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.

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 2020

    During the fall and spring 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 Indivual or Small Group basis. 

    If you need assistance with a 1000-level or 2000-level course that you do not see on this list, you may stop by our office to complete a TUTOR REQUEST FORM - we are located in Academy Hall Suite 4226. 

    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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      SPRING DROP IN TUTORING SCHEDULE

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    COVID-19

    Please note that all Drop in tutoring and Individual/Small Group sessions will switch over to online tutoring beginning Sunday March 22nd through the end of the spring semester. Tutors will be available through Cisco Webex Meetings/Webex Teams. 

    If you need assistance with a 1000-level or 2000-level course that is not on the list below please contact Sharon McGrath - mcgras@rpi.edu with the course title and course number so that your request can be processed. 

    We recognize that this modified approach to learning may be disruptive for some creating new challenges in your studies. Please note that ALAC we will make every effort to assist you as you move through this time of transition in your studies.

    Webex - TEAMS/Personal Meeting Rooms -

    BIOL 2120 Intro Cell Biol

    Sun. 4 pm  - 6 pm EST

    • Gokul Kalyanasundaram

    https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/kalyag2

    CHEM 1100 Chemistry I

    Sun. 4 pm  - 6 pm EST

    Vraj Patel 

    https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/patelv6

    CHEM 2260 Organic chem II

    Tues/Thurs 8 pm - 10 pm EST

    • Pooja Bala

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

    CHEM 2260 Organic chem II

    Tues/Thurs 8 pm - 10 pm EST

    • Gokul Kalyanasundaram

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

    CSCI 1100 Comp. Sci I

    Sun.  4 pm - 6 pm EST

    CSCI 1100 Comp. Sci I

    Sun.  4 pm - 6 pm EST

    CSCI 1100 Comp. Sci I

    Sun.  4 pm - 6 pm EST

    CSCI 1100 Comp. Sci I

    Mon/Tue 8 pm - 10 pm EST

    CSCI 1100 Comp. Sci I

    Mon. 8 pm - 10 pm EST

    CSCI 1100 Comp. Sci I

    Thur. 8 pm - 10 pm EST

    CSCI 1100 Comp. Sci I

    Thurs. 8 pm - 10 pm  EST

    CSCI 1100 Comp. Sci I

    Tues. 8 pm - 10 pm  EST

    CSCI 1100 Comp. Sci I

    Wed. 8 pm - 10 pm EST

    CSCI 1100 Comp. Sci I

    Wed. 8 pm - 10 pm EST

    CSCI 1200 Data Structures

    Sun. 4 pm - 6 pm EST

    Wed. 8 pm - 10 pm

    CSCI 1200 Data Structures

    Sun. 4 pm - 6 pm  EST

    CSCI 1200 Data Structures

    Sun. 4 pm - 6 pm  EST

    Wed. 8 pm - 10 pm

    CSCI 1200 Data Structures

    Mon/Wed/Thurs 8 pm - 10 pm EST

    CSCI 1200 Data Structures

    Mon/Thurs 8 pm - 10 pm EST

    CSCI 1200 Data Structures

    Mon 8 pm - 10 pm  EST

    CSCI 1200 Data Structures

    Wed. 12 pm - 2 pm 

    Thurs. 2 pm - 4 pm EST

    CSCI 1200 Data Structures

    Thurs. 8 pm - 10 pm  EST

    CSCI 1200 Data Structures

    Mon/Tues/Thurs. 6 pm - 8 pm  EST

    CSCI 1200 Data Structures

    Mon/Wed/Thurs. 8 pm - 10 pm  EST

    CSCI 1200 Data Structures

    Thurs. 8 pm - 10 pm  EST

    ENGR 1100 IEA

    Tues/Thurs. 8 pm - 10 pm EST

    • Beverly Yang

    https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/yangd10

    ENGR 1100 IEA

    Mon/Thur. 8 pm - 10 pm EST

    • Elizabeth Schanz

    https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/schane2

    ENGR 1100 IEA

    Tues/Thur 4 pm - 6 pm EST

    • Samantha Mallari

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

    ENGR 1100 IEA

    Wed/Thur 8 pm - 10 pm EST

    • Connor Wooding

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

    ENGR 1100 IEA

    Sun.  4 pm - 6 pm EST

    • Weston Fong 

    https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/fongy2

    ENGR 1100 IEA

    Wed. 8 pm - 10 pm EST

    • Yinxiao Zhang 

    https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/zhangy63

    ENGR 1200 Engr. Graph. CAD

    Wed. 8 pm - 10 pm EST

    • Yinxiao Zhang 

     

    https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/zhangy63

    ENGR 1200 Engr. Graph. CAD

    Wed. 2 pm - 4 pm EST

    Mon.  4 pm 6 pm EST 

    • Yuyang Zhang

    https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/zhangy52

     

