The med sci program at UNTHSC!You can get a max of up to 5 hours of tutoring per week with a max of 2 hours per class per day. So if you wanted to use all 5 hours in one day, technically you can with 2 hours for one class, 2 hours for another, and 1 for another. I used all 5 hours every week for any of the classes I wanted help in, which mainly were biochem, microanatomy, and physio. I found that the more effective tutoring I did, the better I did on my exams.
As for effective tutoring, what I mean is going into the session knowing what parts of the material you don’t comprehend well, discuss it, work on practice problems that are about it, and try to integrate that material with things you do know. The tutors aren’t teachers, but they’re great at filling in any gaps of knowledge. With tutoring you can be reflective and hone in on your weak spots.
I do happen to live in Center City, and it takes me about a 15 minutes walk to get to New College Building (NCB). I personally can’t study at home, and so I have scoured the city for places to study. As for quiet places, there are a ton of quiet places to study such as cafes and bakeries. Just know this, almost all cafes and stores here in Center City close at 7 pm. I did find one cafe called Good Karma cafe that closes at 10 pm, which has a bottomless cup of coffee for $4, and the Starbucks on 16th and Walnut closes at 10 also. Interestingly, the diners here don’t have WiFi, and there aren’t any 24 hour cafes. So, I found myself studying at NCB in empty class rooms often if I wanted to study later into the evening because NCB is open 24 hours. The great thing is that Drexel offers an escort service home in a car for those that live within one mile of NCB starting at 7:30 pm every evening. I would have classmates that studied with me late at NCB who live in East Falls, the Med school area, and they would take the last shuttle at 11 pm.
Congrats! I’m from Texas. May I ask which program?