The Learning Center enhances the ability of every motivated student to succeed in his or her studies.
The Learning Center houses:
• The Writing Center
• The Math & Science Center
• Peer Tutoring Program
• Diagnostic and placement testing
• Instructional and adaptive software
• Individualized assistance with study skills and learning issues
• Academic support for students with disabilities
The Writing Center provides individual consultation for students at every stage of the writing process. Students receive personal attention from guides and teachers who assist in developing, writing and learning strategies that help students become more effective writers.
Math & Science Center
The Math & Science Center offers one-on-one sessions to help students succeed in their math courses through calculus, and their 100-level science courses. The tutors can also help with math and science content in other courses.
The peer tutoring program enhances student success in coursework across the curriculum by providing concentrated, one-on-one intervention for students in need of extra academic support. Peer tutors serve as role models of motivation and success, while simultaneously reinforcing their own learning.
Individualized Study Skills Assistance
Individualized study skills assistance helps students acquire greater understanding of themselves and of the basic skills needed for success in the classroom:
• time management
• effective reading
• test-taking strategies
COMPASS is a computer-based diagnostic and placement test that measures reading, writing, and math skills. COMPASS can help students identify areas of strength and weakness and guide them in making appropriate course choices. Results are used, along with other factors, to place students in appropriate math courses.
The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) provides students the opportunity to demonstrate college-level knowledge and earn college credit through a program of exams, regardless of where or how the students acquired their knowledge. Both traditional and non-traditional students can benefit from credit earned through CLEP. Students should contact the Career and Experiential Education Center for more information.
Academic Support for Students with Disabilities
In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the College of Mount St. Joseph provides reasonable academic adjustments and auxiliary aids for students with physical or mental impairments that substantially limit or restrict one or more of such major life activities as walking, seeing, hearing, or learning. The College provides these reasonable academic adjustments and auxiliary aids to eligible student, free of charge, according to students’ individual needs. Advocacy assistance on disability related issues is also provided. Students with qualifying impairments should contact the Director of the Learning Center & Disability Services.
The Learning Center is located in the Seton Center, room 156.
Dana Freer, Director
Learning Center & Disability Services (513) 244-4524
Cathy Steinriede, Administrative Assistant
Learning Center & Disability Services