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Academic Support Resources

SEAS provides free academic assistance to all undergraduate SEAS students in a range of introductory and engineering-specific courses. Some of the resources offered are PAL Study Halls and Academic Commons. Read more about each type below.

Comments, questions, or concerns? Contact [email protected].

The Academic Commons is a “one-stop shop” for academic resources and services across the university coordinated by GW Libraries and Academic Innovation. Academic Commons provides academic support for all your Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, and Biology needs through multiple types of support, such as individual peer tutoring, drop-in sessions, and weekly reviews. You can also find help with other courses not in STEM fields.

You may visit Academic Commons on the entrance floor of Gelman Library. 

Course Offering Highlights:

Biological Sciences Chemistry Computer Science Mathematics Physics
  • BISC 1115
  • BISC 1116
  • BISC 1125
  • BISC 1126
  • CHEM 1111
  • CHEM 1112
  • CSCI 1011
  • MATH 1220
  • MATH 1221
  • MATH 1231
  • MATH 1232
  • MATH 2233
  • PHYS 1011
  • PHYS 1012
  • PHYS 1021
  • PHYS 1022

Additionally, checkout the many workshops that will help you develop your data and software skills.

Our Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Study Halls provide academic support by major through carefully selected core engineering and computer science courses taught during your freshman, sophomore, and junior year. These study halls allow you to clarify new concepts, practice example problems, and review difficult readings with the help of our PALs. Bring your notes, your textbooks, and your friends! 

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) program is led by current undergraduate SEAS students that have excelled academically and who have a passion for teaching/learning. If you are interested in becoming a PAL for the Spring 2020 semester, please fill out this application and submit to [email protected]. You will be notified in December.

Schedule:

  Study Hall 1 Study Hall 2 Study Hall 3 Study Hall 4 Study Hall 5 Study Hall 6

Day
Time
Location

Monday
7-9 pmTompkins 404

Tuesday
6-8 pmTompkins 404

 

Wednesday
7-9 pmTompkins 402

Thursday
6-8 pm
Tompkins 402

Sunday
3-5 pm
Tompkins 201

Sunday
6-8 pm
Tompkins 201

 

Courses Covered
  • APSC 2057
  • APSC 2113
  • APSC 3115
  • CE 2220
  • EMSE 2705
  • EMSE 3850
  • MAE 2117
  • MAE 3120
  • MAE 3192
  • MAE 3193
  • APSC 2113
  • APSC 3115
  • ECE 1120
  • ECE 2110
  • ECE 2115
  • ECE 2140
  • ECE 2210
  • ECE 3130
  • APSC 2057
  • APSC 2058
  • APSC 2113
  • APSC 3115
  • CE 2210
  • CE 2220
  • MAE 1004
  • MAE 2131
  • APSC 2057
  • APSC 2058
  • APSC 2113
  • APSC 3115
  • CE 2210
  • CE 2220
  • MAE 1004
  • MAE 2131
  • APSC 2113
  • APSC 3115
  • ECE 2110
  • ECE 2115
  • ECE 2140
  • ECE 2210
  • ECE 3130
  • EMSE 2705
  • EMSE 3815
  • APSC 2057
  • APSC 2058
  • CE 2220
  • MAE 1004
  • MAE 2117
  • MAE 2131
  • MAE 3192
  • MAE 3193

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) hosts a weekly study hall offering help in multiple computer science related courses. The schedule is as follows:

 

Day
Time
Location

Sunday
2-4 PM
Tompkins 402

 

Courses Covered
  • CSCI 1111
  • CSCI 1112
  • CSCI 1121
  • CSCI 1311
  • CSCI 2113
  • CSCI 2312
  • CSCI 2441
  • CSCI 2461
  • CSCI 2541
  • CSCI 3410

In addition, several courses in SEAS have dedicated Learning Assistants (LAs) and/or Undergraduate Teaching Assistants (UTAs) that hold weekly office hours intended to assist students with learning the content of their respective course.

To find the schedule of UTA and LA office hours, please look at the SEAS Academic Support Calendar featured at the bottom of the page. If you are interested in becoming a UTA/LA, please fill out this application and submit to [email protected].

