Academic Coaching, Group Tutoring, Study Tools

Academic Coaching

Working hard in high school does not always prepare you for the pace, volume and complexity of a Pitzer College education. Academic coaching is one way to personalize your education and help you stay on track academically.

An academic coach focuses on helping you with learning strategies and life management skills which, in turn, empowers you to successfully manage academic demands.

Academic coaching is a working partnership between you and a professional academic coach focusing on the process of learning. You will be able to examine your learning styles, strengths, habits with school work and time management while addressing current difficulties or barriers to success.  Academic coaching is open to All Pitzer students. 

The Academic Coaching request form found here must be completed before your first session.

Tutoring

The tutoring program is sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs in collaboration with Field Group Faculty and is available to all  registered Pitzer students throughout the academic year.

Group tutoring is available on a regular drop-in basis in the following historically challenging fields of:

  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Psychological Statistics.

Group tutoring in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, is provided during the scheduled drop-in sessions at the Keck Science Department. 

Writing assistance is available at the The Writing Center. 

Foreign language assistance is available at the Fletcher Jones Language and Culture Laboratory.

Become a Peer Tutor

Working as a peer tutor is a great experience: you gain confidence, improve your communication skills, deepen your understanding of the subject you tutor while assisting other students in the process.

If you are interested in becoming a tutor in the areas of Mathematics, Economics or Psychological Statistics you must meet the following requirements:

  • Completed at least two semesters at the Claremont Colleges.
  • Be in good academic standing (not on academic probation).
  • Submit a referral from a faculty member of the Claremont Colleges from the field of study the student is applying for.
  • Possess strong interpersonal, organizational, and communications skills.
  • Serve as a responsible member of The Claremont College community.

If you are interested please review the requirements for the position and fill out the application here.

 

Academic Tools and Tips

Please visit our PASS Facebook page for more information on programming workshops and to access academic tools and tips relating to goal setting, time management, study skills, test taking, and wellness.

General Online Study Resources

  1. shmoop.com – All kinds of excellent resources from test preps, learning guides and study tools. You can even look at resources used by teachers themselves.
  2. enotes.com – Everything from homework help to study Tools. Study tools include things like Literature guides, quizzes and etexts.
  3. studygs.net – A great multilingual website (you can choose your study language). Serious study and learning website with guides, study references and tools.
  4. studyguidezone.com – A very informative website for tests and exams. You can find all manner of prep and example tests and practice questions.
  5. hippocampus.org – Free help with your algebra, biology, environmental science, American government, US history, physics and religion homework.
  6. pinkmonkey.com – More than 400 guides helping students at all levels. Through message boards as well as reviews, notes and more.
  7. cliffsnotes.com – The helpful site is written by real teachers and includes study guides, book summaries, test preparation and homework help. They also offer Grade Saver offers free study guides and essay editing from a collaboration of authors which it says are Harvard students.
  8. sparknotes.com – A nice modern site with the latest most popular study guides available.

General Online Study Tools & Material

  1. Literary Encyclopedia – The Literary Encyclopedia on literature, history and culture.
  2. britannica.com – Very handy link to keep to the World’s number one Encyclopedia.
  3. blueletterbible.org – A online study tool for the Bible for anyone studying a religion major.
  4. spanishdict.com – Great tools for anyone studying in Spanish. They have a Spanish to English dictionary, flash cards as well as helpful videos and more.
  5. thesaurus.com – Make sure you bookmark this thesaurus for finding synonyms and antonyms of words.
  6. Dictionary – Make sure you bookmark this free online dictionary.
  7. Dictionary and Thesaurus – This is also a useful Dictionary and Thesaurus.
  8. Books Online – Providing great literature for free including quotes, poems, novels, classics. Literally hundreds of great books online.
  9. Gutenberg.org Wiki – Free ebooks project. Great resource for literature.

Mathematics Online Study Resources

English Online Study Resources

 

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