Residential Studying & Tutoring

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What is Residential studying & tutoring (RST)?

The aim of the Residential Studying & Tutoring program (RST) is to help promote effective study habits and to bring academic support for some of the University's most challenging and demanding courses into the residence halls. The RST program, developed jointly by the Center for Academic Success and the Office of Residence Life in 2012, was designed to provide students with the opportunity to connect with other residents, study with peers, and seek the help of a knowledgeable tutor.

What courses are offered?

We will offer RST in Chemistry (CHM 30/31), Physics (PHY 10/11, 21) and Calculus (including Math 21, 22, 23).

When is RST offered?

RST sessions are offered on a weekly basis Sunday through Wednesday 8:00-10:00pm.  RST will begin the starting the second week of classes and will continue through the last week of classes. 

Where is RST offered?

RST sessions are offered in each of the six first-year residence hall areas — Upper Centennials, Lower Centennials, UMOJA, Dravo, Richards, Drinker, M&M, and Taylor.  Students can contact the Gryphon on Duty at the phone numbers listed below for access into the spaces if needed.  Specific locations are as follows:

  • Dravo -- B213 Lounge 484-515-5174
  • M&M -- 3rd floor Lounge 484-515-4818
  • Richards -- 1st Floor Study Lounge 484-515-4946
  • Lower Cents Palmer -- 1st floor quiet study lounge 484-515-4300
  • Upper Cents McConn -- 1st floor study lounge 484-515-4317
  • Taylor -- 1st floor Red Lounge 484-515-4466
  • UMOJA -- Classroom Space 610-438-7727
  • Drinker -- Study Lounge  484-515-4826

What can you expect from an RST meeting?

Students will be encouraged to work collaboratively with peers in order to solve problems and understand challenging course concepts. Tutors are always present and will answer questions and help guide learning as needed.  

Click here to learn more about the center for academic success and other campus tutoring resources.