One student at a time.
We understand that each student has a different learning style, which is why we offer structured support through the Academic Skills Center (ASC).
The ASC is Gould’s academic support program where students work in a 2:1 ratio with a learning specialist, who acts as a liaison between students, parents, classroom teachers, and advisors.
Each student pairs with a dedicated learning specialist who serves as a liaison between students, parents, teachers, and advisors. Each student receives his or her own individual Student Learning Plan focusing on classroom accommodations and best practices for teaching and learning specific to that student’s learning style.
Students attend their ASC class up to three times a week and take advantage of a supervised evening study with a minimum of one night a week scheduled.
Each week ASC teachers and classroom teachers correspond through formal written reviews as well as group meetings and conversations. Every three weeks parents, students, and advisors receive written ASC progress reports.
Located in Hanscom Hall, Gould’s main academic building, the ASC is seamlessly integrated into the Gould academic and community cultures. Within the context of their academic course load, students develop or further hone the following strategies and skills:
- Understanding of one’s learning profile and style preference
- Organization of study space
- Note taking from text and speech
- Time management, goal setting and planning
- Memory strategies