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Mission Statement

The Otis Student Learning Center fosters students' social, emotional, and academic development. We provide support on campus and online through success coaching and academic tutoring. We serve our entire population of students, empowering students to be self-aware, socially-aware, self-managed, and responsible active learners. We act as student advocates as well as facilitators of students’ learning. The goals are:

1) To serve students by providing academic support in writing, math, and art history
2) To promote ethical inquiry, critical thinking, and expression
3) To encourage diverse perspectives
4) To facilitate students' independence and authority as learners
5) To show students tools and strategies for proactive, engaged learning
6) To teach students how to effectively seek and receive input on their work
7) To teach students strategies for revising and improving their work

Academic Support Services

During our one-on-one sessions, highly trained academic support staff help you to help you improve your general academic skills (like time management, inconsistent performance, and/or motivation), writing skills or math skills by engaging and guiding you through difficult situations and problems. Our sessions will help you identify your most effective learning strategies and help you apply them to achieve your academic goals. Through a combination of effective tutoring and academic coaching strategies, the SLC's academic support staff focuses on holistically helping you become academically independent by involving you in the learning process.

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Virtual Academic Support

Virtual tutoring sessions are completed through Microsoft Teams or Zoom, video conferencing software that allow academic support staff to meet face to face with students. With virtual academic support, our academic support staff review will help you develop general academic skills and the reading, writing, and math skills necessary for success. The SLC's Microsoft Bookings appointment system automatically sends students a link to a Microsoft Team's virtual room to meet with academic support staff. However, if the staff member chooses to use Zoom, you will receive an email with a Zoom link shoftly after making your appointment. To learn more about Microsoft Teams, go to To learn more about the Zoom, go to

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Art History Tutoring

The Student Learning Center now provides Art History tutoring. Faculty Art Historians from the Liberal Arts and Sciences department work closely with the SLC to provide students with this needed service. Art historians can provide students assistance with: 1) reading comprehension, 2) art terms and concepts, 3) writing reading responses and the isearch paper, 4) the formal analysis process, and 5) semiotic analysis.

Currently, the SLC’s Coordinator and Instructional Assistants are providing Art History tutoring.

Meet your Art Historians:

Olga Legg  

Olga Legg

On-Campus: Tuesday 11:30-12:30

Virtual: Thursday 11:00-12:00

Roberta Panzanelli  

Roberta Panzanelli

On-Campus: Monday 11-12

Virtual: Tuesday 11:30-12:30

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FYE Time Management Coaching

As part of helping first year students, the Student Learning Center has partnered with the FYE's Flight crew. The SLC now provides students with an online lesson as well as free coaching on time and project management. If students complete both the online lesson (students can find the lesson on the FYE course on the Nest) and one time and project management coaching session, they will have completed the time and project management requirement of Take Flight.

Click here to access the online lesson or Click here to make an appointment to meet with a coach.


The Student Learning Center offers on-going workshops on writing, math, and academic skills. Workshops are capped at 10 students to ensure individualized attention. Workshop topics will be offered based on faculty suggestions and rotate throughout the semester. Students can walk into our workshop at anytime and work with any tutor available.

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