Academic Support Programs

Academic Support

Tutoring

 

  •  The OMED Office, located in The Center For Student Diversity & Inclusion is open for study and as an academic resource weekdays from 8am-5pm.

  • Fall/Spring Study Sessions with academic assistance are held in the The Center For Student Diversity & Inclusion. Monday-Thursday, 5pm-8pm and in the Clough Commons Room  Sunday-Thursday, 6pm-10pm, rooms listed on the tutor schedule. Summer hours are 5-8pm.

  • For available classes see the tutor schedule

  • If you don't see the help you can request tutoring not listed here

  • Facilites-ILARC, The Interactive Learning and Academic Resource Center, is OMED’s academic resource hub. Students have a computer cluster, two small group study rooms with LCD displays and an open study area with access to tutors. The lab is on the 1st floor of the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion, it is open Monday-Thursday from 8am to 8pm and Friday, 8am to 5pm.

  • The Media Center offers a large LCD display in an interactive room adaptable to meet the needs of various academic support activities and small group meetings.

 

 

        

Concept Classes

Did you not quite ‘get it’ during lecture? Need a refresher? A different perspective?

OMED Concept Classes are topic-specific lectures dealing with those portions of course material historically found to be the most challenging.

Concept Classes are topic-specific review sessions offered by OMED tutors, graduate students and select faculty members at regular intervals. Informed by periodic discussions with faculty teaching the course, they allow students a valuable “second look” at the material. Concept Classes are currently offered for CS 1371, Math 1551, Math 1552 and Phys 2211.

Different from standard Review Sessions

Although students are encouraged to bring practice tests and other material, the focus is on learning the overall subject matter and not any particular problems, making Concept Classes relevant regardless of professor or section, and oftentimes even ranging across a multitude of courses. For instance, some courses rely on an incumbent knowledge of several MATLAB programming techniques, but what about transfer students or others who, for whatever reason, have not taken CS1371? The ‘MATLAB Basics’ Concept Class is perfect in cases like this and it is, therefore, not uncommon to find that students from several Tech courses-not just CS1371- benefit from it.

Who? Where? How?

The Classes are facilitated by members of the OMED Academic Support staff and/or department faculty and are held in the  OMED building (Chapin Building, next door to D.M. Smith and across the street from the Library) unless otherwise noted. A syllabus and any supplemental documentation will be provided prior to each class. For scheduling or to suggest future classes, please contact Jarrad Reddick at jreddick@omed.gatech.edu.

 

 

Study Sessions

Study sessions represent an open study environment where any Georgia Tech student can come for academic support in any of the courses offered. Main sessions are held in 208 of the Chapin Building but quiet rooms and group study areas are also available. OMED tutors and subject matter ‘experts’ (faculty, graduate students, former TA’s, etc.) are ready to help Sunday through Thursday from 2:00 PM until 10:00 PM and Fridays 2:00 PM to 5PM. After normal business hours (after 5 PM on weekdays and all day on weekends) the building is accessed via the stairway located between Chapin and D M Smith. Additionally, course specific help is offered via the Focus on Physics program, a joint effort with Georgia Tech’s Physics Department and staffed by faculty and Physics Teaching Assistants.
 

Study Groups

Though our Study Sessions are set up to ensure daily coverage for the larger Tech courses (Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, etc.) resources are also available for the more specialized, higher level classes. Study Groups of 3 or more students in a particular course can set up periodic sessions with a subject matter expert (faculty, graduate student, former teaching assistant, etc.) for the duration of the semester. Further adding to the flexibility of our Study Group program, in situations whereby OMED doesn’t have a tutor for your particular class , we will work with faculty to find someone appropriate to hold regular help sessions. To request formation of a group, students need to complete the OMED Study Group Confirmation form and email it to jreddick@omed.gaetch.edu.
Some of the Study Groups currently formed for this term are:
Math 1502
Phys 2211
Isye 2027
Isye 2028

Focus On Physics

 
Focus on Physics is a joint effort with Georgia Tech’s Physics Department that prepares students for the integration of Calculus concepts in the core Physics course sequence. The Physics/OMED Help Lab provides a structured environment to reinforce the Physics principles and develop problem solving techniques. The Laboratory is staffed by undergraduate and graduate student assistants hand selected by the faculty who teach the main Physics courses​. See the schedule for times.

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