A student’s first option for getting help in their chemistry classes should always be their professor. Every professor has regular office hours and is committed to the success of every student in the department. Office hours are usually found on the syllabus and on the class CANVAS page. Students also have the option of emailing their professor to make an appointment to discuss class content or assessments. Students should visit their professor before there is a problem.

In addition, the following FREE resources are available for lower division courses:


Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) is an academic support program designed to help your retention and performance. PASS sessions are led by students who have completed the course with the same professor. The PASS leaders attend lectures and hold study sessions. The schedule for chemistry PASS leaders can be found here.


Learning Strategies Instruction provides individualized, student-centered, academic coaching designed to increase student success. The diverse range of undergraduate and graduate students we serve will be motivated to achieve individual goals by becoming self-regulated learners and building academic and personal self-efficacy.


The Science and Math Learning Center (SMLC) is located at the Student success center and provides free tutoring in lower division chemistry courses. The schedule of tutors can be found here.


Dr. Iona Black offers free Chem 131 tutoring in the Physics and Chemistry Builiding

Chem 131 Tutoring in Chemistry Department – Fall 2019

  Day                         Time                                                        Place                  

Monday                5:00pm-8:00pm                            Chemistry building, Room 3348

Tuesday               5:00pm-8:00pm                            Chemistry building, Room 3348

Wednesday           5:00pm-8:00pm                            Chemistry building, Room 3348

Thursday               6:15pm-8:00pm                            Chemistry building, Room 3348

Friday                    5:00pm-8:00pm                            Chemistry building, Room 3348

Saturday                2:00pm-8:00pm                            Chemistry building, Room 3348

Sunday                  2:00pm-8:00pm                            Chemistry building, Room 3348



Fall 2019

General Chemistry Faculty Office Hours and Weekly Study Sessions

All Gen Chem students are invited to any office hours or any study session (for the same course).


Faculty / email

Office / Phone

Drop-in office hours
(no appt needed)

Other times by appointment -
suggest 3 possible day/times

Weekly Study Sessions

CHEM 131

CHEM 131 - 0001 
MWF 8:00-8:50 AM  
in ISAT 159

Dr. Mary Tam   

SSC 1100 540.568.4816

Mon & Tue 10-11 am, 
Wed & Thu 1:30-2:00 pm  

Mon 2:00-3:00 pm

in SSC 1167

CHEM 131 - 0002

TTh 11am-12:15pm

in EnGeo 1302

Dr. Isaiah Sumner


PCB 3162


Mon & Wed 1-2:30 pm

Fri 11am-12noon

Tue 2-3pm

in PCB 3348

CHEM 131 - 0003

MWF 12:20-1:10pm 

in ISAT 159

Dr. Deborah Warnaar


PCB 3136


 MWF 9:45-11 pm,

Tue 2-3 pm

Wed 3:30-4:20

in PCB 3216

 Chem 131 - 0004

MWF 12:20-1:10pm

in EnGeo 1302

Dr. Chrisi Hughey


PCB 3170


Tue 1-4 pm,

Thu 1-2 pm

Thu 12-1pm

in PCB 3348

CHEM 131 - 0005 
TuTh 8:00-9:15 AM  
in EnGeo 1302

Dr. Daniel Blumling blumlide@jmu.edu

P/C 0132 540.568.6631

MWTh 1-2pm

Tue 10:30-11:30 am

Tue 7-8 pm

in PCB 3348 1301

CHEM 131 – 0006
MWF 8:00-8:50 AM 
in EnGeo 1301

Dr. Yanjie Zhang

P/C 1132

MWF 9:00-10:00 am

Thi 11:15-12:15 pm

Thu 3:30-4:30 pm
in EnGeo 2207

CHEM 132

CHEM 132 - 0001 
MWF 10:10-11:00 AM  
in EnGeo 1302

Dr. Qingsheng Liu


EnGeo 3138


MTuWF 11 am-12:15 pm

Alternate Wed

9/4, 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 10/30, 11/13 and 12/4

7:00-9:00 PM
in EnGeo 1208

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