Learning Center and ISL look forward to celebrating successful Summer Bridge session
The AUM Learning Center and Instructional Support Lab began tutoring students enrolled in the eight-week Summer Bridge Program on June 8. Every Friday morning since, math and writing consultants have assisted students during four separate class meetings in Goodwyn Hall.
"I always enjoy working with the students in the Summer Bridge program," said tutor Matt Kemp. "Tutoring consistently over the summer lets me see their progression as well as their hard work pay off. I tutored for the program last year, and both years have been really fun."
Sessions consist of numerous aspects of learning, such as one-on-one tutoring, peer reviews, writing workshops and brainstorming. Working closely with instructors, including making in-class presentations about effective study skills, is another way the Learning Center and Instructional Support Lab contribute to student success.
"I feel that the tutoring with the Learning Center will improve your learning in class, because the math and English tutors are really patient with you," said AUM student Ulysses Davis. "You will benefit a lot from tutoring."
The final Summer Bridge tutoring session will be on July 27. Students and tutors will celebrate with refreshments and congratulations for a job well done.
"I have been extremely impressed by the tenacity among the Summer Bridge students, as well as the ethic of care displayed by the faculty and tutors supporting the students’ success," said Lisa Kerr, First Year Experience Manager. "The Summer Bridge Program is intense, requiring dedication among participants, faculty and tutors; yet, they continue to work towards the shared goal of success with smiles on their faces. The academic successes of the students belong to each of them individually; however, the success of the overall program is due to the commitment of many people from many departments at AUM for whom I am sincerely appreciative."
July 16, 2012