“Success doesn’t go to you, you go to it.” - Marva Collins

04/03/2014

There’s no manual for success. There’s no map to the top. And there’s definitely no app for that. It’s up to every person to find his or her own way.

The good news is that as a TCI student you are already taking a giant leap in the right direction. While you’re here it’s important to make the most of your college experience so you’re well prepared for a career after graduation.

One way to make sure you stay on top of your game is to use the services provided at the Learning Center. These free tutorial services provide students with personal attention to academic and related problems.

In addition to a staff of knowledgeable full-time tutors, the Learning Center also employs peer tutors and provides an extensive open laboratory schedule. The Center offers small group as well as individual instruction to support all TCI courses. Special attention is paid to student learning styles and individual needs including organizational, study, and test-taking skills, and preparing students for quizzes and examinations. The Center also maintains a limited number of computer stations equipped with tutorial software packages that students can use to reinforce their educational skills.

Lloyd Cutkelvin, director of the Learning Center, has this advice for students who want to get the most from the experience:

1.    Come prepared:“Bring your notes and all your class materials,” says Cutkelvin. “Our tutors are here to reinforce what you learn in the classes. They’re familiar with all the subjects we offer but it’s most helpful if the students come prepared with their syllabus and work.”

2.    Have a plan:The best way to reach any goal – like getting a good grade – is to have a strategy for success. “You will get the most from a session if you have an idea of what you want to work on – specific homework or a project the tutors can help you with,” says Cutkelvin.

3.    Set up a schedule:Setting aside time every week to study will put you in a position for success and can help you make the most of your time. “By making a regular weekly appointment with a tutor, you will have a reserved time to go over your class work. If you simply walk-in, the tutor may be busy and you may have to wait,” says Cutkelvin.

To set up an appointment with a tutor call 212-594-4000 and ask for learning center or visit the Learning Center during these hours:

            Monday through Thursday:  10 am to 8 pm
            Friday:  10 am to 6 pm
            Saturday:  10 am to 3 pm