To Help You Meet the Challenge
College is challenging in the best of ways. To help you meet the challenge, there are all kinds of support for you, from tutoring on class concepts to help with organization and managing your time.
Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction
Peer Tutoring for undergraduate students is one-on-one help from carefully selected and trained students who have taken and excelled in the course they tutor. The first session is free!
Supplemental Instruction (SI) provides free review sessions for some of the most challenging courses. SI sessions are led by student leaders who did well in the course and are recommended by faculty. The weekly sessions are interactive and focus on the main concepts of the class. Data shows that students who attend SI regularly earn better grades!
For more information on Peer Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction please see our FAQs
Study Skills Help
Sometimes you need help arranging your life, organizing your course information or planning your coursework in a useful way. Make an appointment with your academic counselor to get help with these study strategies:
- Time management
- Goal setting
- Reading a college textbook
- Note taking
- Motivation and procrastination
Connect with Your Faculty
Your faculty are worth getting to know. They are experts in your major, so they are ideal guides and mentors during your time in college.
All faculty members have office hours, so if you have questions or concerns about a course you're taking, don't hesitate to stop by for a visit. Many faculty members are willing to meet by appointment as well.
After your first year, you will be assigned to a faculty advisor who will work with you until you graduate. Your faculty advisor can talk with you about careers in your field, internships, and graduate school, as well as help you order your classes to help you graduate on time.
More Help: Math, Writing, Research, Spanish, and Science
Specialized support for math and writing is available at the Math Lab and Writing Center. The Munday Library's staff can help with research. The Spanish Department offers free tutoring services. The Science Lab offers tutoring support for select biology, chemistry, and physics classes.
How College Classes Differ from High School Classes
When it comes to college classes, it's all on you. Here, a senior student gives advice on how to best prepare so that you can succeed in your college classes.