Tutoring Resources

The following is a list of websites and tips students may find helpful if they would like to research their topic on their own, or if they need a question answered at a time when a tutor or professor is unavailable. Remember, the accuracy of these pages cannot be guaranteed and it’s always best to talk to one’s professor about a problem, but these links can serve as helpful resources and memory refreshers.

Biology

Biology, biology-online.org – A list of topics students can drill down through to find an explanation of the subject.

Chemistry

WebSpectra, http://www.chem.ucla.edu/~webspectra/, UCLA – a collection of graphs used in the solving of NMR and IR problems regarding spectroscopy.

Organic Structure Elucidation, http://www.nd.edu/~smithgrp/structure/workbook.html, University of Notre Dame – a collection of graphs used in the solving of NMR and IR problems regarding spectroscopy.

Computer Science

Computer Science Tutorials, libguides.umw.edu,  This guide will assist you with researching topics in Computer Science as well as related disciplines.

French

French, ielanguages.com – covers French I, II, and III. Contains vocabulary and verb conjugation.

Italian

Italian, ielanguages.com – covers Italian I, II, and III. Contains vocabulary and different parts of speech.

Math

“Get a study partner.  Each student brings a different mathematical background and skills set to class and most likely you can help each other.”

– Dr. Sheckels, Professor of Education and Chair of the Education Department The Math Forum, Drexel University – Browse the archive by education level and math topic or do a search by topic. There is also a section where students can “Write to Dr. Math” if they can’t find the answer to their questions.

“I think the best advice for success in mathematics is to keep up with the topics covered in class by doing all of the assigned homework and asking questions (getting help) as soon as students experience any difficulties.  While the tutoring offered by Academic Services is a wonderful resource for students, many students fail to make use of their best resource, their instructor’s office hours.”

-Dr. Hydorn, Associate Professor of Mathematics Math World, Wolfram Research – By using the Index on the left menu students can look up math topics. From there students can drill deeper and deeper into the topic until they find exactly what they’re looking for. Examples of problems and references for further explanation are given when students arrive at the topic they’re looking for.

Khan Academy’s website has free instruction videos on a variety of math topics from Arithmetic to Calculus: http://www.khanacademy.org/videolibrary.jsp.

Physics

Physics Study Guides, sparknotes.com – Select a topic and this website offers an explanation of terms, mini-lessons, and a review test. The test is scored by the computer and the right answer is highlighted if one got the question wrong.

Psychology

Psychology Resources, Athabasca University – Choose demonstrations or tutorials. Select the demonstration topic and then run through the whole demonstration or pieces of it. There’s also a list of quizzes one can take to test one’s knowledge. If a tutorial is selected, there’s a list of topics to pick. From there one can drill into the subject as much as necessary. Some have mini quizzes that will give the right answer if one chooses incorrectly.

Psychology Tutorials and Demonstrations, Hanover College – A large collection of links to different sites that discuss Psychology topics. Includes some demonstrations and interesting optical illusions.

Spanish

Spanish, ielanguages.com – covers Spanish I, II, and III. Contains vocabulary and different parts of speech. “I used to do best when I would take lecture notes in pencil and then sit for 15 – 30 minutes after class rewriting them in pen.”

–Dr. Sharpless, Assistant Professor of Chemistry