Brandeis Undergraduate Group Study (BUGS)
BUGS is a program in the Office of Academic Services open to all Brandeis undergraduates which offers tutoring at no cost to students. 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, discuss study strategies, and help prepare for assessments.
Check out our Summer 2020 schedule to view the courses which offer a BUGS tutor, times and location of tutoring sessions, and contact information for each tutor.
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.