Xavier Magazine

Helping Your Child Succeed at Xavier

You may be wondering how your student can achieve academic success. You, as the parent, are an important resource for your child’s support and success. Therefore, it is important for you to know what tools are available on campus to help your student succeed.

At Xavier, the learning assistance center (LAC) is committed to helping your child succeed and provides several services with this goal in mind. If your child needs extra help developing study skills, such as note taking, time management or test taking strategies, the LAC has certified peer tutors who offer individual and group workshops to help your student improve these skills.If your child needs assistance understanding the content of a course, he or she can sign up for an appointment for one-on-one tutoring through the LAC.

For students who need occasional help in a class, the LAC offers drop-in tutoring in economics, French, Spanish, music theory, philosophy and others. No appointment is necessary; the student needs only to stop by during the designated time.

The LAC also organizes study groups in general biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry and college physics. These groups are facilitated by a trained peer tutor, meet once a week and foster community learning.

The LAC also provides disability services. If your child has a disability, please remind him or her to send documentation to the LAC. At the beginning of each semester, your student needs to fill out the form to request faculty letters. If you think your child may have a learning disability, encourage him or her to make an appointment with Ann Dinan, the director of the LAC. She can refer students to psychological services for testing.

Coaching is the most recent service that has been added to our office. Coaching is an ongoing partnership between the coach and the student to help the student set and achieve goals in his or her academic live. Both the director and assistant director can provide this service. We invite your child to visit our office to discuss his or her academic needs. We can then suggest which services would best fit these needs. Our services are free to Xavier students, and we are here to help at all levels in their academic careers.

Learning Assistance Center 3800 Victory Parkway Cincinnati, Ohio 45207-2612 Phone 513 745-3214 Fax 513 745-3387

Office hours: M-F 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

(Stephanie Mosier is the assistant director of the learning assistance center.)

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