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  1. 1. www.las.uh.edu
  2. 2. <ul><li>The University of Houston is well-known internationally for its diversity. </li></ul><ul><li>That diversity also includes the recognition that students learn differently and have different needs. </li></ul><ul><li>At the UH, we have several programs and services to guide and support you in your pursuit of academic excellence. </li></ul><ul><li>I will describe a few programs that can assist you: </li></ul>
  3. 3. Learning Support Services <ul><li>Our motto is: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Learning to Learn” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Learning Support Services <ul><li>How many of you know what your preferred learning style is? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a visual learner, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>kinesthetic learner, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>auditory learner? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do you want to maximize or employ effective study strategies? </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>To teach you how to learn </li></ul><ul><li>To master the contents of your courses </li></ul>Learning Support Services Focus
  6. 6. Learning Support Services (LSS) Services <ul><li>Tutoring - Walk-in and Assigned </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Strategies Counseling </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Strategies Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia Resource Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Handouts on study strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate/Professional Student Support </li></ul><ul><li>Practicum/Internship Opportunities </li></ul>
  7. 7. Peer Tutoring <ul><li>Accounting </li></ul><ul><li>Biology </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Science </li></ul><ul><li>Decision & Info Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>English </li></ul><ul><li>Finance </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign Languages </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Philosophy </li></ul><ul><li>Physics </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul>LSS offers free tutoring in several different courses:
  8. 8. Peer Tutoring <ul><li>Where are we? </li></ul><ul><li>321 Social Work Building </li></ul><ul><li>Visit www.las.uh.edu/lss , or Call 713.743.5411 or </li></ul><ul><li>Tutoring Hours: </li></ul><ul><li>Mondays – Tuesdays 9 am – 8 pm </li></ul><ul><li>Wednesdays – Thursdays 9 am – 6 pm </li></ul><ul><li>Fridays 9 am – 12 noon </li></ul>
  9. 9. Peer Tutoring <ul><li>What do we ask from you to make your learning experiences during tutoring to be productive: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring your course syllabus and any relevant materials, such as your text books, notes, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring specific questions about the material. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tutors are not expected to do your assignments or to teach you material you have not studied. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Learning Strategies Counseling <ul><li>Individual confidential appointments </li></ul><ul><li>Identification of your learning style </li></ul><ul><li>Development of innovative learning strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Assist in incorporating learning strategies in your study habits </li></ul><ul><li>Address test and math anxiety issues </li></ul><ul><li>Help with improving time management </li></ul><ul><li>Help with improving your memory and concentration skills </li></ul>
  11. 11. Learning Strategies Workshops <ul><li>A series of workshops is offered each semester </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Early Bird, Comprehensive, and Preparing for Finals Workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Overcoming procrastination, reading, note taking, and exam preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Must sign up online at www.las.uh.edu/lss </li></ul>
  12. 12. Multimedia Resources <ul><li>Software </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>varoius subjects </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Math, biology, chemistry, physics, economics, statistics, MATLab </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Test preparation materials - GRE, GMAT </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learning Plus - to practice basic reading, writing, and math skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Captain’s Log </li></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learning Strategies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT prep books </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Handouts <ul><li>different learning strategies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Math anxiety, test taking techniques, overcoming procrastination, writing papers, reading scientific textbooks, and many more... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Test Taking Techniques: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How to keep calm during tests </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tips for reducing stress </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Techniques for Taking Tests </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Note Taking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Common types of abbreviations and rules </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Cornell method of note-taking </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A system for effective listening and note taking </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Outline method of note taking </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Graduate/Professional Student Support <ul><li>Learning strategies workshops and learning strategies counseling </li></ul><ul><li>Individual consultations on research design and data collection </li></ul><ul><li>Consultation for Survey Design </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Writing – APA writing style </li></ul><ul><li>Development of Critical Reading skills </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>The Learning Center is OPEN to all students at the University of Houston </li></ul><ul><li>We have another program that works with targeted student populations, ie The Challenger Program </li></ul>
  16. 16. Challenger Program (CP) <ul><li>The Challenger Program, a TRIO program, is funded by the U.S. Department of Education </li></ul><ul><li>The program seeks to serve students who are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>first generation college students (meaning neither parent has a four year degree), and/or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>from a low income background (household income does not exceed 150% of current poverty guidelines) </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Challenger Program (CP) <ul><li>The Challenger Program currently disburses over $50,000 in the form of scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>Over 40% of all Challenger participants earn a 3.0 grade point average or above </li></ul>
  18. 18. Challenger Program (CP) Services <ul><li>Tutoring: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tutors are available to assist students in a wide variety of academic subjects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Counseling: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic and personal counseling are available to meet specific needs on an individual or groups basis </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Academic Instruction: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A three hour college credit course in Reading, Writing, and Study Skills is available for program participants </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Challenger Program (CP) Services <ul><li>Financial Aid Advisement: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Challenger Program staff will try to help meet the students financial needs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social support and cultural enrichment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The program hosts campus social gatherings and opportunities to attend cultural events to provide social supports </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Challenger Program (CP) Criteria for eligibility/participation <ul><li>If you come from a TRIO program from your previous institution be it Upward Bound, Talent Search, Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), McNair or Student Support Services, you are eligible for the Challenger Program </li></ul><ul><li>And if you are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A first generation college student, and/or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>from a low income background </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Challenger Program (CP) Update <ul><li>The U.S. Department of Education announced that TRIO directors in Texas will soon be receiving additional funds to support displaced students who have now relocated to Texas either temporarily or permanently. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Challenger Program (CP) <ul><li>If you think you qualify for the Challenger Program, please apply as soon as possible. </li></ul><ul><li>We’ll have a table right outside this room. OR, come by our offices at 319 Student Service Center. Our phone number is 713/743-5420 OR, visit our website at www.las.uh.edu/cp Soar to new heights with the Challenger Program!!! </li></ul>
  23. 23. Additional Academic Support Programs <ul><li>Learning Support Services (LSS) 321 Social Work Building www.las.uh.edu /LSS/ 713-743-5411 </li></ul><ul><li>Challenger Program 319 Student Service Center 1 www.las.uh.edu/cp 713-743-5420 </li></ul><ul><li>Urban Experience Program (UEP) 250G Oberholtzer Hall www.las.uh.edu/uep 713-743-6032 </li></ul><ul><li>Center for Academic Support and Assessment (CASA) 222 Garrison www.casa.uh.edu 713-743-6296 </li></ul><ul><li>Writing Center 211-217 Agnes Arnold Hall www.uh.edu/writecen/ 713-743-3016 </li></ul><ul><li>Scholar Enrichment Programs Allied Geophysical Lab Building Ste 67 http://www.uh.edu/~lwigley/Undergraduate/sep.html 713-743-2612 </li></ul><ul><li>PROMES E301 Engineering Building 2 www.egr.uh.edu/promes / 713-743-4222 </li></ul><ul><li>SABE 323 Agnes Arnold Hall www.class.uh.edu/cmas/index.html 713-743-3136 </li></ul>