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Academic Support

Part of the Center for Student Success and Engagement (CSSE), Academic Support provides help to students already enrolled in the College, college-bound high school students, and adults returning to higher education, all of whom may need training or enhancement of basic skills.

Tutor Exchange Network: We offer tutorials which are delivered in small groups by qualified peer tutors. When a tutor is not available we refer students to another appropriate resource.

Supplemental Instruction (SI): SI is a peer-facilitated study group designed to impact the way students learn difficult content in a specific course. SI is attached to course sections to provide students with a structured approach for processing the course material assigned by the instructor. SI is an internationally recognized program provided here at MCLA.

Disability Resources: Students with documented disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Amendments Act (ADAA) of 2008. The ADA defines a disability as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity. Students who wish to access accommodations are encouraged to contact the Disability Resource office at 413-662-5318.  

Skills Courses: Some students need to improve basic skills before enrolling in introductory courses or want to review skills when taking introductory courses. The course work provides specific study and problem solving approaches to learning. Emphasis is placed on the development of efficient reading, writing, and math skills.

Writing Associates: Writing Associates work with students in various stages of the writing process. Click on the blue text for information on the Writing Studio or to schedule an appointment with a Writing Associate in our studio.

Stop by or Get in Touch

For Academic Support/CSSE

Eldridge Hall, top level 413.662.5309

Monday through Friday, 8:30 - 4:45
Evening hours by appointment


Benjamin Conrick
Academic Advisor/SI Supervisor

Wendy Guerra
Academic Advisor

Katie Sutton
Assistant Director of CSSE/Disability Resources

Christopher Tate
Access Advisor/Disability Resources

Donna Poulton
Administrative Assistant, Tutor Exchange Network