The College H.E.L.P. Program is a fee-based service that works with Marshall University students diagnosed with a Specific Learning Disability (S.L.D.) and/or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (A.D.H.D). Students receive instruction and coaching in study skills, time management, and organization from qualified learning specialists and a life coach through our Skills Development and Life Coaching Programs. Graduate assistant tutors and professional tutors provide one-on-one academic tutoring. The Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act guarantee the student’s testing accommodations, which the tutors manage in conjunction with professors and H.E.L.P.
Tailored to individual student needs
We work closely with students, their parents/guardians, diagnosticians, and education specialists to assess each student’s level of academic ability and need and provide them with the most necessary and practical services to help ensure his or her academic success at Marshall University.
Areas of Emphasis Include
- Instruction in engaged, multi-sensory study techniques
- One-on-one academic tutoring
- Participation in Skills Development Program as needed
- Development of listening and note taking skills
- Assistance with improved memory systems
- Support in developing improved time management and organizational skills
- Coaching in test preparation and strategies
- Oral administration of tests when appropriate
- Scribes provided for tests when appropriate
- Liaison maintained between professor and student
- All newly admitted College H.E.L.P. freshmen and transfer students participate in College H.E.L.P.’s Summer Prep program to help acclimate to their new academic life at Marshall University