Tutoring and Peer Advising
Academic Services utilizes the leadership skills and expertise of students to extend its services for undergraduate students. Support for our services and mission is given by:
BUGS is a program 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.
Roosevelt Fellows are a group of junior and senior leaders who provide an informed and accessible student perspective on academics at Brandeis. They are trained by Academic Services as generalist peer academic advisors for all undergraduates with a focus on new students. They can answer questions about topics such as registration and academic planning, academic policies, and Brandeis core and major requirements. They make referrals within Academic Services and to other campus resources. They are active across campus and represent a variety of academic interests and identities.
The SAS Fellows are in place to support their peers in their adjustment to college life, both academically and socially. SAS Fellows are students who are registered with SAS and who have shown success and personal growth during their time at Brandeis University. The SAS Fellows Program helps to create a welcoming, stigma-free campus community that promotes disability awareness so that all students have an opportunity to flourish and embrace their differences.
Undergraduate departmental representatives are peer advisers who have been selected for leadership positions with the aim of strengthening the undergraduate learning experience and community within their academic departments and programs. A UDR can provide academic and career information to majors, minors and prospective students; organize meetings and information sessions on topics related to the program; disseminate information on current department events and activities; and serve as ambassadors for the department at university-wide events such as admitted students day and the academic fair.