Student Mentors

Student Mentor Hours Spring 2014

Do you struggle with concepts in Chemistry and Biology for Nursing?

The O'Neill Center provides additional academic support through a program of student mentors.

Student Mentors are available for such courses as:
Biology 2200
Biology 2510/2520
Chemistry 1010
Nursing 3270/3280

A Student Mentor is a student who has already taken and earned a high grade in the
course and works closely with faculty and students enrolled in the course to promote
active learning strategies. Student Mentors interact with students during labs and
class meeting, direct Blackboard Q&A and provide one on one tutoring.

Your professor will introduce the Student Mentor who is assigned to your class.
For best results, talk with the student mentor about concepts and techniques that
puzzle you as you encounter them throughout the semester, do some work on your
own and then collaborate with the Student Mentor in person or via Blackboard to
get feedback on your understanding and to evaluate your progress.

Alternative Testing

Alternative Testing: Tips
Alternative Testing: Information Form

Examples of some common test accommodations include extended time, a distraction reduced room, a taped or Brailled exam, use of adaptive equipment such as a computer, screen reader or text enlarger, or an alternative test date.

Extended time is recommended for a student whose performance is compromised by a physical or cognitive impairment that causes significantly slower reading, writing, recalling or organization of information. The time given is one and a half time to double time. We rarely offer unlimited time.

Distraction-reduced room is recommended for students who have significant difficulty with concentration, or are highly distractible. or employ test strategies that might be distracting to those around them (e.g., read questions aloud). Some students with physical disabilities may need a separate room in order t o lie down or stand up as a way to manage pain or muscular conditions.

Adaptive equipment permits a student to read and/or respond to a standard test. Computers assist students with fine motor problems, organizational deficits or spelling weaknesses. Text enlargers enable student to independently read and answer test questions and view their responses. Jaws or reading programs allows the student who is visually impaired the opportunity to independently take an exam.

Alternative formats (e.g., tape recorded, Braille or large print) for students with print impairments. This may include students with reading or visual disabilities.

Test date change Students whose disabilities fluctuates (e.g., depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, etc. )may request a test date change so that they are able to take the exam when interference form their condition in minimal. Students are expected to take exams within a reasonable amount of time from the original test date and to notify the instructor of this request in a timely manner.