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Academic Support Services Available

Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, & Workshops

University College is pleased to welcome back our returning students and extend a warm welcome to the newest members of the Wilkes community.   We partner with students and faculty to promote effective student learning.   The following University College programs have a strong tradition of helping students to achieve at the highest level.   Please come and discover how this could be your best semester ever!

Peer Tutoring

Peer Tutoring supports student success through small group and one-on-one sessions with highly qualified (student) peer tutors.   Centrally located on the first floor of Conyngham, tutoring is offered in most 100 and 200-level courses.  

·         Small group tutoring operates on a drop-in basis and no appointments are necessary.  These small groups have proven to be highly effective and fun!  Please see the schedule for Small Group Tutoring.

·         One-on-one (individual) peer tutoring appointments can be made by visiting RM 211 of Conyngham hall or by calling 408-4150. Mr.  Alberto Prado, Academic Support Coordinator can answer any question you may have.

Supplemental Instruction (SI)

·         For some particularly challenging courses, students may participate in Supplemental Instruction (SI).  SI is a nationally-recognized academic enrichment program that utilizes peer-assisted study sessions designed to improve academic performance.  Attendance is voluntary.  SI sessions offer a chance to get together with people in the same class 2-3 times per week to compare notes, discuss important concepts, and to develop strategies for studying.  Come to SI and test yourself before your professor does—so that when he/she does, you’ll be ready!  Please see the schedule for Supplemental Instruction Sessions.

Learning Skills Program and Academic Counseling & Coaching

·         The Learning Skills Program creates opportunities for students to identify and develop strategies to improve learning. Academic Success Workshops assist students to develop a number of essential skills for learning in college.  Please see the schedule for Workshops.  Students also work one-on-one with University College staff to create individual plans for success through academic counseling and coaching sessions.  Sessions focus on identifying academic strengths and difficulties and building skills to achieve set goals.  Contact Ms. Katy Betnar, Learning Specialist for details.


Blake L. Mackesy

Director, University College



Published On: 9/4/2013
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