Academic Support Mission

The Academic Support Department exists to serve as a resource for students and faculty alike. Take a look at our Mission, and learn about our Tutors


The focus of the Academic Support Program is on student learning. The goal is to help students become autonomous, lifelong learners. The objectives are to teach students the skills to:

  • Manage their own learning
  • Evaluate their strengths
  • Articulate what they have learned
  • Formulate and achieve their own educational and vocational goals

Striving to achieve this mission, Learning Specialists, Peer Tutors and Supplemental Instruction Leaders will help students:

  • Become aware of their learning styles
  • Recognize effective learning strategies and behaviors that lead to academic success
  • Build self-confidence
  • Become self-advocates
  • Understand class content through reinforcement and supplemental instruction
  • Become active learners
  • Refine and develop their critical thinking skills

Academic Support (AS) Student Leaders

The peer leader is a guide, a helper, a coach, a listener, a friend and a motivator. The goals of AS student leaders are to foster active learning, independence and motivation. The Academic Support Department offers a challenging and supportive environment for all students. Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction sessions may include:

  • Identifying strengths and weaknesses
  • Setting goals
  • Collaborative learning
  • Study skills and strategies
  • Finding a purpose for the assignment
  • Exploring the subject matter
  • Breaking down tasks
  • Exploring solutions and finding answers
Last Modified: 8/28/13