What is Science Guyz?
Located in Athens, Georgia, Science Guyz is a tutoring company owned and operated by Austin Harris, J.D., Ph.D. Since 2010, Austin and his team of tutors have proudly helped college students excel in challenging classes such as General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, and Biology. Austin founded Science Guyz after recognizing the unmet demand for chemistry tutors in Athens. Wielding a Ph.D. in Chemistry and later a law degree, both from the University of Georgia, he went about molding the company into a successful venture and an asset for the academic community in Athens.
Why should I choose SG?
Science Guyz has more than 10 years of experience developing study materials from UGA exams and quizzes. Our materials are continually revised and updated each semester when professors, textbooks, and teaching styles change. Through our years of experience, we have detailed knowledge of the various instructors who teach these courses. As a result, our materials focus on the types of questions each specific instructor asks, so that our students not only learn and understand the material, but also comprehend how to apply it to specific question styles. Additionally, our front office staff and tutors are well versed in UGA science courses. Many staff members have taken all of the courses for which we offer study materials, and others have graduated with Bachelors of Science degrees in fields such as Chemistry, Psychology, Physics, and Biology.
What courses are tutored?
Currently, we offer tutoring materials for General Chemistry I & II, Organic Chemistry I & II, and Physics I & II. In Fall 2020, we will resume offering our materials for Biology.
What services do you offer?
Office hours are set times during the week when tutors will be in the SG store for students to come in for specific questions, homework help, or general concept tutoring. Office hours are only available for students who have purchased a semester plan.
COVID Note: For Summer 2020, office hours will be conducted through Zoom; access links will be emailed out to semester plan students weekly. Office Hours are typically Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5PM - 8PM. Summer 2020 will not include Physics or Biology office hours.
Private tutoring is available for all students, regardless of what services they have purchased. The student can schedule these 1-on-1 appointments with a tutor of their choosing through the "Book a Private Tutor" button on the home page. Private tutoring is priced at $35/hour.
COVID Note: For Summer 2020, private tutoring will be conducted through Zoom; access links will be emailed out to students who have scheduled a session through the website. Private tutoring will still be offered for Biology courses during the summer semester.
Workshops are individual study packets for each chapter or topic that a class covers. Each packet is paired with a corresponding video that explains the concepts and practice problems that are included in the workshop. Videos are created by our tutors. All of our workshops are available for pickup at the SG store during business hours for the cost of $20 per workshop. Videos must be watched in the SG store using one of our Apple TVs or Kindle tablets and headphone sets. Biology workshops do not include videos.
COVID Note: For Summer 2020, all materials have moved online. Visit the home page for the link to these materials. Workshops may be rented individually for $20, and their accompanying videos can be accessed on the new website through the same link. From the date of rental, the student has 72 hours to download the packet and watch the video before access expires. Biology workshops will not be offered for Summer.
Progress Check Previews
In general chemistry I & II, progress checks are difficult weekly quizzes. Our genchem tutors use old progress checks to create a tutoring video to give students an idea of what kind of questions will be asked to ensure the student is properly prepared for the quiz. PCPs are only available for students on semester plan.
COVID Note: Progress check videos will be available as they are released. Once we know the topic for a week's progress check we will send out the link to your email.
Exam reviews are thorough reviews of all material to be included on the upcoming exam. These reviews cover content in detail and include numerous practice problems, all of which are unique from those included in chapter workshops. Physics exam reviews cost $20, and chemistry exam reviews cost $30.
COVID Note: The price of a chemistry exam review includes the corresponding mock exam. Biology exam reviews will not be offered for Summer.
Mock exams are full-length practice tests, and are only offered for chemistry courses. They are designed with the intention that students will set a time limit and complete them without notes or the textbook to accurately test their knowledge. Keys for mock exams are posted on the SG website and can be accessed from the "Keys and Video Links" button on the home page. Students are encouraged to complete the mock exam in time to attend office hours or private tutoring for any questions that may arise prior to the exam. Mock exams cost $10.
COVID Note: Mock exams will be included in the price for exam reviews for Summer 2020.
Semester plans were designed as a cost-saving option for students who will use Science Guyz the whole semester, and not just for topics they need help on. For a one-time fee, students will have access to all workshops, progress checks, exam reviews, and mock exams that are released throughout the semester, in addition to office hours every week, a final lab exam review, and use of the SG store as a study space during all business hours.
The cost for chemistry is $249.99, for physics is $199.99, and for biology is $149.99.
COVID Note: Chemistry plans have been reduced to $219.99, and physics plans to $99.99.
For more information, please visit the FAQ page by clicking the button on the home page. You may also contact us by email at any time, or by phone during business hours.