BioSci Student Success Center

Academic Support Services

Academic Support Services are available to all students. Some provides support in challenging topics and skills, while other aim to develop general study skills. Certain services are specifically targeted certain students, such as transfer students or first generation college students. These services are here to make sure you are successful in your academic work: take full advantage of any support that will benefit you.

TEACHING AND LEARNINGS COMMONS

CONTENT TUTORING

STUDY GROUPS AND SI

Content tutoring is offered through the Teaching and Learnings Commons. It provides support in specific courses with both study skills and content. Tutors are students who excelled in  relevant course work and received additional training. 

Tutoring is provided for BIBC 102, Bild 1 and 3, BIMM 100, Chemistry 6 Series and Math.

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Study Groups and Supplemental Instruction is another service from Teaching and Learnings Commons. The format is slightly different from tutoring and is for those who prefer to learn in a group of peers. You will also note that some different courses are covered.

Courses covered include BILD 1-3, BIMM 100, Math, and Chemistry.

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MATH AND CHEMISTRY

Math and chemistry courses are part of the Biology curriculum and success here will serve students well, even when the Biology courses may be the ones they are most passionate about. While Tutoring and Study Groups provide Math and Chemistry support, additional support is available for organized by those departments. Click below to find sessions: 

Math Tutoring

Chemistry Tutoring

WRITING SUPPORT

Writing can be challenging; fortunately, it is a skill that can be developed. Schedule an appointment for one-on-one tutoring and support. Topics can include grammar, organization of content and other writing relate topics.

OFFICE OF ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES

The Office of Academic Support and Instructional Services, OASIS, provides a range of services. Several programs are specifically aimed at first generation college students, students belonging to under-represented groups and students from foster youth backgrounds.    

“The mission of OASIS is to facilitate the holistic enrichment of UC San Diego students through community-based, and culturally responsive mentoring, academic support, and professional development.”

STUDENT SUCCESS COACHING

The Success Coaching Program is a collaborative, holistically supportive environment that applies a strengths-based approach.

Success Coaches are familiar with campus resources and opportunities that will contribute to overall success.  Students can engage with Success Coaching through one on one coaching meetings during the academic year to help discover their strengths, goals and campus opportunities.