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The Student Success Center is the University's centralized location for academic support. The Student Success Center is located in Keiss Library on the Gwynedd Valley campus and offers the following services:
Success Coaching is available to all university students who would like to enhance their general academic skills. Students can meet one-on-one with a Success Coach or attend workshops throughout the year to work on skills such as:
To request a tutoring session, please click the "Make an Appointment" button above and complete the form. Tutoring sessions are generally scheduled for half-hour or one-hour sessions for a one-time appointment or weekly throughout the semester. Sessions can be held in-person or remotely.
But we cannot:
Students may schedule regular tutoring appointments (e.g. weekly, biweekly, etc.) for a specific subject with a particular tutor. However, if three appointments are missed without first cancelling, we will not be able to make appointments for the remainder of that particular semester for that student.
To make, cancel, or reschedule an appointment, contact the Student Success Center at 267-448-1370 or email email@example.com.
Writing tutoring is available to help students write for any course – and at any stage of the writing process, including pre-writing. Writing tutorials are available in-person and via email with the writing specialist.
Writing Tutors Can Help Students:
Writing Tutors Cannot:
In addition to professional tutoring, the Math Specialist offers workshops on a variety of Math topics and also oversees Math Modules, a series of math lessons and problems designed to help students understand the topics they need for the next mathematics course required by their major.
GMercyU offers all students 24/7 content and writing tutorial services through Brainfuse. To access Brainfuse in Blackboard, click on "Tools" and then the Brainfuse icon. In Canvas, the link is available when you log in.
Academic Information Sessions and Workshops on APA format, study skills, test-taking, and note-taking are offered to assist students with these foundational skills. Additional workshops also are offered throughout the year based on student and faculty needs. Our workshops are generally hour-long sessions. Documentation on workshop subject matter is provided to all attendees.
To register for an advertised information session or workshop, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit our office, or call 267-448-1370. Due to limited space, please reserve a seat at least one day in advance.
The Student Success Center offers these workshops and other academic services to all students, faculty and staff free of charge. To request a workshop for a class or peer study group, please call the Student Success Center.
Some Writing Information Session topics include:
Julie Bullock, Administrative Assistant, Student Success Center
215-646-7300 ext. 21000
Meredith J. Hoch-Oescher, Dean of Student Success
EdD, Higher Education, Immaculata University
MA, English, The College of New Jersey
BA, English, East Stroudsburg University
Arlicia C. Miller, Director of Advising and Retention
EdD, Curriculum and Instruction, Capella University
MFA, Creative Writing, Full Sail University
BA, English, Rosemont College
Advising Staff for Term Programs
Suzanne Hamilton, Coordinator and Advisor for University Studies
BA, Psychology, Pennsylvania State University
Advising Staff for Non-Term Programs
Erica Dercole, Coordinator of Non-Term Advising and Academic Advisor
M.Ed., Student Affairs Leadership in Higher Education, Widener University
B.A., English, Penn State University
Mike Hertel, Academic Advisor
M.Ed., Counseling and Development, Montana State Northern
B.A., History and Government, University of Notre Dame
Carol Ribner, Academic Advisor
Professional Diploma in School District Administration, CW Post College, Long Island University
M.S., Education, Bank Street College of Education
B.A., Human Communications and Elementary Education, Hunter College, City University of New York
Sarah Smalarz, Academic Advisor
M.Ed., Holy Family University
B.S., Elementary Education, Kutztown University
Kim Cooney, Ed.D, Director, First Year Experience Program
Ed.D., Higher Education, Immacula Unviersity
MS, Administration of Human Services, Chestnut Hill College
BA, Psychology, Temple UniversityMS, Administration of Human Services, Chestnut Hill College
Stephanie Alderfer, Director, Tutoring Services & Placement Assessments
MS, Education, Gwynedd Mercy University
BS, Business Administration and Elementary Education Certification, Gwynedd Mercy University
Joseph Azzarano, Math Specialist
MS, Education, Gwynedd Mercy University
BS, Mathematics, Gwynedd Mercy University
215-646-7300 ext. 21828
Tami Nosal, Writing Specialist
MA, Writing Studies, St. Joseph's University
BA, English, Rutgers University
215-646-7300, ext. 21108
Please contact email@example.com with any accessibility questions.
Kelly Kiefer, Director of Student Accessibility Services
MS, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, West Chester University
215-646-7300, ext. 21014
Erik Azzarano, Testing Coordinator
BS, Psychology/Game Design and Development, Rochester Institute of Technology
215-646-7300, ext. 21463
Nick Schaefer, Director of Career Development
MA, Counseling, Manhattan College
BA, Communications, Rider University
Certificate, Positive Psychology, University of Pennsylvania (Coursera)
215-646-7300, ext. 21420
Casey Hilferty, Associate Director of Career Development
MEd, Educational Leadership, Lehigh University
BA, History, Moravian College
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
215-646-7300, ext. 21572