Tutoring

Students in the College of Engineering have free tutoring services available to them in over 80 Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering courses. Both in-person and online individual tutoring sessions are offered by our staff of over 35 highly qualified peer tutors. We are passionate about helping students succeed and look forward to seeing you at your next appointment.
For more information, click the “Schedule an Appointment” link below.

Engineering Tutoring Center Location:
1145 Brown-Kopel Student Achievement Center

Schedule An Appointment

 

Hours of Operation

  • Monday through Thursday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Sunday 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fall 2020 Operations

Tutoring for Fall 2020 begins on Monday, August 24, 2020.  All in-person tutoring will end on Friday, November 20, 2020.  LIMITED online tutoring is available November 22 - November 24 AND November 30 - December 4, 2020.  Check Advise Assist for this limited availability.

The Tutoring Center will be closed on the following days this fall:
  • Friday, September 4 through Monday, September 7 for the Labor Day Holiday

 

Individual tutoring: Monday-Thursday from 9 am - 8 pm (last appt. begins at 7 pm); Friday from 9 am-2 pm (last appt. begins at 1 pm); and Sunday from 3 pm - 7 pm (last appt. begins at 6 pm)

How to Schedule an Appointment

  • Go to AU Access and click on Advise Assist (the owl icon)
  • Choose "Make Appointment" (blue box on right side of screen)
  • Choose “Type of Appointment”: Engineering Student Tutoring
  • Choose “Why”: Engineering Student Tutoring
  • Choose Course: If you want tutoring in one of the courses in the menu, click the course. If not, choose “My Courses” & select the course desired.
  • Decide how you want to receive service (online via Zoom or in-person inside the Tutor Center, 1145 Brown-Kopel) then choose the matching Location:
    • Engineering Student Tutoring – ONLINE
    • Engineering Student Tutoring – IN PERSON
  • Continue to follow the prompts to confirm an appointment. Students may mix and match locations: in-person for one course and online for another!
Don’t see a course needed? Try a different location. Some courses may be offered only online

Cancellation of Appointments

Tutoring appointments canceled less than 3 hours in advance of the scheduled appointment time will automatically be considered a NO-SHOW. Any Tutor Center client (student) with 3 or more no-shows in a 30-day period will be blocked from making future appointments.

If a block preventing appointments is in place, please see the Tutor Coordinator to request a reset of your no-show counter.  The tutor coordinator accepts appointments through Advise Assist (or drop-in appointments based on availability) in the Engineering Student Services (ESS) office, 1155 Brown-Kopel Engineering Student Achievement Center.  You may email tutor@eng.auburn.edu

Appointment Types

Tutoring Session
Individual Tutoring: 
Individual tutoring is available both in-person and online for Fall 2020.  Appointments are required.  Students can make a maximum of four appointments a week. Tutoring sessions are free to all engineering students and are scheduled according to the availability of a tutor for the required subject. 

       

 

Check In Procedures

No Check in needed for online appointments; just go to your tutor's Zoom room!

*If you have appointments with multiple tutors, make sure you open the correct Zoom link.  The zoom link will be in your appointment confirmation email.

Check in on your own device for your In-Person appointment

Check In Remotely

From AU Access, click on Advise Assist.  You will see your list of upcoming appointments on the right-hand side of your screen.  Click the "Check In Online" button upon arrival and wait for your tutor in the waiting area.  Your tutor will be notified of the check in and find you to begin the appointment.

Guidelines

  • Tutors are not permitted to do your homework,  so come with prepared questions.
  • Bring your textbook and notes to the tutoring session.
  • Cancellations for tutoring must be done at least 3 hours prior to appointment through Advise Assist. Failure to do so will result in the appointment being marked as a No Show. Two No Shows in a semester may result in loss of tutoring privileges for the remainder of the semester.

 

Questions about Engineering Student Tutoring may be sent to tutor@eng.auburn.edu

Academic Support Resources

If you are unable to schedule a tutoring appointment with engineering peer tutors, there is tutoring available from Study Partners, located in the library as well as the Math help center in Parker Hall.  The math department has also provided a list of private tutors available for hire.  There is also a Physics Resource Room in the Leach Science Center that offers drop-in assistance with Engineering Physics.

Become a Tutor

The Engineering Tutoring Center Spring Application is Open Now through October 18!

 

Do you enjoy helping others? Do you already tutor many of your peers?  Would you like to turn that into a paycheck?  If so, then working as a peer tutor may be the ideal on-campus job for you. We offer both in-person and online tutoring, flexible hours, and a convenient on-campus location on the first floor of Brown-Kopel Hall.