Tutor Type Tutor Name Course Day and Time Location

UTA

 

 

 

 

 

  Donivyn Cruz BME 1010 T, R: 6:00-7:00pm SEH 5th Floor
  Eleanor Paul BME 1010 R: 4:00-6:00pm SEH Basement
  Camille Daszynksi BME 3820 T: 6:00-7:00pm SEH 5th Floor South Labs
  Zachary Williams BME 3820 W: 5:30-6:30pm SEH 5th Floor
  Eric Wendt

CS 1012

T: 12:00-2:00pm

R: 1:30-2:30pm

F: 12:00-1:00pm

SEH 4th Floor Couches

  Jen Wright CS 1111

W: 3:30-5:30pm

F: 10:00am-12:00pm

SEH 4th Floor Couches
  Pat Cody CS 1111 M, R: 3:00-5:00pm SEH 4th Floor Couches
  Joe Espy CS 2312 T, R: 3:35-4:45pm SEH 4th Floor Couches
  Sarah Morin CS 2461

M: 2:30-3:30pm

W: 11:30am-12:30pm

SEH 4th Floor
  Emma Gleysteen MAE 3191 W: 2:00-4:00pm SEH Basement by stairs
LA        
  Kyla R. D'Sa APSC 2057 W: 4:00-6:00pm SEH 3rd Floor CE Suite
  Justina Pruski BME 1010 R: 6:00-7:00pm SEH Basement by whiteboards
  Colette Bilynsky BME 2810 M: 11:00am-1:00pm SEH 1230
  Shubham Gupta

BME 3910

T: 5:00-6:30pm SEH Basement
  Mona Ziaei BME 3910 M: 12:30-2:30pm

SEH 5th Floor

  Thomas Arena CEE 1010 T, R: 1:00-2:00pm SEH 3rd Floor
  Sutton Howell CS 1010/CS 2113 T: 3:30-4:30pm SEH 4th Floor
  Gus Gamble CS 1010/CS 2113 F: 2:00-4:00pm SEH 4th Floor Hallway
  Arjun Vijay CS 1010 M: 7:00-8:00pm SEH 4th Floor
  Melody Lee CS 1010 W: 3:00-4:00pm SEH 4th Floor
  Kyle Rood CS 1012/EMSE 6574 W, R: 5:00-6:00pm SEH 4th Floor
  Ben Fernandez CS 1012 T: 5:00-6:00pm SEH 4th/5th Floor
  Monica Kavathekar CS 1111

U: 5:00-6:00pm

R: 5:30-7:30pm

SEH 4th Floor
  Lily Shpak CS 1111

U: 11:00am-12:15pm

W: 2:30-4:30pm

SEH 4th Floor Couches
  Julia Latimer CS 1111

U: 11:00am-12:00pm

W: 4:30-6:30pm

SEH 4th Floor Couches
  Sam Gassman CS 1111

R: 3:00-4:00pm

S: 2:30-4:00pm

SEH 4th Floor Couches
  Julia Bristow CS 1112 W: 4:00-6:00pm SEH 4th Floor Couches
  Linnea Dierksheide CS 1112 M: 5:00-7:00pm SEH 4th Floor Couches
  Henry Jaensch CS 2113/CS 2461 W: 12:30-2:00pm SEH 4th Floor
  Sam Frey CS 2113 R: 6:00-8:00pm SEH 2nd Floor Common Area
  Grant McClearn CS 2312 M: 2:15-3:15pm SEH 4th Floor Couches
  Kevin Deems CS 2461

U: 4:00-5:30pm

F: 10:00-11:00am

SEH 4th Floor
  Joseph Hallal CS 3411 U: 10:30am-12:30pm SEH 4th Floor Couches
  Larson Kaidel MAE 2117 F: 4:00-6:00pm SEH 2nd Floor
  Siobhan Whittle MAE 2117 F: 4:00-5:00pm SEH 2nd Floor Labs

The University Writing Center offers members of the GW community opportunities to receive dedicated attention to their writing and research projects at all stages of the writing process. Their trained writing consultants work with writers from the first-year college experience up through post-doctorate and faculty levels. Rather than providing proofreading and editing, the Writing Center works to help the people who come through our doors strengthen their abilities as writers and to become stronger editors of their own work.

Click here to learn more about services offered.
Click here to schedule a free appointment.

 

 

SEAS Computing Facilities offers various workshops throughout the academic year. Any SEAS undergraduate student is welcome to join to expand your technical or software skills.

Past workshops include: Linux, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, SolidWorks, and Matlab

SEAS Academic Support Calendar

This calendar will highlight all PAL Study Halls and review sessions.