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, General Chemistry, Introductory Biology

Monday
Mathematics, Chemistry, Introductory Biology

Wednesday
Mathematics, General Chemistry, Introductory Biology

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

Ivy Bookout

Ivy Bookout

Math is my favorite subject to tutor because I like being able to watch the lightbulb come on and seeing the student figure it out for themselves because a lot of times it’s just setting up the problem that’s confusing.
Heaven Brady-Yancy

Heaven Brady-Yancy

My favorite subject to tutor is CH 235 (Organic Chemistry I) because it's almost like a puzzle that you get to solve and can be fun once you get the hang of it.
Lauren Brashear

Lauren Brashear

I love tutoring biology because I feel like it's easy to tell a story of how the different parts come together.
Morgan Bryars

Morgan Bryars

Genetics is my favorite subject because I'm fascinated by the complex implications of that field.
Sam Castillo

Sam Castillo

Biology 123: Think of all the things that occur all the time that keep you from becoming a puddle on the ground. That's intro bio! I love thinking and talking about the complexity of the human body.
Nicholas Harris

Nicholas Harris

Math because there is only one answer but many ways to get there, meaning there is a leaning method for everyone.
Allie Hughes

Allie Hughes

My favorite subject to tutor is biology!
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.
Josh Knapp

Josh Knapp

Chemistry is my favorite subject and I can’t really explain why other than the fact that I enjoy it a lot. It’s a fun subject to me and I love being able to help other people understand something that I enjoy so much.
Alex Kovolav

Alex Kovolav

Chemistry
Grace Kwak

Grace Kwak

Sociology because studying human interactions is extremely interesting to me and getting to learn how our society works is applicable to our every day lives.
Angela Lee

Angela Lee

Math is my favorite subject to teach because it's a language of its own!
Gabrielle Lynch

Gabrielle Lynch

Any type of science because I enjoy learning and teaching how things work.
Alysse Lalonde

Alysse Lalonde

Organic Chemistry because it's like putting together a puzzle.
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!
Robert McGuyer

Robert McGuyer

Math, any math. I have been blessed to hear and learn math, and I love to be able to help and teach in even the smallest ways.
Gracie Nemec

Gracie Nemec

My favorite subject to tutor is BY 123 because it was one of my favorite classes, and while challenging, it’s extremely rewarding to watch hard work pay off.
Simone Pak

Simone Pak

My favorite subject to tutor is Calculus I because it’s great to see all the pieces from past math courses click in a person’s mind and finally knowing and understanding a calculus equation.
Diamond Parker

Diamond Parker

My favorite subjects to tutor are Organic Chemistry and Psychology. I really enjoy breaking down the chemical components that relate to living organisms or life in general. It’s like solving a puzzle that allows you to see the bigger picture! On the other hand, Psychology is so fascinating! I love helping others understand, predict, and explain how the human mind works.

Joia Pfeiffer

Joia Pfeiffer

My favorite subject to tutor is math because it's a fundamental skill no matter what major we choose, so I love to help other students grasp important
Mallory Powe

Mallory Powe

My favorite subject to tutor is math because there's always more than one way to solve a problem!
Lucas Rickenbacker

Lucas Rickenbacker

My favorite subject to tutor is chemistry because it integrates many different scientific fields. Not only is it necessary for life, but its applications are limitless, making it riveting to learn about and teach!
David Russo

David Russo

My favorite subject to tutor is chemistry because I know a lot of chemistry jokes.
Mursilat Saquib

Mursilat Saquib

I absolutely love debunking long held math myths with students.
Mingmar Sherpa

Mingmar Sherpa

My favorite subject to tutor is General Chemistry, since it is more concept based and applies in everyday life.
Chatur Shivananda

Chatur Shivananda

My favorite subject to tutor is General Chemistry. Everything around us is related to Chemistry in some manner, and it is always intriguing to me to help students understand basic chemistry concepts before they move up to higher-level Chemistry classes.
Clare Smith

Clare Smith

Allie Stamper

Allie Stamper

Biology! It’s so interesting! You can study cells to biospheres and it’s all relevant to your life. Understanding biology gives you an advantage in every other scientific field (and helps you be a well-rounded person, regardless of the path you’re following.)
Autumn Stisher

Autumn Stisher

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

Rogan Sullivan

I love tutoring all STEM subjects because although many people find them intimidating, they are less subjective than other subjects. I also tend to find them more applicable to further studies than Humanities, however many would disagree.
Emily Tran

Emily Tran

I tutor a lot of different math classes, but I like tutoring MA105 and MA125 the most. MA105 is a lot of algebra which I enjoy. MA125 is enjoyable to tutor because at times calculus can seem like its own language to a lot of students, so helping them really understand the new math concepts is rewarding.
Callie Walls

Callie Walls

Organic Chemistry because I really like the material. It is like a puzzle and I love helping students figure it out piece by piece.
Lan Wang

Lan Wang

My favorite subject to tutor would be Biology. First, I am a biology major. And also biology really takes part in every single aspects around us!
Raven Warner

Raven Warner

My favorite subject to tutor is mathematics because, although it is applied on the smaller scale during class, it contributes so heavily to the successful functioning of our society, especially in technology.
Garrett Wood

Garrett Wood

My favorite subject to tutor is EGR 150 (Matlab). Matlab was a very challenging class, but it is my favorite class that I’ve taken in college. I learn something new in Matlab every time a student comes in for tutoring.