The Learning Center
The Learning Center is the university's primary academic resource center and is FREE to all Ship students. It is located on the first floor of Mowrey Hall, also known as The Student Success Center. Our goal at the Learning Center is to help students develop skills and strategies that will enable them to become independent, active learners.
We provide a variety of services, including course-based tutoring, writing tutoring, and Learning Specialists. We can help you review course material, enhance your writing knowledge, and improve your study skills. Our tutors are well-trained peers and our specialists are professional staff who know how to help you succeed. Whether you feel you need extra help or just want to extend your learning in a social environment, the Learning Center can help. Would you like to meet our staff?
- Course-based tutoring: Trained peer tutors provide content support in most undergraduate general education courses and many upper-level courses.
- Writing tutoring: Trained peer tutors provide undergraduate writing support for writing assignments across courses and disciplines.
- Learning Specialists: Professional staff help students identify and overcome barriers using study tools, knowledge, and strategies.
- CAPS (Continuing Academic Progress and Success): Professional staff and graduate assistants provide academic assistance to students on academic probation. The CAPS program was formerly known as AIM, CYS, or PACES.
Graduate-level writing support is not housed in the Learning Center. Please visit the Graduate Writing page for more information.
To schedule an in person or Zoom appointment, visit the Student Success Collaborative (SSC), and follow these instructions. Once you confirm your appointment, check your Ship email account for a confirmation email. The confirmation email will ask you to meet your tutor in person if able. If unable, please join using the embedded Zoom link.
If you do not find a tutor for your specific course, please contact Zack Grabosky, Interim Director for Academic Support at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have trouble scheduling, please call 717-477-1420.
In an effort to serve all students, we ask that you please do not schedule back-to-back appointments for the same service. We encourage distributed learning, which involves study sessions of relatively short duration (1-hour or less) over a period of time.
All scheduled appointments are in person by default. However, if you are not able to attend in person, you have the option to join using the link embedded in your appointment confirmation. Please follow these instructions and guidelines to access your Zoom appointment. To use Zoom, you will need internet access and a computer equipped with a camera and microphone. For additional instructions on how to use Zoom, please click here.
If you do not have the proper equipment for Zoom, please visit the technology resources page. Please be sure to have the appropriate technology by the time of your appointment.