Tutoring Program

The Office of Special Services offers free tutoring for TRIO students to help them with the challenging coursework at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. We help students understand the coursework, increase their confidence in academic subjects, and help them learn independently.

Tutoring is the cornerstone of the TRIO project and critical to the academic success of our students. We offer tutoring in freshman and sophomore-level math, science, and computer science courses as well as some upper-level courses.

Individualized Tutoring

Students will meet on a 1-to-1 basis with a tutor in the subject(s) they need help with each week for the entire semester. Tutors help students with homework, address their individual difficulties, and help them prepare for exams.

Small-Group Tutoring

We also offer small-group tutoring for selected upper-level courses. Small-group tutoring consists of 2 to 3 students who meet with their tutor weekly for the entire semester. Tutors focus on helping students master the subject matter by addressing their weaknesses in the subject and building on individual strengths.

Supplemental Instruction

For additional support, students attending selected courses have the option to meet as a group with a tutor for supplemental instruction. On a weekly basis, the tutor will lead a review session following the class syllabus, answer students’ questions, and go over homework assignments. These sessions provide TRIO students with an excellent opportunity to master the subject matter by strengthening their knowledge of basic concepts.

TRIO Drop-In Clinic Hours

During specific hours, our Team Leaders (head tutors from a given subject area) are available to meet with students and answer subject specific questions. Students can utilize this service on an as-needed basis in addition to their regularly scheduled tutoring sessions. Students do not have to receive tutoring in a given subject area in order to utilize the Team Leader Clinic Hours.

Subjects We Tutor

  • CM1004, CM1024, CM2214, CM2514
  • CS1114, CS1124, CS2134, CS2204
  • Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, Differential Equation, Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra, Calculus for Business & Life Sciences
  • PH1004, PH2004
  • BMS1004

Instructional Software

TRIO students can use instructional software to improve their skills and knowledge in the following areas:

Math

Pre-Algebra

  • Decimals
  • FractionsEquations
  • Expressions & Formulas
  • Inequalities
  • Number Theory
  • Percent
  • Positive & Negative Number

Algebra 1

  • Equations
  • Exponents and Powers
  • Factoring
  • Fundamental Operations
  • Inequalities
  • Lines and Slopes
  • Polynomials
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Radicals
  • Review of Arithmetic
  • Solving Word Problems

Algebra 2

  • Conic Section
  • Equations & Inequalities
  • Exponential & Logarithmic Functions
  • Linear Equations
  • Polynomials
  • Quadratic Equations & Functions
  • Review of Algebra
  • Roots & Radicals
  • Systems of Equations



Geometry

  • Advanced Triangles & Trigonometry
  • Areas & Perimeters
  • Basic Elements
  • Basic Elements of a Proof
  • Circles
  • Intersecting & Parallel Lines
  • Introduction to Proofs
  • Proof Demonstrations & Problems
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Right Triangles
  • The Language of Theorems
  • Triangles & Triangle Congruence

Trigonometry

  • Identities, Formulas, Equations
  • Probability
  • Right Triangles
  • Series and Progressions
  • Trigonometric Functions

Introductory Calculus

  • Introducing Differential Calculus
  • Introducing Integral Calculus
  • More Differential Calculus
  • More Integral Calculus
  • Prerequisites for Calculus
  • Trig Exponential Log Functions

Chemistry

  • Acid/Base Chemistry
  • Atoms & Ions
  • Atomic Theory
  • Bonding & Molecular Geometry
  • Chemical Equilibria
  • Chemical Reactions & Equations
  • Electrochemistry
  • Gases
  • Thermodynamics
  • Interparticle Forces & Phase Changes
  • Mole Calculations
  • Nomenclature
  • Nuclear Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Oxidation/Reduction Reactions
  • Periodic Trends
  • Reaction Kinetics
  • Solution Chemistry
  • Stoichiometry
  • The Elements
  • Thermodynamics

Physics

  • Displacement, Velocity, Acceleration
  • Circular Motion & Gravitation
  • Electric Charge & Electric Fields
  • Electric Circuits
  • Electromagnetism
  • Energy
  • Force & Friction
  • Harmonic Motion
  • Lenses & Mirrors
  • Light
  • Magnetism
  • Momentum
  • Particle Physics
  • Physical Optics
  • Quantum Physics
  • Relativity
  • Rotational Motion & Equilibrium
  • Thermodynamics
  • Vectors & Projectile Motion
  • Waves

Sloan Career Cornerstone Series

  • Careers for Chemical Engineers
  • Careers for Chemists
  • Careers for Civil Engineers
  • Careers for Electrical Engineers & Computer Scientist
  • Careers for Geoscientists
  • Careers for Mathematics
  • Careers for Mechanical Engineers
  • Careers for Physicists
  • Careers in Materials Science & Engineering

Academic Skills

  • Reading Improvement
  • Multimedia Study Skills
  • Note taking
  • Strategic Learning
  • Stress Management
  • Time Management

Microsoft Training

  • Microsoft Windows 95, 98, 2000
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Power Point
  • Microsoft Word