Academic Success Resources

  • Tutoring


    1. Help you with study skills for a particular discipline
      1. Give you some advice and pointers about reading the text more effectively
      2. Look at your notes and offer advice on improving your note taking in the course
      3. Offer suggestions for studying material for a discipline (memory triggers)
      4. Offer strategies for answering particular types of questions for this discipline 
    2. Help you solve a problem (math, chemistry, physics, etc.) you have already worked on yourself but have been unable to solve on your own.  It is important for you to have attempted to do the work yourself so that you can explain to the tutor the difficulty you have encountered.  Always bring to the session your book, your notes, your syllabus, and your work.
    3. Help you understand a difficult concept.  Answer questions you might have about some difficult material.  
    4. Discuss with you a reading assignment you have found difficult to understand.  Be certain to give the tutor a copy of the reading before your session.
    5. Language tutors can help you with conversation and grammar skills.
    6. Help you help yourself.

    - See more and request a tutor here


    Click here to meet with a trained Peer Academic Consultant or Berry staff member to discuss personalized study skills and strategies like time management, test-taking, active reading, note-taking, concentration, and more.

  • Study Smarter Workshops

    Study smarter workshops are like crash-courses in study skills and strategies.  Tutoring and Academic Success Specialist, Anna Sharpe, will present the most effective strategies for each topic and make sure participants walk away with the tools and skills they need to put them in action.  

    Click here to register for any of the below workshops.

    • Time Management: 

      Participants will learn techniques to manage their time well.  The payoff?  Completing assignments with time left to play—guilt free!  
      Held October 18 from 5:00 to 6:00 in Krannert 106 and October 28 from 5:00 to 6:00 in Krannert 105.
    • Taking Good Notes:  

      Ever looked back at notes and had no idea what they refer to?  Ever taken so many notes you’re not sure what to study?  You’re not alone.  Let us help you take more effective, efficient notes that lead to better studying.
      Held October 22 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm in Krannert 105.
    • Critical Reading: 

      Reading a textbook shouldn’t be like reading Harry Potter.  Sorry.  This workshop teaches participants to read with purpose to get the most out of textbooks.
      Held October 27 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm in Krannert 106.
    • Test-Taking Strategies: 

      The art and science of test-taking revealed.  Participants will go into finals equipped with techniques for keeping calm and staying focused during tests.  
      Held November 1 from 4:00 to 5:00 in Krannert 106.
    • Staying Motivated: 

      As finals approach, learn how to stay motivated even as exhaustion sets in.  
      Held November 5 from 11:00 to 12:00 in Krannert 105.
    • Positivity and Rewards:  

      In the midst of preparing for tests and writing papers, it’s easy to remember to reward ourselves for work well done.  Learn why you should make time to reward yourself and the benefits you’ll see if you do.  
      Held November 10 from 11:00 to 12:00 in Krannert 106.


    Click Academic Success Library Page for a library of academic success resources.  Including videos, worksheets, and tip-sheets, this library gathers the best from around the web and puts them in one place.  Take a look at these easy to use resources and follow up with an individual meeting or a Study Smarter Workshop.