Resources for Academic Success
OFFICE OF MINORITY STUDENT AFFAIRS (OMSA)
OMSA offers four academic services including tutoring, exam review sessions, supplemental instruction and advanced study skills instruction. Services are available to ALL University of Illinois students.
Tutoring. In the past, OMSA East has provided tutors for more than 160 courses including algebra, calculus, physics, computer science, psychology and chemistry. Tutors are matched to meet once a week throughout the semester and can be requested online. Walk-in services are also available for most math, chemistry and physics courses.
Exam Review. In addition to review sessions held by UIUC teaching assistants and professors, OMSA East offers course specific review sessions to assist students in preparing for hourly, midterm and final exams. Browse the OMSA East Academic Services Center calendar for information on upcoming events and review sessions.
Supplemental Instruction. Supplemental Instruction (SI) provides enhanced course preparation via small group sessions that meet for one hour each week. In the past, SI has been provided for Economics 102 and 103, Chemistry 101, Psychology 100, and Sociology 100. Offerings for SI may change from year to year.
Advanced Study Skills Instruction. OMSA East provides advanced study skill instruction, either individually or in groups, in test study strategies, time management, lecture note-taking techniques, test-taking strategies, and library research. OMSA students may sign up at OMSA East.
PHI ETA SIGMA
Tutoring is provided in a group setting and in a variety of subjects, primarily for introductory level courses. For more information, email the On-Campus Tutoring Coordinator. View contact information and more by visiting Phi Eta Sigma Tutoring online.
CHEMISTRY LEARNING CENTER
The Chemistry Learning Center provides free tutoring services to all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in chemistry courses.
Hours for the Fall 2010 semester will be posted soon.
ALPHA CHI SIGMA
This organization is a professional chemistry fraternity. We provide tutoring to students in most levels of chemistry classes. Anyone in a chemistry class is eligible. The tutoring is provided at the Chemistry Learning Center. Visit the Alpha Chi Sigma website for more information or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can send an email to email@example.com to request a tutor from the Economics Club. The Economics Department keeps a list of graduate students who are interested in tutoring students in Room 225 of DKH (David Kinley Hall). These students tutor for a fee.
The Mathematics Department offers both free tutoring services as well as private tutoring (for a fee). Hours vary, Monday through Friday.
MCB LEARNING CENTER
The MCB Learning Center provides a space for students to meet with any available MCB 101, 150/151, 250/251, 252/253 and 354 teaching assistant during their office hours.
BIOLOGY PEER ADVISING
Through utilizing upper classmen peer input and advice, the Biology Peer Advising uses upper classman volunteers to help underclassmen pick out a schedule. Peer Advisors also serve as mentors on other ways to get involved outside the classroom. Biology Peer Advising is available for four weeks preceding registration. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 tutor and the student being tutored. In this way, students receive continued support from the same person. Contact email@example.com.
MCB PEER ADVISING
Upper class students helping underclass students choose courses. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Psi Chi, an honorary society in psychology, provides free tutoring services for students enrolled in psychology courses. For information, visit the Psi Chi website or visit the Psychology Student Information Center (PSI Center) located at Room 9 Psychology Building, open 9:00-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.