Academic Support Lab
Academic Skills Courses
Adjunct Study Skills
Meet Our Staff
Student Success Workshops
Academic Support Department
Hours & Locations
- To help all students achieve their personal, educational, and vocational goals by promoting the learning strategies and attitudes necessary for academic success.
- To encourage independent learning so that students can educate themselves continuously throughout their lifetimes.
- To promote student success by sharing knowledge of the learning process with students, faculty, administration, and staff in a collaborative partnership for the enhancement of learning.
- To help faculty infuse learning strategies and active learning experiences into their teaching methodologies.
- To recognized and respect the diversity within our learning community by providing appropriate and effective academic support.
- Courses are offered each semester and are available to all students. Courses include reading, grammar, spelling, math, cyber literacy, test preparation, word processing,
study skills, and college success.
- An open entry computer, video, and audio-tutorial lab.
- Students can work independently on
in grammar, writing, vocabulary, spelling, math, reading, study skills, English as a Second Language,
keyboarding, and word processing.
- Offers comprehensive assessment of student learning needs, individualized
computer-aided instruction in basic skills, supplemental instructional modules for selected
courses, and specialized computer-assisted and video-tutorial programs to assess
and to improve academic skills in reading, spelling, grammar, writing, vocabulary, mathematics,
study skills, and ESL.
- Related college/study skills websites
- List of Software available in Academic Support Lab
- List of video-tutorials available in Academic Support Lab
- These half-unit courses provide specific and focused learning assistance
for targeted discipline courses, integrating how-to-learn with what-to learn,
thereby increasing student success.
- Learning Communities offer an alternative to the traditional individual
course approach. They link students, curricula, and faculty from multiple
courses into a single "community of learners" for the purposes of providing
a broader perspective on a unifying theme and providing a meaningful context
for academic learning strategies. By using a theme and incorporating
student‑centered approaches, such as active, collaborative, and reflective
learning strategies, both instructors and students experience a more
coherent and enriched teaching and learning environment.
- Services available at the North County Campus are described in this PDF
brochure, also available as a MS Word
- Workshops are offered each semester and are available to all students.
Topics may include time management, memory strategies, textbook reading,
note-taking, test taking, math anxiety, and how to be a college student.
- Tutorial Services provides free individual and group academic tutoring.
- Appointments are available for most subjects.
Open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Closed Fridays.
- Tutoring begins the 3rd week of the semester
Math Drop In Tutoring is available for all levels of Math. Located in Room 3304 Monday through Thursday 9:30 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. Begins the second week of the semester.
- Cuesta Academic Support Newsletters
- Flex Activity Handouts
- Teaching At-Risk Students
- Promoting Active Listening & Learning
- Maximizing Memory
- Increasing Textbook Reading Comprehension
- Links to other useful sites
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