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Student Support Services

A TRIO Program to Support Academic Success

Tutorial Services
Free tutoring for members is available through the Accelerated Learning Lab for most classes as either drop-in or scheduled appointments. Our services are not limited to students who are struggling but are also available for those who would like to "study better not harder" For more information contact Deb Raiees-Dana.

››Policies and Procedures (MS Word Format)

Learning Strategies Instruction
Students who need assistance improving their learning strategies and study skills can work with the SSS Learning Strategies Specialist, Jarrod Heathcote. Help is available in the following areas:

  • Time management
  • Organization
  • Listening skills
  • Note-taking
  • Test preparation
  • Test taking
  • Discovering your learning style
  • Memory skills
  • Basic research methods

Reading Specialist Services
Our Reading Specialist is available to work with students in improving their reading speed and comprehension.

Math Specialist Services
Our Math Specialist, Deb Raiees-Dana, is available to work with students who need more intensive assistance with their math skills. She is also available to assist students in overcoming math anxiety.

Academic Support Services
Students who need additional academic counseling beyond the advising they receive from their faculty advisor can meet with SSS Staff for this service. We can help you think about your major, assist you in creating a four-year plan for classes, help you pinpoint academic weaknesses, and assist you in improving those weak areas while continuing to build on your academic strengths.

Cultural Events
The SSS program encourages students to participate in cultural events during the year. Information about these events will be available in the SSS office (L147) and on the website.

Academic Enrichment Workshops
The SSS program will sponsor a variety of Academic Enrichment Workshops during the course of the semester. These workshops will be presented by SSS staff and other campus experts. Past topics have included: time management, financial aid options, interviewing skills and many others.
Financial and Personal Advising
We know that finances are a major concern for most college students. The SSS staff will work in partnership with you and the Financial Aid office to help you make sure you are getting financial aid that is available to you. We also want to help you deal with personal issues that may be interfering with your academic focus. We will provide a listening ear and help direct you to on and off campus resources that can provide assistance to you in dealing with those issues.

Assistance with Graduate/Professional
School Search

If you are thinking about pursuing education beyond your Bachelor's degree, we will be happy to assist you as you search for and apply for admissions into graduate or professional programs. Talk to one of the SSS staff if you are interested in pursuing further education.

Information about Career Options
We will work hand-in-hand with the Career Development Center here on campus to help you explore careers that will fit your interests, skills, and education.

Direct Financial Assistance (Grant Aid)
Each year for Spring Semester, students who are participating in the SSS program will be able to apply for grant aid. These awards can range from $555- $5,555. Students must be receiving a federal Pell Grant, be an active participant in the SSS program, and meet certain academic criteria to apply for these awards. Awards will first be made to students who are freshman and sophomores as required by federal law.
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