- Peer Tutoring: Tutoring is available for University of Nebraska at Kearney students.
Tutoring is targeted on the General Studies curriculum, and Academic Success will
network students to assistance for upper level classes. Qualified upper class
or graduate students receive College Reading and Learning Association training
as tutors. Tutors are scheduled at various times between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Monday through Thursday during the regular academic year. Students may also make appointments with tutors if the scheduled
hours do not meet their needs.
- Math and Chemistry Study Groups: Study groups led by tutors meet from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Monday through
Thursday. The study groups are designed to help students work to understand specific questions from their homework, and can also
help students with test preparation and general study skills.
- University Foundations
Classes: This class is recommended for freshman and transfer students. The class is
designed to improve student academic performance and persistence as well as to
assist with the transition to the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Students learn how
to approach new ideas and subjects, how to study topics efficiently, and how to perform
better in discussions and on tests. Time management, career exploration, determining
a major as well as other important student development topics are included in the
class. Students earn three credits in this graded class that may be counted as
elective credits toward graduation.
- Study Skills Classes: Classes on
effective study strategies are available for students who wish to improve their learning
techniques and study skills. Modules include: Listening and Note Taking
Skills, Study Skills, Vocabulary Expansion, Test Anxiety, Reading Improvement,
Spelling Improvement, How to Write a Research Paper, Critical Thinking Skills
and Time Management. These short online courses last five weeks. Students wanting personal assistance should contact the
Academic Success computer learning lab. These one credit classes will be graded on a credit/no credit basis and may apply
towards full time enrollment status, but do not count as credits for graduation. These courses are open
to all students who want to enhance their academic skills and success.
- Supplemental Instruction: Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a series of peer
group review sessions throughout the semester for students in selected courses who want to improve their understanding of the
course material in order to improve their grades. A student SI Leader attends class with students and leads students in the
review sessions. Students may contact Academic Success for a list of current SI courses.
- Additional academic assistance: Students may also benefit from using the
Academic Success computer learning lab. The lab is open weekdays and evenings during the academic year. Hours are posted.
Academic Success professional staff provide
workshops and presentations on various aspects of effective study for classes
and campus organizations. The staff is also available for individual consultations for
academic strategies and study skills.
- Make-up Exam Proctoring and Testing with Accommodations: Faculty may work with
Academic Success to schedule makeup testing and testing with accommodations for students.
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