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Frequently Asked Questions about Academic Support

Q: I am having problems in one particular course. Who do I see about help?

A: You can contact Instructional Specialist Colleen Aiezza.

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Q: What is a peer tutor?

A: A peer tutor is a fellow student paid to help other students. You will be set up with a student who is either in your class or has had the same instructor as you previously. The peer tutor is recommended by the instructor, but the tutoring process is administered through the office of Academic Success and Access Programs.

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Q: How much do I have to pay for professional or peer tutoring?

A: It costs nothing extra to be tutored at the office of Academic Success and Access Programs. Peer tutoring is a service that you have already funded through your tuition.

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Q: I have a learning disability. Can I get help at the office of Academic Success and Access Programs?

A: Of course! There is just one difference. In order to set up peer tutoring, you need to see Norah Nolan-Cramer, the Coordinator for Students with a Disability.

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Q: Is the office of Academic Success and Access Programs like the Resource Room in high school?

A: No. The office of Academic Success and Access Programs is open to all students who want to achieve academic success. If you want an A or just to pass, there's help for you at the office of Academic Success and Access Programs.

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Q: I'm really doing well in one of my classes. How do I become a peer tutor?

A: Speak with your instructor, and contact Colleen Aiezza in the office of Academic Success and Access Programs at Main Campus.

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Q: What other resources are available through the Academic Support Centers?

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  • Calculators, spell checkers, tape recorders, and other equipment can be used in the Academic Support Centers or for use during classes.
  • Space is available for both quiet and group study.
  • Workshops on various study skills and content area topics are offered at the beginning of the fall semester.
  • Supplemental instruction is available for some courses.
  • Books for recreational reading are also available.

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