Academic support

Center for Access to Engineering Excellence

Center for Access to Engineering Excellence officePhoto by Laura VogtThe Center for Access to Engineering Excellence, located in 227 Bechtel Engineering Center, is a hub for student engagement and academic success. Throughout the school year, we offer drop-in tutoring for core engineering coursework, review sessions, study groups and skill-building workshops. Our knowledgeable advising staff can share resources and information from across campus.

The Center for Access to Engineering Excellence, located in 227 Bechtel Engineering Center, is a hub for student engagement and academic success. Throughout the school year, we offer drop-in tutoring for core engineering coursework, review sessions, study groups and skill-building workshops. Our knowledgeable advising staff can share resources and information from across campus.

We also organize three Berkeley Engineering student programs:

The center is open to all Berkeley Engineering students (including undocumented students) for use as study space. We host regular social hours and other activities. Come visit!

Tutoring Schedule

Need help? Get details on the tutoring schedule for the current academic year.

Tutoring

We offer tutoring services for most engineering core courses. Our tutors are engineering students who have shown both a strong grasp of the material and a talent for assisting those who need some added support with their coursework.

We offer tutoring for several classes each semester. Visit our tutoring page for a list of available classes and calendars of drop-in tutoring hours.

PREP

Our Pre-Engineering Program (PREP) gives incoming first-year students a competitive edge by jumpstarting their Berkeley Engineering experience through participation in the PREP Summer Institute.

T-PREP

Our Transfer Pre-Engineering Program (T-PREP) offers incoming transfer students an intensive seven-day immersive summer experience. Participants can live on campus and gain a head start in making the transition from community college to Berkeley Engineering.

Engineering Scholars

Engineering Scholars as Engaged Scholars (ES²) is a one-year program that provides incoming freshmen and transfer students with opportunities to combine their love of engineering and innovation with their commitment to social justice and underserved communities.

Academic excellence workshops

Every semester, the Center for Access to Engineering Excellence offers a series of academic excellence workshops to help students make the most of their time at Berkeley Engineering. Whether it is how to take notes and study effectively, make the most of GSI and faculty office hours, or managing your time and stress, our workshops approach topics with the engineering student in mind.

Study groups

Study groups are essential for keeping up with your homework, preparing for class and studying for exams. We facilitate study groups and provide free space. If you’re looking for a space for your group to meet or would like to start a new study group, please contact Gian Bruno

Review sessions

Each semester, we hold course-specific review sessions and “study slams” to support students during midterms and finals. Review sessions are developed by our skilled tutors and staff, and are based on feedback from engineering students. To request a review session with our tutors, please contact Gian Bruno.

CAEE advisers and staff

Gian BrunoGian Bruno | Associate Director for Freshman Programs
Gian joined Engineering Student Services in March 2014. He works as the major point person within the center, coordinating services and programs that help enhance student achievement and support a culture of equity and inclusion within the college. Previously, Gian worked at the University of Washington (UW) as the director of student services for the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering. Gian also helped found UW’s chapter of oSTEM. Originally from Pittsburg, CA, Gian grew up in rural eastern Washington state. He earned a B.A. in communication, minor in music performance from Western Washington University and an M.A. in popular culture from Bowling Green State University. Gian’s graduate research focused on how media representation and portrayal of LGBT people influences identity development among gay youth.

Tiffany ReardonTiffany Reardon | Associate Director for Transfer Programs
Tiffany holds a dual appointment with Engineering Student Services and the Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences department. In both roles, she oversees programs that promote diversity and high academic achievement, including T-PREP, the Semi- Conductor Research Program and the SUPERB REU Program. She is also the staff adviser to Hispanic Engineers and Scientists (HES). Previously, Tiffany worked as assistant director of undergraduate programs in the Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) statewide office at UC’s Office of the President. She has served as director of the MESA program at Skyline College and as a workshop presenter at national STEM education conferences. She was a panelist and contributor for the American Association of University Women’s 2013 report Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success. A first-generation college graduate, Tiffany earned a B.A. in sociology and an M.A. in education with a concentration in equity and social justice from San Francisco State University.

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