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Since 1980, Academic Enrichment has been dedicated to improving the academic skills and learning of all undergraduate Curry College students, from first year to graduation. Located in the Learning Commons on North Campus, AE provides academic support to Curry students in a variety of ways, including academic and time management workshops, structured study halls, peer and professional tutoring and academically enriching coursework. The faculty and staff of Academic Enrichment are dedicated to supporting Curry students and to helping them become successful and independent learners.
Curry College students now have access to both peer and professional tutoring through two new services.
Tutor Matching Service (TMS):
Students in need of a peer tutor can utilize the Tutor Matching Service (TMS) platform that lists all of the Curry College approved peer tutors and the areas in which they tutor. Students can use TMS to book an appointment with a peer tutor of their choice and will receive a link to join the virtual session. There is no cost to students for Curry College peer tutors and students can access the system through the myCurry portal on the 'Academic Support' tab under 'Academic Tutoring.'
In areas where a peer tutor is not available, or a student prefers a professional tutor, students have access to TutorMe, a 24/7 on demand virtual live tutoring service. The link to TutorMe is embedded in each student’s Canvas Learning Management System left navigation pane. Students are able to utilize 180 minutes of tutoring a week through this service.
For some academic courses, additional instruction is helpful for students. In these cases, AE peer tutors conduct supplemental instruction (non-credit workshops) that are designed to help students to succeed in specific classes. In addition, more general workshops in time management and study skills are provided each semester.
The AEC faculty is committed to challenging students through courses designed to strengthen their academic skills and enrich their lives. Academic courses offered by the Academic Enrichment Department include:
The AE is committed to supporting Curry's student athletes. First-year student athletes, regardless of season or sport, are expected to attend 3 hours of Athletic Study Halls each week during their first semester. Those students who earn a GPA above a 2.5 after their first term are no longer required to attend the study hall. Any student athlete whose GPA falls below 2.5 is obligated to again attend the study halls. AE faculty and staff work in collaboration with coaches to provide workshops that are helpful to the athletes, such as time management workshops, and mid-term and final exam strategy sessions.
Study halls are also offered to all students and provide a quiet, distraction-free environment for study. They are held in the Learning Commons two evenings a week for three hours apiece. First-year students who have been placed on probation are required to attend these weekly study halls and to participate in focused academic workshops. These study halls are monitored by an AE professional who is available to help students with their academic assignments.