Academic Success Center

Academic Success Center at Maranatha

It’s all about studying smarter, not harder!

Promoting Success

Sweet Success!

In the Academic Success Center, our name says it all – we are here to help Maranatha students succeed academically! Our mission is to promote academic success for all students, to enhance student performance, and to increase student retention. We help students to become better learners.

Entering college often means being introduced to a new learning environment: courses proceed at a rapid rate and cover large volumes of material with few tests. Students who develop additional methods of learning are able to adapt more quickly and be successful in their college careers.

Programs Available

1-on-1 Tutoring is a FREE program offered to all Maranatha undergraduate students and is available for many subjects including writing, mathematics, sciences, languages, communication, business, Bible, and accounting. Tutoring sessions are generally one-hour long and are held twice each week for the entirety of the semester. Our tutors are well-qualified, responsible peers who possess sensitivity and compassion toward the needs of our students.

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a group study module led by a student who is experienced in the subject matter. SI is offered for traditionally difficult freshman and sophomore level classes, especially in the Nursing major. SI sessions are generally one hour long and are held two evenings each week. Attendance is voluntary – students are not required to attend every session. Data proves that those who attend SI sessions achieve a higher final grade than those who do not.

Study Groups are also offered for more traditional classes, especially in the Social Sciences, Psychology, Math, and English. These groups are also led by a student who is experienced in the subject matter. These sessions are held one or two times each week and are voluntary.

Services

Academic Coaching/Counseling provides students with a chance to work individually with a professional staff member to improve their academic skills, confidence, and performance. Students will be challenged in the areas of time management, test-taking skills, and learning strategies.

Study Skills Seminars will be offered online to assist students in enhancing and refining their academic skills. Workshop topics include:

  • Time management

  • Study skills

  • Test taking and preparation

  • Learning styles and strategies

  • Listening skills

  • Textbook reading

Accommodations

As per the American Disabilities Act, Maranatha provides accommodations for any student who has a diagnosed disability. The student who desires to seek specific accommodations must provide the Center with documentation from a medical professional who has given or confirmed the diagnosis, as well as any recommendations they may have.

Tutoring with the Center for Academic Success

Your Tutor Will…

  • steer you in the right direction, give you feedback, or help you catch up

  • show you how to work through a problem, organize your research notes, or revise and edit a paper

  • ask you questions and guide you to finish the task yourself

  • help to facilitate your learning

Your Tutor Won’t…

  • write, edit, or proofread your papers

  • solve a problem or do your work for you

  • correct your homework or give you a grade on a paper

Contact Information

Christina Miller, Director

Name Mrs. Christina Miller
Title Director, Academic Success Center
Location Cedarholm Library 216
Hours Monday – Thursday, 8:00 AM – 3:15 PM
Number (920) 206-2340