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 Academic Assistance and Student Resources


Academic Assistance and Student Resources

Most students can benefit from a little help at times. Below you will find a list of resources available for your use. If you need assistance in an area that is not included on this list, please contact your advisor.


Biology Resource Center - Lilly Hall B-401; Phone: 49-46145;

Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.;
Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. *

The Biology Resource Center offers free tutorial help for introductory biology courses, course syllabi and textbooks, and sample problem sets. Individual and group study space available.


Chemistry Resource Room – WTHR 117B; Phone: 49-45310;

Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.;
Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.;
Saturday, 9:30 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.;
Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. *

Staffed by upper-level chemistry students, the Resource Room is available for students who need help with homework, need to see a textbook or an old exam, or want to review a lecture. Individual and group study space is available.


College of Science Instructional Nightly Enrichment (COSINE)

A free tutoring program to help students in first-year courses in Biology, Chemistry and Math. COSINE offers evening tutoring right in your own backyard. Our goal is to help you develop problem-solving skills needed to do your homework. Please visit one of our locations for assistance.

COSINE at Harrison Hall, C218 Conference Room: 7 to 10 p.m. Monday and Wednesday

COSINE at Tarkington Hall, Conference Room off the main lobby: 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday

***For optimal tutoring results, bring your textbook and class notes***


Writing Lab - HEAV 226
Tutoring: 49-43723;
On-Line Writing lab (OWL):

Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.;
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. *

Staff are available to help with any writing project - from paper to resume.

General Help (with study skills, test taking, etc.)

Academic Success Center - ENAD 242 - 49-45569;

Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. *

The Success Center features help in specific areas, one-to-one interaction, videotapes, academic skills seminars, etc. (See below for workshop schedule)

MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture Natural Resources and Related Sciences)

Dr. Pamala Morris, Advisor,;

MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences) – dedicated to the “…inclusion, achievement, and advancement of all people in the agricultural sciences”

An organization open to anyone with a vital interest in promoting diversity in agriculture, natural resources and related sciences, MANRRS-Purdue, pledges “to work for the inclusion, achievement, and advancement of all people in the agricultural sciences.” Will host a 3-hour study table each week using graduate students as tutors for chemistry, calculus, and English. Study tables are open to all students in the College of Agriculture, and snacks will be provided.


Math Help Room - MATH 205;

Monday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.;
Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. *

Staffed by teaching assistants for MA courses. 


Physics Help Center- PHYS 11A; 

Schedule listed by course. 

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is offered for many challenging introductory courses. Hours and locations vary by course.
Supplemental Instruction is:
  • weekly study sessions led by a peer who has successfully taken the course
  • an informal study group where it's ok to make a mistake
  • a place to share study tips
  • a way to grasp tough material and break it down into understandable segments
  • a way to save time, money and frustration 

Women in Engineering/Women in Science Tutoring Program

WIEP-WISP tutoring is available in the Conference Room on the Main floor of Earhart Hall. FREE tutoring for 100 and 200-level science and math courses.  Hours are:

  • 7 - 10 P.M. Sunday through Thursday. *

* All hours are subject to change