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Archive for January, 2013

Want a Better Grade Point Average? Check Out the Resources at the Academic Enrichment Center

TUTORING

·         Individual Tutoring.  Students can visit our office to check the TutorFind directory of available tutors for one-on-one work.  Undergraduate tutors are available for $11.50/hr; graduate tutors are $14.50/hr.

·         Drop-In Tutoring.  Two hours a day, five days a week, drop-in tutoring is available in math, chemistry and physics.

·         Group Tutoring.  Free group tutoring in a number of courses is offered each semester.  Groups are formed in response to student requests.

·         Nfoshare Online Tutoring.  This new feature (using Facebook) is available for selected classes.

 

STUDY SKILLS ASSISTANCE

·         Workshops at the OAE.   We appreciate your posting our workshop schedule where it will be visible to students visiting your department; feel free to make as many copies as you wish.

·         Online workshops:  Your Roadmap to Success (http://www.udel.edu/AEC-workshop/).  These workshops are designed to help students identify skill areas they need to improve in, to practice new techniques, and to evaluate their progress.

·         Study Skills course (UNIV113).   This one-credit pass/fail course includes comprehensive coverage of strategies for successful studying, which are then put to use in a concurrent “target class” of the student’s choice.  While the course is aimed at freshmen and sophomores, exceptions can be made for other students when needed.

·         Academic Intake appointments.  Any student can meet with one of our staff members to assess his/her current study strategies and develop a plan for strengthening those strategies.  In particular, students in academic difficulty can benefit from this one-on-one academic counseling.

We Were There: ASPIRE Members Serve During Winter Break

On January 17, days ahead of the National Day of Service, ASPIRE members traveled to A.I. duPont Middle School to interact with a group of about 50 middle and high school families.  Sharing wisdom about what their parents did when they were in middle and high school that helped them secure a seat at UD, Kevin Nai, Kerrianne Rojas, Lorene McCoy, SaiSri Gajjala, Arpita Mandel, Quindara Lazenbury, Anh Nguyen, and Stanley Anderson held the audience rapt.  According to Redclay’s Director of Title 1 programs, this kind of interaction brings reality to the day-to-day decisions that parents often make in supervising homework and planning for how their students will remain engaged in academic preparatory activities during the summers.  Engagement was a key theme of the presentation, as noted by Melva Ware, ASPIRE Director, college planning begins with conversations between students and their parents.

 

IMPORTANT SUPPORT FOR TAKING THE PRAXIS EXAMS

Preparing today’s teachers for tomorrow’s classrooms

Success begins with effective test preparation — that’s why ETS is offering free Praxis™ Study Plan Development Webinars to help your teacher candidates prepare.

These free webinars deliver in-depth information about the Praxis I® and Praxis II® tests, and offer your students the opportunity to ask questions. Prospective test takers are also presented with a plan to help guide their preparation for their Praxis tests.

Webinar topics include:

  • An overview of the Praxis tests
  • An overview of the Tests at a Glance (TAAG)
  • Available resources for test preparation

The next Praxis I Webinar will take place on Friday, January 11, 2013, at 1 p.m. (ET).

Learn more about how to register.

Please pass this message on to your teacher candidates and help us continue to nurture the goal of bringing great teachers to every classroom. Registration opens approximately two weeks in advance of the listed date.

Praxis I Webinar Dates

  • Friday, January 11, at 1 p.m. ET
  • Monday, March 25, at 1 p.m. ET
  • Monday, May 13, at 1 p.m. ET

Praxis II Webinar Dates

  • Wednesday, February 13, at 1 p.m. ET
  • Wednesday, April 10, at 1 p.m. ET
  • Wednesday, June 19, at 1 p.m. ET

For more information, visit www.ets.org/praxis/webinars.