Looking for help with Principles of Biology (Bio 2960/2970)? The Learning Center has you covered!
Drop-in Academic Mentoring
Drop-in Academic Mentors facilitate group learning hours for Biology courses throughout the week in classrooms on the Danforth campus (and occasionally on the South 40). Drop-in sessions typically start during the third week of each Fall and Spring semester and run through the last week of classes.
During Drop-in Academic Mentoring sessions, mentors are available to answer questions, help with homework, and promote group learning. Students do not have to sign up to meet with a Drop-in Mentor; they can stop by anytime during a scheduled session and leave at any point.
Matched Academic Mentoring (MAM)
Matched Academic Mentoring provides supplemental learning opportunities in a small group setting for eligible students in select courses, including Biology 2960/2970. Support for higher-level Biology courses may be available upon request. Students may be eligible for Matched Academic Mentoring if they:
- Have experienced challenges in key prerequisite courses
- Have identified significant gaps in their foundational knowledge of a subject
- Feel like they are falling behind in a class and are struggling to catch up
- Are on Academic Probation or Academic Warning
Matched Academic Mentoring groups typically meet for 2 hours per week and are capped at 3-4 students, to ensure that mentors are able to provide personalized support in an unstructured small group setting. Regular attendance is expected. Students who are interested in working with a Matched Academic Mentor should fill out the MAM request form, which opens on the first day of classes each Fall and Spring semester. The matching process can take up to 10 business days, depending on the time of year and availability of mentors.
To learn more about Matched Academic Mentoring and access the request form, visit our MAM program page.
McKelvey Engineering Tutoring
Engineering students are eligible to apply for free Principles of Biology (Bio 2960/2970) tutoring through the McKelvey Engineering Tutoring program. This resource is not affiliated with the Learning Center.