    ENGR 1200 Engr. Graph. CAD

    Mon/Wed 4 pm - 6 pm EST

    • Kevin Pan

    https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/panh2

    ENGR 1200 Engr. Graph. CAD

    Mon/Thurs. 8 pm - 10 pm EST

    • Longyi Li

    https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/lil24

    ENGR 2250 Thermal / Fluids I

    Mon/Wed 4 pm - 6 pm EST

    • Kevin Pan

    https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/panh2

    ENGR 2350 LITEC

    Mon/Thur. 4 pm - 6 pm EST

    • Weston Fong 

    https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/fongy2

    ENGR 2350 LITEC

    Mon/Thur. 8 pm - 10 pm EST

    • Longyi Li

    https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/lil24

    ENGR 2530 SOM

    Mon/Thur. 4 pm - 6 pm EST

    • Weston Fong

    https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/fongy2

    ENGR 2600 MAU

    Tues/Thurs. 8 pm - 10 pm EST

    • Beverly Yang

    https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/yangd10

    ENGR 2600 MAU

    Mon/Thur. 8 pm - 10 pm EST

    • Elizabeth Schanz

    https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/schane2

    ENGR 2600 MAU

    Wed/Thur 8 pm - 10 pm EST

    • Connor Wooding

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

    MATH 1010 Calc I

    Sun. 4 pm - 6 pm EST

    • Keelin Berger

    https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/bergek2

    MATH 1020 Calc II

    Sun. 4 pm - 6 pm EST

    • Ariana Espinal

    https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/espina2

    MATH 1020 Calc II

    Sun. 4 pm - 6 pm EST

    • Claire Grande

    https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/grandc3

    MATH 1020 Calc II

    Sun. 4 pm - 6 pm EST

    • Jess Miklinski

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

    MATH 1020 Calc II

    Tues. 7 pm - 9 pm EST

     

    • Jason Tanner

    https://teams.webex.com

    ** Difficulty logging in - please contact Joe Adam - adamj@rpi.edu 

    MATH 1020 Calc II

    Mon/Thurs  7 pm - 9 pm EST

    • Sherry Li

    https://teams.webex.com

    ** Difficulty logging in - please contact Joe Adam - adamj@rpi.edu 

    MATH 1020 Calc II

    Mon. 7 pm - 9 pm EST

    • Jolene Pyronneau 

    https://teams.webex.com

    ** Difficulty logging in - please contact Joe Adam - adamj@rpi.edu 

    MATH 2010 Multivariable Calc

    Sun. 4 pm - 6 pm EST

    • Kara Kniss

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

    MATH 2010 Multivariable Calc

    Sun. 4 pm - 6 pm EST

    • Angela Mehta 

    https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/mehtaa6

    MATH 2010 Multivariable Cal

    Mon/Thurs. 7 pm - 9 pm  EST

    • Mason Armstrong

    https://teams.webex.com

    ** Difficulty logging in - please contact Joe Adam - adamj@rpi.edu 

    MATH 2010 Multivariable Cal

    Wed. 7 pm - 9 pm  EST

    • Heqiong Xi 

    https://teams.webex.com

    ** Difficulty logging in - please contact Joe Adam - adamj@rpi.edu 

    MATH 2010 Multivariable Cal

    Mon/Wed/Thurs 7 pm - 9 pm EST

    • Haoyu He

    https://teams.webex.com

    ** Difficulty logging in - please contact Joe Adam - adamj@rpi.edu 

    MATH 2010 Multivariable Cal

    Mon/Wed 7 pm - 9 pm EST

    • Xuan Zhou

    https://teams.webex.com

    ** Difficulty logging in - please contact Joe Adam - adamj@rpi.edu 

    MATH 2010 Multivariable Cal

    Tues/Thurs 7 pm - 9 pm EST

    • Tyra Edgehill-Parker

    https://teams.webex.com

    ** Difficulty logging in - please contact Joe Adam - adamj@rpi.edu 

    MATH 2010 Multivariable Cal

    Tue 7 pm - 9 pm EST

    • Jason Tanner

    https://teams.webex.com

    ** Difficulty logging in - please contact Joe Adam - adamj@rpi.edu 

    MATH 2010 Multivariable Ca

    Tues/Wed 7 pm - 9 pm EST

     

    • Tong Xue 

    https://teams.webex.com

    ** Difficulty logging in - please contact Joe Adam - adamj@rpi.edu 

     

    MATH 2400 Intro Diff Eq. 

    Sun. 4 pm - 6 pm EST

    • Kara Kniss

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

    MATH 2400 Intro Diff Eq. 

    Sun. 4 pm - 6 pm EST

    • Angela Mehta 

    https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/mehtaa6

    MATH 2400 Intro Diff Eq. 

