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November 23, 2021 13 mins

S04-E22 We have a conversation with Vicenta who leads the program that hosts the campus tutoring and small study group program at Florida International University. She provided an overview of the academic support program and how it adapted to online services during the COVID pandemic. Then the conversation turns to certification programs that have guided the student support programs. We end our conversation with Vicenta sharing her life journey to her current position at FIU and the lessons she is learning in her doctoral program that will be informing and improving the services offered to the students at FIU.

In addition to this audio episode, I also provide a PDF document that provides an overview of Florida International University.

The Center for Academic Success (CAS), https://cfas.fiu.edu/ is housed under Academic and Career Success (ACS). Located at both MMC and BBC, the center facilitates the academic advancement of students by providing support in an environment that is conducive to teaching and learning. Students can access tutoring in a variety of subject areas, as well as participate in programs that develop their critical thinking and learning strategies. With a comprehensive approach, services are delivered in person or online via one-on-one sessions, small groups, study halls, or workshops. CAS interacts with undergraduate students at all levels throughout their academic experience; from preparing students before admission to assisting them along the pathway towards graduation. The center fosters constructive relationships between students and tutors, and incorporates high and low-tech tools to enhance learning, improve retention, and promote academic excellence. CAS has plenty of tutors who are able available to help you with your academic needs. Online tutoring is also available. Book a tutoring session today! CAS offers an array of extra credit workshops. Earn a few extra points to your grade and learn how to incorporate vital study skills to get you through semesters to come..

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