Tutoring

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While Learning Services does not provide content tutoring, help is available on campus in the following subject areas:

Accounting

Unlock your full academic potential with our free tutoring program for Mason students enrolled in ACCT 203, ACCT 303, MBUS 300 or FNAN 303. Get the personalized support you need to excel in your classes. Our tutors will help you understand complex concepts, work through challenging assignments, and achieve your academic goals.

Say goodbye to frustration and stress, and hello to academic success. Sign up now for free using Navigate Mason and take control of your education! Meetings with accounting tutors take place both virtually and in SUB I, Room 1508 (ground floor, near Chick Fil A).

Questions?
lsstaff@gmu.edu
703-993-2999

Astronomy

Tutoring support in Astronomy is available by request.

At this time Dr. Shalom Fisher is only conducting tutoring via zoom. To schedule an appointment or ask questions, please contact Dr. Shalom Fisher using the provided email below.

Days & Hours:
Mondays/Wednesdays/Thursdays: 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Questions?
Email: sfisher2@gmu.edu
Website: mason.gmu.edu/~sfisher2

Chemistry Tutoring Center

Free drop-in tutoring is available for students currently enrolled in general and organic chemistry during the Fall and Spring semesters. Students in supported classes should look on Blackboard for an electronic version of the schedule which should contain the corresponding Zoom URLs and tutoring locations.

Questions?
Chemistry Tutoring Center

College of Engineering and Computing Peer Mentor Center

Mentors provide support and aid to fellow students in areas in which they might need a little help grasping concepts, following mathematical formulas, and understanding the reasoning behind why something is done in a particular way. They can also help students figure out strategies to finishing work, offer tips on studying, tips on managing time, and tips on how to get started doing research.

Peer Mentors are available in person and through Zoom Meetings. In-person sessions are held in the Engineering building, Room 2614.

Support by Subject Area:

  • Bioengineering
  • Computational and Data Science
  • Computer Science
  • Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Cyber Security Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Software Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Systems Engineering

To see the full roster of mentors, their subject areas, and availabilities, please visit the Peer Mentor Roster.

Questions?
College of Engineering and Computing Peer Mentor Center
Peer Mentor Roster
cecugrad@gmu.edu
703-993-1511

College of Science Learning Assistants (LAs)

Learning Assistants (LAs) are undergraduates in the College of Science who participate in undergraduate instruction, course innovation, peer-to-peer tutoring and mentoring. Learning Assistants work with students to facilitate their learning, both working with students individually or in small groups. LAs are trained to ask questions that both promote student discourse and uncover student thinking and student misconceptions. LAs work with undergraduate students to help them develop a deeper understanding of the important concepts and connections inherent in the course material they are studying.

Please note that your access to LAs will be dependent on your course and section number. (For example, a student in Chem 100, 001 may have access to an LA, whereas a student in Chem 100, 002 may not have an LA attached to their class). To learn if your class has a Learning Assistant, please check your syllabus where you will be able to view their name and contact information.

Questions?
GMU College of Science Learning Assistants Webpage
bdreyfu2@gmu.edu
703-993-1287

Communication Center

Students can learn more about booking an appointment at the George Mason Communications Center Book an Appointment Page. When booking a Communication Center appointment, students will be able to choose between the “Face-to-Face” (meeting the consultant in person in our on-campus space, JC 227E), or “Zoom (real-time)” (meeting the consultant online in real-time using the videoconferencing software Zoom) formats. The GMU Communications Center also offers drop-in appointments.

Please note that all Communication Center appointments are 30 minutes long.

Questions?
gmspeech@gmu.edu
Communication Center’s Support Page

Computational and Data Science (CDS) STARS

The Computational and Data Science (CDS) STARS are undergraduate Student Teaching Assistants and academic stars in their own right. This peer-mentoring program is one unique to the CDS department. STARS are undergrads who excel in CDS minor courses such as CDS 101, CDS 130 or CDS 230.  They attend classes to assist with hands-on work and help students with whatever they struggle with via multiple channels. They also hold office hours.

Questions?
hjones9@gmu.edu
Computational and Data Science (CDS) STARS Page.

Economics

The Economics Undergraduate advising and tutoring team has created a Tutoring Service in Economics Organization on Blackboard ECON Tutoring to provide virtual tutoring via discussion board and Blackboard Collaborate.

If students wish to have access to tutoring in economics for the current semester, please email econbsba@gmu.edu. In the email include your name, the ECON course, and the section number you are enrolled in for the current semester.

