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Writing Coach
Writing Coach Disha Mathur Joins Teach for America Corps Academics Since entering her first year at Rutgers, Disha, now a senior in the Honors Program at The School of Arts and Sciences, has made the Dean’s List each consecutive semester. Her major is public health, with a minor in psychology. Service Disha is currently President of the student chapter of New Jersey Public Health Association, in which she organizes local community service activities such as volunteering at soup kitchens and food drives. She also hosts guest speaker events, seminars, documentary screenings, and panel discussions.  Teach for America What attracted Disha... Continued
aerial view of LLC
Our long-awaited renovations to the Livingston Learning Center will soon be underway. The renovations will be completed by September 2015, in time to welcome first-year students and welcome back returning students with an exciting, innovative new space for studying, working in groups, and meeting with tutors and instructors. This new flexible, student-driven space will have writeable surfaces, reconfigurable furniture, a study lounge and quiet area. Retractable whiteboard walls will enable our collaborative rooms to accommodate groups of varying sizes, from three rooms that sit eighteen per room to one large space that accommodates fifty-four. View the flythrough video provided by Clarke... Continued
learning assistant poster session
At the end of the fall 2014 semester, 48 learning assistants (LAs) presented literature research on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education research to fellow LAs, students, faculty, administrators, and staff. The annual poster session is provided by the Rutgers Learning Centers (RLC) to support first-year LAs’ final projects in their required 3-credit, 300-level pedagogy course, Peer Instruction Education (01:090:322). In the pedagogy course, LAs are trained to facilitate learning and engage students in scientific discourse, rather than act as experts who have knowledge that needs to be transmitted to the student. Course topics include learning theory, cooperative... Continued
students-at-whiteboard
In fall 2014 alone, more than 6,500 students visited our centers, and we provided over eighty workshops to student groups, partnering programs, and various classes, not to mention in-class support to 55 sections of recitations, labs, and lectures through the Learning Assistant Program. Pathways to Success As we transform the student experience and reimagine academic support on our campus, we will build on the successes of our core programs:  ... Continued
student-at-chalkboard
Hello, my name is Cooper Tunnard.  I am a transfer student pursuing a B.A. in Information Technology and Informatics, with a minor in Environmental Business Economics.  I’m a hard- working student, but math is my weakest subject.  Last semester, I had to begin my Pre-calculus 115 class two weeks late, which meant I had quite a bit of catching up to do.  Having used tutoring services at my community college, I knew that the Learning Centers at Rutgers would get me up to speed. At first, the tutors were very helpful but the groups were large.  I was not getting as much as I could from the experience.  I contacted a Rutgers Learning Center staff person who quickly addressed the issue.  The... Continued

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