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Academic Support

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences and Indiana University have resources you can use to succeed in your classes. Explore them below and talk to your professors and academic advisors to make sure you're using all of the resources that are right for you.

Are you enrolled in a Psychological & Brain Sciences course? Need a tutor?

The PBS Departmental Tutoring Program might be just the thing for you!

To meet the needs of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences (PBS), we've established a volunteer tutoring program as a resource for students enrolled in PBS courses. Based on your needs, you will be matched with a tutor that will be available to you 2-4 hours a week for homework help, study tips, or otherwise.

If you would like to be matched with a tutor, please fill out the online Student Tutor Request Form.

Tips: Time with a tutor is not a substitute for attending class and studying an adequate amount of time on your own. Go talk to your professor or the teaching assistant to assess whether your study strategy is likely to work well for their class.

Ask questions of any potential tutor, including:

  • What do you think is the best way to study for this class?
  • What will we do during tutoring sessions? What should I do to prepare?
  • How often do you suggest we meet? What days & times are you available to meet?
  • How many students have you tutored for this course in the past?

The Indiana University Libraries include than 6.6 million books in over 900 languages. Users can access more than 400 databases, 43,000 electronic journals, and 224,000 electronic books, as well as locally developed digital content. Key resources:

Support for all types of classes:

The Academic Support Centers (ASC) in the Briscoe, Forest, and Teter Residences offer free services Sunday-Thursday evenings during the regular semester - tutoring, workshops, study groups, and more. See ASC Regular Services.
The Math Learning Center in Swain Hall East provides a group tutoring experience on a walk-in basis; no appointment is necessary. Students who wish to have a one-on-one tutoring experience should consider hiring a private tutor, see Tutor List.

Writing Tutorial Services (WTS), located in the Wells Library Information Commons, provides individual tutoring and helps student writers at any phase of the writing process--from brainstorming to outlining, revising to polishing the final draft.