Welcome to Study Lab! We are glad that you are here. Study Lab is the Dietrich School’s academic support center for undergraduate students. We believe all students can be successful at Pitt if given the right support to hone their academic skills and content knowledge. Study Lab has a large staff of peer tutors, certified as at least Level I College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) tutors or Level II tutors. This ensures that students seeking out tutoring support for challenging courses are working with peers trained in relevant, research-based strategies to support their academic development. Our student staff is motivated to help their peers meet their academic goals!
In addition to our students, we have professional staff who are also ready to support students in exploring different study strategies through academic coaching. Our academic coaches work individually with students to determine the study strategies that work best for them and their specific coursework. Finally, we have a large collection of online content to help students strengthen their academic skills in a variety of areas in addition to content specific support. I hope that you take advantage of all that we have to offer to make your journey at Pitt enjoyable.
At Study Lab, our mission is to provide comprehensive tools and resources along with individualized assistance to students in achieving their goals by providing opportunities to explore study strategies and connect with peers to build academic skills, increase confidence and become independent learners.
Study Lab has been a part of the University of Pittsburgh, in various forms, since the 1970s. In the 70s and 80s, it was housed in the University Challenge for Excellence Program (UCEP). Then, the center transitioned to its’ current home in the Undergraduate Studies department of the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences as the Academic Resource Center (ARC). In 2019, in response to evaluations and assessments conducted on student programming needs, the ARC was rebranded as Study Lab to better communicate to the student population the kinds of services students can take advantage of within the unit.
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Study Lab Staff
Study Lab is certified through CRLA's International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC) for both our Level I and Level II tutor training programs. CRLA is a group of student-oriented professionals in the fields of learning assistance, reading, tutoring and peer educating at the college level. CRLA promotes the use of research-based strategies to enhance student learning and improve student success outcomes. All Study Lab tutors complete Level I certification and select tutors move on to complete Level II training and certification. Study Lab is honored to be affiliated with CRLA and the many learning centers in institutions of higher education committed to excellence in student support programming.