The Student Success Center (SSC) is a comprehensive learning assistance center that supports the learning and success of each Thomas College student from matriculation to graduation. The SSC is a free service available to all students, and it is located on the first floor of the Alfond Academic Center (in the North Wing).
The Peer Tutoring program fosters the development of independent learners by providing the tools necessary to succeed academically. This service is provided at no cost to current students and is available during specified drop-in hours or by appointment.
Peer Tutors are recommended by our faculty and then carefully trained to work with both groups and individuals. Their training is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA), in recognition of its alignment with national standards.
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Thomas College early start programs are designed specifically for first-year students and offer opportunities to jump start your transition to Thomas College. This free program equips you with the tools you need to tackle academic coursework, manage the transition into your new role as a college student, navigate campus resources, prepare for internship and career opportunities, and much more.
Learn more about Early Start.
Peer-Led Team Learning
Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) integrates workshops led by a Peer Academic Leader (PAL) into course work. Workshops complement faculty instruction through facilitated problem-solving, academic skill development, and discussion of course content. Moreover, workshops also extend focused time on course content and academic skill development beyond the typical class time. PLTL is made possible through the College’s Title III grant.
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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.