Afolabi Sanusi with student
Tutor Reflections Why giving back is paying huge dividends My name is Afolabi Sanusi and I am a senior Civil Engineering major. I was born and raised in Nigeria and moved to America to attain my bachelor’s degree. When I came to America, it was a challenge for me to adjust to the ways things were taught. The math questions were approached differently and, even how certain questions were worded was different, and it took a while for me to comprehend. I became a tutor late in my sophomore year because I decided it was the best way for me to help students that struggled to understand concepts and methods in their math classes. It only felt right to help... Continued
two learning assistants discussing STEM education at a poster session
4th Annual LA Program Poster Sessions 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. This annual poster session is provided by the Learning Centers 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... Continued
The Learning Centers exist to advance student learning through innovative services and transformed teaching practices that promote student engagement, active and collaborative learning, and faculty collaboration with the ultimate goal of preparing students for their future professions. In the past year, the Learning Centers have engaged in a re-envisioning and reorganizing process to build on the success of our current programs, venture into new areas of academic support, and create collaborations with faculty and staff that will support the University's goal of transforming the student experience. The Importance of Faculty and Staff Referrals In Fall 2014 alone, more than 6,500 students... Continued
Students using laptop
The Rutgers Learning Centers are excited to announce that you can now schedule Academic Coaching and Writing Coaching appointments online! If you are interested in making a one-on-one appointment for writing or academic coaching, just visit our scheduling page and choose the service you want, then you can search by date or coach and schedule your appointment automatically. If you need any assistance or prefer to schedule by phone, call (848) 445-0986 for Academic Coaching or (848) 932-1660 for Writing Coaching. Learn more about... Continued
Undergraduate Learning Assistant discussing her research poster with faculty and staff during the LA Program poster session
The Rutgers Learning Centers (RLCs) and Math and Science Learning Center (MSLC) are excited to announce the Preparation in STEM Leadership Program! This new NSF grant-funded program will build upon existing efforts of the RLCs and their partnering programs to offer students in academic peer leadership roles (tutors, study group leaders, etc.) in STEM disciplines the opportunity to gain advanced training in leadership and communication, receive individual mentoring, and participate in discipline-... Continued