Academic Support

The following services are available to SSS participants.

  • Individualized consultation is available in the following areas:
    • Learning and Study Skill Development.  TRiO SSS staff provide academic tutoring in learning strategies, study skills and time management. These services may be offered to you prior to assigning you (a) peer content tutor(s) or as a supplement to your peer content tutoring.
    • Academic Planning.  Course planning prior to meeting with academic advisors; identifying the consequences of selecting the S/U option for a course or for dropping or withdrawing from a course; and/or transferring to another school or withdrawing from SUNY Potsdam.
    • Peer Content Tutoring.  TRiO SSS may accept up to two requests from each participant.
      Requests are accepted from the beginning of the second week of each semester.                                             

      Tutor requests are fulfilled subject to tutor availability.

      TRiO SSS is unable to provide tutors in the following areas:
      • hybrid history courses, as there are Undergraduate Learning Assistants available in the History Lab;
      • technique courses in Art, Dance, Drama, Music and Theatre;
      • senior seminar courses in any department;
      • cross-registration and/or on-line courses offered by another institution.
    • Advocacy.  SSS staff members not only advocate for students, but also assist them in becoming strong self-advocates.
    • Enhanced Early Alerts.  Reviewing  narrative feedback from faculty prior to mid-term/early alerts.  Information gained from reviewing these reports help students improve their performance or confirm that their current strategies are working.
    • Academic Recovery Program.  SSS staff members work closely with students on Warning or Probation to regain Acceptable Academic Standing.

  • Resources
    • Room 125 Sisson is now the SSS Tutoring/Study Room. Check it out!
    • TIP sheets, and workbooks on a variety of learning skills and study strategies are available in the SSS Office and in Room 125, SSS Tutoring/Study Room.
    • Academic Support Office/Tutoring Program referrals provide students with additional assistance in courses.
    • Student Support Services Suggestions for Forming a Study Group (PDF)
    • Visit the CWC website for resources for improving your writing and avoiding plagiarism.