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 appointments.

 


Fall 2016: P-Set Nights Schedule

Subject Day Times
Physics Sundays 7:00pm-11:00pm
Chemistry Mondays 7:00pm-11:00pm
Calculus Tuesdays 7:00pm-11:00pm
Open Study night Wednesdays 7:00pm-11:00pm
Biology 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. The TSR^2 provides one-on-one tutoring sessions, P-Set nights, as well as exam 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 first request an account. Which can be accomplished by selecting the “request a new account” tab on the right-hand side bar of this page. Once the student receives a confirmation email with their username and password information, they are free to enter the system and schedule a session. 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. P-Set Nights, and Exam Reviews 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 quicker, 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.