Below are a list of the learning resources:

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Academic Support, free

Academic Support Instruction, a program within the Office of Residence Life, helps students who live on-campus improve their academic skills in areas such as:

  • Communicating with Professors
  • Goal-Setting
  • Reading Strategies
  • Study Skills
  • Test-taking Skills
  • Time and Stress Management

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Accounting Tutoring, free

The school of Accounting offers free tutoring for COB 241, 242, & 244. 

Accounting Tutoring - paid

Paid tutors are available for COB 241 and 242. Students negotiate payment and schedule. 

Anthropology, free

Free tutoring is provided for all students enrolled in Anthropology classes.

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Biology PASS support, free

BIO 140, BIO 150, BIO 270, BIO 280, and BIO 290 are supported by the PASS program.

Trained peer educators hold academic support sessions to help students succeed in these courses. 

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Chemistry PASS support, free

CHEM 120, CHEM 131, CHEM 132 and CHEM 241 are supported by the PASS program.

Trained peer educators hold academic support sessions to help students succeed in these courses. 

Chemistry Tutoring, free

Chem 131 tutoring is available from Dr. Iona Black.

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Chemistry Tutoring, free

The Science and Math Learning Center (SMLC) provides support for the 1st and 2nd year Chemistry courses. Tutoring is drop-in, so no appointment is needed.

The SMLC supports the following chemistry courses: CHEM 120, 131, 132, 241, 242. 

SMLC

Chemistry Tutoring, paid

CHEM 120CHEM 131CHEM 132CHEM 241, and CHEM 242 tutoring is offered through The Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society.

To arrange for a private (paid) Chemistry tutor, email jmuchemistrytutor@gmail.com.

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COB 204 Tutoring, paid

The College of Business has identified the following tutors available for COB 204

Sudents negotiate price and schedule.

COB 291 PASS support, free

COB 291 is supported by the PASS program.

Trained peer educators hold academic support sessions to help students succeed in these courses. 

COB 291 Tutoring, paid

COB 291 - Intro to Management Science

Students negotiate price and schedule.

Computer Information Systems tutoring, Paid

Paid tutors for COB 204 and CIS 221 are available. Student negotiates price and schedule.

Computer Science Tutoring, free

The Department of Computer Science provides student Lab Assistants for 100-level CS courses.

Lab Assistants, as selected by the Department, are assigned courses and instructors.

Hours of operation: Evenings and on weekends for students who need help in CS courses.

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ECON 200 and 201 PASS support, free

ECON 200 and ECON 201 are supported by the PASS program.

Trained peer educators hold academic support sessions to help students succeed in these courses. 

Economics Tutoring, free

The Madison Economics Club offers free tutoring for ECON 200 and ECON 201. 

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Economics Tutoring, paid

ECON 200 and ECON 201: Private Economics tutors are available for $25/hour.  For a list of tutors, vist the COB-Econ's Resources page (at the bottom)

Tutor List

For additional tutor information, contact:

  • Rebecca Wood, Office of Econ/International Business Programs: 540-568-3216
  • Prof. Philip Heap, Office of Econ/International Business Programs: 540-568-3031
ELLS support, free

English Language Learner Services (ELLS) provides academic English support to multilingual learners. You can make an appointment for a one-on-one consultation with an ELLS professional or peer educator. Typical sessions may cover one or a few of the following topics: 

  • Starting and working on assignments
  • Writing in U.S. American academic English
  • Cultural questions and comparisons
  • Prioritizing Information in the U.S.
  • Learning vocabulary
  • Reading effectively
  • Speaking fluently
  • Developing grammar
  • Connecting with an advocate

Multilingual students can also receive language support while writing a thesis. 

Entry Assessment exam tutoring, free

The Education Support Center offers free tutoring for the Praxis Core Math exam and the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) Reading and Writing exams that will fulfill the Entry Assessment Requirements.

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Finance Tutoring, free

The Finance Tutoring Cadre provides free peer tutoring for introductory Finance courses.

COB 300B, FIN 301 & FIN 345

 

Foreign Language support, free

Free peer tutoring is available in select languages. 

Tutoring

The Language Resource Center provides a space for JMU students to listen to audio, watch video, and use computers to further their language studies. 

Language Resource Center

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Learning Toolbox, free

The Learning Toolbox is a website available for students, teachers, and parents, that includes tools to help students improve in

  • Math
  • Organization
  • Study skills
  • Test Taking Skills
  • Note Taking
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Advanced Thinking.

