EXCEL Collaborative Learning Groups-Academic Development - Carnegie Mellon University

What is an EXCEL Group?

EXCEL groups are small formal study groups that are available for the courses listed below. They offer students the opportunity for extra practice and review with a trained leader in a collaborative learning environment.

How Does it Work?

Groups meet once weekly and are formed on an as-needed-basis, according to the students' availability, with multiple groups per course.

How Do I Sign-up?

Students may sign-up for a group by visiting the Academic Development office in Cyert Hall, Suite B5 and completing a request form to join an EXCEL group.


Course #

Course Name


Group Leaders

03-151 Honors Modern Biology Minden Leslie
03-231 Biochemistry I Hackney/Lee Jamie
06-221 Thermodynamics Dahl Michelle & Sam
18-100 Intro to ECE Sullivan Nikhil & Zachary
18-290 Signals & Systems Bhagavatula/Yu Hui Jin
21-127 Concepts of Math Flaherty Belinda, Karthic & Luke
21-241 Matrices & Linear Transformations Handron/Gheorghiciuc Fan & Jake
21-259 Calculus in 3D Johnson Brock & Luke
21-260 Differential Equations Mihai Isabelle
33-107 Physics II for Engineering Students Klein Astha & Isaac
33-111 Physics I for Science Students Garoff Gordon
33-112 Physics II for Science Students Ghosh Issac