Visit your professor during office hours
If you need help, see your professor first.  Professors are your best resouce and can explain a tricky concept in a new way, review your test results and suggest ways to improve for next time, or read rough drafts of your writing.  Office hours are listed on the top of your syllabus. No appointments are necessary.  However, if you have time conflicts with the office hours listed, you may request an appointment at a different time.

Departmental Tutoring
All tutoring is free and no appointment necessary. Tutors can help students with ACHM 120 and ACHM 121 Monday through Friday from noon to 8 pm in CH242B.

ACHM 220, Organic Chemistry I, will be tutored as follows in CH 242B.    

Mondays  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm  CHM242B
Tuesdays  noon - 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CHM242B
Wednesdays  noon - 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  CHM242B 
Thursdays  noon - 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm  CHM242B 

Advising PLUS Tutoring
Students seeking help in ACHM 120, ACHM 121, ACHM 220, or ACHM 221 are urged to contact Barbara Brown at 518-442-3971 or at for assistance in arranging a tutor.

Online Tutoring
During fall, live online support is available for ACHM 120 and ACHM 121 on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday nights between 7:00pm and midnight. Online tutoring for ABIO 120 and ABIO 121 is available Wednesday nights between 7:00pm and midnight. Online tutoring for any 100 level Math course as well as statistics courses taught across the curriculum including APSY 210, ASOC 221, AMAT 108 and RCRJ 281 is available Sunday through Thursday nights 7:00pm - midnight. For more information and instructions on working with an online tutor click here.

CSTEP tutoring for CSTEP eligible and enrolled students

Visit the CSTEP site
View the CSTEP schedules

For Papers and Projects
The University Libraries offer individual help in finding information about your topic, organizing your project and getting it done. You can simply walk up to the Reference Desks, or use these links to learn more about specific assistance.
IM/Text, email or phone with your question
PAWS - individual appointment with a librarian
Research by subject


Advising PLUS General Assistance

These individual sessions can help you focus your efforts on the studying you need to do for this class. Free. No registration required.  Contact Barbara Brown at (518)442-3971 or

Monday- Friday        9:00 am – 4:00 pm         LI 36

Department Contact
Dr. Li Niu