Become A Confident Student
The most important thing you can learn in school is how to learn. If you master that, you are on the road to success in school and in life. The Learning Success Center, through its Confident Student Program, offers you a powerful way to develop your study and learning skills. Heres what the program offers:
- Personal plan based on your needs. We will interview you to get to know your needs in all areas related to academic success. And well set appropriate goals with you for gaining the learning skills you need.
- Frequent consultations with a Learning Specialist. Our Learning Specialists are trained in helping you to develop skills in managing your time, reading textbooks, taking notes, concentrating and memorizing, and succeeding on tests. They can also help you understand your individual learning style, and how to use it to advantage. Each Learning Specialist also has his or her own subject area of expertise in areas such as science and math, nursing and health careers, and English language learners. You'll work with the Learning Specialist best equipped to help you succeed. Your Learning Specialist will counsel you and point you toward additional useful resources, including Student Success Seminars and a host of software programs in our computer lab. They will give you custom-designed tasks and monitor your progress.
- Personal oversight of your progress provided by our Learning Services Coordinator.
- Certification of your accomplishments. At the conclusion of each term in the Confident Student program, the Learning Services Coordinator will offer you a statement certifying the progress we've observed in your understanding of and application of effective learning skills.
Be sure to talk to your teachers about receiving extra-credit for participating in the program. Participation may also strengthen your resume and talking points in a future job interview.
Participation in the program may be limited depending on staff availability. For more information, contact: Lawrence Gilius, Learning Services Coordinator at (503) 491-7507 or via email at Lawrence.Gilius@mhcc.edu. See also: www.mhcc.edu/lsc