Student Success Center
Plassmann First Floor
St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778
Jean Trevaton Ehman
100B Plassmann Hall
Adriane L. Spencer
Disability Support Services
100D Plassmann Hall
100 Plassmann Hall
St. Bonaventure University's Learning Center is an intrinsic element of the university's goal of academic excellence. We are a group who provides and promotes both creative and dynamic instruction as well as utilizes and teaches dedicated, critical, and active learning. Students, faculty, and staff may use the center's myriad programs and staff talents to explore means to enhance their academic growth.
Our credo is to assist, not do.
We encourage academic accountability: we want our patrons to accept responsibility for their own academic excellence — we provide background and assistance. Students may consult one-on-one or in-group with members of the center's staff to acquire greater command of a subject, procure assistance with a specific assignment, or discuss academic challenges.
Below are the many services offered by the Learning Center:
Our employed peer tutors offer one-on-one or small-group tutoring for tutees who express a desire for individual assistance. We offer peer tutoring for almost every subject.
Tutoring is on a first-come, first-serve basis: We are only limited by the number of tutors who qualify for employment.
Students who acknowledge a need for assistance in a subject should first consult with their professor then explore peer tutoring.
A Quick Guide to Peer Tutoring
Students who desire assistance with paper writing, no matter the course subject, may avail themselves of the Writing Lab.
Students may request assistance at any stage of paper development, from formulating outlines to final draft reviews.
An appointment is not necessary, but is recommended. Call 375-2066 to schedule an appointment.
Please bring all materials pertaining to the assignment to your session, as well as self-edit any work you have already completed.
The Office of Disability Support Services at St. Bonaventure University is committed to providing an equal opportunity for success for all St. Bonaventure students with permanent or temporary disabilities.
How to be a successful student:
The second step to getting good grades involves being active in the classroom. Reading all materials before class is a must, and it helps to review notes before class.
Notes should be dated and focused on main ideas and significant details only. Here's a tip: Take down everything a professor writes on the board, says after consulting his/her notes, or appears excited about.
And be sure to ask questions to clarify information, or ask a professor to repeat information.
Most Academic Restoration Program (ARP) participants are second-semester students mandated to this program as their only avenue for continued study at St. Bonaventure.
ARP students participate in twice-weekly study skill and behavior analysis classes. They also have a weekly individual session with a staff member to help them assess academic progress and design personalized study strategies.
This program is designed for upper-level students who otherwise would be dismissed from the University due to inadequate academic progress.
Each Academic Intervention Program student signs an academic and behavioral agreement pledging to abide by the stipulations set forth by the program - specifically, to attend weekly individual meetings with an academic counselor and maintain perfect attendance in all classes.
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