Tutoring (Virtual Options)

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

Accounting

Tutoring support in Accounting is available through Beta Alpha Psi.

Contact: Beta Alpha Psi, bap@gmu.edu.

Website: Beta Alpha Psi Tutoring

Astronomy

Tutoring support in Astronomy is available by request. Please contact Dr. Shalom Fisher for more information.

Email Dr. Shalom Fisher at sfisher2@gmu.edu.

Chemistry Tutoring Center

The Chemistry Tutoring Center now provides virtual tutoring. For more information, please go to their website: Chemistry Tutoring Center.

For a list of the Chemistry tutors and their schedules and links to their virtual tutoring rooms, please visit: Distance Learning Tutoring Schedule

Communication Center

The Communication Center will hold all their appointments online. Student can register for an appointment at the George Mason Communications Center. When it is time to attend their appointment, they must log into Blackboard and under courses select “Communication Center for Com 100/101.” They will be automatically taken to the Collaborate Ultra page. To start their appointment, they must go to the “Course Room” at the top of the page. A coach will be in the room waiting for them.

For more information, please go to the Communication Center’s Support Page.

Economics

In-person undergraduate Economics tutoring has been temporarily suspended. However, the Economics Undergraduate advising and tutoring team has created an ECON Tutoring Spring 2020 Blackboard page to provide virtual ECON tutoring via a Discussion board. If students wish to have access to the ECON Tutoring Spring Blackboard unit, they can email econbsba@gmu.edu. They must include their name and the ECON course they are enrolled in for Spring 2020 into their email.

For more information, please visit: Economics Tutoring Schedule.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Volgenau Peer Mentor Center 

Students can still get help from the STEM Peer Mentors through Cisco Webex. Each Peer Mentor will have their own online call at their regular scheduled times.

Please visit the Peer Mentor Center Website to see the full roster of mentors, their subject areas, availabilities, and information on how to access Cisco Webex.

Information Technology

Information for obtaining tutoring in Information Technology can be found on the Volgenau Peer Mentor Center website.

Advising appointments with full-time instructors can be made using the IST Advising Appointment System.

Some tips:

  1. First, and most importantly, stay in contact with the instructor of the course. They are there to help you.
  2. If there is a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) assigned to the course, reach out to them. They are also there to help you.
  3. Seek out a peer mentor from the Volgenau Peer Mentor Program, which offers tutoring in a number of IT courses.

Math Tutoring Center

The Math Tutoring Center will be offering online tutoring services to students currently enrolled in undergraduate Math courses at GMU.

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. (I would suggest trying to self-enroll yourself first so that you can know how to show them.)

Students can post their specific questions into the Piazza folder corresponding to their course. They must state their questions clearly and consider uploading a PDF file with their questions. The tutors will answer their questions as soon as possible, but they may have to wait until the following business day. If they receive answers to their questions, but they still need further clarification, they can also join an active Blackboard Collaborate session.

Modern Languages

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

Physics

Volgenau Peer Mentor Center

Students can still get help from the Volgenau Peer Mentor Program through Cisco Webex. Each Peer Mentor will have their own online call at their regular scheduled times.

Please visit the above link to see the full roster of mentors, their subject areas and availabilities as well as how to access Cisco Webex.

Statistics

Volgenau Peer Mentor Center

Students can still get help from the Volegau Peer Mentor Center through Cisco Webex. Each Peer Mentor will have their own online call at their regular scheduled times.

Please visit the above link to see the full roster of mentors, their subject areas and availabilities as well as how to access Cisco Webex.

The Writing Center

The Writing Center is now offering two forms of online tutoring: “e-tutoring” (you submit a draft, and the tutor sends you written feedback) or “online tutoring” (you meet the tutor online in real-time using the scheduler’s easy-to-use conferencing software). When students make their appointment, they must choose the format that they prefer.

Please visit The Writing Center’s website to schedule an appointment.

Private Tutoring Options

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

GRE Test Tutoring Resources

In the past, Mason has offered a GRE Prep Course, and while they are not offering any during Spring 2020, they hope to continue in the fall. For more information, please visit their GRE Test Prep Website.

In addition, please contact Rachel Kranz for more information.

Kaplan also offers GRE Prep Courses.

Volgenau Peer Mentor Center

Volgenau Peer Mentor Center

Students can receive tutoring assistance through the Volgenau Peer Mentor Center on a variety on topics. Each Peer Mentor will have their own online call at their regular scheduled times.

Support by Subject Area:

  • Bioengeering (BENG 101, 220 …)
  • Computational and Data Science (CDS 130)
  • Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (CEIE 203, 210, 240, 290 …)
  • Chemistry (CHEM 201, 211, 251 …)
  • Computer Science (programming)
  • Cyber Security Engineering (CYSE 101, 205, 220, 230 …)
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE 101, 201, 220, 285, 286 …)
  • Engineering (ENGR 107 …)
  • Information Technology (IT 102, 104, 105, 106, 206, 207, 213, 214, 223 …)
  • Mathematics (MATH 105, 108, 113, 114, 125, 203, 213, 214 …)
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME 151, 211, 212, 221, 231 …)
  • Physics (PHYS 160, 260 …)
  • Statistics (STAT 250, 260 …)
  • Systems Engineering (SYST 101, 210, 220, 221 …)

Questions?

Please call 703-993-2380 or email lsstaff@gmu.edu

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