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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. First-year students are encouraged to participate, but 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

Evenings and other hours available as well. 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 may 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, first drafts, or help to polish finished drafts. Skilled student writing tutors will teach concepts of structure, clarity, and argument, as well as correct grammar, punctuation, and usage errors. The Writing Center aims to teach writing skills that will serve students far beyond the appointment, and does not operate as an editing or proof-reading service. Because these are one-on-one sessions and there are 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: 7:30pm-9:30pm

The Math Center is dedicated to helping students improve math skills, and is available to all students, whatever their level of need. These small group sessions are led by a qualified math tutor. Students can drop by for the entire session or for any part of it, and can ask questions about homework or ask for help preparing for a test. Students also 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 at 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 meeting times may be requested as well.

SUPPORTED STUDY

Location: Brickman Center

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

Multiple days a week, and on Sundays, 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 and time for studying. A study tutor is available to everyone who has questions about any of their work. The tutor can explain a homework assignment, offer study tips, help a student understand their textbook, and offer advice about a project, but is not available for lengthy tutoring. The tutor will ask each student to sign in and will give an evaluation of each session.

Library/Research Support

Location: Swedenborg Library

Library staff are available whenever the library is open to provide help for students who are conducting research, using search engines and databases, and creating citations. Ask for help at the front desk any time.

PEER TUTORING

Students who find that the regular ACE support is not enough should contact Nina Phillips at [email protected], or call 267-502-2518. She can arrange one-on-one peer tutoring on request, and will evaluate what the student needs and whether they qualify for the peer tutoring program.­­