We offer several different opportunities for students to work for the Center of Academic Success.
Working for the Center for Academic Success can be a rewarding experience that allows you to gain skills and build your resume while earning a paycheck. You do not need to have a financial aid work-study award to be eligible for these positions.
A peer academic coach is a peer mentor who will work one-on-one with MC students in order to identify barriers to academic success and offer solutions to overcome them. Coaches are expected to build trust with their students, communicate clearly, and nurture a sense of campus community
teach study techniques and strategies
help students effectively manage their time
assist with test preparation
work with students to set appropriate goals and accomplish these goals
connect students with other academic support services (tutoring, SI, etc.)
have the opportunity to design and administer relevant workshops
properly track student progress and maintain records of sessions
Students who would like to become a peer academic coach must meet the following requirements:
be a Manhattan College student who has completed at least 2 semesters
have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (if a student with a GPA lower than 3.0 applies, his or her application will be considered but scrutinized closely)
be in good academic and judicial standing at the College
make at least a one-semester commitment (this is to ensure no coach leaves mid-semester)
attend Academic Coaching Training (dates TBD)
attend a biweekly staff meeting with Learning Specialist and other Coaches
demonstrate reliability and strong work ethic
demonstrate patience and a desire to help others succeed
demonstrate responsibility and appropriate etiquette
demonstrate interpersonal communication skills
To apply, download and complete the following application form. Completed forms must be submitted to the Center for Academic Success.
The supplemental instruction program provides additional academic assistance for traditionally difficult courses. Upperclassmen who received an A in a designated course may be eligible to apply for the Supplemental Instruction Fellowship Program.
The SI fellow is a model upperclassman who is committed to learning, community, and academic excellence. Fellows are responsible for the following:
Attend training workshops at the start of each semester and over the course of the semester
Attend bi-monthly SI fellow supervisory meetings
Attend the targeted course
Conduct SI study groups each week in a predetermined location
Support professor and classroom instruction
Integrate course content and appropriate study skills
Recruit students for SI study groups
Monitor student attendance, collect data, and keep an up-to-date schedule of all study sessions
Provide regular updates to professor of targeted course
Commit to 6-8 hours per week
Students who would like to become a supplemental instruction fellow must meet the following requirements:
Overall minimum GPA of 3.2
Received an A in the targeted course
Letter of recommendation from a professor of the targeted course
Demonstrate excellent communication skills
To apply for the SI Fellows program, download and complete the following application form.