YSU’s Resch Academic Success Center
Student success centers organize a college’s resources around common action to accelerate students’ persistence and completion. YSU’s Resch Academic Success Center includes First-Year Student Services, Adult Learning Services, Multicultural Student Services and Student Tutorial Services with Academic Coaching, Supplemental Instruction and Orientation Services.
The Math Achievement Center (MAC) assists YSU students in strengthening mathematics skills and provides resource materials for independent study. MAC tutors and academic coaches have been trained in Carol Dweck’s Mindset Theory.
The center offers tutoring services in over 100 courses. Students can find a peer tutor who has succeeded in their course, or they can work with an academic coach to develop effective study skills. Tutoring sessions are offered both online and in person, as well as during final exam week.
Tutoring sessions are free of charge for all YSU students. Students can schedule a session on a first-come, first-serve basis. In addition to one-on-one sessions, the center also offers group sessions and course review workshops.
Tutors are trained to use Carol Dweck’s Mindset Theory in their work with students. This approach helps to address the psychological obstacles that often prevent students from succeeding in their classes. Students who regularly attend tutoring sessions have a higher passing rate and a better GPA than those who do not. This is an excellent way to help improve your grades! YSU athletic coaches strongly encourage their student-athletes to use the center.
Student success centers organize a college’s resources around common action to accelerate student persistence and completion. They also serve as a point of contact for students to access academic support and services. Tutoring, academic coaching and supplemental instruction are among the services offered by student success centers.
The center’s Study Skills Tutors help students become academically independent by providing strategies for successful reading and studying. They help students understand that building reading and study skills provides high returns for their investment in study time. The center’s students are trained to use Carol Dweck’s Mindset Theory, and it has conducted many presentations to classes and events.
The Writing Center offers consultations to assist students with their written assignments, including essays, lab reports, history papers and resumes. They can help students develop an outline, improve the clarity of their writing and document their work using APA, MLA or Chicago styles. They can even provide preparation advice for standardized tests like the GRE or LSAT.
Located in the six-story William F. Maag Library, the Mathematics Achievement Center (MAC) offers YSU students a comfortable supportive environment to facilitate the strengthening of fundamental mathematics skills and provide resource materials for independent study.
The YSU Bookstore, a Barnes & Noble College Store, carries textbooks and supplies for all YSU courses, YSU spirit apparel, computer and electronics accessories, convenience foods and much more. It is open more than 80 hours a week during the term and provides on-line access to library services, the on-line catalog and direct digital information resources through MaagNet.
The YSU CARE Team provides a centralized point of contact for individuals who have extenuating situations that impact their ability to achieve academic success including financial difficulties, mental or physical health challenges, food and housing insecurities, challenging family circumstances, issues with faculty or staff members and other barriers. To learn more about the YSU CARE Team, visit their website. The Gina Tenney Student Leadership Award is given by the YSU Student Government to a YSU student who demonstrates leadership, motivation and creativity in University and community activities.
Orientation services include placement testing, academic advising, student ID cards, housing & dining, and student activities. Placement tests help students determine their course level and provide information about YSU’s curriculum and policies. These tests are free and offered both online and in person. Students can make a reservation for their orientation through the Penguin Portal after they have been accepted to YSU.
Students will also be enrolled in a course called YSU 1500, which will be taught by their academic advisor. The course will teach them the foundations of college success, which is necessary to succeed in YSU’s academic environment.
The Orientation Department offers a comprehensive program for first year students, IGNITE. The program is a day long event that provides students with all of the resources needed to get started at YSU. They will meet their academic advisor, and register for classes that fall term. YSU will send students important information about IGNITE through their student email account.