 10 pm 

ENGR 1100 IEA

Wed. and Thurs. 9 pm - 11 pm 

ENGR 1200 ENGR Graphics CAD

Tues 8 pm - 10 pm 

ENGR 1200 ENGR Graphics CAD

Mon. and Wed. 8 pm - 10 pm 

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ENGR 1400 Engr. Communications Tutor Available By Appt.                                            

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu

to request a Group Tutoring Session

ENGR 2090 Engr. Dyn Tutor Available By Appt.                                            

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu

to request a Group Tutoring Session

ENGR 2350 LITEC

Mon. 9 pm - 11 pm

ENGR 2350 LITEC

 

Tutor Available By Appt.                                          

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu

to request a Group Tutoring Session

ENGR 2530 SOM

Mon. and Thurs. 8 pm - 10 pm

ENGR 2530 SOM

Tues. and Wed. 8 pm - 10 pm

ENGR 2600 MAU

Mon. and Tues. 8 pm - 10 pm

ENGR 2600 MAU

Tues. and Wed. 8 pm - 10 pm

ERTH 1200 Geology II Tutor Available By Appt.                                            

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu

to request a Group Tutoring Session 

ERTH 4750 GIS in the Sciences Tutor Available By Appt.                                          

 Please email mcgras@rpi.edu

to request a Group Tutoring Session

MANE 2110 – Numer. Methods Progr. for Engr. Tutor Available By Appt.                                          

 Please email mcgras@rpi.edu

to request a Group Tutoring Session

MANE 2110 – Numer. Methods Progr. for Engr.

Sun. 12 pm - 2 pm

MANE 2710 - Thermodynamics

Mon. and Thurs. 9 pm - 11 pm 

MANE 2720 - Fluid Mechanics Tutor Available By Appt.                                          

 Please email mcgras@rpi.edu

to request  a Group Tutoring Session

MANE 4060 Aerospace Struct Tutor Available By Appt.                                           

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu

to request a Group Tutoring Session

MATH 1010 Calc I
MATH 1020 Calc II

Mon. and Thurs.  7 pm - 9 pm

MATH 1020 Calc II

Tues. and Wed. 7 pm - 9 pm

MATH 1020 Calc II

Tues. 7 pm - 9 pm

MATH 1020 Calc II

Mon/Wed/Thur 7 pm - 9 pm

MATH 2010 Multivariable Calc.

Mon/Wed/Thur 7 pm - 9 pm

MATH 2010 Multivariable Calc.

Thurs. 7 pm - 9 pm

MATH 2010 Multivariable Calc.

Mon. and Thurs.  7 pm - 9 pm

MATH 2400 Intro Diff Eq.

Sun. 7 pm - 9 pm 

MATH 2400 Intro Diff Eq.

Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs 7 pm - 9 pm

MATH 2400 Intro Diff Eq.

Mon/Tues/Wed.  7 pm - 9 pm

MATH 2400 Intro Diff Eq.

Mon. and Wed. 7 pm - 9 pm

MATH 4600 Advanced Calc Tutor Available By Appt.                                            

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu

to request a Group Tutoring Session

PHYS 1100 Physics I

Mon. and Tues. 8 pm - 10 pm

PHYS 1100 Physics I

Tues. and Wed. 7 pm - 9 pm

PHYS 1200 Physics II

Mon. and Thurs. 7 pm - 9 pm

PHYS 1200 Physics II

Tues. and Wed.  8 pm - 10 pm

PHYS 1250 Physics II Honors

Mon. and Thurs. 7 pm - 9 pm

PHYS 1250 Physics II Honors

Tues. and Wed.  8 pm - 10 pm

PHYS 2220 Quantum Phys II Tutor Available By Appt.                                           

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu

to request a Group Tutoring Session

PHYS 2963 Mathematical Phys for Physic. Tutor Available By Appt.                                           

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to request a Group Tutoring Session

PHYS 4100 - Introductory Quantum Mechanics Tutor Available By Appt.                                           

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu

to request a Group Tutoring Session

PHYS 4210 PHYS 4210 – Electromagn. Theory Tutor Available By Appt.                                          

Please email mcgras@rpi.edu

to request a Group Tutoring Session

PHYS 4330 - Theoretical Mechanics Tutor Available By Appt.                                           

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to request a Group Tutoring Session

PHYS 4420  Thermodynamics & Stat. Mech. Tutor Available By Appt.                                          

 Please email mcgras@rpi.edu

to request a Group Tutoring Session

PSYCH 1200 Gen Psychology Tutor Available By Appt.                                          

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to request a Group Tutoring Session

    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 - SPRING-

    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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