Tutor Topics:


Wayang Outpost









Interactive Tutors:


  • The study and description of motion, without regard to its causes

Injection Molding

Finite Element Analysis


  • Stamping
  • Strip Layout
  • Die Casting
  • Forging

Spatial Reasoning

Technical Drawing:

  • Drafting for technical and mechanical illustration

Rotation Drawing:

  • Mechanical drawings depicting movement around a vertical axis


  • Shaping metal by using localized compressive forces

Die Casting:

  • A process for producing engineered metal parts by forcing molten metal under high pressure into reusable steel molds


  • An Interactive Case-Based Computer Program for Inquiry Teaching in a variety of displines.

Why the name RASHI?


RASHI in Action





Technology promises individualized teaching

Woolf addresses a growing need in education


Education is no longer perceived as a “one size fits all” proposition. Rather, the focus is on tailoring activities to meet the individual needs of an increasingly heterogeneous student population. This seems obvious, yet is nearly impossible to implement in a traditional classroom.

Even though teachers are responsible for more students in the classroom and online, a real possibility exists to produce a private computer tutor for each student, augmenting the teacher’s ability to respond to each individual.

Research Professor Beverly Park Woolf is building Web-based intelligent tutors that understand a student’s learning needs, optimize teaching materials and use effective tutoring strategies. “These tutors, when used in traditional classrooms with caring teachers, provide the advantages of individualized instruction at an affordable cost,” says Woolf.

Machine tutors operate like a trusted mentor, speeding through topics that the student grasps easily, concentrating on topics that cause trouble, and never losing patience. Some research challenges include:



This is a excerpt from the University of Massachusetts Amherst Computer Science Department. The rest of the article is available here.