Individual and Group Tutoring

The Vulcan Materials Academic Success Center provides free course-specific tutoring services to UAB undergraduate students. Tutoring is offered in both one-on-one and group sessions. Our tutoring sessions are tailored to address undergraduate students’ questions and needs as we aim to foster independent learning. The Tutors are undergraduate and graduate students who have excelled in the course in which they tutor, and they have been trained to facilitate discussions on course content, study skills, and strong academic habits.

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Drop-in Tutoring

Where: New Freshmen Residence Hall | Cahaba A
When: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Sunday
Mathematics, Biology, and Chemistry

Monday
Chemistry and Mathematics

Wednesday
General Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics

Students will be required to sign in and out of at the front desk of New Freshmen Residence Hall, as well as in the tutoring space. Students visiting the residence hall for tutoring are prohibited from other areas of the building. Those found in violation of this policy will be sent to the Office of Student Conduct for violating residence life policies. For disability accommodations and more information, contact the Vulcan Materials Academic Success Center at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Free & Open to All Students

Tutoring services are currently offered for the following courses:

Biology

  • BY 101 – Topics in Contemporary Biology
  • BY 115 – Human Anatomy
  • BY 116 – Introductory Human Physiology
  • BY 123 – Introductory Biology 1
  • BY 124 – Introductory Biology 2
  • BY 210 – Genetics
  • BY 261 – Introduction to Microbiology
  • BY 330 – Cell Biology

Chemistry

  • CH 100 – Chemical Problem Solving
  • CH 105 – Introductory Chemistry 1
  • CH 107 – Introductory Chemistry 2
  • CH 115 – General Chemistry 1
  • CH 117 – General Chemistry 2
  • CH 235 – Organic Chemistry 1
  • CH 237 – Organic Chemistry 2
  • CH 460 – Fundamentals of Biochemistry

Civil Engineering

  • CE 210 – Statics

Engineering

  • EGR 150 – Computer Methods in Engineering
  • EGR 265 – Math Tools for Engineering Problem Solving

Mathematics

  • MA 098 – Basic Algebra
  • MA 102 – Intermediate Algebra
  • MA 105 – Pre-Calculus Algebra
  • MA 106 – Pre- Calculus Trigonometry
  • MA 107 – Pre-Calculus Algebra and Trigonometry
  • MA 110 – Finite Mathematics
  • MA 125 – Calculus 1
  • MA 126 – Calculus 2
  • MA 180 – Introduction to Statistics

Psychology

  • PY 101 – Introduction to Psychology
  • PY 212 – Developmental Psychology
  • PY 216 – Elementary Statistical Methods

Sociology

  • SOC 100 – Introduction to Sociology

Meet the Tutors

Lloyd Balfour

Lloyd Balfour

Caroline Bennett

Caroline Bennett

My favorite subject to tutor is anything Psychology related. It has always been my favorite subject and I find it very interesting.
Pratheek Bobba

Pratheek Bobba

Biology because every time I tutor, I feel like I am telling a story. I also like to simplify the concepts in biology to relate to everyday situations to help the student understand the concept and entertain them while they learn.
Michelle Bono

Michelle Bono

My favorite subject to tutor is math, because I love helping students find their "lightbulb" moment of when they finally figure a math concept out. It's also fun to tutor math because it's like solving a new puzzle every time a student comes in with a question.
Annisha Borah

Annisha Borah

My favorite subject to tutor is Calculus I (MA125). Calculus is essential for so many other fields and sciences and completing a problem that took up a whole page and getting it right is so satisfying!
Sarah Bouslog

Sarah Bouslog

My favorite subject to tutor is Anatomy because I enjoy learning the material about the human body and sharing that knowledge with other students.
Mikaela Brock

Mikaela Brock

Kelsie Bullock

Kelsie Bullock

Chemistry because it is usually one of the first challenging sciences a student encounters in college.
Clint Campbell

