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?
At Science Guyz, students are family.
Every staff member is a Bulldawg, and we know the challenges that college life presents: difficult academics, new environments, unique social dynamics, and, for many students, living hundreds of miles from home for the first time. That's why we find importance in establishing relationships with every student that uses Science Guyz tutoring. We believe in investing personally with each student and working alongside them to guide them toward success, because college students are our world's future.
In addition, 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.
Finally, each of our front office staff and tutors is well versed in UGA science courses. Many staff members have taken all of the courses for which we offer study materials, and others have completed Bachelors of Science degrees in fields such as Chemistry, Psychology, Physics, and Biology.
What courses are tutored?
Currently, we offer tutoring materials for Basics of Chemistry, General Chemistry I & II, Organic Chemistry I & II, Physics I & II, and Biology I. We offer private tutoring sessions for all of the above, as well as Calculus I, II, & III, Honors Chemistry I & II, Chemistry 1210, Biology II, Elements of Physiology, and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology.
What services do you offer?
Office hours are set times during the week when tutors will be available on Zoom for students to drop in for specific questions, homework help, or general concept tutoring. Office hours are only available for students who have purchased a semester plan. Access links for each Office hour session will be emailed out to students weekly. To find out when office hours are offered, visit our Calendar.
Private tutoring is available for all students, regardless of what services they have purchased, and is conducted through Zoom for $35/hour. Students can schedule these 1-on-1 appointments with a tutor of their choosing through Book a Private Tutor. To find out more about each tutor, visit our Tutor page. Zoom links will be emailed out to the student prior to each session.
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, and can be purchased for $22.99 on our streaming website. All of our workshops and videos are now accessed online. From the date of purchase, the student has 72 hours to download the packet and watch the video before access expires.
Note: Biology workshops do not include videos.
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 kinds of questions will be asked to ensure the student is properly prepared for the quiz. PCPs are only available for students on semester plan. Once we know the topic for a week's progress check, we will send out the link to the video via 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. To purchase an individual exam review, visit our streaming website through the link on the home page. Physics exam reviews cost $24.99, and chemistry exam reviews cost $34.99. The price of a chemistry exam review includes the corresponding mock exam.
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. The keys for these mock exams can be found on the Keys & Video Links page. Students are encouraged to complete the mock exam prior to the exam in time to attend office hours or private tutoring for any questions that may arise.
Semester plans are 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. To purchase a Semester Plan, visit our Products page.
Semester Plan costs:
Basics of Chemistry: $149.99
General / Organic Chemistry: $249.99