Academic Support Services
Teaching assistants, faculty office hours, and other modes of academic support will continue to be available remotely. Please reach out to your faculty member if you have any questions about this and take a look at the Academic Advising & Support website.
Peer Tutoring is available to students, free of charge, who are enrolled in Amherst courses and, for a variety of reasons, find themselves in need of tutorial assistance. The Peer Tutoring Program is overseen by the Office of Student Affairs.
Accessibility Services is the only designated office at the College for students to voluntarily disclose a disability(ies), submit appropriate documentation for verification, and request accommodations. Accessibility Services coordinates and provides accommodations to students with all types of disabilities, in an environment of mutual respect. If you have questions about your accomodations in relation to the transition to a remote, digital learning environment please reach out to accessibility services via email at email@example.com or by phone at 413-542-2337.
Support for Writing
The Writing Center will continue to offer students one-on-one support for writing and speaking. WCOnline, the Writing Center's appointment scheduler, is now enabled for remote appointments, and associates can work with you through videoconference, telephone, Google docs, email, or other modes of communication. Consultations on public speaking, including speaking and presenting in digital environments, can be arranged by emailing Susan Daniels. The Writing Center also maintains curated lists of resources on various writing and public speaking topics.
Many of your faculty will be using moodle as their main communication platform. Make sure that you are checking your Amherst College email as well as your Moodle course sites regularly.
Moodle resources for students.
Most of the software used in classroom labs can also be installed on students’ personal computers.
The IT-maintained Available Software web site describes how to access such software, if available.
Support in Quantitative Courses
The Q Center will continue to offer students individual appointments for support in Quantitative Courses. The appointment confirmation will come with a link to a Zoom meeting room. Students should check with their professors about current TA drop-in hours and faculty office hours.