Our positive, social, immersive environment.
*At SLC, our program is has earned a 99% retention rate among students because of its positive, social, immersive environment. The college experience at SLC includes a variety of courses on and off campus.
Community classes attended by a variety of learners are supported by peer mentors to ensure a successful experience.
The mentors we choose to be part of the SLC program are the most accomplished, outgoing, involved students on the campus...members of Greek life, sports teams, dance teams, art clubs—students who can bring unique perspectives and fun interactions to the SLC classroom. Mentors may be matched with a particular student or work as a group playing a role in unifying students and creating a dynamic, social classroom environment.
There is one requirement for those who mentor at Successful Learning Center. They must be spectacular. And they are. Meet our mentors, and see why they love working at SLC.
Learn more about the Academic Mentorship...
The purpose of Academic Mentorship is to ensure a smooth transition for students attending Successful Learning Center classes and SLC activities based on campus and in the community. The Successful Learning center model’s empathic, respectful, contemporary teaching theory and practice, our mentors support our mission for academic and social success.
The role of the mentor is to encourage our students to participate and learn to the best of their ability while in class. They will assist with note taking, encourage class interaction and help the student complete assignments. In addition, the mentor will act as a liaison between students in our program and students on campus to foster a strong social component within the college setting.
Our mentors are carefully selected based on a variety of criteria. They are traditionally college age students or recent college graduates who are excited to be working with our students. Mentors may be used at the beginning of a semester to allow a student time to acclimate to the new environment or they may be used throughout a semester as a consistent support system. During the course of a semester a mentor could have up to 3 students working together in class at one time. We strive to match a student’s personality and temperament with a mentor who is kind, responsible and compassionate. We work collaboratively with our hosting colleges and our mentors may be part of the student body or working towards a degree in Education or Special Education.
Our mentors are not aides or nurses and cannot act as a substitute for a student who needs medical personnel or replace an attended caregiver for daily living. Academic Mentors cannot administer any medical or physical assistance. They are not trained in first aid and cannot administer any medication. They cannot assist with bodily necessities or advise in any medical capacity. If at any time a student is in medical distress the Academic Mentor is responsible for calling campus Security or 911 for assistance only.
The Academic Mentorship has been established to support and enhance our students’ academic and collegiate experience. Additional information is available upon request.
*Academic Mentorship. The program supports academic and social growth in class, on campus and in the community. The SLC offers Academic Mentorship as peer to peer support designed to help students who may need assistance acclimating to a new environment. The rate is $27.00 per hour. If it is determined that a student needs support to be successful in class or in the community the SLC will work with the family directly.