    Mon/Thurs. 7 pm - 9 pm  EST

    • Mason Armstrong

    https://teams.webex.com

    ** Difficulty logging in - please contact Joe Adam - adamj@rpi.edu 

    MATH 2400 Intro Diff Eq. 

    Mon 7 pm - 9 pm EST

    • Jolene Pyronneau

    https://teams.webex.com

    ** Difficulty logging in - please contact Joe Adam - adamj@rpi.edu 

    MATH 2400 Intro Diff Eq. 

    Wed. 7 pm - 9 pm  EST

    • Heqiong Xi 

    https://teams.webex.com

    ** Difficulty logging in - please contact Joe Adam - adamj@rpi.edu 0

    MATH 2400 Intro Diff Eq. 

    Mon/Wed 7 pm - 9 pm EST

    • Xuan Zhou

    https://teams.webex.com

    ** Difficulty logging in - please contact Joe Adam - adamj@rpi.edu 

    MATH 2400 Intro Diff Eq. 

    Mon/Wed/Thurs 7 pm - 9 pm EST

    • Haoyu He

    https://teams.webex.com

    ** Difficulty logging in - please contact Joe Adam - adamj@rpi.edu 0

    MATH 2400 Intro Diff Eq. 

    Tues/Thurs 7 pm - 9 pm EST

    • Tyra Edgehill-Parker

    https://teams.webex.com

    ** Difficulty logging in - please contact Joe Adam - adamj@rpi.edu 

    MATH 2400 Intro Diff Eq. 

    Mon/Thurs  7 pm - 9 pm EST

    • Sherry Li

    https://teams.webex.com

    ** Difficulty logging in - please contact Joe Adam - adamj@rpi.edu 

    MATH 2400 Intro Diff Eq. 

    Tues/Wed 7 pm - 9 pm EST

    • Tong Xue 

    https://teams.webex.com

    ** Difficulty logging in - please contact Joe Adam - adamj@rpi.edu 

    PHYS 1100 Physics I

    Sun. 4 pm - 6 pm EST

    Timothy Tierney

    https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/tiernt2

    PHYS 1100 Physics I

    Tues/Wed. 8 pm - 10 pm EST

    • Matthew Pharr

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

    PHYS 1100 Physics I

    Mon/Thur 8 pm - 10 pm EST

    Wed. 10 am - 12 pm EST

    • Vicky Han

    https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/hanw3

     

    PHYS 1100 Physics I

    Mon/Thurs. 9 pm -11 pm EST 

    • Nicole Taylor

    https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/taylon3

    PHYS 1100 Physics I

    Mon. 9 pm - 11 pm EST

    Tues/Thurs. 8 pm - 10 pm EST

     

    • Julian Mintz

    https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/mintzj3

    PHYS 1100 Physics I

    Tues/Wed. 10 pm - 12 am EST  

    • David Xing

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

    PHYS 1100 Physics I

    Tues. 8 pm 10 pm EST

    • Chuhan Yuan

    https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/yuanc4

    PHYS 1200 Physics II

    Tues/Wed. 8 pm - 10 pm EST

    • Matthew Pharr

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

    PHYS 1200 Physics II

    Mon/Thur 8 pm - 10 pm EST

    Wed. 10 am - 12 pm EST

     

    • Vicky Han

    https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/hanw3

    PHYS 1200 Physics II

    Mon/Thurs. 9 pm -11 pm EST 

    • Nicole Taylor

    https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/taylon3

    PHYS 1200 Physics II

    Mon. 9 pm - 11 pm EST

    Tues/Thurs. 8 pm - 10 pm EST

    • Julian Mintz

    https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/mintzj3

    PHYS 1200 Physics II

    Tues/Wed. 10 pm - 12 am EST  

    • David Xing

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

    PHYS 1200 Physics II

    Tues. 8 pm 10 pm EST

    • Chuhan Yuan

    https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/yuanc4

    PHYS 1250 Physics II Honors

    Tues/Wed. 8 pm - 10 pm EST

    • Matthew Pharr

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

    PHYS 1250 Physics II Honors

    Mon. 9 pm - 11 pm EST

    Tues/Thurs. 8 pm - 10 pm EST

    • Julian Mintz

    https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/mintzj3

    PHYS 1250 Physics II Honors

    Tues/Wed. 10 pm - 12 am EST

    • David Xing

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

     

    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 2020

     

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    Joseph Adam - adamj@rpi.edu - AERO

    • Office Hours - 6 pm - 7 pm appt. by email
    • Courses of Interest: Calc I // Calc II //  Multivariable Calc // Intro Diff. Eq.

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    Nathanial (Bucky) Stanton - stantn2@rpi.edu  - VASUDHA - STSS

    • Office Hours  - Please email for more information 

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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.