Tutoring Services Available to Engineering Students

BCoE Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a free academic resource designed to help students succeed in historically difficult courses. BCoE students can attend regularly scheduled SI study sessions for foundational classes such as chemistry, math, and physics. BCoE also provides SI for select engineering courses. During SI sessions, students work collaboratively to break down complex topics under the guidance of trained SI leaders.
View the list of SI sessions along with times and locations at: www.si.msstate.edu/schedule.

Technical Writing

BCoE Writing Tutor Hours Spring 2024

The Shackouls Technical Communication Program is providing writing tutoring for engineering students for the spring semester. Students can work with the tutors in three ways:

  1. Email documents to bcoewritingtutors@gmail.com for review.
  2. Visit the tutors’ office in McCain 202 for an in-person meeting during the office hours listed below (appointments not required).
  3. If students prefer to meet virtually, they may email the tutors to arrange a videoconference during the office hours below.

Tutors: Emily Shand and Rebekah Brown
Office: McCain 202
Email: bcoewritingtutors@gmail.com

Mondays: 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Tuesdays: 9:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.; 1:00–5:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Fridays: 10:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

The tutors are ready to help students with all writing-related issues, from routine writing assignments in any of their classes to senior-design reports and job-application materials. Documents are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. The tutors will only read submissions during their office hours, so students should keep this in mind when contacting them. Generally, students should allow at least one day for each document to be reviewed and returned. Please note that the writing tutors do not proofread or edit documents; the goal is to help students identify and correct problems in their own writing.

For graduate students who would like help with longer documents such as theses, dissertations, and manuscripts, the tutors can provide broad guidance about recognizing error patterns and developing strategies for correcting them. However, they will not be able to offer a professional editing service. Additionally, there is a hard 20-page limit on submissions. If the document exceeds 20 pages, we ask that it be broken up into 20-page increments. They will review the first 20 pages and return those, and then students may send the next 20 pages.

The BCoE Writing Tutors look forward to hearing from you!

The Writing Center


Contact: writingcenter@msstate.edu

Tutoring is available for help all writing needs. In addition to help with writing required in your courses, the Writing Center can help with resumes, cover letters, graduate and professional school application essays, etc.

The Learning Center

Click on the Tutoring by Appointment link on the main page of your myState account.

Tutoring is available in many different subjects.

Tau Beta Pi

Tutoring is available to all engineering students in Calculus, Physics, and Engineering Mechanics as well as some other engineering courses. TBP tutoring will be conducted in the BCoE Study Hall (see above).

Course Help Sessions by Engineering Major

Aerospace Engineering
Courses are covered by the Center for Student Success.

  • EM 2413, Engineering Mech I
  • EM 3213, Mech of Materials

Computer Science & Engineering
209 Butler Hall
A tutoring lab is available to students to aid with CS-related classes.
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.