This Semester's BUGS schedule

Please check the Spring 2015 schedule  for the days and times of this semester's group study sessions.

More questions about BUGS?
Call Academic Services at 781-736-3470.

Brandeis Undergraduate Group Study (BUGS)

BUGS, a program of the Office of Academic Services, is a study program open to all Brandeis undergraduates. Group Study Leaders are undergraduates who have successfully completed the relevant course(s), are recommended by faculty, and have been trained by Academic Services. These peer tutors lead sessions to review course material and help prepare for exams.

Check out the schedule to see if there is a BUGS leader for your class. Most tutoring sessions meet at designated weekly times in Academic Services (Usdan 130), and you can just drop in during those hours. For sessions offered by appointment, email the Group Study Leader to arrange a meeting. You’ll find the contact information for every Group Study Leader on the schedule.    

SEMESTER SCHEDULE

The BUGS Spring 2015 schedule will run through the last day of Spring classes.

Special note about tutoring for Math 5a, 10a, and 10b:

The Math department hosts its own drop-in tutoring for Math 5a, 10a, and 10b courses on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 7-9pm in Goldsmith 101.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A BUGS SESSION

Your BUGS session will be most helpful if you have prepared ahead of time and have an idea of what material you would like to review or questions you would like to ask. To get the most out of your time, try to do as much as possible of the following prior to your BUGS session:

  • Do your homework, including attempting parts that appear most difficult
  • Review all related material in your textbook(s) and class notes
  • Make a list of questions - try to be specific
  • Prioritize your questions in case you are not able to get to everything in one session
  • Think about how you study for this class so you can talk over additional strategies with your BUGS leader

Please note that BUGS is intended as a supplement to class attendance, course assignments, and meeting with your instructor and/or TA.