NOTE: LSA Student Academic Affairs and the College of LSA does not sponsor, recommend, or assume responsibility for any of the services listed below. The listing serves only as a source of information.
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Asian Languages and Cultures
Student Astronomical Society (SAS) offers FREE tutoring during the Fall and Winter Terms for 100-level Astronomy courses. Tutoring sessions are designed for students who have questions about general concepts and homework. Specific questions regarding exams and due dates should be directed to the instructors. For individual tutoring needs and any questions regarding tutoring please contact SAS at firstname.lastname@example.org. Days and times of tutoring are posted on SAS's website.
During Spring/Summer terms, students may contact the department for information concerning tutors on a FOR FEE basis.
During each full term the Program in Biology maintains a list of tutors available to help with various Biology courses for the major. Fees vary. Please contact the Program in Biology for details: email@example.com or 734-763-7984
Each Fall and Winter Term a tutors list is provided, listing graduate students and the courses they are willing to tutor, along with their email address. GSIs may not tutor the course they are currently teaching. FEES vary. The list is available in Chemistry Academic Services, 1500 Chemistry.
Latin and Greek Study Center
The Elementary Latin Program runs the Latin and Greek Study Center, a free, drop-in tutoring service for students in the elementary and intermediate courses in Latin and Ancient Greek. The Study Center is held in 2029 Tisch Hall and staffed by Latin graduate student instructors and undergraduates majoring in Classics.
Comprehensive Studies Program
CSP provides supplemental academic instruction to Program member and affiliates only. Individual tutorials exist in a number of LS&A courses in which students commonly need personal attention, such as courses in foreign language (FRENCH, GERMAN, SPANISH, 101-232), the natural sciences (introductory biology, chemistry, and physics), ECON 101 and 102, MATH 105-216, as well as ACC 271.
In CSP sections of English courses, writing skills assistance is provided.
CSP also forms study groups at the beginning of a particular term. Students may not join study groups in midstream.
For further information about CSP tutorial opportunities or becoming a CSP affiliate, contact Chauncey Williams, CSP Academic Advisor, 764-9128.
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Struggling with your EARTH course?
Need help but don't know where to get it?
Sigma Gamma Epsilon is offering FREE tutoring!
Each Fall and Winter Term, graduate students provide a list of potential tutors, listing the courses they would like to tutor, along with their contact information. GSIs may not tutor for the course they are currently teaching. FEES vary. The list is posted outside 102 Lorch. The Economics Department does not sponsor, recommend, or assume responsibility for any of their services. The listing serves only as a source of information.
English Language and Literature
The English department does not offer tutoring. Students seeking tutoring assistance are referred to the Sweetland Writing Center.
Germanic Languages and Literatures
The department of Germanic Languages and Literatures offers an unendorsed list of tutors/translators to anyone looking for such services. The tutors listed are peopled affiliated with the department and people who are not. The Germanic department neither sponsors nor recommends tutors/translators, but rather serves only as a source of information. It assumes no responsibility for the services offered. A physical copy of the tutor list can be picked up at any time outside of 3110 MLB.
Language Resource Center (LRC)
The LRC allows students to practice the skills needed in foreign language and literature classes. It also houses a variety of state-of-the-art multimedia equipment that enables students further to develop language skills. A large number of materials particularly international television programming brought in from one of the LRC's three satellite dishes, as well as computer-based programs are available for students to browse.
Located in Alice Lloyd Hall, the Writing Center offers students help with their writing from the comfort of home. The Writing Center is staffed by trained peer tutors from the Sweetland Writing Center. Students can bring in drafts of their papers and receive help on such skills as thesis development, organization, specific mechanical issues, or revision. Open to all UM students.
The Mathematics department offers a free, walk-in tutoring service to students in courses from MATH 105 through MATH 216 (excluding the Honors Courses) in what is called the "Math Lab" located in B860 East Hall.
This service is available during the Fall and Winter Terms
Monday-Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
In addition, a list of tutors is maintained in the Academic Services Office located in 2084 East Hall; copies are available for distribution to interested students. The tutors are mostly graduate students who indicate the courses they are prepared to tutor as well as information on how to contact them. The fee for this is determined by mutual agreement between the student and the tutor with rates usually in the $30 to $45 per hour range.
Near Eastern Studies
The department of Near Eastern Studies does not maintain a list of tutors in its office. Generally, students seeking tutoring assistance are referred to one of the language instructors, who generally can help someone find tutoring. Other than tutoring offered with the class itself (office hours of GSI or Instructor), the department does not have "free" tutoring unless coffee hours with conversational partners counts. Coffee hours with conversational partners are not organized through the department, but flyers are posted about during the academic year.
Undergraduate students may contact the Philosophy department (2215 Angell Hall) indicating needs in conjunction with a specific Philosophy course. The department will send an e-mail message to its graduate students to see if anyone is interested in tutoring for a FEE.
The department does not provide the undergraduate's name in any such message. The names of willing graduate students are provided to undergraduates seeking tutoring services.
