The Wolak Learning Center is available to all undergraduate day students who either need or desire improvement in academic performance. The Wolak Learning Center's services are only provided during the undergraduate academic year, September to May. Therefore please contact our office between August 15th and June 15th and we will recommend the most appropriate program for you.
Located on the second floor of the library, The Wolak Learning Center provides a broad selection of academic support programs for undergraduate day students. These carefully designed programs are available to meet specific needs that may arise during a student's course of study at Southern New Hampshire University. Support services include, but are not limited to, the following:
The Wolak Learning Center offers tutoring for many college courses through walk-in and/or individual tutoring. Tutors are faculty members, graduate assistants and peers. In addition, peer tutors are hired as classroom assistants in some courses to provide an additional resource to students and faculty members.
Effective study and organizational skills are essential to be successful at the university. The mentoring program provides "generic" instruction to those students lacking in areas such as time management, exam preparation and note-taking skills.
Many students have never mastered the appropriate study and organizational skills necessary for academic success at the collegiate level. The Learning Strategies Seminar (LSS 100) is a 3 credit course in which students are taught a variety of learning skills and strategies that will assist them in becoming more independent learners and in maximizing their educational experience.
The Wolak Learning Center offers remedial assistance to students at risk of academic dismissal through intensive professional tutoring, mentoring and/or a program called Second Start. Second Start is a semester-long seminar series with built-in assisted study sessions and frequent faculty contact. The Scholastic Standing Committee or the Director of The Wolak Learning Center refers students to the Second Start Program.
The Tutor Training Program at SNHU is an internationally certified program. The Wolak Learning Center is authorized by the College Reading and Learning Association to award tutor training certification at three levels of tutor expertise (regular, advanced and master). If you are interested in becoming a tutor, we would welcome the opportunity to speak with you about requirements and training. Students who have participated in the program have found that it adds another dimension to their learning experience at SNHU and provides a vital service for their peers.
JumpStart is an optional summer experience for first-year students designed to help them make a satisfactory transition to the SNHU experience and enhance their chances for academic success.