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Vol Study Sessions

The Vol Study Center offers one-on-one, group, and exam prep sessions for nearly 200 courses. Peer Learning Assistants (PLAs) host study sessions primarily by appointment (in-person or via Zoom) but drop-ins are also welcome!

Years of data demonstrate that students who attend study sessions receive higher course grades, have higher GPAs, and are more likely to remain in college! 

Our Peer Learning Assistants (PLAs) are undergraduate students who have successfully taken the courses for which they offer assistance. All PLAs are trained in active learning, learning strategies, and topics including exam preparation, time management, and more. They can work with you on course content as well as strategies for success and can refer you to other campus resources where needed.  

We offer one-on-one (or small group) weekly sessions where you meet with a PLA on the same day and time. Due to high demand, we are limiting the number of sessions that can be reserved for each course; Students may schedule 3 appointments per course at a time. If you are registered with Student Disability Services and would like the option to schedule additional appointments in advance, please contact your SDS Coordinator. 

Our services are offered at no cost at six locations across campus. To make your appointment, search in MyUTK for the Vol Connect link. You can also request a weekly appointment through our “Request an Appointment” button below. Once you submit the request, a staff member from the Vol Study Center will schedule an appointment and reach out with the details. If you have any questions, please contact the Vol Study Center at


PLAs are current offering the following courses for the summer term:

  • Human Anatomy (ANTH/EEB 250, 251)
  • American Sign Language (ASL 250)
  • Biochem/Cellular/Molecular Bio (BCMC 230, 401)
  • Biology (BIOL 101, 150, 160)
  • Chemistry (CHEM 102, 112, 122, 123, 132, 133, 260, 360)
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE 201)
  • Economics (ECON 201, 207)
  • Ecology/Evolutionary Biology (EEB 250)
  • Engineering Fundamentals (EF 105, 141, 142, 151, 152)
  • English (ENGL 335)
  • German (GERM 111, 112, 211, 212, 311, 312, 411, 412)
  • Kinesiology (KNS 200)
  • Mathematics (MATH 123*, 125*, 130, 131, 132, 141, 142, 231, 241, 251, 300)
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME 231)
  • Microbiology (ME 231)
  • Nursing (NURS 201, 250, 314, 319)
  • Programming C++
  • Psychology (PSYC 110)
  • Spanish (SPAN 111, 112, 150, 211, 212, 217)
  • Statistics (STAT 201*, 207)

*These courses are available Mini-Term


Study Center Locations/Hours of Operation on the Vol Study Center Homepage!