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Learning Services

Our goal is to help every student at the Mount become confident and successful on his or her journey. And while the ultimate responsibility for their success rests with themselves, our Learning Services team is here with a large variety of programs to help them sharpen their skills, focus their abilities, and empower their spirit.

Disability Support Services

Ensuring access to programs and facilities at the Mount is our highest priority and we provide personalized and confidential accommodations and support services to students with documented disabilities.

We empower students to be self-advocates and to proactively discuss the specific nature of their disabilities and needs with their professors. Students who qualify may receive accommodations such as note-taking support, extended time on exams, the use of Kurzweil for exams and reading assignments, and other support services. No qualified student with a disability shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination regarding any university program or activity.

Reasonable accommodations are provided in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the ADAAA of 2008. Current and valid documentation of disability, including functional limitations and the impact of disability on academic performance, is required.

Do you have questions about disability services? You’re not the first. See if someone has already asked your question in our Disability Support Services FAQs.

Peer Tutoring

As a supplement to regular class work, students may elect to gain additional assistance through working with trained, faculty-recommended Peer Tutors. Peer Tutors help students better comprehend course content, prepare for exams, and develop more efficient study strategies. Peer tutoring is free to all students.

Peer Tutoring During Remote Instruction

With our recent switch to online learning, Peer Tutoring is still in operation. Our Tutors are meeting with their assigned students via video chat, we are still accepting and processing new tutor requests. Therefore, feel free to request a Peer Tutor for any course where you could use some extra help.

Please fill out one of these forms for EACH class in which you would like a tutor.

Request a Peer Tutor

Please note the following:

  • It can take a processing time of approximately a week after you complete the request. We appreciate your patience!
  • If you request a Peer Tutor and then withdraw from that course OR determine that you no longer need a Peer Tutor, please let us know – especially if you haven’t yet been assigned a tutor.
  • We do not provide Peer Tutors for upper-level classes in a major or minor (courses typically taken in the junior or senior year of major/minor coursework). You may request Peer Tutors for Core requirements taken in the junior or senior year, though availability of tutors in these courses is somewhat limited.

Please also review the Peer Tutoring Contract. Do not fill this part out right now, but simply read through it so that you know what you are agreeing to do before you complete your Peer Tutoring Request Form.

Questions

If you have any questions about Peer Tutoring, please contact Associate Director of Learning & Success Kristin Sites at sites@msmary.edu.

Archbishop Borders Hall
16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd.
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
301-447-5006
301-447-5918 (fax)

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CRLA Certified Tutor Training Program

Interested in becoming a Peer Tutor at the Mount? We’d love to have you.
Our Peer Tutoring Program has received Level I Certification through the College Reading and Learning Association's International Tutor Training Program Certification!

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Summit Scholars Program

The Summit Scholars Program is a mentoring system designed to support first-year and new transfer students in the successful transition from high school to university academics. Students receive one-on-one guidance from an assigned Learning Services staff member who serves as their personal advocate, and will meet with them on a regular basis to work on study skills, organizational skills, time management, and other effective habits.

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Learning Services offers a large variety of programs designed to help students succeed in their studies. Select the Request a Meeting button below and complete the form to schedule an in-person or virtual meeting.

Learning Services can provide presentations and training workshops on topics such as time management, reading textbooks, note taking, test taking, and other learning strategies. Learning Services staff members are also available to meet one-on-one with students for individual assessment and to teach any specific study strategies and academic skills that may be needed. Students who come to Learning Services for study assistance are taught specific study techniques using actual notes, assignments, and textbooks from the classes in which they are enrolled.

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Meet our Staff

You won’t find a more helpful team anywhere. Here’s your chance to learn a little more about them. For further information, please don’t hesitate to call 301-447-5006.

Denise L. Marjarum

Denise L. Marjarum

Director of Learning Services

Focused on: Mount Cares, at risk students, emergency academic mediation, grievances pertaining to (disability) accommodations, faculty resource for disability information

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Kristin M. Sites

Kristin M. Sites

Associate Director of Learning & Success

Focused on: Peer tutoring, academic support, academic probation, general Learning Services inquiries

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Cait York

Cait York

Mount Cares Coordinator and Learning & Retention Specialist

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Lucas W. Dayhoff

Lucas W. Dayhoff

Assistant Director of Learning Services and Summit Scholars Program Coordinator

Focused on: Summit Scholars student inquiry, general academic support, building of academic skills, Core Curriculum support

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Amber M. Barnhart

Amber M. Barnhart

Disability Specialist

Focused on: Individualized student support, building of academic skills, concussions/head injuries and temporary disabilities

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Jane I. Hollabaugh

Jane I. Hollabaugh

Testing Coordinator

Focused on: Testing Center, laptop notes, general program inquires

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David Bass

Learning Services Specialist

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Joseph Chambers

Graduate Assistant

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Shurrell Hester

Shurrell Hester

Graduate Assistant

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