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. 

If you are interested please e-mail Connie_Helland@pitzer.edu

This calendar is a helpful tool to get you on track with your schedule and keep you aware of important upcoming dates. Please be sure save it first so you can fill it out on your personal computer or you can print it!

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.

For details on the current semesters tutoring schedule, please contact academicsupport@pitzer.edu

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 e-mail rudolph_ganaden@pitzer.edu

General Online Study Tools & Material

  1. khanacademy.org – free resource for math, science, computing, history, art history, economics, including test preparation (SAT, Praxis, LSAT) content. 
  2. Purdue Owl
  3. Grammarly
  4. Easybib
  5. Zoterofree, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research.
  6. Paul’s Online Math Notes

Writing Resources

Writing workshops, events, and consultations on projects in any discipline and at any stage of the writing process are available at The Writing Center.