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Biology 1A & 1AL

**Spring 2019 services will begin in the third week of instruction.

About Study Groups

**Note: Study groups will not be offered for Biology 1A in Spring 2019.

Study groups provide an inclusive, welcoming, and problem-based learning environment for students enrolled in core science courses. Guided by a peer facilitator, students will review course concepts, collaborate with peers to solve practice problems, and engage in a reflective practice to enhance their understanding of the subject matter. Students will also develop effective learning strategies to bolster their experiences as science learners.

Groups meet once a week for two hours throughout the semester, beginning the third week of instruction.

Sign Up

Students must sign up in advance to join a study group. To ensure an intimate learning environment where all members can actively engage, each study group accommodates up to 25 students. Acceptance is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Students who sign up for a study group that no longer has available seats will be added to the waitlist for that session. If seats become available in that study group during the semester, students on the waitlist will be notified and given the option to join.


Although participation in an SLC Science study group is voluntary, students must commit to attending regularly and are granted a maximum of two absences over the course of the semester. 

Members who do not attend the first session of the semester or have more than two absences will be dropped from the study group. Students may not rejoin the same study group from which they were dropped; they must sign up here to join or be added to the waitlist for a different study group.


Biology 1A Study Group Schedule

**Note: Study groups will not be offered for Biology 1A in Spring 2019. 

Time Facilitator Location Status

Biology 1A/1AL Drop-in Service 

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

Spring 2019

  • The weekly Drop-in schedule will be posted by the 3rd week of instruction.
Location: Science Drop-in Tutoring Area on the 2nd floor of the Chávez Student Center.

Drop-in service supports all students in Biology 1A/1AL to enhance their understanding of course material through peer collaboration. Students hone their problem-solving skills by working with classmates and peer tutors on questions regarding lectures, course texts, homework problems, sample exams and labs.

How to Sign Up

No prior signing up is required. Students are welcome to visit the Science Drop-in Tutoring Area on the 2nd floor of Chávez during open hours. Please sign in at the Drop-in computer upon arrival and have a seat at the designated "Bio 1A/1AL" table.