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About the Learning Center

The mission of the Learning Center is to provide a level of academic support that enhances the ability of every motivated student to succeed in his/her studies at the College of Mount St. Joseph.  The Learning Center services include a Writing Center, Math & Science Center, peer tutoring, placement testing, instructional and adaptive software, individualized assistance with study skills, and support for students with disabilities.

To contact the Learning Center, call (513) 244-4202.

Hours & Location

The Learning Center is located on the first floor of Seton Center, Room 156.

Hours:  Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m., Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and several evenings per week during the fall and spring semesters. 

Math & Science Center:  Check schedule in the Learning Center

Writing Center:  Check schedule in the Learning Center

Staff

Dana Freer
Director of the Learning Center & Disability Services, Ed.D., University of Cincinnati, Dana_Freer@mail.msj.edu  513.244.4524 
 
Karl Zuelke
Writing Center Coordinator, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, Karl_Zuelke@mail.msj.edu  513.244.4514 
 
Corri Frey
Math Tutor, B.A., College of Mount St. Joseph, Corri_Frey@mail.msj.edu 513.244.4515

Cathy Steinriede
Learning Center Administrative Assistant, B.S., College of Mount St. Joseph, Catherine_Steinriede@mail.msj.edu  513.244.4202
Individual Study Skills Assistance
Individualized study skills assistance can help you gain a greater understanding of yourself and of the basic skills needed for success in the classroom.
 
To learn more or to make an appointment, contact the Director of the Learning Center & Disability Services (dana_freer@mail.msj.edu).
Learning Styles Inventory
You can take a Learning Styles inventory to discover how you prefer to perceive and process information. Want to try one? Check out the link.
Discovery Wheel
For an honest picture of how you view yourself as a student, complete the Discovery Wheel.
COMPASS
You can take the COMPASS test to discover if weakness in reading, writing, or math skills is holding you back.
howtostudy.org
Maybe all you need are tips on how to better manage your time, read more effectively, take good notes, or prepare for tests. Websites like howtostudy.org are good sources.
University of Texas Learning Center
GRE Preparation
Visit this site to download GRE preparation software and other study materials.
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Peer Tutor Request
Peer tutoring is an intervention program designed to serve those students who are struggling in a course. Students who are doing well, but would like to do even better, should work with their fellow classmates to form study groups. Contact the Learning Center if you would like assistance in coordinating a study group for your course. If you are having difficulty in a course, please complete this request form.
Online Tutoring Sessions for Off-site and Online Students
If available times do not meet your needs, please contact the director of the Writing, Math/Science Center, Dr. Karl Zuelke at karl_zuelke@mail.msj.edu.
Disability Services - Test Accommodation Request
Disability Services - Note-taker Request
Disability Services - Alternate Text Request
Services
THE LEARNING CENTER IS FOR EVERYONE. OUR DOOR IS ALWAYS OPEN TO FACULTY, STAFF, AND MOST OF ALL, TO STUDENTS OF EVERY MAJOR AND GRADE LEVEL .
Math & Science Center
The Math & Science Center Assistants offer 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. 
Writing Center
The Writing Center helps students to grow as writers, enhancing the quality of their written work in every discipline. Through one-on-one sessions with the Center Director and student Writing Consultants, students grow in their understanding of the writing process, develop their ability to apply the process to all their written work, increase their understanding of the conventions of writing, and develop their ability to adhere to standard written English.
Peer Tutoring
The Peer Tutoring program enhances student success in coursework across the curriculum by providing concentrated, one-on-one intervention for stuggling 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, goal-setting, effective reading and note-taking, test-taking strategies, and others.
COMPASS
COMPASS is a computer-based diagnostic and placement test measuring reading, writing, and math skills that can help students identify areas of strength and weakness and aid them in making appropriate course choices.
CLEP
CLEP, the College Level Examination Program, provides students the opportunity to demonstrate college-level knowledge and earn college credit through a program of exams in undergraduate college courses, regardless of where or how the students acquired the knowledge. Both traditional and non-traditional students can benefit from credit earned through CLEP. To learn more, contact Career and Experiential Education Center at (513) 244-4888.
Disability Services
Disability Services seeks to ensure that eligible students with documented physical or mental impairments are provided, based on individual need, reasonable academic adjustments and auxilary aids to allow access to Mount programs.
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