When you succeed, we all succeed. That’s because the world needs you, your talents and your potential now more than ever. At PBA, you’ll find academic support services and programs designed to help you succeed in your work, make the most of your experience and realize all of your God-given potential.
Peer Tutoring offers a unique form of academic support to students. A fellow PBA student, who has been carefully recommended by faculty, will work closely with you. These sessions happen in a small group format, are free to PBA students, don’t require scheduled appointments and will provide you with the academic assistance you need in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere. Some of the subject areas include:
Academic enrichment workshops will help you identify how you learn best, adopt critical thinking skills and explore a variety of other issues related to enhancing your academic experience. These are 50-minute, faculty-led sessions that happen during the third and 11th weeks of the fall semester. Each workshop focuses on a different topic—which could be anything from learning strategies, to college etiquette to leading by example—and provide excellent learning outlets for all students.
If you’re not able to access our on-campus peer tutoring services, you can take part in free, live, online tutorial support through SMARTHINKING. With sessions available 24/7, SMARTHINKING features tutors in math, science, Spanish, finance, accounting and other majors. And you’ll get the same personalized assistance in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere.
Academic coaching provides an individualized forum for you to explore strategies to succeed in the classroom. Coaching sessions take place weekly, are free and will be tailored specifically to your needs—from reducing distractions to setting attainable goals to developing techniques for satisfying curriculum requirements to creating a plan for success.
If you have any questions about our academic support services, don’t hesitate to email us or call the Academic Support and Disability Services Office, located on the second floor of the Lassiter Student Center, at (561) 803-2063.