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Student Success Center
The Thomas College Student Success Center (SSC) is located on the first floor of the Alfond Academic Center (north wing). The Student Success Center is a comprehensive learning assistance center, serving to support the learning and success of each Thomas College student from entrance to graduation. The Student Success Center is a free service available to all Thomas students.
Debbie Cunningham, Vice President of Student Success
The peer tutoring program fosters the development of independent learners by providing the tools necessary to succeed academically. It assists students with mastery of a subject area and helps them to develop a deeper understanding of how they learn so that they can capitalize on their strengths.
Peer tutors are continuing Thomas College students who have successfully completed at least one year at Thomas College and who have earned the recommendations of the faculty members in the disciplines in which they tutor. They are carefully trained to work with both groups and individuals to foster a productive learning environment for each student they serve.
Tutors are available during their drop-in hours or by appointment. Visit the Peer Tutoring page for more information.
Training for the tutors is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association, in recognition of its alignment with national standards.
Crystal Leavitt, Student Success Corrdinator
Academic coaching is an individualized approach to student success that builds on a student’s academic strengths and fosters success through targeted one-on-one meetings with a professional staff member. Rather than covering pre-determined topics, academic coaching allows a student to focus on the areas on which he or she would like to improve. Professional members of the Student Success Center have been trained to recognize the areas that many first year students struggle with, but build each student’s program based on the student’s goals for the semester or year.
While Academic Coaching is encouraged for first-year students, it is also available to continuing students when requested
Ashlee Fecteau, EDGE Coordinator
Matthew Nash, Peer-Led Team Leader Coordinator
Thomas College early start programs are designed specifically for first-year students and offer opportunities to jump start their transitions to Thomas College. This free program equips students with the tools they need to tackle academic coursework, manage the transition into their new roles as college students, navigate campus resources, prepare for internship and career opportunities, and much more.
For more information, please visit the Early Start page.