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Tutoring and Academic Excellence Workshops

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Covid-19 update: MESA Tutoring and AEW's have moved to Zoom. Instructions will be shared through our course Canvas page, and to each AEW-designated class.

Tutoring & Academic Excellence Workshops

Academic Excellence Workshops (AEWs) are taken in conjunction with core major courses. AEWs are weekly one and 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 undergraduate 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.

The MESA team of tutors and AEW facilitators train with Physics, Math and Chemistry faculty weekly to center their peer-tutoring strategies on areas where students are having the most difficulty. Our AEW facilitators practice learner-centered pedagogy models.

Our Tutoring and Academic Excellence Workshop schedule will be posted in the second week of classes.

MESA Academic Excellence Workshop (AEW) Schedule:

AEW Led By: Time: Location:
Chem 2 Matthew Thursday: 5 - 6:30 PM &
Friday: 1:30 - 2:30 PM
Zoom
Chem 12B Tiffany Tuesday: 2:30 - 3:30 PM Zoom
Math 3A Bao Thy & Martin Wednesday: 11:30 - 12:30 PM Zoom
Math 3B Bao Thy & Britney Thursday: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Zoom
Physics 4A Britney & Tiffany Tuesday: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Zoom
Physics 4B  Cynthia Tuesday: 5:30 - 6:30 PM Zoom
Physics 4C Cynthia Tuesday: 7:00 - 8:00 PM Zoom

MESA Tutoring Calendar: