Tutorial & Enrichment Center (TEC) (Academic Success)

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Tutorial & Enrichment Center (TEC) (Academic Success)

 

Mrs. Cynthia Frazier-Edwards

Title: TEC Office Manager

Department: Tutorial & Enrichment Center (Academic Affairs)

Location: Mack Gipson Building

Phone: (706) 821-8345

Fax: (706) 396-8533

cfrazier-edwards@paine.edu


Dr. Celestial Davis 
Title: Director of The Tutorial & Enrichment Center

Department: Tutorial & Enrichment Center (Academic Affairs)

Location: Collins-Callaway Library RM 129

Phone: (706) 821-8341

Fax: (706) 821-8633

cdavis@paine.edu

 

TEC Program Purpose

The Tutorial & Enrichment Center (TEC) provides access and opportunities expand their learning outside of the classroom through quality academic supportive programs and resources. These opportunities further promote students in the development of positive academic habits, practice, and behaviors with the critical academic and nonacademic cognitive skills that lead to a deeper classroom engagement and becoming independent learners. Upon completing a 4-year program of study, every graduate of Paine College will be an independent learner with an interest in lifelong learning. The Tutorial & Enrichment Center (TEC) provides programs and services to promote and support all students at Paine College in meeting this goal.

Mission

The mission of the Tutorial & Enrichment Center (TEC) is to provide an array of comprehensive tutorial and academic support services in all subjects to enhance the educational success for all Paine College students through strategic and high-quality instructional-based support programming.

Objectives

TEC overall objective is for students to succeed by achieving the following outcomes: 

  • Expand and grow their internal methods to approach coursework problems with skill efficiency in critical thinking of their reasoning processes and identifying strategies that help them succeed.
  • Enhance student approaches to learning from instruction in quantitative/science courses, particularly for solving novel problems by becoming more skilled readers, note-takers, and strategic learners.
  • Foster and promote collaborative, curriculum-based learning for students by providing access to trained peer tutors, study groups, online tutoring, technology, and resources.
  • Guide, direct, and encourage students to be able to understandings and explicate their reasoning processes and procedures, assess their competency, identify gaps in their expertise, and practice transferring their knowledge and skills to complex, multi-faceted problems.

    TEC academic resources and services are learner centered, integrity based, service oriented, and supportive.


    Academic Specific Tutoring Goals

    • To foster collaborative, curriculum-based learning for students by providing access to trained peer tutors, study groups, online tutoring, technology, and resources.
    • To increase student engagement in the learning process, fostering academic improvement and greater understanding in tutored courses.
    • To help students develop into autonomous and independent learners by overcoming barriers to understanding course content.
    • To serve diverse student populations, reducing barriers for student success by responding to their unique learning needs.


    Academic Specific Skill Development Workshop Goals

    • To ensure delivery of services that upholds high academic standards, empowering students to become responsible, active, and interdependent learners who are able to adapt to different learning environments.

      To help students build the skills necessary to succeed in the classroom and beyond. 
    • To provide workshops that are kept small and to discuss topics including time management, study strategies, writing and research, and more. 

      Supplemental Instruction Specific Goals 
      • To ensure delivery of services that upholds high academic standards, empowering students to become responsible, active, and interdependent learners who can adapt to different learning environments. 
      • To help learners improve midterm and final examination grades, reduce the attrition rate within those courses, and increase the completion rates of students.

        To foster collaborative, curriculum-based learning for students by providing access to trained peer tutors, study groups, online tutoring, technology and resources

        To provide a safe, comfortable, and welcoming environment that supports teacher instruction and supplements student learning.

        Location (virtual)
      • Currently, the TEC is operating in a virtual learning environment and format. 

        All tutoring, supplemental instruction, and workshops are being offered virtually due to COVID-19 until further notice.

        Virtual Hours of Operation

        Spring 2021 virtual hours of operation for all academic supportive services in TEC are as follows:  
         

        Mondays through Thursdays 9:00AM-6:00PM

        Fridays 9:00AM-5:00PM

        The TEC provides virtual academic support and tutorial enrichment services when classes are in session, but the center remains virtually opened all year. Signing up for services takes just a few minutes.

        Contact Information:

        Dr. Davis, Director

        (706) 821-8341 | TECTutors@Paine.edu

         

        Mrs. Frazier-Edwards, Office Manager

        (706) 821-8345 | TECTutors@Paine.edu

         

        Ms. Nefateria Ellington, Professional Academic Tutor

        NEllington@Paine.edu | TECTutors@Paine.edu
         

      • Academic Supportive Services for Student Success

        To support the mission of the Tutorial & Enrichment center, an array of academic supportive and enhancement services is provided to:

        Increase the academic engagement and persistence rates of students.

        Help students improve their performance in courses via using individual tutoring sessions, group study labs and skill development workshops.

        Enhance the enrichment and to broaden students' knowledge in areas of special interest.

        Empower students to be confident in presenting presentations and written materials that support classroom instruction.


      • TEC ACADEMIC SUPPORT

        DAY(s)

        TIME(s)

        LOCATION

        Group Study Math Lab

        Tuesdays

         

        Virtual Learning Environment

        Via Zoom link (provided in email)

        Group Study Science Lab

        Thursdays

         

        Virtual Learning Environment

        Via Zoom link (provided in email)

        First Year Writing Seminar

        Thursdays

        1:00pm-2:00pm

        Virtual Learning Environment

        Via Zoom link (provided in email)

        Upperclassman Writing Seminar

        Thursdays

        2:00pm-3:00pm

        Virtual Learning Environment

        Via Zoom link (provided in email)

        Academic Support Workshop

        Tuesdays

        1:00pm-2:00pm

        Virtual Learning Environment

        Via Zoom link (provided in email)

        Individual Tutoring

        Mondays-Thursdays
        Fridays

        9:00am - 8:00pm
        9:00am-5:00pm

        Virtual Learning Environment

        Via Zoom link (provided in email)

        Online Tutoring Options

        24/7 Access

         

                 

        Individual Academic Advising

        Mondays-Thursdays

        By appointment

        Virtual Learning Environment

        Via Zoom link (provided in email)


        Upcoming Events

        ***Due to the current pandemic and COVID19, all academic supportive services and resources are being offered in a virtual, learning format. Virtual locations are provided per contact the TEC staff.***

        Virtual Spring 2021 Academic Success & Skill Development Workshops


        Zoom Virtual Conference (link provided via flyer that is transmitted to the campus community) 

        1:00pm-2:00pm

        1. 1.Tuesday, January 19, 2021

        TRANSITION TO COLLEGE & ACTION PLANNING

        1. 2.Tuesday, February 02, 2021

        TIME MANAGEMENT & STRATEGIC PLANNING How do you spend your 24 hours? 

        1. 3.Tuesday, February 26, 2021

        LEARNING STYLES, TEST TAKING STRATEGIES, AND STUDY STRATEGIES 

        1. 4.Tuesday, March 16, 2021

        READING & NOTE-TAKING STRATEGIES 

        1. 5.Tuesday, March,23, 2021

        SUCCESS IN YOUR SCIENCE COURSES 

        1. 6.Tuesday, March 23, 2021

        SUCCESS IN YOUR MATH COURSES

         

        Virtual Spring 2021 Student Empowerment Seminars 

        Zoom Virtual Conference (link provided via flyer that is transmitted to the campus community) 

        2:00pm-3:00pm

        1. 1.Tuesday, January 19, 2021 

        Now That You Are Here, What's Next?

        1. 2.Tuesday, February 02, 2021

        Collegiate Empowerment College Level Coursework: What Does This Mean?

        1. 3.Tuesday, February 23, 2021

        Empowered to Succeed (preparing for midterm exams) 

        1. 4.Tuesday, March 09, 2021

        Social Mixer How Are We Doing?

        1. 5.Tuesday, March 23, 2021

        Are You Stressed? Understand the Good, The Bad, and The Unnecessary.


        TEC Virtual Tutorial & Academic Support Resources Found Online

        Khan Academy-This online free academic support service for Paine College students covers all subjects (math, composition, and science).

        NetTutor-This is a free online academic support service for Paine College students and includes all math and composition related subjects).

        Multiple Subjects-Free real time tutoring resources for courses in math, science, and more.

        1. 1.Khan Academy | Learn anything for free!
        2. 2.Cliffs Notes | Reading analysis.
        3. 3.Free Rice | Fight hunger while expanding your vocabulary!
        4. 4.Hippocampus | Video presentations, worked examples, and more!
        5. 5.Socratic | Math, Physics, Chemistry, and more!

        English & Writing Free Online Resources

        1. 1.OWL | The Purdue Online Writing Lab

        College Algebra, Pre-calculus, and Calculus Free Online Resources

        1. 1.Algebra Help | Lessons, calculators, and worksheets
        2. 2.Interactive Mathematics | Learn math by doing it!
        3. 3.MathTV | Like YouTube, for math!
        4. 4.Mathhelp.com | Custom math courses with a teacher
        5. 5.Purplemath | Algebra help online

        Student Independent Self-Study Resources

Learning Style Inventories

https://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Special-Education-Services/Documents/IDEAS%202014%20Handouts/LearningStyleInventory.pdf

http://www.educationplanner.org/students/self-assessments/learning-styles-quiz.shtml

Study Strategy Inventory

https://www.kpu.ca/sites/default/files/Learning%20Centres/Study_LASSI_LA.pdf

Study Skills Assessment Inventory

https://www.how-to-study.com/assessments/

TEC Service Request Forms

Faculty Classroom Workshop Request

Faculty or Staff Tutoring Referral Form

Individual Academic Coaching Request Form

 

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