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Department of PhysicsPhysics Learning Center

The Physics Learning Center is an additional resource designed to help students succeed in their physics courses. The learning center provides a central location where students can work in cooperative groups and get assistance with physics homework from volunteer faculty members and graduate students.

Students are encouraged to visit the Physics Learning Center on a regular basis. The center is staffed during part of each day (Monday through Friday), and there is no charge for the services provided by the volunteer staff member on duty.

MSRC Chemistry Lab
MSRC math tutoring center
Oceanography & Physical Sciences Building

Fall 2022 Hours

The Physics Learning Center (PLC) will be in OCNPS 214. The PLC will provide in-person tutoring for students taking any physics class. In addition, we're also offering virtual tutoring (Zoom). Click here for Zoom meeting ID. Please talk to your professor for meeting password.

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9 - 10
Ms. Fariha Ahmed Mr. Urban Kobal Mr. Will Jeffries
10 - 11
Mr. Markus Zirnheld Mr. Urban Kobal Mr. Will Jeffries
11 - 12
Mr. Markus Zirnheld Dr. Matt Grau Mr. Dylan English Dr. Ian Balitsky
12 - 1
Mr. Dylan English Dr. Stephen Bueltmann
1 - 2
Mr. Aidan Clark Mr. William Clark Mr. Jake Montgomery Mr. William Clark
2 - 3
Mr. Aidan Clark Dr. Colm Whelan (zoom) Mr. Jake Montgomery Dr. Colm Whelan (zoom)
3 - 4
Mr. Keegan Sherman Dr. Perry Nerem
4 - 5 Mr. Keegan Sherman
5 - 6 Mr. Ben Russ Mr. Daniel Barton
6 -7 Mr. Ben Russ Mr. Daniel Barton



Name Title
Dr. Ian Balitsky Professor
Dr. Stephen Bueltmann Associate Professor
Dr. Matt Grau Assistant Professor
Dr. Perry Nerem Lecturer
Colm Whelan

Graduate Students

Name Year Joined
Ms. Fariha Ahmed
Mr. Daniel Barton 2022
Mr. Aiden Clark 2022
Mr. William Clark 2022
Mr. Dylan English
Mr. Will Jeffries
Mr. Urban Kobal 2022
Mr. Jake Montgomery 2022
Mr. Ben Russ 2021
Mr. Keegan Sherman 2017
Mr. Markus Zirnheld 2022

Undergraduate Students

Name Declared Major
Name Year Joined

The following people are interested in tutoring physics. Payment for tutoring is arranged directly with the tutor.

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