Academic Support

Tutoring

Tutoring is available free of charge from a number of sources.  If you think you might need tutoring help, don’t worry! Many of our students find they need to work with a tutor at some point during their academic career. It is important to seek academic assistance early if you feel that you need it. 

HKN (Eta Kappa Nu) Honor Society   |   290 Cory Hall &  345 Soda Hall
Student members of the EECS undergraduate honor society have organized a voluntary tutoring service for both lower & upper division EECS courses.

Computer Science Mentors
This student-run organization offers small group and one-on-one tutoring for CS61A, CS61B, CS70 and EE16A. They also host social events and maintain databases of worksheets, videos, past exams &  study guides.

The Center for Access to Engineering Excellence  |   227 Bechtel Hall
Drop in tutoring Mondays through Thursdays

Residence Hall Tutoring  |    Units 1, 2, 3, Clark Kerr, Martinez Commons, & Stern Hall
Technical support, peer advising, flexible study spaces, and computer resource center. Tutoring for math, science, and writing courses.

Student Learning Center  |   César E. Chávez Student Center
Taking an Education 98/198 SLC Study Strategies course is a fantastic way to build transformative learning strategies over a 15-week semester alongside other scholars who are looking to enhance their learning processes for academic success.  The courses explore ways to build academic engagement and intellectual curiosity given both the amazing opportunities and challenges at a research university. 

Private Tutoring
Students in CS 370 offer free private tutoring for students enrolled in CS 61A, CS 61B, CS 70 and CS c88 on a first-come first-served basis. Sign-up information is posted each week on the respective course's piazza page.

Additionally, the EECS Department maintains a roster of private tutors. Should you find the resources listed above insufficient, please use your berkeley.edu account to access this roster. The department's role is simply to facilitate an introduction between tutors/tutees; we have not vetted or trained these tutors beyond checking that the student has passed the indicated courses with a grade 'B' or higher. Feel free to ask the tutor some questions to determine whether they are a good fit for you!

Counseling

Tang Center  |   2222 Bancroft way & (510) 642-9494
Provides career, academic, and personal counseling through individual and group sessions, couples counseling, testing services, and occupational information

Licensed Tang psychologist Christine Zhou meets with engineering students in her satellite office in Bechtel Hall. To schedule a free and confidential consultation, contact her at christinez@uhs.berkeley.edu or (510) 643-7850.

The EECS Resiliency Project

This new project is aimed at helping students learn from failure and instilling a sense of hope, belonging, and bravery. Our goal is to help change the perception of failure from something to be avoided at all costs to something that has meaning, purpose, and value.

Staying Connected

Department Piazza  Join the EECS 101 - Center for Student Affairs piazza page to stay up to date with departmental announcements related to the major, enrollments, etc.