Note: The tutors are primarily provided to students in ECON 100, 103, 104, 105, and 385 sections. Students in other undergraduate courses may also request assistance from the tutors if the tutor has expertise in that course material. Priority for tutoring is always given to the students in the courses listed.

Questions?
econbsba@gmu.edu
Economics Tutoring Schedule

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Information for obtaining tutoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering can be found on the College of Engineering and Computing Peer Mentor Center website.

Peer mentors from the College of Engineering and Computing provide support and aid to fellow students in areas in which they might need a little help grasping concepts, following mathematical formulas, and understanding the reasoning behind why something is done in a particular way. They can also help students figure out strategies to finishing work, offer tips on studying, tips on managing time, and tips on how to get started doing research.

Peer Mentors are available in person and through Zoom Meetings. In-person sessions are held in the Engineering building, Room 2614.

To see the full roster of mentors, their subject areas, and availabilities, please visit the Peer Mentor Roster.

Questions?
College of Engineering and Computing Peer Mentor Center
Peer Mentor Roster
cecugrad@gmu.edu
703-993-1511

Finance

Unlock your full academic potential with our free tutoring program for Mason students enrolled in ACCT 203, ACCT 303, MBUS 300 or FNAN 303. Get the personalized support you need to excel in your classes. Our tutors will help you understand complex concepts, work through challenging assignments, and achieve your academic goals.

Say goodbye to frustration and stress, and hello to academic success. Sign up now for free using Navigate Mason and take control of your education! Meetings with accounting tutors take place both virtually and in SUB I, Room 1508 (ground floor, near Chick Fil A).

Questions?
lsstaff@gmu.edu
703-993-2999

Information Technology

Information for obtaining tutoring in Information Technology can be found on the College of Engineering and Computing Peer Mentor Center website.

Peer Mentors from the College of Engineering and Computing are available both in person and through Zoom Meetings. In-person sessions are held in the Engineering building, Room 2614.

To see the full roster of mentors, their subject areas, and availabilities, please visit the Peer Mentor Roster.

Questions?
College of Engineering and Computing Peer Mentor Center
Peer Mentor Roster
cecugrad@gmu.edu
703-993-1511

INTO Mason Learning Resource Center

The INTO Mason Learning Resource Center (LRC) connects Mason’s multilingual students to services and resources to improve their English language and academic skills.

The LRC, in Room 1305 of the Global Center on the Fairfax Campus, provides:

  • Tutoring (English language and designated Pathway Program content areas).
  • Workshops for English grammar, pronunciation, writing, vocabulary, and test prep.
  • Individual and group study areas, including multi-media centers.
  • A library of graded ESL readers, dictionaries, and other reference materials.
  • Testing of oral English language proficiency for Mason International Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA).
  • Access to technology, including computers, learning software, printer/copier/scanner

Make an appointment online at http://intomason.mywconline.com

Questions?
intohelp@gmu.edu
INTO Mason Learning Resource Center

Law School

The Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University provides many support services designed to enhance the law school experience and enable students to take full advantage of the School’s educational and personal enrichment opportunities. Through the Records Office; Career and Academic Services; and Diversity Services (just to name a few), the law school provides students with resources such as:

  • Academic counseling (on course selection, adding or dropping a course, graduation requirements, etc.);
  • Academic assistance;
  • Programs to introduce students to the law school’s senior staff, faculty, and alumni;
  • Support for student publications and organizations;
  • Diversity programs and services; and
  • Information about pro bono and public interest opportunities.

Further information and important Law School contact information can be found on the Student Academic Affairs page.

In addition, Annamaria Nields, the Associate Dean for Administration and Student Affairs, is available to assist students with questions about academic preparation, course selection, or any challenges a student may face in the transition to law school. Ms. Nields may be reached at anields@gmu.edu or at (703) 993-8174.

Questions?
Student Academic Affairs page
anields@gmu.edu
(703) 993-8174

Math Tutoring Center

The Math Tutoring Center will be offering drop-in appointments both in-person and virtual services to students currently enrolled in undergraduate Math courses at GMU. The Math Tutoring Center is located in the Johnson Center, Room 344.

The Math Tutoring Center’s Fall 2023 hours are:
Monday-Thursday: 10:30am – 8:30pm
Friday: 10:30am – 3:30pm

To access the Math Tutoring Center online, students will need to login to Blackboard, click on the Organizations tab, locate the Math Tutoring Center Organization, and self-enroll into this organization. To access online tutoring, click on Collaborate Ultra.

Questions?
bgorbutt@gmu.edu
Math Tutoring Center

Modern Languages

The Foreign Language Department provides a list of tutors offering services in different languages. Please find this information on their Tutoring in Foreign Languages page.

