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Khan Academy is a free online-learning website that offers courses, presentations, videos, practice problems for self-directed learning.
Khan Academy resources cover the following subject areas: Math through Calculus III, as well as Differential Equations with Linear Algebra; Intro to Biology I & II; General and Organic Chemistry I & II; Physics I & II; Statistics; Micro- and Macroeconomics; and test prep for the GMAT and MCAT exams. Students can review an entire subject, individual topics within a subject, and/or utilize a bank of practice problems. The sequence and pace of learning is entirely user controlled.
My Physics Lab Simulations
My physics lab is a free online resource that allows students to manipulate and run simulations found in common physics problems (such as blocks on a spring, pendulums, etc.). The simulations allow students to visualize how changing variables in problems would cause the situation to play out in real-life.
Handouts on college writing and the writing process
- Guide to Becoming an Effective Writer in College
- Understanding the writing process
- Focused prewriting
Handouts on arguments and thesis statements
- Identifying a research problem and developing a problem statement
- Developing a thesis and crafting an effective thesis statement
Handouts on grammar, punctuation, and mechanics
Handouts on revising and proofreading
Handouts on style, clarity of expression, and point of view
- Tone and formality in academic writing
- Principles of clear sentences
- Achieving 'flow' in academic writing
Handouts on research and sources
- Signal phrases and effective verbs for referring to source material
- Avoiding plagiarism when using source materials
- Synthesizing sources: definitions and questions
Handouts on writing in the academic disciplines
- How to write an annotated bibliography
- How to write a literature review
- How to write critiques and reviews
- Science Writing and IMRaD
- IMRaD: Introduction Section
- IMRaD: Methods and Materials
- IMRaD: Results and Discussion
- Proofreading Science Drafts for Specificity, Precision, and Conciseness
Personal statement guide
How do I create an account?
How do I schedule a writing tutoring session? (Zoom)
How do I schedule a STEM tutoring appointment?
How do I schedule a Conversation Partner session? (Zoom)
How do I attach a doc for a writing appointment?
How do I add myself to the waiting list?
Location: 403 Alter Hall
Contact: Quiana Williams | 215-204-8110
Contact: Krupa Viswanathan | 215-204-6183 | email@example.com
Alliance for Minority Participation (AMP) Bridges to Baccalaureate Program
Contact: Susan Jansen Varnum | 215-204-4073 or 215-204-6390
Location: Business Communications Center, 1810 Liacouras Walk, Room 290
Contact: Dr. Jimmy P. Miller | 215-204-5959 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Engineering (Statics, Dynamics, & Mechanics of Solids)
Location: Engineering Building, Room 349
Location: 401 Alter Hall
Contact: Gwendolyn C. Bond | 215-204-8451
FGIS (French, German, Italian, Slavic) + Middle Eastern Languages, Asian Studies, and Greek and Roman Classics
Location: Anderson Hall, Room 539
Contact: Stephanie Smith | 215-204-1261 | email@example.com
Location: IH Lounge 215 Anderson Hall
Contact(s): Jessie Iwata | firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes: Drop-in tutoring is available for students taking Intellectual Heritage I and II. Undergraduate peer tutors are available to discuss the readings and work on essays. Please come prepared with your assignment, your notes, and your text. No appointment is necessary.
Marketing (by course)
Praxis Tests (Basic Skills Assessment Exams)
Location: College of Education, Shimada Resource Center, Ritter Annex 150
Contact: 215-204-8011, email@example.com
Notes: Students who need to take BSA exams should request access to the online BSA workshop in Canvas, which includes information on PAPA and Praxis Core exams, along with prep materials and links. Request can be made by calling or emailing the contact above.
Risk Management and Insurance (RMI)
Contact: Michelle Henry | 215-204-2046 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Summer N. Page | 215-204-3505 | email@example.com
If your department offers a tutoring service that you would like to have included on this list, or if you have questions about the list, please contact Michael O’Connell.
This section contains downloadable handouts, guides, and tip sheets. You will also find links to other online resources for academic support.