Free tutoring is available to all students. All tutors, who have taken and passed the course with an A or B, are hired and trained by professional staff.
- Academic Resource Center at Hinsdale (ARCH) Tutoring: Drop-in tutoring that occurs Monday-Thursday from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. in Hinsdale Hall. Students may drop in at any time to ask questions and receive assistance with course material and study skills.
- One-on-One Tutoring: One-on-one tutoring services are available to students for subjects that are not offered through ARCH; to commuter, College Credit Plus (CCP), and Adult Studies students who cannot attend weekly ARCH sessions; to students who regularly attend weekly ARCH sessions and need additional assistance (Per an instructor recommendation); and to students with other extenuating circumstances that prevent them from attending weekly ARCH sessions. Students meet with their one-on-one tutor throughout the term during a one-hour scheduled weekly day and time
Students have the opportunity to work one-on-one with a professional staff member to develop and refine their academic success skills, including time management, note-taking, studying, goal setting, organization, test-taking, and more; and create a personal academic success plan to help them reach their full potential, both inside and outside the classroom. Contact Adam Santavy (SantavyAD@hiram.edu) to schedule an appointment. Below are some resources to aid in academic success.
- Active Reading Skills
- Note-Taking Handout
- Study Smarter Handout
- Successful Strategies for Test Anxiety
- Techniques for Multiple Choice Questions
- Tips for Taking an in Class Essay Exam
- Weekly Planner
Student Success Programming
Professional staff offer presentations and workshops throughout the year centered on a variety of academic topics. Interested in bringing an Academic Development workshop to your meeting, classroom, or more? Contact Adam Santavy (SantavyAD@hiram.edu).
STDV 608: Experiments in Effective Learning
Experiments in Effective Learning (STDV 608) is a one-credit hour course that emphasizes basic academic success skills and their practical application in current courses. Extensive emphasis is placed on time management, study strategies, goal setting, discovering personal learning styles, note-taking and test-taking strategies, discovering self-motivation, accepting personal responsibility, using active learning techniques, improving self-management, and thriving positively in college. This course is open to all students during the fall and spring semesters.