 

Please consider applying to be a part of our team if you meet the following criteria:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior undergraduate engineering student
  • Not scheduled for a Co-Op in Spring 2021
  • Not scheduled to graduate in May 2021 

Starting salary is $8.50/hour with opportunities for raises and additional leadership. Applicants who are selected for an interview will hear back within 2 weeks.

Bill Warnock Testimonial

Bill Warnock

Bill Warnock

I graduated from high school in Smyrna, Ga. in 1970, where I had gone to school from kindergarten through 12th grade, and I was accepted to Auburn University in Fall 1970 to study civil engineering. Throughout my academic life I made A’s and B’s by simply paying attention in class and doing my homework (which was minimal in retrospect); I seldom had to study, and I frankly thought that was the case because I believed I was smarter than the average kid (though certainly not the smartest kid in the room.) I made straight A’s during my senior year in high school, and headed out to Auburn prepared to get my engineering degree and enjoy the college scene.

In my first quarter at Auburn, and throughout my freshman year, several subjects I was required to take proved to be quite difficult for me because I came from a school system that allowed me to essentially memorize answers instead of teaching me how to study and truly learn the material. Auburn also exposed me to large classrooms for the first time, where one- on-one instruction during class was virtually impossible. As a result, my weaknesses in the classroom became all too obvious in the pre-engineering preparatory courses like chemistry, calculus, physics, etc. I will never forget struggling mightily in studying for my first calculus and chemistry tests (both in the same week early in my first quarter), and getting my test papers back with scores of 62 and 65, respectively. Never before had I even studied much to make A’s and B’s, and suddenly I had worked as hard as I knew how and ended up essentially failing two different tests. I had a sinking feeling in my gut that I would flunk out of college by the end of my freshman year and perhaps sooner, and suddenly the college scene was no longer fun.

Out of desperation, for the next week or so I went to see my professors for each of my problem subjects after each class , and while they were helpful as to specific questions I had, my lack of a sufficient academic background continued to plague me and destroy what little confidence I had remaining. Finally (probably to get me off his back), one of my professors suggested that I sign up for the tutorial program that was available to pre-engineering students. I was directed to the west end of Ramsay Hall on the first floor to sign up for a tutor in each problem subject, and I initially signed up for one hour of tutoring (by a graduate student or upperclassman) for each hour of class. Much to my relief the program was funded by an annual donation from an Auburn University graduate and therefore it was free to kids like me who were going through school on a shoestring and a prayer.

The one-on-one instruction I received during these sessions allowed me to learn how to think like a problem solver, how to reason through the solutions to a problem, how to study the available material efficiently, and essentially gave me confidence in myself again through the immediate feedback that I could get from the tutor. While it continued to be a struggle for me through the first two quarters at Auburn, I no longer needed the tutors by the end of the second quarter, and I ended up with a GPA of 3.5 or better in both quarters. Ultimately I graduated with high honors with an overall GPA of 3.78 four years later, well ahead of many of the students who had seemingly thought that tutors were for the dummies in the class.

Since graduating from Auburn, I worked four years with Exxon Company, USA in New Orleans, and then for seven years with a small independent oil company where I became the executive vice president and chief operating officer. In 1985 I started my first oil and gas company at the age of 32, and since then I have initiated a total of six different companies that were all ultimately sold off at a profit to larger industry competitors who liked the niche’s we were pursuing.

I reside today in Tulsa, Okla. where I have been for the last 29 years, and I am on the Auburn Engineering Advisory Council (who graciously honored me with the Engineering Achievement Award in 2004). I currently serve on nine different company or charitable boards, and my wife Becky and I have four kids (three of whom have degrees from Auburn).

In retrospect, if it hadn’t been for the engineering tutorial program at Auburn in 1970, I feel certain that I would not have been able to pull myself out of the tailspin I was in during my first few months on campus. I would likely have changed to a different major and perhaps even gone to a smaller college or dropped out altogether. There is no doubt Auburn changed my life forever, and therefore the tutorial program that saved me allowed me to become the person I am today, and to experience the success I have been fortunate enough to enjoy.

With this background, it is important for me to give back to Auburn and to perhaps provide a similar life raft for those students who like me are not initially prepared for the rigors of an engineering degree. My wife and I are very proud to be able to fund the Warnock Family Tutorial Fund for Excellence, an endowment that will help pay for this program.