Engineering & Computing Tutoring Program  

The College’s tutoring program provides free supplemental educational services to undergraduate students majoring in any field of engineering, computer science, or computer information systems. 

We are here to support students with coursework that may be challenging for you. Our student tutors will help you work through difficult concepts so you can get succeed as a student at The University of Akron. Subject-based group tutoring, along with private tutoring sessions, are offered online through Microsoft TEAMs and in-person. Let us know how we are doing.

How this works

  • Tutoring is not required — but encouraged if you need the extra help.

  • The majority of our tutoring sessions are in-person.  

  • Subject-based group tutoring sessions (2-hours) are available to all students taking Basic Electrical Engineering, Circuits I, Computer Science I, Computer Science II, Dynamics, Mechanics of Solids, Networking, and Statics, along with College of Engineering and Polymer Science students taking Precalculus, Calculus I, and Calculus II. 

  • Learning assistants are tutors assigned to your specific class. Please note, these are group tutoring sessions scheduled at specific times. If you would like a private tutoring session at a time convenient to you, you may directly email your class specific learning assistant for additional hours if you are unable to attend their regularly scheduled tutoring hours.

  • Private tutoring sessions (1-hour or 2-hour) are available, but through individual student requests. Please email your subject and date/time availability to the head tutor at who will find a tutor to help during your designated availability.

Tips to use online tutoring

  • You are encouraged to email questions to your tutor prior to entering a tutor session.
    • This may allow tutors to plan and make best use of time.
    • It will ensure your question/concern is answered.
    • It is OK to scan/take pictures of your work and send it to the tutor's email.

  • It is helpful if you turn on your camera for your session to improve collaboration with your tutor. He/she will better determine if you understand the concepts being reviewed.

  • Make sure you un-mute yourself and speak up.

  • Ask your tutor if you may use the screen sharing feature for PDFs, textbooks, internet searches, or drawing apps. When sharing your screen, remember that other students can still see you!

  • You are encouraged to reach out to your classmates outside of the tutoring session. You can meet new friends and develop virtual study groups. Building connections among peers is what gets students through their challenging course load!

Become a tutor!

Contact Dr. Julie Zhao, Assistant Dean, Recruiting, Retention and Marketing, at Include in your message:

  • Your major
  • Expected graduation year
  • What subject you are interested in tutoring
  • Your availability

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