AATC Chemistry

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Tutoring Updates

AATC Drop-in tutoring for CHE, MAT, PHY, STA will be open finals week. Check back soon for finals week hours.
Thanks for your feedback! Math and Chemistry Drop-in are now located in the Lower Level of Shields Library to give more space for students and accommodate more tutors each hour.

Specialists (Workshops, Office Hours, Drop-In Tutoring)
Academic Assistance and Tutoring Centers (AATC) staff members have advanced degrees in their fields and a background in teaching. Our current chemistry specialists are: Jade, and Mariya.

Undergraduate Tutors (Content Review, Drop-In Tutoring)
We have a team of highly trained undergraduate students who have been successful in the courses you are taking.

Making the Most of Drop-In Tutoring (click for more)

The drop-in tutoring room is a place where you can form study groups, work on assignments, and get assistance from tutors. There is no need to sign up ahead of time, but please look for the sign-in sheet or swipecard location when you enter.

  • Enter the Space
  • Once you enter, be sure to sign in and find a seat at your subject’s table. Your tutors will be wearing name tags. If you have a question, you may raise your hand and they will approach to help. The tutor may also be able to connect you to students from your class, helping you form a study group if you don’t already have one!
  • Come Regularly
  • Attending regular tutoring allows you to get your questions answered on a continuous basis, allows tutors to get to know you, and allows you to form relationships with your peers.
  • Be Prepared
  • By reviewing topics beforehand, you will have a better idea of what you need assistance with. The Drop-In Rooms get busy, so preparing your questions beforehand will save you time.
  • What to Bring to Tutoring
  • Textbook (or e-text), class notes, handouts
    The course syllabus with important dates, deadlines, and lecture schedule
    The problems you have attempted but are struggling with
    Questions or concerns about your homework, readings, or assignments
    If working on an essay, please bring a printed copy of your paper
  • The Role of Tutors
  • While tutors are a great academic resource, they are not able to act as a replacement to lecture or to complete the work for the tutees.
    Expect tutors to ask you questions to guide you through the homework problems or provide a similar problem for you to work on together. Tutors are trained not to Give you the answers to your homework or do the problems step-by-step for you.
    With a tutor you can review concepts and get explanations of concepts that you find confusing or have difficultly understanding, but a tutor will not be able to help you learn all the course material right before an exam.
    Tutors can provide practice problems similar to problems you may see on your exams, but tutors do not give out old exams or practice tests without consent of the instructor.
  • The Role of Tutees
  • Tutees are expected to use each session to learn the problem solving process and how to reach answers on their own. We would like to emphasize, however, that attending tutoring will not guarantee a passing/high grade in the course if you do not do any work outside of tutoring. To do well in your courses, you will also need to attend lecture, utilize office hours, and do your own studying outside of tutoring.

CHE Drop In (click for schedule)

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In addition to AATC Chem drop-in, the Department of Chemistry also has a room where TAs hold office hours. Check your class Canvas page for the hours and location. For a limited number of upper division chemistry courses, the Department of Chemistry also has peer tutoring hours. Check with your instructor to see if this resource is available for your class.

If you are living in the residence halls, ask your RA about AATC Chemistry tutors in the Residential Academic Centers of Segundo, Tercero, and Cuarto.

Winter 2020 CHE Workshops (click for schedule)

Spring 2020 CHE Workshops (click for schedule)

* Mariya will be out for the second half of the quarter. Jade will teach one section of 118B Workshop after Mariya is out.