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The Q Center's main focus is to support general education Q courses required of all students. We don't have the resources to support upper division courses or courses designed primarily for majors. Please see the links to other tutoring centers available through the UConn Connects Tutoring website.
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 If a course is marked "Sometimes", then tutoring for this course has limited availability. Please check our Tutoring by Topic to see when we have tutors available who are familiar with the topic you need. Bear in mind that when we are very busy, we must give priority to primary courses and your wait time may be longer.
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Chemistry
Description: This course is the first semester of a 3semester sequence that is designed to provide a foundation for the principles of chemistry with special guidance provided for the quantitative aspects of the material. Topics include the physical and chemical properties of some elements, chemical stoichiometry, gases, atomic theory and covalent bonding. CA 3LAB
Offered: Spring, Fall
Credits: 4
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Yes 

Description: Follows CHEM 124Q. Topics include the properties of aqueous solutions and chemical equilibria. CA 3LAB.
Offered: Spring, Fall
Credits: 3
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Yes 

Description: Follows CHEM 125Q. Topics include the properties of kinetics, complex ions, thermodynamics and electrochemistry. CA 3LAB.
Offered: Spring, Fall
Credits: 3
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Yes 

Description: Designed to provide a foundation for more advanced courses in chemistry. Atomic theory; laws and theories concerning the physical and chemical behavior of gases, liquids, solids, and solutions. Properties of some of the more familiar elements and their compounds. Quantitative measurements illustrating the laws of chemical combination in the first semester lab. Equilibrium in solutions and qualitative reactions of the common cations and anions in the second semester lab. A fee of $10 is charged for this course. CA 3LAB.
Offered: Spring, Fall
Credits: 4
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Yes 
Comments: Linked to CHEM 128

Description: The same as CHEM 127Q.
Offered: Spring, Fall
Credits: 4
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Yes 
Comments: Linked to CHEM 127

Description: Atoms, molecules, ions, chemical bonding. Gases, liquids, solids, solutions, equilibrium, thermodynamics, nuclear chemistry, kinetics and organic chemistry. May include modern materials, environmental chemistry, metallurgy, and biochemistry. A fee of $10 is charged for this course each semester. CA 3LAB.
Offered: Spring, Fall
Credits: 4
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Sometimes 
Comments: Linked to CHEM 138

Description: The same as CHEM 137Q.
Offered: Spring, Fall
Credits: 4
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Sometimes 
Comments: Linked to CHEM 137

Description: Atomic and molecular theory and the properties of gases, liquids, solids, and solutions. Topics which may be covered in depth are the nature of the chemical bond, chemical equilibria, thermodynamics, electrochemistry and nuclear chemistry. The laboratory work is primarily quantitative in nature. Considerable personal initiative will be demanded of students in carrying out the laboratory assignments. A fee of $10 is charged for this course each semester. CA 3LAB.
Offered: Spring, Fall
Credits: 4
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Sometimes 
Comments: Linked to CHEM 130

Description: The same as CHEM 129Q.
Offered: Spring, Fall
Credits: 4
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Sometimes 
Comments: Linked to CHEM 129

Mathematics
Description: The course emphasizes two components necessary for success in 100level courses which employ mathematics. The first component consists of basic algebraic notions and their manipulations. The second component consists of the practice of solving multistep problems from other disciplines, called mathematical modeling. The topics include: lines, systems of equations, polynomials, rational expressions, exponential and logarithmic functions. Students will engage in group projects in mathematical modeling.
Offered: Spring, Fall
Credits: 3
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Yes 
Comments: Strongly recommended as preparation for Q courses for students whose high school algebra needs reinforcement.

Description: An introduction to the techniques used by mathematicians to solve problems. Skills such as Externalization (pictures and charts), Visualization (associated mental images), Simplification, Trial and Error, and Lateral Thinking learned through the study of mathematical problems. Problems drawn from combinatorics, probability, optimization, cryptology, graph theory, and fractals. Students will be encouraged to work cooperatively and to think independently.
Offered: Spring, Fall, A Summer Session, Winter Intersession
Credits: 3
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Yes 

Description: Problem solving strategies, solutions of simultaneous linear equations, sequences, counting and probability, graph theory, deductive reasoning, the axiomatic method and finite geometries, number systems.
Offered: Spring, Fall, A Summer Session, Winter Intersession
Credits: 3
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Yes 

Description: Use of algebraic and trigonometric functions with technology to analyze quantitative relationships and illustrate the role of mathematics in modern life; graphical numerical and symbolic methods. Most sections require a graphing calculator; some require work with a computer spreadsheet.
Offered: Spring, Fall, A Summer Session
Credits: 3
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Yes 

Description: An interdisciplinary approach to environmental issues, such as: ground water contamination, air pollution, and hazardous materials handling. Emphasis on mathematical models, social and ethical implications, and physical and chemical principles. Includes a spread sheet program for water and air pollution data; a computer modeling package to analyze hazardous materials emergencies; creative use of the internet and field research.
Offered: Spring, Fall
Credits: 3
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Yes 
Comments: Used to be MATH 108QC

