What is QuEST?
QuEST, or Quantitative Extra Study Time, are group study sessions for students in select Biology, Chemistry and BOS classes. QuEST sessions help reinforce and clarify the material covered in class. Because our leaders sit in on lectures, and work closely with the professor to plan sessions, they have a clear understanding of what the professor emphasizes and what is important to review and practice. The leader acts as a facilitator. Leaders do not teach material, but rather organize activities that get students thinking about the material in new ways, questioning themselves and one another. Leaders also form activities and discussions about learning styles, study techniques, and test preparation and reflection.
"I like the laid back environment and the interactive group activities at QuEST. I find the discussions really helpful."
"QuEST sessions have not only helped me but have given me motivation to explore new topics within the bio realm. My grades so far have absolutely been a result of constant QuEST attendance."
Frequently Asked Questions
How is QuEST different from peer tutoring?
What if the QuEST sessions aren't held when I can attend?
How should I prepare for a QuEST session?
Our QuEST schedules are conveniently viewable on-line in the Q&SC Schedule and Appointment System (My Academics page on Inside F&M). From the Welcome Page, select "QuEST Group Sessions" from the main menu box and then choose your subject ("Organic Chemistry", "Biology", etc).