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Biological Sciences

Greetings, Undergraduate Biologists! You can achieve your academic goals, and our Biology tutors are here to support you along the way, whether in an individual appointment or a Biology-focused group meeting.

Our tutors are all current undergraduates or graduate students who, having achieved a certain level of academic success themselves, are dedicated to helping their fellow students strive for the same.

Keep reading to learn more about the individual and group appointments you can reserve online through our online scheduler. Services are free of charge and open to all currently enrolled Vanderbilt students.

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Biological Sciences Support at Tutoring Services

Individual Tutoring: Biological Sciences

Individual (One-on-one) appointments are 50 minutes long. As per our Appointment Policies, appointments can be scheduled via our online scheduler up to 14 days in advance with a limit of one individual appointment per day and two individual appointments per week in fall (three per week in spring), with the option of holding a similar number of group appointments (see below).

Tutors are available to support you in the following courses (for which you can quickly filter our schedule):

  • BSCI 1510 & 1511 Introduction to Biological Sciences I & II
  • BSCI 2520 Biochemistry

Group Learning Support: Biological Sciences

Tutoring Services also provides opportunities for group study that focus on the biological sciences courses for which we see the highest demand and at peak periods of the semester. Keep an eye on the calendar below for upcoming group opportunities.

One-hour Weekly Learning Roundtables offer students the opportunity work with each other and a tutor to improve their own understanding of course material, and they recur regularly giving students a chance to space out their studying and deepen learning and retention.

Two-hour Pre-Exam Study Groups are held in the days prior to major exams in Introduction to Biological Sciences (BSCI 1510 & 1511).

Calendar for Tutoring Services Group Sessions (All Subjects)

Additional Campus Support for Biological Sciences

Your Professor and TA’s Office Hours

  • There is no substitute for developing a strong working relationship with your instructors, we encourage all students to seek out their professors and teaching assistants during their office hours.

The Department of Biological Sciences list of TA office hours [Spring 2021].

More Tutoring and Learning Support Opportunities

  • Academic and study skills coaching is available through the Center for Student Wellbeing on topics such as time management, organization, test prep, and handling academic-related anxiety and stress.