Academic Excellence Workshops (AEW)
and Tutoring Schedules
Academic Excellence Workshops (AEW) are offered through the MESA Program in conjunction
with core STEM courses in math, computer science, biology, physics and chemistry.
AEWs are weekly one to two hour cooperative learning sessions. Designed to enhance
student understanding, they feature peer-facilitated group work on problems at or
above the level of course instruction. Small-group activities are directed by peer
educators called facilitators. The AEWs are based on research showing that cooperative
methods (as opposed to an individual, competitive approach to learning) promote higher
grades, greater persistence, deeper comprehension, more enjoyment in learning, and
more positive attitudes toward academic work.
Free tutoring is also available through the MESA Program. MESA tutors are students
who have successfully completed the course (or in some situations are currently enrolled)
in which they are tutoring. It is particularly important for students who are struggling
to get help from others in academic setting to seek out the help of a tutor so that
they can excel. A classroom setting is typically not enough for students to learn
all of the material that they need to know in order to pass a test or to go on to
harder classes. Academic tutoring from students at a higher grade level or experience
in an academic setting can help to encourage and strengthen a student so that they
do not fall behind.
Tutor Schedule PDF
AEW Schedule PDF
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