Study Lab

Study Smarter

Pitt students are all smart, motivated, and hard working. But they’re not all the same. People learn in vastly different ways, and there is no one-size-fits-all-approach to studying.

At Study Lab, we provide tools and resources for you to discover the most efficient and effective ways for you to study. Experiment with strategies to customize a plan that works for you. Explore how you can study smarter, not harder, and make the most of your time at Pitt.

Study Lab is home to a large staff of experienced students, who serve as guides and mentors throughout your exploration. They are students who have recently been just where you are now and understand your challenges, as well as your goals.

Whether you are looking for a quick on-demand answer, a one-on-one session about that upcoming chem test, a video tutorial about a tricky concept, or to connect to a group of other students headed to med school, there is something here for you.

Mobile Study Lab

You don’t need an appointment for Mobile Study Lab. Stop by with a specific question, or just drop in and study with a peer tutor who can answer questions and offer helpful insight from their own experiences. It’s like YouTubing the answer, but with a real live Pitt student to walk you through it. Locate Mobile Study Lab.

One-on-One Peer Tutoring

Whether you’re struggling in a course or just want to bump that B to an A, our peer tutors can help. You’ll meet one-on-one with a student like you who has taken the course you’re taking now. Peer tutors offer content support and study strategies to help you do your best. Schedule a personalized study session.

Design Your Personal Study Strategy

Meet one-on-one with a peer study strategist to experiment with a variety of study skills and develop a customized plan for you. Get started on your customized study plan today.

Study Skills Inventory

A great place to start! You’ll meet one-on-one with an academic coach to identify your strengths and challenges when it comes to studying. Take what you learn and schedule a follow-up Personal Study Strategy Design session to put it into action. Learn More About the Study Skills Inventory.

Study Lab On Demand

Even the strongest Pitt students sometimes feel like they could manage their time better or do better on their next test. Now you can enhance your study skills (and get the best grades you can!) whenever it’s convenient for you. Study anytime, anywhere with Study Lab on Demand.