Tips for Working on College Papers

As papers are starting to be assigned for the spring semester, it’s easy to become overwhelmed about getting the work done. Fortunately, having a plan will help guarantee a smooth writing process.   Here are some tips to get you started to paper writing success:   Start early- Starting your work the day that it’s […]

Tutor Tips from Beacon College Peer Tutors

It’s finals week at Beacon College, and the Peer Tutors have some advice for how best to prepare. The Peer Tutors at Beacon College undergo rigorous training to learn strategies for working with their fellow classmates. One of the fundamental lessons they learn is how to incorporate different learning styles.   Here are some suggestions […]

Peer Tutoring Pizza Party Mix & Mingle

On Friday, September 19th The Peer Tutoring Program sponsored a pizza party Mix & Mingle at the Center for Student Success. The purpose of the party was for students to meet and spend time with the tutors and TAs in a relaxed, fun setting.   For a rainy late Friday afternoon, the turnout was outstanding […]

Beacon College’s Peer Tutor Program Proving a Success

As the 2013-2014 academic year comes to a close, we must recognize a group of students that are instrumental in ensuring the academic success of their classmates- the peer tutors. These dedicated students must achieve a high GPA, have the commitment to undergo intensive training, and be able to maintain their patience to assist others […]

Wednesday Science Study Group

Biology is a hard class for college students wherever you go. The Center for Student Success has decided to tackle this class with a science study group, which is increasingly becoming more popular. Every Wednesday in the Center for Student Success, from 6-7, students gather together to study for Dr. Stowe’s Life Science course.  The […]

Peer Mentors Head to IUPUI Mentoring Symposium

Our trip to Indianapolis was educational as well as inspirational and fun. Our first day was spent visiting Braden’s (Learning Specialist) parents’ bunny farm. As we stepped out of the vehicle we were greeted with smiles, hugs, and refreshments. We were given a tour of the farm and an inside view of their business where […]

Study Tip

The first semester peer mentors review the importance of study skills  in training. Here’s one smart study tip we discussed recently during training: Smart Study Tip: Don’t Cram! UCLA published a study confirming that students who pull “all nighters” and cram for a big test are more likely to perform poorly the following day. This […]

Science Group Excels!

         In the Fall 2012 semester, Ms. Jennie Friedman, then a Biology student, decided to start a study group for Dr. Stowe’s Introduction to Life Sciences Course. Under the guidance of Learning Specialist Ms. Laurie Staiger, she has built this group to be quite a help to fellow students. Many students have a phobia […]

Peer Mentors Grateful for Community Support

             Over the course of two days, both of which offered beautiful Florida sunshine, the Peer Mentors raised over $700 selling used library books and home-baked goods. Some of the baked goods included Gretchen’s famous cheesecake brownies, Mrs. Paul’s decadent red velvet cupcakes, and Mrs. Brewer’s awesome oatmeal cookies. Rare and hard-to-find books […]

Peer Mentoring at Beacon College

We were excited to implement a peer mentoring program at Beacon College, starting with the fall 2012 semester, and we have been overwhelmed by the success of it! Below are some key elements of this program:   Peer mentors are student leaders selected by the faculty.  Peer mentors are chosen based on their grade point average […]