Academic & Career Planning Center

Learning Specialist

How Can a Learning Specialist Help Me?

Learning Specialists provide individual consultation to help you improve academic performance and be more successful. This service is provided if you feel that your study efforts are not reflected in your academic performance. For example, if you are getting B's in your studies, are not on the Dean's list, or if you are on academic probation. Anyone can qualify for the service and it is free of charge.

What Can I learn About Learning?

Possible learning topics include:

  • Identify obstacles to success
  • Set learning goals
  • Become a more active learner
  • Use critical thinking
  • Improve reading comprehension
  • Deal with test/performance anxiety
  • Academic stress management
  • Time management
  • Motivation
  • Procrastination
  • Concentration
  • Organizational skills
  • Test-taking strategies
  • Note-taking
  • Memory strategies

A Learning Specialist Will Work One-on-One to:

  • Develop successful learning strategies and study skills
  • Help you understand your learning style
  • Develop a personal academic plan to improve the likelihood of college success
  • Develop a specific action plan for classes or academic tasks that are causing the most difficulty