Academic Success Center (ASC)

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Guttman’s Academic Success Center (ASC), located in the Information Commons, offers a variety of services to meet the needs of our students and provide support for a strong academic foundation.

ASC services include:

eTerns

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eTerns are trained to support students in using academic technology that is an integral component of Guttman’s unique instructional model. During the Fall 2018 semester, eTerns are available to answer questions for the following programs:

  • ePortfolio
  • eTutoring
  • Starfish
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eTutoring is free, 24-hour, online academic support for students. The service is staffed by professional educators who work with students either synchronously – through chat and question/answer forums- or asynchronously through writing submissions.

Live, online tutoring sessions are offered in a range of subjects, including Math, Biology, Chemistry, Statistics, Research Methods, and Information Literacy.

The Online Writing Lab allows students to submit up to three (3) drafts of the same writing assignment (may not exceed 8 pages). The drafts are reviewed and returned with feedback within 24-48 hours.

Students can access eTutoring through the “Services” tab on Starfish, using any computer on or off-campus.

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Tutors meet one-on-one with students to work together on specific assignments. Tutors tailor each session to the needs of the individual student and the requirements of the assignment.

Tutors are located in the Learning Lab in the Info Commons. Although tutoring sessions are sometimes available on a walk-in basis, students are strongly encouraged to make appointments in advance through the “Services” tab on Starfish.

Supplementary Instruction (SI) Groups

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Supplementary Instruction (SI) Groups are tutor-facilitated, group review sessions that meet on a regular basis (1-2 times a week). Before the semester begins, tutors (SI Leaders) undergo extensive training in planning, pedagogy, and team-building. During the semester, SI Leaders attend all classes for their course and submit plans for their group sessions to the Area Coordinator of Academic Support. Student participation in SI Groups is anonymous and voluntary.

SI Groups are available for the following courses during Fall 2018:

Introduction to Business
Introduction to Chemistry
College Algebra and Trigonometry
Introduction to Philosophy and Human Thinking
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Urban Community Health
Hardware and Software

Contact:
Camila Torres
Lecturer, Mathematics
Area Coordinator for Academic Support
camila.torres@guttman.cuny.edu
Tel. 646-313-8103, Information Commons