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Biology 1A / 1AL


SLC Biology 1A/1AL Services:
Spring 2017

The SLC offers three services for students in Biology 1A/1AL this semester: Study Groups and Weekly Worksheets (for Bio 1A only), and Drop-in Tutoring (for Bio 1A and 1AL).

Open the appropriate links below to find out more about each of these services. 

Current SLC Announcements for Bio 1A Students:

  • Update (Jan 29):
    SLC Science Study Group times and locations have been posted below.
    Bio 1A Groups begin Tuesday, Jan 31 and Wednesday, Feb 1.

    Check Your Study Group Assignment    

  • Update (Jan 29):
    SLC Drop-in Science Tutoring and will open Tuesday, January 31st.

SLC Study Groups - Description

Study Groups meet 2 hours a day, twice each week. In groups, a study group leader coaches the group by reviewing course material, answering questions, working examples to illustrate course concepts, providing worksheets for students to work on together, and helping students develop effective study strategies.

How to Join:

  • The initial sign-up period for study groups has passed and group assignments have been posted. (Students are NOT emailed their individual assignments.)  
    Check Your Study Group Assignment    
  • As long as you attend the group you were assigned to, you are guaranteed to be in a study group.
  • At this point, if you want to switch to a different study group or join one you were not placed in, just attend any study group below that is not marked as Full.  Be sure to sign the attendance sheet when you attend and you should be added to the study group. As long as the group does not exceed the capacity of the room, you will be allowed to join.
  • If a group is full, then students will be required to attend the study group at least once a week to aviod being dropped from the group.

SLC Bio 1A Study Group Schedule

Time Group Leader Location Status
MW 7-9pm Taylor T

87 Evans

Open to new students.

TuTh 5-7pm Harshika C 289 Cory Almost Full.
TuTh 7-9pm Emily D 255 Dwinelle Open to new students.
New location starting Th, Feb 16.


Drop-in Tutoring for Biology 1A/1AL

SLC Bio 1A/1AL Drop-in Tutoring Hours:

Most hours within the following range.
MTuWTh 10-4, Fri 10-1

The exact schedule will be posted both here and in the SLC's Drop-in Tutoring Area on Tuesday, January 31st.  After that, it will be updated weekly.

Location: Science Drop-in Tutoring Area on the 2nd floor of the Chávez Student Center.

The SLC provides Drop-in tutoring for all students in Bio 1A and 1AL. Students can come in and talk to a tutor on a first-come, first served basis. The tutors work with students individually or sometimes in small groups, and can answer questions about lectures, course texts, homework problems, sample exams and labs.


How to Sign Up:

No prior signing-up is required.  Just come to the Science Drop-in Tutoring Area on 2nd floor Chávez during an open hour for your class.  Be sure to sign-in at the Drop-in computer when you arrive and then go have a seat at the "Biology/NST" tutoring tables.

Biology students and tutors working together in the SLC's Science Drop-in Tutoring Area.

Weekly Worksheets

Information about Bio 1A Weekly Worksheets will be posted here by Monday, Feb 6.  


An SLC Biology 1A Tutor presenting a Mini-Lecture to students to help prepare them for their upcoming final exam.