Description: Preparation for calculus. Review of algebra. Functions and their applications; in particular, polynomials, rational functions, exponentials, logarithms, and the trigonometric functions.
Offered: Spring, Fall, A Summer Session, Winter Intersession
Credits: 3
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Yes 

Description: Linear equations and inequalities, exponents and logarithms, matrices and determinants, linear programming. Applications.
Offered: Spring, Fall, A Summer Session, Winter Intersession
Credits: 3
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Yes 

Description: Derivatives and integrals of algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions. Functions of several variables. Applications.
Offered: Spring, Fall, A Summer Session, Winter Intersession
Credits: 3
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Yes 

Description: Derivatives and integrals of elementary functions including the exponential and logarithm functions; applications include optimization, marginal functions, exponential growth and decay, compound interest.
Offered: Spring, Fall
Credits: 3
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Yes 

Description: Limits, derivatives, and extreme values of algebraic functions, with supporting algebraic topics.
Offered: Spring, Fall, A Summer Session
Credits: 4
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Yes 
Comments: Has been replaced by Math 1125Q

Description: Limits, derivatives, and extreme values of trigonometric functions, with supporting trigonometric topics; antiderivatives of algebraic and trigonometric functions; the definite integral and applications.
Offered: Spring, Fall, A Summer Session
Credits: 4
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Yes 
Comments: Last Semester; Will be replaced by Math 1126Q

Description: The transcendental functions, formal integration, polar coordinates, infinite sequences and series, lines and planes in three dimensions, vector algebra.
Offered: Spring, Fall, A Summer Session
Credits: 4
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Yes 
Comments: Has been replaced by Math 1132Q

Description: Limits, derivatives, and extreme values of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions, with supporting algebraic topics. Math 1125 covers the content of approximately the first half of Math 1131.
Offered: Spring, Fall
Credits: 4
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Yes 

Description: A continuation of the differential calculus of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions of Math 1125 ending with antidifferentiation, the definite integral, some techniques and applications. Math 1126 covers the content of approximately the second half of Math 1131.
Offered: Spring, Fall
Credits: 4
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Yes 

Description: Limits, continuity, differentiation, antidifferentiation, definite integrals, with applications to the physical and engineering sciences. Sections with QC credit integrate computerlaboratory activity.
Offered: Spring, Fall, A Summer Session
Credits: 4
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Yes 

Description: Transcendental functions, formal integration, polar coordinates, infinite sequences and series, vector algebra and geometry, with applications to the physical sciences and engineering. Sections with QC credit integrate computerlaboratory activity.
Offered: Spring, Fall, A Summer Session
Credits: 4
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Yes 

Description: The subject matter of MATH 115 in greater depth, with emphasis on the underlying mathematical concepts.
Offered: Fall
Credits: 4
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Sometimes 
Comments: Formerly offered as MATH120. May be used in place of MATH 115 to fulfill any requirement satisfied by MATH 115.

Description: The subject matter of MATH 116 in greater depth, with emphasis on the underlying mathematical concepts.
Offered: Spring, Fall
Credits: 4
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Sometimes 
Comments: Formerly offered as MATH 121. May be used in place of MATH 116 to fulfill any requirement satisfied by MATH 116.

Description: Varies
Offered: Spring, Fall
Credits: variable
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Sometimes 

Description: The development of the number system with applications to elementary number theory and analytic geometry. This course is recommended for students in elementary education.
Offered: Spring, Fall
Credits: 3
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Yes 
Comments: Linked to MATH 248Q. This course may not be counted in any of the major groups described in the Mathematics Departmental listing.

Description: The same as MATH 247Q.
Offered: Spring, Fall
Credits: 3
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Yes 
Comments: Linked to MATH 247Q. This course may not be counted in any of the major groups described in the Mathematics Departmental listing.

Description: Two and threedimensional vector algebra, calculus of functions of several variables, vector differential calculus, line and surface integrals.
Offered: Spring, Fall, A Summer Session
Credits: 4
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Sometimes 

Description: The subject matter of MATH 210 in greater depth, with emphasis on the underlying mathematical concepts.
Offered: Spring, Fall
Credits: 4
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Sometimes 
Comments: Formerly offered as MATH 220. May be used in place of MATH 210 to fulfill any requirement satisfied by MATH 210.

