Review Sessions, Organized Study Groups,
and Tutoring Schedules
Review sessions and organized study groups are offered through the MESA Program in
conjunction with core STEM courses in math, computer science, biology, physics and
chemistry. Sessions and study groups are weekly one to two hour cooperative learning
sessions. Designed to enhance student understanding, they feature peer-facilitated
group work on problems at or above the level of course instruction. Small-group activities
are directed by peer educators called facilitators. MESA offers these sessions and
study groups based on research showing that cooperative methods (as opposed to an
individual, competitive approach to learning) promote higher grades, greater persistence,
deeper comprehension, more enjoyment in learning, and more positive attitudes toward
Free tutoring is also available through the MESA Program. MESA tutors are students
who have successfully completed the course (or in some situations are currently enrolled)
in which they are tutoring. It is particularly important for students who are struggling
to get help from others in academic setting to seek out the help of a tutor so that
they can excel. A classroom setting is typically not enough for students to learn
all of the material that they need to know in order to pass a test or to go on to
harder classes. Academic tutoring from students at a higher grade level or experience
in an academic setting can help to encourage and strengthen a student so that they
do not fall behind.
Tutor Schedule PDF
Review Sessions and Organized Study Group Schedule PDF
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