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."
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is QuEST different from peer tutoring?

    QuEST leaders sit in on the class and plan their sessions based on the material currently covered in class. Questions and information covered during peer tutoring sessions is up to the students who attend the session and therefore is more open ended. 

     

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  • What if the QuEST sessions aren't held when I can attend?

    Your QuEST leader will take a poll during the first week of class to determine the best dates and times for the most people in the class. If it turns out that the weekly sessions conflict with your schedule, please make use of other resources such as weekly appointment tutoring and/or drop-in.

     

  • How should I prepare for a QuEST session?

    For QuEST sessions you should look over your notes beforehand to refresh your memory about what information was covered during the previous lecture. Be sure to also complete any readings and work on problems beforehand and come prepared with any questions you may have. As with tutoring sessions, bring your notes, books, and any other resources. For importantly, come prepared to participate. The success of QuEST depends on the drive of the students. 

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QuEST Schedules

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).