Programs & Services

OME Talented Scholars Resource Room (TSR^2)

For nearly 30 years, the OME TSR^2 has provided academic support and resources to talented scholars in virtually any subject requested (with a focus on First Year GIR's) by utilizing academically advanced upperclassmen and graduate students, called teaching assistants (TAs), to deliver one-on-one and group tutoring services.

TSR^2 opens for P-Set Nights on Sunday, September 13, 2015!

Fall 2015: P-Set Nights Schedule

Subject Day Times
Physics (8.01, 8.01L, 8.02, 8.022) Sundays 7:00pm-11:00pm
Biology (7.012, 7.016) Mondays 7:00pm-11:00pm
Calculus (18.01, 18.01A/18.02A, 18.02, 18.03) Tuesdays 7:00pm-11:00pm
OPEN STUDY Wednesdays 7:00pm-11:00pm
Chemistry (5.111, 5,112) & Biology (7.012, 7.016) Thursdays 7:00pm-11:00pm

All P-Set Nights take place in 16-159!


The OME’s Talented Scholars Resource Room (TSR^2) offers free tutoring services to interested MIT undergraduate students. Organized and managed by students, the TSR^2 provides one-on-one tutoring sessions, P-Set nights, as well as exam and final reviews — services ideal for scholars in search of individual academic assistance.
TSR^2 staff maintain a database of available TAs in a variety of subjects, with an emphasis on core curriculum courses and popular electives. Students seeking a TA must place a request with the TSR^2 staff online preferably at least 48 hours before the desired appointment. Students are then matched with a TA for future appointments. All TAs are either graduate students or upperclassmen who have demonstrated proficiency in a particular subject area and are selected through an interview process. In general, all tutoring sessions take place in the TSR^2, room 16-159. However, one-on-one sessions and P-Set nights may also be held in assigned classrooms.
Students who take advantage of TSR^2 services tend to improve their academic performance as well as their self-esteem. Tutoring enables students to clarify materials covered in class, complete assignments more quickly, and prepare for exams more thoroughly. For many students, tutoring is also an opportunity to develop better study skills. The TAs often experience benefits as well, ranging from greater competency within a subject, improved communication skills, a more competitive résumé, and valuable insights into the teaching profession.

Encouraging Success

For more than three decades, the TSR^2 has been serving talented scholars with a dedication to making its support services and resources accessible, convenient, and useful. Its staff welcomes feedback and suggestions from both students and TAs.