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Student Success Coaching Resources

Academic Resources

Click on the links below to learn more about on-campus tutoring opportunities:

Accounting Tutoring
no website
Location: Olin Hall Lounge
Contact: mjudd@sandiego.edu
Biology Tutoring Location: Shiley Science & Technology, Room 225
Phone: (619) 260-4729
Logic Center Location: Founders Hall, Room 164
Phone: (619) 260-4705
Math Center Location: Serra Hall, Room 310
Phone: (619) 260-4706
Writing Center Location: Founders Hall, Room 190B
Phone: (619) 260-4581

Reading and Test Taking

P2R Method (PDF)
This method generally helps students to actively process and engage in reading, which results in better recall and a higher level of understanding.

Test Preparation (PDF)
General tips for what students should do to prepare for exams. Includes helpful study strategies.

Tips for Test Taking: Multiple Choice & Short Answer Exams (PDF)
Test taking strategies specifically for multiple choice and short answer tests.

Test Taking Strategies: Essays (PDF)
Tips for taking objective and subjective essay tests.

Midterm & Final Exam Tips (PDF)
How to best prepare for midterms and finals. Includes strategies for the day before and the day of the exam.

Organizational Tools

Weekly Time Log (Excel)
Use this form to plot your weekly schedule down to the half hour.

Semester Planning Worksheet (PDF)
Plan ahead by tracking dates or major exams and assignments.

Semester Progress Tracking Form (PDF)
Keep track of how you are doing in each course by recording the grades you receive for each assignment and exam.

Finals Planning Worksheet (PDF)
Use this form to track information about your finals including the date, time, location, type of final, etc.

Stress and Coping With Grief

What is Stress?
Visit the following Center for Health and Wellness Promotion website for tips on reducing stress and staying healthy: http://www.sandiego.edu/chwp/student-involvement/finals-week-stress-tips.php

Coping With Grief (PDF)
Discusses common reactions to loss, strategies to help yourself or a friend, and resources on campus for additional support.