The Physics Help Room was created to help students who are taking Introductory Physics classes. It is located in 1416 Randall Lab. The Help Room is staffed by a combination of advanced undergraduate students, GSI's who teach the introductory labs, and faculty who teach introductory discussion sections. All Help Room staff are able to answer questions from any physics class. The Help Room is open Monday through Friday during the fall, winter, and spring terms. Hours are according to the help room schedule. The telephone number to the Help Room is 734.763.7222. The phone will only be answered if the instructors are not pre-occupied by other students.
The C. Wilbur Peters Chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) holds tutoring that covers most basic and intermediate physics courses (135/140/160/235/240/260). Students tutor in the Fall and Winter terms. The hours vary and are set during the first few weeks of the term. The tutoring sessions are held in the Physics Help Room (1416 Randall Lab). They also maintain a list of private tutors on their site.
Statistical consulting: The Psychology Department has statistical consultants on hand to help undergraduates in psychology courses with their statistics and data management questions, help with study design, data entry, file management, and statistical analyses. Consulting is done in the Psychology Computing Lab, B250 East Hall during the Fall and Winter terms.
The department of Psychology has no formal or continuing tutoring list.
Romance Languages and Literatures
Romance Languages and Literatures (RLL) maintains a reference list of tutors and translators for French, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese on its website. These lists contain the names of people whose tutoring and translating services are available on a fee basis. The department does not endorse anyone on the list, but does indicate the names of those who are associated with the RLL Department. Individuals who would like to list their services on these reference lists should fill out a request form and bring it to the RLL main office in 4108 MLB.
At this time, the department does not sponsor any free tutoring or translating services. However, the undergraduate language clubs — Le Comité Francophone, Italianissimo, and Spanish Club do offer free peer tutoring and/or conversation hours throughout the term. Term and club-specific information can be found on the RLL website.
Any questions about these lists can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Science Learning Center organizes study groups for Chemistry, Biology, and Physics students. Study groups are small groups of up to 12 students who study together once a week for two hours. Study groups are led by trained facilitators who have taken the course successfully and provide worksheets, practice exams, and other materials to help students teach and learn from each other. The Science Learning Center (SLC) is an interdisciplinary resource center provided by LSA to support teaching and learning in the five natural science departments: astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. Located in the Chemistry Building Room 1720, the SLC provides the location for Biology and Chemistry GSIs to hold their office hours. Its facilities include MAC and PC computer labs, study alcoves, and a loan desk for reserve and research materials. SLC programs are designed to improve student learning and involvement in the sciences, particularly in the introductory courses. Hours are Monday-Thursday 9 AM - 10 PM, Friday 9 AM - 6 PM, Saturday 12 PM - 6 PM, and Sunday 12 PM - 10 PM. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Slavic Languages and Literatures
Slavic Languages and Literatures posts a list of tutors and translators on its website. Those on the list who are affiliated with the department are asterisked.
When students or members of the public call (764-5355), they are given the names and numbers of the listed tutors. The department does not act as a broker, nor as a courier; callers make their own arrangements. Note: The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures assumes no responsibility for the reliability and services of those listed as translator. Serving only as a source of information, the Department neither sponsors nor recommends individual tutors/translators.
Translation Services: The department provides notarization of translations exclusively to University of Michigan Faculty and Staff in matters pertaining to University of Michigan business. The translation is printed on department letterhead with a verification statement and signature of a department employee. There is a notary fee of $2.00 for each notary seal.
The department of Sociology has no formal tutor system in our department. When a student is in great need, they may contact the Sociology undergraduate office. The undergraduate student services office will then contact Sociology graduate students to see if any of them would be willing to serve as a tutor on a fee/hr basis.
Sweetland Center for Writing
The Sweetland Center for Writing offers Writing Workshop, Peer Tutoring, and Online Writing Labs (SyncOWL & OWL) to help student writers become more confident, skilled, and knowledgeable about writing and the subjects they write about. Sweetland faculty and peer tutors supplement classroom writing instruction by working with students to understand assignments, develop ideas, support a thesis, revise at the paragraph and sentence level, cite sources, as well as in other areas important to writing well. These are not proofreading services.
Please click the links below for further information.
Writing Workshop offers free half-hour one-on-one sessions in 1310 North Quad with Sweetland faculty.
Peer Tutors offer free one-to-one consultations on a walk-in basis to all UM undergraduates in G219 Angell Hall and several satellite locations including North Campus. Peer tutors are upper-level undergraduates who have been trained to collaborate with writers of all skill levels working at any stage of the writing process via Sweetland's Peer Tutor Program.
SyncOWL is a real-time, online, video-chat tutoring service for all UM undergraduates at all stages of the writing process. If you need help with your writing during our regular business hours but can’t make it into one of our face-to-face tutoring centers, try talking to a SyncOWL tutor in a live chat. The first step is to go to Sweetland SyncOwl Google Plus and add “Gayle Morris” to your Google+ circles. To see how these Google Hangouts on Google+ work, check out this video tutorial.
Online Writing Lab (OWL) is a slower, web-based service for undergraduates that is also staffed by Sweetland peer tutors. Tutors review writing submitted online and provide feedback to writers within roughly 72 hours of submission.
College of Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
The EECS Tutoring Program offers tutoring sessions for EECS 183, EECS 203, EECS 215, EECS 270, EECS 280, EECS 281, and EECS 314. Tutors can also help with ENGR 101.
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