RESOURCES FOR ACADEMIC SUPPORT

A student’s first option for getting help in their chemistry classes should always be their professor. Every professor has regular student drop-in hours and is committed to the success of every student in the department. Student drop-in 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:

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:

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.

TUTORING AT THE SMLC:

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.

Fall 2022

General Chemistry Faculty and ChemTutor Drop-in Hours

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

Links for virtual drop-in hours are provided on the Canvas course page


CHEM 131

This is a 3 by 2 grid containing section numbers, professor names, and email addresses

Dr. Kristen Funck
funckke@jmu.edu 

Dr. Brittany Long
longb2be@jmu.edu
Dr. Mary Tam
tammc@jmu.edu

Dr. Daniel Blumling
blumlide@jmu.edu
Dr. Lindsay Caesar
caesarlk@jmu.edu
Dr. Yanjie Zhang
zhang3yx@jmu.edu

 

This is a 2 column table. The first column is the day of the week, Monday through Friday. The second column is the times, names and places of Drop-in hours
Day All faculty are available by appointment.
Monday
  • 11:00am-7:00pm, SMLC tutors (SMLC in the Student Success Center)
  • 9:00am-10:30am, Dr. Caesar (virtual)
  • 11:00pm-12:00pm, Dr. Tam (SSC 1110)
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm, Dr. Long (Phys/Chem 0132 and virtual)
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm, Dr. Caesar (Phys/Chem 3124 and virtual)
  • 4:00-6:00pm, ChemTutor Amir (3144 Phys/Chem)
  • 5:30-7:30pm, ChemTutor Angie (3144 Phys/Chem)
  • 6:00-8:00pm, ChemTutor Gabriella (3144 Phys/Chem)
Tuesday
  • 11:00am-7:00pm, SMLC tutors (SMLC in the Student Success Center)
  • 9:00am-10:30am, Dr. Funck (EnGeo 3140 and virtual)
  • 10:00am-11:30am, Dr. Blumling (virtual)
  • 11:00am-12:00pm, Dr. Long (Phys/Chem 0132 and virtual)
  • 12:00pm-1:30pm, Dr. Tam (SSC 1110)
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm, Dr. Caesar (Phys/Chem 3124 and virtual)
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm, Dr. Zhang (Phys/Chem 1132 and virtual)
  • 4:00-9:00pm, ChemTutor Amir (3144 Phys/Chem)
  • 6:00-8:00pm, ChemTutor Gabriella (3144 Phys/Chem)
  • 7:00-8:00pm, PASS with Sophia (probably EnGeo2202)
Wednesday
  • 11:00am-7:00pm, SMLC tutors (SMLC in the Student Success Center)
  • 9:00am-10:30am, Dr. Caesar (virtual)
  • 9:00am-11:00pm, Dr. Long (Phys/Chem 0132 and virtual)
  • 10:30am-12:30pm, Dr. Zhang (Phys/Chem 1132 and virtual)
  • 11:00am-12:00pm, Dr. Tam (SSC 1110)
  • 12:30pm-2:00pm, Dr. Funck (EnGeo 3140 and virtual)
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm, Dr. Blumling (virtual)
  • 5:00-6:00pm, PASS with Laila (EnGeo 2202)
  • 5:00-6:00pm, PASS with Lydia (EnGeo 1210)
  • 5:00-6:00pm, PASS with Hannah (EnGeo 1204)
  • 5:00-7:00pm, ChemTutor Angie (3144 Phys/Chem)
  • 6:00-8:00pm, ChemTutor Gabriella (3144 Phys/Chem)
  • 7:00-9:00pm SMLC online tutors (link)
  • 8:00-9:00pm, PASS with Micah (EnGeo 1210)
  •  
Thursday
  • 11:00am-7:00pm, SMLC tutors (SMLC in the Student Success Center)
  • 10:00am-11:30am, Dr. Blumling (virtual)
  • 11:30am-1:30pm, Dr. Funck (EnGeo 3140 and virtual)
  • 1:30pm-3:30pm, Dr. Zhang (Phys/Chem 1132 and virtual)
  • 2:00pm-3:15pm, Dr. Tam (EnGeo 0302/0304)
  • 6:00-8:00pm, ChemTutor Gabriella (3144 Phys/Chem)
  • 8:00-10:00pm SMLC online tutors (link)
Friday
  • 11:00am-12:00pm, Dr. Tam (virtual)
  • 11:00-2:00pm SMLC online tutors (virtual)
  • 3:00-8:00pm, ChemTutor Amir (3144 Phys/Chem)
  • 5:00-7:00pm, ChemTutor Angie (3144 Phys/Chem)
Saturday
  • 12:00-4:00pm, ChemTutor Angie (3144 Phys/Chem)
Sunday
  • 2:00-6:00pm, ChemTutor Gabriella (3144 Phys/Chem)
  • 2:00-9:00pm, ChemTutor Amir (3144 Phys/Chem)
  • 3:30-4:30 pm, PASS with Laila (virtual)
  • 5:00-6:00pm, PASS with Sophia (virtual)
  • 5:30-6:30pm, PASS with Micah (virtual)
  • 5:30-6:30pm, PASS with Hannah (EnGeo 1204)
  • 6:00-7:00pm, PASS with Lydia (EnGeo 1210)
  • 8:00-10:00pm SMLC online tutors (link)

 


CHEM 132

This is a 2 by 1 grid containing section numbers, professor names, and email addresses

Section 1

Section 2

 

This is a 2 column table. The first column is the day of the week, Monday through Friday. The second column is the times, names and places of Drop-in hours
Day All faculty are available by appointment.
Tuesday
  •  
Wednesday
  •  
Thursday
  •  
Friday
  •  

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