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Tutoring and Study Skills

There are numerous tutoring options for engineering students, as well as support for developing strong study skills. The information below lists departmental resources for tutoring and study skills support.


Tutoring

The resources are categorized by courses taught within the college of engineering (Engineering Courses) and courses taught outside of the college of engineering (Non-Engineering Courses). Each course pre-fix will have a list of available tutoring options that may be within the department teaching the course or through another college or university-level program. The majority of tutoring options are free, however, those with a fee associated are marked with an asterisk (*).

Engineering Courses

AOE
Aerospace Engineering Honor Society Individual Tutoring
MATLAB
Office Hours (review course syllabus for days and times)

BC
Tutoring Tuesdays (5:30 PM - 6:30 PM, 3rd Floor Bishop Favrao Study)

BMES
Office Hours (review course syllabus for days and times)

BSE
Office Hours (review course syllabus for days and times)
Private Tutoring (email requests to bseadvising@vt.edu)*

CEE
CEE Honor Society - Chi Epsilon
Office Hours (review course syllabus for days and times)

CEM
Office Hours (review course syllabus for days and times)
Tutoring Tuesdays (5:30 PM - 6:30 PM, 3rd Floor Bishop Favrao Study)

CHE
CHE National Honor Society (OXE)
Student Success Review Sessions
VT Chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
Office Hours (review course syllabus for days and times)

CS
Office Hours (review course syllabus for days and times)
Student Success Center Individual Tutoring
Student Success Review Sessions

ECE
Course Canvas sites
ECE Private Tutoring*
HKN Power Hour
MATLAB
Office Hours (review course syllabus for days and times)

ENGE
MATLAB
Office Hours (review course syllabus for days and times)
Student Success Center Individual Tutoring
Student Success Review Sessions

ESM
ESM 2114 -- Aerospace Engineering Honor Society Individual Tutoring
Office Hours (review course syllabus for days and times)
Student Success Center Individual Tutoring

ISE
Office Hours (review course syllabus for days and times)
Private Tutoring (email ISE academic advisor)*

ME
MATLAB
Office Hours (review course syllabus for days and times)

MINE
Office Hours (review course syllabus for days and times)
Private Tutoring (email Michelle Crotto -- mcrotto@vt.edu)*

MSE
Office Hours (review course syllabus for days and times)
Private Tutoring (email Michelle Czamanske -- mseadvising@vt.edu)


 

Study Skills Resources

Appropriate study skills are needed to help you retain and learn the information presented in your class and through the readings and practice problems. There are specific strategies that can be used to improve your reading comprehension, note-taking, and concentration. There are also strategies to assist with time management and procrastination as well as managing your stress and creating realistic goals. The resources are offered through several offices in a variety of delivery methods. Review the options below and choose those that work best for you. 

Seminar Series on Academic Success
Offered through the Student Success Center, this series provides in-person and virtual seminars for students on the following topics:

  • effective learning strategies
  • success in virtual courses
  • procrastination
  • reading and note-taking
  • test-taking skills
  • time management

Study Skills Information
Provided through the Cook Counseling Center, these resources provide a number of study skills, tips, and techniques that will promote various aspects of your overall learning and study skills. The resources include:

  • create a study plan
  • study smart before exams
  • take effective notes
  • manage your stress
  • test-taking strategies
  • assignment calculator

Study Skills Workshops
Offered through the Cook Counseling Center, these workshops provide in-depth information on different topics that will improve several crucial aspects of academic strategy and knowledge on the following topics:

UNIV 1004: College Success Strategies
Offered through the Student Success Center this 3-credit (A-F) is for students with an overall VT GPA of 2.5 or below and includes the following topics.

  • creating goals to achieve academic and personal success
  • learning effective strategies for time management, reading, note-taking, and test-taking
  • interacting with faculty and advisors
  • working in teams

UNIV 2114: Unleash Your Hokie Potential
Offered through the First-year Experience office, this 1-credit (A-F) is for new transfer students and includes the following topics.

  • strategic thinking
  • academic/success skills
  • self and career exploration
  • development of personal life plans
  • teamwork
  • VT campus resources