2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin

Academic Support Services

Alan Siegel Writing Center

Room 1.68, New Building

The Writing Center provides tutoring, writing consultation, and ESL support services to all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the College. Trained tutors work with students on conceptual and sentence level skills, rules of grammar and style. The Center emphasizes formulating a thesis, organizing and developing ideas, documenting American Psychological Association (APA) style, documenting Modern Language Association (MLA) style, evaluating evidence and revising a paper, and writing specific to the disciplines. State-of-the-art computers, grammar/writing software and a small specialized library of books on writing are available. Students may be referred to the Center by members of the faculty or arrange tutoring sessions themselves. Throughout the year, the Writing Center offers numerous writing-oriented workshops, some specific to writing in the individual disciplines, as well as intensive CUNY Assessment Test in Writing (CATW) preparation. All are conducted by faculty and staff and are open to all students.

The Writing Center's ESL specialists provide one-on-one and group tutoring for students who learned English as a second language. The E-Resource Center (http://jjc.jjay.cuny.edu/erc/) has online tutorials for writing, grammar, and preparing for the CUNY Assessment Tests in Reading and Writing. For more information on support services for students who learned English as a second language, visit http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/esl-support-services.

Math and Science Resource Center

Room 1.94, New Building

The Math & Science Resource Center (MSRC) provides appointment based, small-group tutoring for students enrolled in over 30 different courses in science and mathematics. In addition, the MSRC provides final exam review sessions for a limited selection of courses, individualized tutoring for students with disabilities, and structured, one-on-one tutoring programs for students who are repeating a course in which they have previously received a grade of F or any form of W. The Center also features a computer lab with internet access and a print station; a resource library, including textbooks, calculators, molecular models, and DVDs; and dedicated space for quiet study. Please consult the MSRC web site for a current list of courses covered by tutoring, hours of operation, and deadlines for special programs.

Modern Language Center

Room 7.64, New Building

The Modern Language Center at John Jay College is a resource designed to supplement the language course offerings of the College (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish) and to foster independent and self-guided study through the use of technology and tutoring. Individual and small-group tutoring, Rosetta Stone software, and audio supplements for lab manuals and textbooks are available to registered students. Some students may require a placement exam before enrolling in their modern language courses. If they do, these students could come to the lab to take the placement exam at any time during the semester.