Student Support & Advocacy

Our Mission

The Office of Student Success and Advocacy is committed to the growth, success, and retention of all students through guidance, support, and cultivation of their personal well-being, academic success, and social transition to Elmira College.

The Office of Student Success and Advocacy at Elmira College is dedicated to the fullest development students potential both inside and outside of the classroom. Our office focuses on engaging resources and relationships so students can enjoy a fulfilling and rewarding experience at Elmira. We work with you to personalize your journey and encourage growth. We continue to help you leverage the full value of your education. Whether you would like to embrace a new opportunity or need additional support for some aspect of your college experience.

The Office of StudentSuccess and Advocacy is here to help you:

  • Navigate challenges that emerge in the transition to college
  • Design an Elmira College experience that reflects your values and personal goals
  • Discover tools to help you learn and be successful
 

Resources

Within the Office of Student Success and Advocacy, there are a wide variety of resources available with the priority of engaging students in success and goal oriented services such as:

Tutoring Services

The George L. Howell Tutoring Center offers many services to students to aid their academic progress throughout their education at Elmira College, including course-specific walk in tutoring, group study, and one-on-one tutoring.

S.O.A.R Mentoring Program

S.O.A.R. mentoring is a peer mentoring program that is designed to provide support and resources to students as they transition from high school to college.

Success Coaching

Through regular one-on-one meetings, students will explore their unique processing styles and ingrained habits/beliefs, as well as creating actionable steps to meet their goals.The coaching relationship is established based on leveraging students strengths to meet their academic needs. Success coaching creates an individualized success plan that involves short term and long term goal setting.

Academic Advocacy

Assisting students in resolving academic and institutional challenges that may affect progression and a timely completion of degree.

Academic Probation Recovery

In order to facilitate improvement, students placed on academic probation will be required to meet terms of an academic success plan.

LRS 1050 Success Strategies Seminar

A personal development 3-Credit course offered to first year students focusing on academic success and the development of related living skills which go beyond the academic environment.

The George L. Howell Tutoring Center offers many services to its students to aid their academic progress throughout their education at Elmira College, including course-specific walk-in tutoring, group study, and one-on-one tutoring.

Our Learning and Academic Plans offer:

  • Development of skills for time management, organization, study strategies, test anxiety, and exam strategies.
  • Time Management
  • Note-Taking
  • Test Taking Skills and Anxiety Management
  • Motivation and Goal Setting
  • Academic Concerns
  • Workshops
  • Learning Styles Testing
  • Collaboration

You do not need low grades in order to utilize the Tutoring Center! Visit to share your knowledge with other students, practice skills you've learned, and use the resources provided to ensure your success as a student at Elmira College.

 

Request a Tutor

Any undergraduate course that is offered through Elmira College is able to have a tutoring session through the Tutoring Center. To inquire about tutoring for your courses, please contact Michaela Johnson by email at tutoring@elmira.edu.

Michaela Johnson

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