Students at Brandeis usually find their classes to be interesting and challenging. Most professors at Brandeis are good teachers who are very well versed in their subject matter, and they pride themselves on being available when students need them. There are numerous academic and research opportunities available to undergraduates, as well as graduates. Grad students and TAs do not usually teach classes, except for the optional USEM (University Seminar) and the UWS (University Writing Seminar), which are only required for freshmen. In addition to TAs and graduate assistants, Brandeis also has "Roosevelt Fellows." Roosevelt Fellows are exceptional undergraduate students who offer advice to their peers on which classes to enroll in.
Brandeis' peer tutoring service, BUGS, is also available for many different classes and offers an alternative to visiting TAs, grad students, or Roosevelt Fellows. For students who need extra help, the small Brandeis student body and the professors' dedication allows for one-on-one contact outside of class. However, the students must take initiative to meet with their professors.