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.
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.
Location: Brickman Center or Penn Hall Lounge
To book an hour with a writing tutor, text or phone Ann Buss, Writing Center Supervisor, at 215-510-0069. We have afternoon and evening hours by appointment on a first come first served basis.
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.
Location: Penn Hall Room 30
Sunday: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Thursday: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
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.
Location: Doering Center, Room 218
Science help by appointment with Stella Evans: 215-370-2921. Times are flexible.
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.
Location: Brickman Center
Sunday: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Monday: 2:00 pm-5:00 pm AND 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Wednesday: 2:00 pm-5:00 pm AND 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Friday: 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
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.
Location: Swedenborg Library
Library staff are available whenever the Library is open to help you figure out how to access the Colleges electronic resources and search engines and in using correct citations. Ask for help at the front desk at any time. Writing Center tutors can also help students with research and citation needs.
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.