Description: Systems of equations, matrices, determinants, linear transformations on vector spaces, characteristic values and vectors, from a computational point of view. The course is an introduction to the techniques of linear algebra with elementary applications.
Offered: Spring, Fall, A Summer Session
Credits: 3
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Sometimes 

Description: Deductive reasoning and the axiomatic method, Euclidean geometry, parallelism, hyperbolic and other nonEuclidean geometries, geometric transformations.
Offered: Spring, Fall
Credits: 3
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Sometimes 

Description: Introduction to ordinary differential equations and their applications, linear differential equations, systems of first order linear equations, numerical methods.
Offered: Spring, Fall, A Summer Session
Credits: 3
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Sometimes 

Physics
Description: Basic concepts and applications of physics for the nonscience major. Scientific principles and quantitative relationships involving mechanics, energy, heat and temperature, waves, electricity and magnetism, and the theory of the atom are covered. A laboratory provides handson experience with the principles of physics. CA 3LAB.
Offered: Spring, Fall
Credits: 4
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Yes 

Description: A basic introductory astronomy course without laboratories, including principles of celestial coordinate systems and telescope design; applications of fundamental physical laws to the sun, planets, stars and galaxies; evolution of stars, galaxies and the universe; recent space probe results, modern cosmology, astrobiology. Night observing sessions are an integral part of the course. CA 3
Offered: Spring, Fall
Credits: 3
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Sometimes 

Description: A basic introductory astronomy course including principles of celestial coordinate systems and telescope design; applications of fundamental physical laws to the sun, planets, stars and galaxies; evolution of stars, galaxies and the universe; recent space probe results, modern cosmology, astrobiology. Basic quantitative laboratory techniques relevant to astronomy. Night observing sessions are an integral part of the course. CA 3LAB.
Offered: Spring, Fall
Credits: 4
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Sometimes 

Description: Concepts of physics applied to current problems of the physical environment: energy, transportation, pollution. No previous knowledge of physics is assumed. CA 3.
Offered: Spring, Fall
Credits: 3
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Sometimes 

Description: Concepts of physics applied to the physical environment, particularly to current problems related to energy, transportation, and pollution. These relationships will be further explored in the laboratory section.
CA 3LAB.
Offered: Spring, Fall
Credits: 3
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Sometimes 

Description: Basic facts and principles of physics. The laboratory offers fundamental training in precise measurements. CA 3LAB.
Offered: Spring, Fall
Credits: 4
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Yes 
Comments: Linked to PHYS 122Q

Description: The same as PHYS 121Q.
Offered: Spring, Fall
Credits: 4
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Yes 
Comments: Linked to PHYS 121Q

Description: Quantitative study of the basic facts and principles of physics. The laboratory offers fundamental training in physical measurements. This course is recommended for students planning to apply for admission to medical, dental or veterinary schools. It is also recommended for science majors for whom a one year introductory physics course is adequate. CA 3LAB.
Offered: Spring, Fall
Credits: 4
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Yes 
Comments: Linked to PHYS 132Q

Description: The same as PHYS 131Q.
Offered: Spring, Fall
Credits: 4
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Sometimes 
Comments: Linked to PHYS 131Q

Description: Basic facts and principles of physics. Elementary concepts of calculus are used. Classical dynamics, rigidbody motion, harmonic motion, wave motion, acoustics, relativistic dynamics, thermodynamics.
CA 3LAB.
Offered: Spring, Fall
Credits: 4
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Yes 

Description: Electric and magnetic fields, electromagnetic waves, quantum effects, introduction to atomic physics. CA 3LAB.
Offered: Spring, Fall
Credits: 4
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Sometimes 

Description: Quantitative exploration of the structure of matter, including gas laws, electric and magnetic forces, the electron, xrays, waves and light, relativity, radioactivity, and spectra. This course is recommended for prospective Physics majors. CA 3LAB.
Offered: Fall
Credits: 4
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Sometimes 

Description: Fundamental principles of mechanics, statistical physics, and thermal physics. Basic concepts of calculus are used. This course is recommended for prospective Physics majors. CA 3LAB.
Offered: Spring
Credits: 4
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Yes 

Description: Fundamental principles of electromagnetism, optics and wave propagation. Basic concepts of calculus are used. This course is recommended for prospective Physics majors. CA 3LAB.
Offered: Fall
Credits: 4
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Sometimes 

Statistics
Description: A standard approach to statistical analysis primarily for students of business and economics; elementary probability, sampling distributions, normal theory estimation and hypothesis testing, regression and correlation, exploratory data analysis. Learning to do statistical analysis on a personal computer is an integral part of the course.
Offered: Spring, Fall
Credits: 4
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Yes 
Comments: Used to be STAT 100QC

Description: Standard and nonparametric approaches to statistical analysis; exploratory data analysis, elementary probability, sampling distributions, estimation and hypothesis testing, one and twosample procedures, regression and correlation. Learning to do statistical analysis on a personal computer is an integral part of the course.
Offered: Spring, Fall
Credits: 4
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Yes 
Comments: Used to be STAT 110QC

Description: Analysis of variance, multiple regression, chisquare tests, and nonparametric procedures.
Offered: Spring, Fall
Credits: 3
 Q Center Tutoring Available: Sometimes 


