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At Bryn Athyn College, we strive to help every student succeed in and out of the classroom. Since every student possess different academic skills, gifts, and abilities, we offer support to ensure that everyone can achieve their academic potential.

ACE Program

Bryn Athyn College’s Academic Career Excellence (ACE) Program is designed to help students develop time-management and college-level study skills. All first-year students are encouraged and all students are welcome to take advantage of the ACE Program’s Supported Self-Study and the benefits of our Math, Research, and Writing Centers.

WRITING CENTER

Location: Brickman Center

Monday: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Tuesday: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Wednesday: 2:00pm-5:00pm

Evening and other hours are also available. To book an hour, contact Ann Buss, ACE Coordinator at [email protected] or text 215-510-0069

The Writing Center exists to help students learn to write better. It is available to all students, whatever level of help they need. Students can bring notes and ideas to discuss with a tutor, or written work in any stage of completion. We can help with rough drafts, 1st drafts, or more finished drafts. Writing tutors will teach students concepts of structure, how to organize ideas, correct grammar, punctuation and usage. We aim to teach writing skills and do not operate as an editing or proof-reading service. Because these are one-on-one sessions and we have a limited number available, students are recommended to book a session well in advance.

MATH CENTER

Location: Swedenborg Library

Sunday: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Thursday: 3:30pm-5:30pm

The Math Center is dedicated to helping students improve math skills and can help all students whatever their level of need. These are small group sessions led by a qualified math tutor. Students can drop by for the entire session or for any part of it, and can ask questions on homework or for help preparing for a test. Students benefit from hearing the tutor help others with their questions.

SCIENCE CENTER

Location: Doering Center, Room 218

Monday: 10:00am-12:00pm

Other hours available as well. To schedule a time, contact Stella Evans by text: 215-370-2921

These sessions are led by Stella Evans, one of the science instructors at BAC. She is available to answer questions or review procedures or lab work for any student taking a science class. These are small group sessions. Other times may be requested for meeting.

SUPPORTED STUDY

Location: Brickman Center

Monday: 2:00pm-5:00pm AND 7:30pm-9:30pm
Tuesday: 2:00pm-5:00pm AND 7:30pm-9:30pm
Wednesday: 2:00pm-5:00pm AND 7:30pm-9:30pm
Thursday: 7:30pm-9:30pm

Four days a week the large peaceful space of Brickman is devoted to quiet supported study. This is ideal for students who need the motivation and structure of a set place of study. A study tutor is available to everyone who has brief questions about any of their work. The tutor can explain a homework assignment, offer study tips, help a student understand their textbook, or offer advice about a project, but is not available for lengthy tutoring. The tutor will ask each student to sign in and give an evaluation of each session.

Library/Research Support

Location: Swedenborg Library

Library staff are available whenever the Library is open to give help in doing research or using the search engines and in using correct citations. Ask for help at the front desk at any time.

PEER TUTORING

Students who find that the regular ACE support is not enough, should go to Nina Phillips as soon as possible so that she can set them up with one-one-one peer tutoring. She will evaluate what the student needs and whether they qualify for the peer tutoring program.­­