Please note that Foreign Language tutors are not paid by GMU, and as a result, payment for this service is requested of students.

Questions?
Tutoring in Foreign Languages Webpage
Language@gmu.edu
703-993-1220

Physics

Shalom Fisher, Physics Tutor

For Spring 2024, tutoring will be available via Zoom on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm. Email Dr. Fisher at the address below to request a Zoom meeting during these hours. Tutoring is available on a “drop-in” basis, but advanced notice is strongly preferred and appreciated.

Questions?
Email: sfisher2@gmu.edu
Website: Physics Tutoring Webpage

Psychology

The psychology department offers a free tutoring service for undergraduate psychology students to help you excel in your studies! These tutors are here to lend a helping hand and assist you in comprehending and mastering your coursework. Whether you’re struggling with homework assignments, seeking clarification on key concepts, or looking for effective study strategies, the psychology department’s tutors are your dedicated partners in success.

Tutoring sessions are 30 minutes and are available both virtually and in-person during walk-in hours in David King Hall, Room 2047. To schedule an appointment, view availability, or to view the different courses with which they are helping students, visit their Microsoft Teams Booking page.

To see how to best prepare for your tutoring session and to view the guidelines that the psychology tutors must follow, please visit the Psychology Undergraduate Tutoring Webpage.

Questions?
Email: emurdoch@gmu.edu
Website: Psychology Undergraduate Tutoring Webpage

Statistics

Peer mentors from the College of Engineering and Computing provide support and aid to fellow students in areas in which they might need a little help grasping concepts, following mathematical formulas, and understanding the reasoning behind why something is done in a particular way. They can also help students figure out strategies to finishing work, offer tips on studying, tips on managing time, and tips on how to get started doing research.

Peer Mentors are available in person and through Zoom Meetings. In-person sessions are held in the Engineering building, Room 2614.

To see the full roster of mentors, their subject areas, and availabilities, please visit the Peer Mentor Roster.

Questions?
College of Engineering and Computing Peer Mentor Center
Peer Mentor Roster
cecugrad@gmu.edu
703-993-1511

The Writing Center

The Writing Center offers three forms of tutoring: “Face-to-Face” (meet with a consultant in person in The Writing Center’s on-campus space, Johnson Center 227E), “Written Feedback” (upload a draft and a consultant provides written feedback), and “Zoom (real-time)” (meet with a consultant online in real-time using the videoconferencing software Zoom). When making an appointment, the student must select the format that they prefer.

Please note that though Writing Center appointment slots are one hour long, tutoring sessions last 45 minutes. The last 15 minutes are reserved for the consultant to complete paperwork and prepare for their next session.

Please visit The Writing Center’s Make an Appointment Page for detailed instructions about registering online and making an appointment.

View and access The Writing Center’s Workshop Schedule and Upcoming Workshops.

Questions?
wcenter@gmu.edu
The Writing Center Webpage
The Writing Center’s Make an Appointment Page

Private Tutoring Options

If you are looking for non-Mason affiliated, privatized tutoring options, you can check online tutor matching services such as Wyzant, Tutor.com, or Learner.com.

GRE Test Prep Information

George Mason is partnering with Kaplan for discounted GRE prep for GMU students. Kaplan’s prep programs are fully comprehensive with live instructions, realistic practice, and adaptive tools to help you know exactly what you’ve got to work on to prepare for the test. All books and online access are included.

Questions?
GMU Kaplan Representative: James.Polulach@kaplan.com

LSAT Test Prep Information

Looking for help preparing for the LSAT? The Schar School’s Patriot Pre-Law Program (P3) is offering an instructional video series to help Mason students develop the tools to excel on the LSAT. Click this link to watch the video series: https://scharprelaw.gmu.edu/lsat-prep/.

Questions?
pmink@gmu.edu
(703) 993-2280

DAT, OAT, MCAT, and PCAT Test Prep Information

George Mason is partnering with Kaplan for discounted DAT, GRE, MCAT, OAT, and PCAT prep for GMU students. Kaplan’s prep programs are fully comprehensive with live instructions, realistic practice, and adaptive tools to help you know exactly what you’ve got to work on to prepare for the test. All books and online access included.

More information, including costs and enrollment details, is available here: https://prehealth.gmu.edu/resources/kaplan-test-prep/

Questions?
prehlth@gmu.edu
Or GMU’s Kaplan rep, James.Polulach@kaplan.com.

Tutoring coordinators, if any updates to information on this page are needed, or if there is another tutoring service that we can add to our resources please reach out to lsstaff@gmu.edu.