Coaching, Guided Study Sessions, and Tutoring

Academic Coaching

One-on-one coaching. The SSC staff work with the student to develop a strategic study plan for reaching academic goals. A one-hour initial appointment includes a detailed interview and an assessment of academic strengths and challenges, using a 10-point scale, 80-item learning and study strategy assessment (LASSI).

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Guided Study Sessions (GSS)

Voluntary, peer-led group sessions to study course material in an engaging and supportive environment. In addition to reviewing course concepts, students learn how to identify main ideas, synthesize course material, and study strategically. Our GSS leaders are faculty recommended and trained peer facilitators who earned an “A” in the courses they are supporting.


Private Peer Tutoring

A free service available as needed. Peer tutors are faculty-recommended students with excellent academic records; they have earned an “A” in the course in which they tutor. Private peer tutoring is offered for:

  • NURS 304/505: Introduction to Professional Nursing Practice
  • NURS 308/517: Nursing Care of Infants and Children: A Family Perspective
  • NURS 315/501: Pathopharmacology
  • NURS 320/701: Science and Research for Nursing Practice
  • NURS 330/514: Adult Health Nursing
  • NURS 331/625: Gerontological Nursing
  • NURS 333/503: Health Assessment
  • NURS 402/511: Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing & Clinical
  • NURS 407/509: Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family



A professional writing tutor is available to students throughout the week. Students can receive assistance with grammar, American Psychological Association (APA) style, or structuring a paper.

The SSC also holds workshops on writing and APA style throughout the semester.


Medication Dosage Calculations

A peer tutor is available to assist with understanding and improving skills with medication dosage calculation problems.