The Academic Achievement Center houses a variety of programs and services that supports the adjustment to University and the academic success of students.
The Learning Assistance Services offered in the Academic Achievement Center
are designed by faculty and staff to support students’ academic success
throughout their University careers. Services strive to teach skills and strategies
that enable each student to become an independent and active learner. Learning
assistance is available each weekday and some evenings. Please visit individual
links to learn about available services and current hours of availability.
Tutors in the Comm Lab help students become more skilled and confident speakers through assisting them in the preparation, practice, taping and reviewing of oral presentations. Tutors focus on the nature of the assignment, the concerns of the student, and the focus of the speech as well as topic choice, research, outlining and rehearsal of the presentation. Tutors must have successfully completed COMM 250: Public Speaking, have a 3.0 GPA or higher and are required to have an interview with the Director of the Communication Lab.
Director: Professor Susan Miskelly
Math tutors are students who have been successful in their University level math courses; Topics in Math, Principles of Math I & II, Statistics, Pre-Calculus, Elements of Calculus I & II and Calculus I & II. Math tutors are enthusiastic, friendly students who can encourage struggling math learners to collaborate and discover the answers to their questions while working in small groups or one-on-one. Math tutors create a comfortable, supportive and low stress environment for students studying math and help in the overall organization of Math Services operations. A math professors recommendation is required as well as an in-person interview with the Director of Math Services.
Director: Professor Matt Salomone
tutors provide language support
to students for whom English is a second language. Tutors help in the
development of fluency, accuracy, and clarity of students academic spoken and
written skills in English, facilitate cross-cultural exchange, and support the
development of the conversation skills. Interested applicants must have a
commitment to working with ESL students, excellent communication skills in
English, respect for diversity, and familiarity with American academic culture.
GPA of 2.70 is required, 3.00 is preferred. Applicants are also required to go
through the Peer Tutoring Training Workshops and enroll in ENGL 205 Supporting
Second Language Students during their first semester of employment.
Director: Dr. Julia Stakhnevich
LASSR’s mission is to support students in acknowledging their intellectual capabilities and desire to experience the full benefits of University life. We draw from the prevailing research in effective literacy practices and our personal experiences to model and scaffold the study and research strategies essential to success. In recognizing that each learner is an individual with a unique way of learning, we support students in building self-awareness and self-confidence in their growth toward academic independence.
One-on-one and small group, content tutoring for courses in the CORE Curriculum or that are beginning level courses within a major. Tutors must have previously taken the course(s) they tutor, have received a grade of B or higher and be able to receive a professors recommendation prior to being hired. A GPA of 3.0 is expected and an interview with the supervisor is required. Participation in the Peer Tutor Training Program is a required part of employment.
Supervisor: Dorie AuCoin
(tutors) are recruited every spring to begin work the following fall. The
Writing Studio is interested in hiring applicants who write well, have excellent
interpersonal skills, and are able to provide students with supportive feedback
on their writing. Applicants need to provide two writing samples as well as the
names and phone numbers of two references (not actual letters of recommendation,
just contact information). If hired, applicants are required to enroll in a
one-credit course (ENGL 204: Responding to Writing) in the fall. Consultants who
continue working in the Writing Studio beyond the fall semester are expected to
repeat the course for credit; they will ultimately receive three units of credit
(which count for graduation) for taking the course three times. Applications are
available at the Writing Studio desk or online at http://www.bridgew.edu/Writing
Studio/consultapp.cfm For more information, call 531-2053, email
email@example.com, or stop by the Writing Studio and speak with one
of the consultants.
Director: Dr. Kathy Evans
Last Modified: June 25, 2012