Learning Toolbox

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Math and Statistics Tutoring, paid

Private tutoring is available through the Mathematics and Statistics Department. 

Email or call (540) 568-6184

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Mathematics tutoring, free

The Science and Math Learning Center (SMLC) provides support for 1st and 2nd year mathematics and statistics courses. Tutoring is drop-in, so no appointment is needed.

The SMLC supports the following courses in math and statistics: 

MATH TUTORING: MATH 103, 155-156, 205, 231-237, ISAT 150 & 151

STATISTICS TUTORING: MATH 105 & 220, COB 191, ISAT 251

SMLC

Math PASS support, free

MATH 107, MATH 108, and MATH 205 are supported by the PASS program.

Trained peer educators hold academic support sessions to help students succeed in these courses. 

MREST tutoring, free

The Communication Center provides one-on-one support for MREST, SCOM exam preparation, interviews, and presentations. 

For hours of operation and/or appointment scheduling, visit their website:

Communication Center

Music Tutoring, free

The School of Music provides department-paid tutors for students enrolled in Music Theory or Music History.

Their tutors and availability are subject to change each semester. 

Please contact Donna Wampler by email or at 540-568-6863 to request support.

Note: This tutoring service is only available to JMU students enrolled in these classes.

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Note-taking and reading strategies, free

Learning Strategies Instruction (LSI) offers one-on-one academic coaching appointments for JMU student to improve their academic success.  They can help students improve their time-management, test-taking, test analysis, studying and test prep, reading, and note-taking.

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Philosophy and Religion Tutoring

To request course support, contact the Department Chair office at 540-568-6394

Physics tutoring, free

The Science and Math Learning Center (SMLC) provides support for the 1st and 2nd year Physics courses. Tutoring is drop-in, so no appointment is needed.

The SMLC supports the following physics courses: PHYS 140, 150, 240, 250. 

 

SMLC

Physics Tutoring, paid

Private tutoring is available through the Physics department.

A Physics department tutor list is available from the Physics Department.

S

SCOM exam preparation, free

The Communication Center provides one-on-one support for MREST, SCOM exam preparation, interviews, and presentations. 

For hours of operation and/or appointment scheduling, visit their website:

COMMUNICATION CENTER

Statistics Tutoring, free

The Science and Math Learning Center (SMLC) provides support for 1st and 2nd year mathematics and statistics courses. Tutoring is drop-in, so no appointment is needed.

The SMLC supports the following math and statistics courses: 

MATH TUTORING: MATH 103, 155-156, 205, 231-237, ISAT 150 & 151

STATISTICS TUTORING: MATH 105 & 220, COB 191, ISAT 251

Studying strategies, free

Learning Strategies Instruction (LSI) offers one-on-one academic coaching appointments for JMU student to improve their academic success.  They can help students improve their time-management, test-taking, test analysis, studying and test prep, reading, and note-taking.

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Study Skills, free

F.O.C.U.S2 (First Years Obtaining Creative and Useful Study skills) is a free program that begins the sixth week of classes. Sessions meet one hour per week for five weeks. 

Facilitators will help students learn how to remain motivated and get the most out of their study time. Class topics include:

  • Setting Goals and Staying Motivated
  • Learning Styles
  • How to read those BIG, FAT textbooks!
  • Lecture Note Taking
  • Time and Stress Management
  • Test-Taking Strategies
  • Study Skills
  • Interacting with Professors

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Test-taking support, free

Learning Strategies Instruction (LSI) offers one-on-one academic coaching appointments for JMU student to improve their academic success.  They can help students improve their time-management, test-taking, test analysis, studying and test prep, reading, and note-taking.

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Tutor Connection, paid

Tutor Connection is a service through the Student Learning Initiatives Resource Center that pairs student and self-identified tutors in specific subjects.

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Tutoring Information, General

This resource page does not provide all JMU tutoring resources. We do try to keep this page updated so if you know of a resource we are missing, please let us know. 

If you are unable to find the resource you are searching for on this page, you may email the Learning Centers for assistance. 

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Writing Tutoring, free

The University Writing Center (UWC) offers free, individual consultations for any wrtiing task at any stage of the writing process. Consultations can happen in person and online. 

Writing consultants can help writers:

  • Overcome writer's block
  • Brainstorm and find a topic
  • Understand audience and purpose
  • Develop a thesis
  • Incorporate sources effectively
  • Revise for coherence and organization
  • Edit for clarity and conciseness
  • Use MLA, APA, and Chicago formats
  • Understand grammar, punctuation, and usage
  • Develop revision strategies

UWC

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