H.E.L.P. Center supports students’ academic pursuits

The H.E.L.P Center is known as the Higher Education for Learning Problems Center located in Myers Hall and it is a place where students that have trouble learning can go to seek help.

It is fee-based and has a team of experts working with students in a total of eight divisions like College H.E.L.P and Community H.E.L.P. 

Sara Barker, coordinator of Skills and Student Development at the H.E.L.P Center, said the goal of the center is to maximize a student’s potential through academic tutoring and to develop skills in their deficit areas. 

“Our favorite aspects of working at the H.E.L.P program are working with the students and tutors to help them realize their goals,” Barker said in an email.

Barker said there is also a life-coaching division which focuses on students developing independence by learning self-advocacy strategies and thriving in their educational environment.

“We are also constantly evaluating and enhancing the program as students evolve,” Barker said in an email.

Laura Rowden, coordinator of the Community H.E.LP division, said students in the H.E.L.P Center grow in so many ways,

“Of course, there is the academic growth, but they also develop such self-confidence through their participation in the program, “ Rowden said in an email.

Rowden said there is a video of one of their students named Sam Warble, who is shown growing in his learning abilities despite his shortcomings, on the community portion website.

The H.E.L.P Center is offering services through face-to-face sessions or through virtual meetings to continue bringing help to students that need it during the pandemic.

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