Study Groups

Online Study Groups for Fall 2021

The Learning Centers offer FREE study groups through the Learning Assistant (LA) Program. Study groups will begin on Thursday, September 16 and end on Monday, December 13 this semester. In the Fall, study groups will be run both online and in-person and meet once a week for 80 minutes.

Study groups are non-credit (they do not appear on your transcript) and students should plan to attend every week. Two absences are allowed; after that, students are at risk for being removed from the study group to be fair to students on our waitlists. 

After the registration period ends, you must email the Program Coordinator to request to join a waitlist. Please include your name, the course name and code, the study group(s) that fit your schedule, your netID, and your RUID, in this email.

Click here to go to the Learning Centers Study Group Registration website.

List of Fall 2021 Courses Offering Study Groups
  • 115:403 - General Biochemistry
  • 146:356 - Systems Physiology
  • 155:303 - Transport Phenomena in Chemical Engineering I
  • 155:309 - Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II
  • 160:165 - Extended General Chemistry
  • 160:307 - Organic Chemistry I
  • 160:308 - Organic Chemistry II
  • 198:111 - Introduction to Computer Science
  • 198:112 - Data Structures
  • 332:312 - Discrete Mathematics
  • 615:451 - Phonetics
  • 680:390 - General Microbiology
  • 830:340 - Abnormal Psychology

*Study group times are subject to change. 

The Learning Centers are partnering with Penji to provide a simple mobile experience for connecting with Learning Assistants (they will be labeled as tutors on the Penji). Online Fall 2021 study group sessions will take place through Penji using Zoom. In order to join your study group after registering through the Study Group Registration Website, you will need to create a Penji account. Download Penji on iOS and Android to use on your mobile phone, or use the web versionFor instructions on how to create an account with Penji and claim your study group, click here.

Questions? Please email the LA Program staff at learningassistants@echo.rutgers.edu.

Study Group Model:

  • Study group leaders review course material with students and integrate study strategies—note taking, problem solving, and test preparation—that link course content with cognitive skill development.
  • Study group leaders are trained and supervised Rutgers students selected by the course professor; study group leaders are not course instructors and are present only to facilitate a study session.

Study Group Participants:

  • earn higher average final course grades than if they simply studied alone
  • are more actively involved in the course
  • have a better understanding of course material
  • acquire effective learning strategies
  • earn higher grades in the course than students in the same course who do not attend the study group sessions.

Interested in Starting a Study Group On Your Own? 

Please email learningassistants@echo.rutgers.edu or use our Student Request Form to request support and training in forming your group.

Find out more about how you can effectively create and manage a study group using our Study Group Guide