Clint Campbell

Sam Castillo

Sam Castillo

Biology: I think the processes that allow us to live and function are fascinating! They really speak to the complexity of life, and I think they're inspiring to learn about as well as teach.
Cammie Cornett

Cammie Cornett

Sociology, I think it is a very interesting subject that could be made very fun to learn about
Nicholas Dietschweiler

Nicholas Dietschweiler

Biology! Biology is the study of life... it isn't only essential for some degrees, but it also good to have an idea of how life (including your own body) works. Biology covers a wide variety of concepts and all of them are pretty interesting.
McKenzie Foxall

McKenzie Foxall

I love teaching about all things biology. It is truly remarkable how our bodies function at the molecular level, right down to our atoms, and I want other people to understand and get as excited as I do about it!
Kadeem Hayes

Kadeem Hayes

My favorite subject to tutor is chemistry because it is my favorite subject and I love to see the joy in students eyes when something clicks.
Reese Joiner

Reese Joiner

English, I love writing and love helping people find simple ways to improve their essays!
Jon Kelleher

Jon Kelleher

Josh Knapp

Josh Knapp

Organic Chemistry. It's like learning a whole new language or set of mathematic rules and then using them to solve puzzles, which can lead to some fun discussions! Also, many of the molecules have real world impact or are compounds we will actually synthesize in lab!
Alex Kovolav

Alex Kovolav

Chemistry
Grace Kwak

Grace Kwak

I love to tutor sociology because I love its' applicability to real life situations and find that students sometimes need a different perspective and so do I so I learn from them as well.
Alysse Lalonde

Alysse Lalonde

Organic Chemistry because it's like putting together a puzzle.
Malik Lowe

Malik Lowe

My favorite subject to tutor is calculus because most people have trouble understanding math, and it is amazing when all cylinders click and the student finally understands the material.
Nikki Mallepalli

Nikki Mallepalli

My favorite subject to tutor is chemistry because I feel like students are really intimidated by the subject at first, but their confidence seems to grow a lot as they start getting more comfortable with the material, which is really awesome to see!
Tim McWilliams

Tim McWilliams

Any Biology class as it allows me to share my passion with others!
Sureena Monteiro-Pai

Sureena Monteiro-Pai

Organic Chemistry 2 because we get to draw a lot
Gracie Nemec

Gracie Nemec

My favorite subject to tutor is Biology, since I always get excited when I have the chance to talk about it. It's always been my strongest subject, and I love helping other people start to appreciate it the way I do.
Simone Pak

Simone Pak

My favorite subject to tutor would have to be Math because it's great to see people start to understand the concepts behind a formula and seeing how they connect to everything else.
Holly Robinson

Holly Robinson

I love tutoring CH 105 and 107 because there is such a wide variety of chemistry covered in both courses.
Mursilat Saquib

Mursilat Saquib

I absolutely love debunking long held math myths with students.
Seeta Shah

Seeta Shah

Biology! I love the wide range of concepts taught in biology, I find them so interesting. Biology is one of the reasons I wanted to go on the pre-med track so it's my favorite subject!
Chatur Shivananda

Chatur Shivananda

My favorite subject to tutor is General Chemistry. The is because I find the subject intriguing and is the foundation for many other concentrations of science like Biology, Organic Chemistry, and Biochemistry. This, in turn, makes it more interesting in tutoring other students in this subject.
Allie Stamper

Allie Stamper

Any math. Lots of people find math intimidating, so being able to break it down for anyone to understand is very rewarding.
Autumn Stisher

Autumn Stisher

Organic Chemistry because it’s fun; using mechanisms to create products is almost like putting a puzzle together to me.
Emily Tran

Emily Tran

My favorite subject to tutor is math because math has always been a subject that I was able to understand well and that I enjoyed learning. Tutoring math has allowed me to help other students in areas of math that they may be currently learning.
Garrett Wood

Garrett Wood

My favorite subject to tutor is Calculus 1. I like Cal1 because there are so many new topics covered and connections to be made; from limits to derivatives to integrals, Cal1 is a different animal than previous math courses.
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