Due to the recent weather closures, the deadline for making schedule adjustments (Drop/Add period) has been extended until Tuesday, January 23 at 5:00 p.m. The final fee payment deadline has been extended to Wednesday, January 24 at 5:00 p.m. Further information on any additional changes to the spring calendar will be forthcoming.

David Ward

2009 Tutor of the Year

When Picture of David WardI initially started out looking for work at the Center for Student Excellence, I thought that tutoring was going to be an easy job because you get to tutor the classes that you have already taken and passed. However, as I can now state, this program has been life changing for me.


The experience of working in the CSE Learning Assistance Lab has been an amazing opportunity to make a difference in people's lives because you not only get the chance to help a student improve academically, but you may also help them emotionally adjust their learning attitudes and skills. The Center is a well-developed and well-led program, and everyone in the Center is seeking one thing: to make people better students who have the ability to succeed.  Based upon this statement alone, my personal experience has been extremely rewarding and has resulted in a potential goal of being either a doctor or a college professor.


I know that every tutor that comes to work is always striving for what we like to call the “AH HA!” moment.  With that kind of goal, our program should provide a very appealing aspect in the students' minds because they should feel comfortable knowing that they are going to get genuine, hard-working individuals who want students to succeed.