Biology Academic Support & Course Assistance
BIOLOGY ACADEMIC SUPPORT & COURSE ASSISTANCE
Need assistance with your coursework or exam preparation? Need advice on dealing with online courses? Want to make better grades?
The Biology Academic Mentors are available online (via Zoom) for remote assistance! Together, our mentors are now offering 26 hours of academic support each week. Click the link below to see the days and times of academic support sessions.
Academic Support and Course Assistance is provided in the following ways:
- Drop-in Open Study sessions for core biology courses led by Academic Mentors. See your course D2L page or ask your instructor for the Zoom link to join. No appointment is necessary – just drop in for assistance!
- One-on-one Study Sessions with our mentors are available in 30min increments. To schedule an appointment for one-one-on assistance, click on the link below, complete the short form, and we’ll get back to you with a time and Zoom information.
How do I get started?
- Step 1: If you are taking a core biology course, try attending the drop-in Open Study session for that course (green slots in the Academic Support Schedule). The mentors leading those sessions are ready and able to provide tailored assistance for those courses.
- Step 2: If you are taking a different biology course, cannot attend a drop-in session, or need additional assistance, click on the link above to request a one-on-one session with one of the Academic Mentors. We will get you scheduled and send you the Zoom meeting information to work with a mentor that matches your needs. If you have questions or need assistance with scheduling, contact Liv at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plan Ahead! Know when the drop-in sessions are scheduled and study or complete your assignments beforehand so the mentor on duty can address specific questions. For one-on-one sessions, it is best to book your appointment with mentors at least 24hrs in advance. We will try to accommodate shorter notice if we can.
Bring a classmate or a friend! Small group study sessions with mentors can be arranged! Just note this in the scheduling form when you request an appointment.
Which mentor should I work with? For one-on-one sessions, you’ll want to work with a mentor who is best able to provide assistance for the course(s) you are currently taking. In the Academic Support Schedule (link above), the courses listed in each study block are those for which the mentor can provide assistance. Also, go to the link below to learn more about our mentors to see if there is one that you might identify or connect with (e.g., based on major, shared interests, etc.). If there is a particular mentor you would like to work with, just note this in the online form when you go to schedule an appointment.
Need something else? If you need assistance but cannot be available during the pre-scheduled study times listed on the schedule above, need assistance with a course not listed in the schedule, or if you have any other questions about academic support for biology, please contact Dr. Horton at email@example.com, and he will try to find a way to assist you!
Other forms of support are available! Millersville has many resources that can help you along your path to academic success. We have provided a sample of these at the link below.