Hey, newbie. Feeling overwhelmed with your course load? We hear you. Maybe you’re a first-year or new to this university, either way trying to find study help when you don’t even know where the good coffee is can be daunting.
So to help, we’ve compiled a list of the top four places students find study help at, at university.
1. Your friendship group
See the nerd at the front of the lecture hall? Befriend that Hermione ASAP! But seriously, once you make friends (and you will), your friendship group will be your first port of call when you’re pulling your hair out at 2 am the week before a mid-sem.
2. The University group assignment service or equivalent
Depending your university, and faculty, there may be group tutoring or remedial services available to you. Check out your university, faculty or student union website to see what’s on offer.
3. Go to everything your class offers
Actually talk to your lecturer and/or tutor available to you inside the classroom. Often these will be the people marking your assignments so the more you get to know them and what they like, particularly if you’re in a subjective field like the arts, the higher your chance of success will be.
4. Private tuition
Private tuition at university level sucks tbh, that’s why we created Vygo. It’s usually too expensive, too general, too hard to find. Google, offline and online listing boards (like Gumtree), class specific Facebook groups and friends of friends are your best bet if you choose to go this route. If you’re lucky you may find a PhD student in your field.
However, with Vygo you can find someone who has done your exact class at an affordable rate to help you straight away.
Or maybe you’re the Hermione in your group. In which case you can register with Vygo as a tutor and earn some cash on the side. Either way, everyone wins.
Search for tutors who have aced your exact class using the Vygo app.