Academic Resources and Services

There are a variety of resources that are available at Scripps and across the consortium designed to support your academic success. Included on this page is a list of resources identified; as additional resources are found, the page will be updated.

General Resources

  • Every semester the Monsour Counseling Center offers a variety of group workshops centered on specific topics that can aid in academic success such as managing anxiety, test taking strategies, learning styles, and writer’s block.  Monsour also has a Learning Specialist available to meet with you one-on-one to further discuss academic challenges you might be experiencing.
  • All professors have office hours for each course he/she teaches.  You are encouraged to identify the office hours for each of your Professors each semester and visit them to ask questions or clarify concepts regarding course material or provide guidance in the specific field of study.
  • Research librarians at Honnold/Mudd Library are available for consultation on all aspects of your research process such as narrowing a topic, finding sources like articles and books, and evaluating which sources will be best for your project. You can get help in person during our drop-in hours or by appointment, as well as by phone, chat, and e-mail. The library also offers drop-in workshops on various research techniques and online productivity tools.
  • Scripps Tutoring Program: Students are welcome to take advantage of cooperative peer-based tutoring services providing one-on-one assistance to students enrolled in a variety of classes. This collaborative learning opportunity offers a network of qualified tutors in a wide range of academic subjects at no extra expense.
  • The Writing Center offers peer tutors that are available to assist students who are at any stage of the writing process for any paper in any course.  The Writing Center operates under the direction of a supervisor from the writing program, the chair of the writing program, and the Office of the Dean of Faculty and is located in the Humanities 232.  The Center is not intended for remediation or editing services, but tutors can provide instruction in usage, grammar, and punctuation.
  • The Dean of Faculty’s office has a new form to make it easier for students to contact the Associate Dean of Faculty and Dean of Faculty. Use this link to find out more about us, our office hours and to make an appointment.

Scripps Modern Languages Resource Center

The Scripps Modern Language Resource Center is located in HUM 122. There are 6 computer stations that students can use for language course assignments or for independent language study. The computers are equipped with spellcheck for the various languages and programs for making voice recordings. We welcome students looking for a quiet place to study for their language classes. their language classes.

Software that uses voice recognition technology is available for Italian, Spanish, French, German, and Arabic to help students improve their pronunciation. There are additional exercises on the software to work with other skills.

The MLRC has an extensive non-circulating film library with feature films and documentaries in the above languages plus Portuguese. They offer good practice with listening comprehension. Please visit the MLRC website for the tutoring schedule and other resources.

  • Monday through Thursday:
    10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 5 p.m.
  • Monday and Wednesday Evenings:
    Open 6 – 9 p.m.
  • Closed Friday-Sunday

Continuing for Academic Year 2016, the MLRC is offering drop-in help for some languages.

Mathematics

  • Math Resources: The Claremont Math Departments together have an organization: the Claremont Center for Mathematical Sciences (CCMS). CCMS runs a weekly Math Colloquium, and lots of other events. In terms of support services, CCMS runs a Software Lab to help students learn to use Mathematica, Maple, some statistics programs, TeX (the main Math typesetting program/word processor), etc.
  • Math Spot: Scripps offers walk-in tutoring in a variety of math classes throughout the semester. Math Spot takes place in the CP&R Library every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 7:00-9:00pm beginning week 3 of the semester through the last day of instruction.  Usually, tutoring is available for transcendental Functions (Math 23 “Precalculus”), Calc I, II, and III (Math 30, 31, and 32, resp), Linear Algebra (Math 60), Discrete Math (55), Analysis (101, and 131-135), and Differential Equations (Math 102 or Math 111, depending on who’s teaching it).

Sciences

  • Keck Science Tutoring: The W.M. Keck Science Department offers supplemental instruction for General Chemistry (Chem 14) and Organic Chemistry (Chem 116).  The schedule each semester is announced by the Professor in class and subsequently distributed via a flyer.  Keck also offers walk-in tutoring for Biology and Physics.  The schedule for this tutoring service is also published at the beginning of each semester through Keck Science. Keck also offers one-on-one academic support for science students including workshops and study tips.

Support Services for Students with Disabilities

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities. The Dean of Students Office is responsible for coordinating disability support services for students, with other College departments assisting in the provision of accommodations for students.

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