Educational Support Services
Beacon offers a highly individualized program of study where each student can expect to be taught in a way s/he learns best. Continuous student feedback guides the learning process. All Beacon faculty members are trained and proficient in meeting the needs of students who learn differently, with expertise in experiential learning, assessment design, and use of assistive technology and different learning models.
Outside the classroom, skilled learning specialists provide one-on-one academic support, working with student to create a personalized plan to enhance their academic skills and become better, more effective learners.
These services assist students in identifying and working with personal strengths so every student can achieve his/her highest potential for intellectual and personal growth while developing the sufficiency necessary to succeed in college and in the workplace.
The Center for Student Success
The mission of the Beacon College Center for Student Success is to teach students the necessary skills to ensure success in their academics and in their future careers. The employees of the Center provide academic mentoring and accommodations for the students. Academic Mentoring is conducted within the Beacon College Center for Student Success and helps students succeed and reach their academic goals. Each Beacon College student receives one-on-one academic mentoring services that are designed to enhance his/her own academic performance and develop skills for lifelong learning. Learning specialists assist students in developing proven learning strategies through providing test-taking tips, note taking strategies, and critical thinking skills that promote academic success. The learning specialists also integrate the how-to-learn with the what-to-learn.
Instituted in the fall of 2012 within the Center for Student Success, the Peer Tutoring program follows the Put the Pencil Down tutor training program from North Carolina State University. Peer tutors are nominated by faculty members and go through the Put the Pencil Down tutor training. Eighteen peer tutors were utilized in the 2012-2013 academic year. The goal of the Peer Tutoring program is to provide peer academic support, often holding study or homework-help sessions. The peer tutors assist and are accessible to students in their classes, and they help identify struggling students.