News & Events
RAMP Fall Welcome Back Hour
Thursday, September 25th, 3-4
RAMP (formerly CRSP) welcomes back its participants who will be treated to root beer or coke floats, lemonade, and cookies. Participants will have the opportunity to update their contact information and request tutoring hours.
RAMP Fall Orientation
Friday, Sept 26, 9-11:30
The Reading Advising & Mentoring Program (RAMP) is hosting an orientation for students interested in learning more about the program. Students will have the opportunity to apply for the program and receive information about events and workshops for fall quarter. Those who wish to enroll in the 1-unit class will receive a permission number to enroll and a syllabus. The process will not take the entire time.
For more information about the orientation and about RAMP visit the RAMP Facebook page (www.facebook.com/cppramp), and follow us on Instagram and Twitter (@cppramp). If you have any questions, feel free to call or email us.
Summer Quarter Break Tutoring and Workshops
Over the quarter break, Bronco Tutoring will be closed, but the University Writing Center will be open for select services September 8th - 15th. While our facilities will be closed to general writing tutoring, GWT consultants will be available to assist students who are preparing for the Graduation Writing Test (GWT), planning to enroll in CPU 401, or completing GWT waivers.
Extended Hours, Additional Workshops, and Online Tutoring!!
Thanks to the Student Success Fee students paid this academic year, the LRC is now able to offer extended tutoring hours from 5pm to 7pm Monday through Thursday. We hope that these additional hours will help to serve our students that have class or work during the day, and are not be able to attend our regular 9am to 5pm tutoring hours. In addition to these extended hours, the Student Success Fee has also been utilized to facilitate more workshops for classes such as Math 10, 11, 12, 105, 106, 112, 114-116, and 120, as well as Grammar and GWT Workshops. Please see our Workshop Schedule for information on our upcoming workshops! Beginning Spring Quarter 2014, the LRC will offer Online Writing Tutoring. For general instructions and more information, students can self-enroll on Blackboard under the LRC Online Tutoring organization or e-mail email@example.com.
Spring Quarter Scholarship Opportunities in the LRC
RAMP offers a Challenge Grant (DOCX) for eligible participants to earn $605 in additonal grant aid.
The LRC offers the Dawn Van Bruggen Memorial Scholarship for both tutors and tutees.
CRSP welcomes Hilda Solis to its Professional Mentor Meeting
On Thursday, February 13th, former US Secretary of Labor and Cal Poly Pomona alumna, Hilda Solis, addressed the participants of the College Reading Skills Program at its quarterly Professional Mentor Meeting.
Ms. Solis inspired the audience with her stories of challenges and triumphs during high school and throughout her years of public service.
The LRC was honored to have such an accomplished representative as the keynote speaker.
MaSH and General Tutoring have been combined and renamed to Bronco Tutoring!
The LRC hosted an Open House event for students on Thursday, November 21st from 11:30am-1:30pm.
Students were provided with refreshments and invited to visit the LRC during this time to register in the Accudemia scheduling system, check out the LRC's services, and enter a contest to rename the MaSH and General (formerly ASI) tutoring programs.
Congratulations to Joy Chang who received a $25 Bronco Gift Card for her submission of "Bronco Tutoring" (randomly selected from the winning name entries).
LRC Improvements in Services and System
The Learning Resource Center is pleased to announce a number of exciting developments designed to help improve service to Cal Poly Pomona students. These changes include restructuring the LRC's organization and the implementation of new tracking software:
- Additional resources have allowed the LRC to expand and diversify the tutoring offered by Bronco Tutoring (formerly ASI and MaSH) and the University Writing Center (UWC).
- Tutoring in all subjects (including Math, Science and Engineering) is now offered through Bronco Tutoring (except Reading and Writing). Bronco Tutoring provides one-on-one and group tutoring sessions by appointment and walk-in.
- The Accudemia scheduling system streamlines the appointment process, allowing students to schedule, track, change future appointments, and view past appointments. The system can be accessed through the LRC website home page or by visiting: https://calpoly.accudemia.net/Login.aspx. Accudemia also allows the LRC to easily track and improve its services.
Expanding tutoring services and easing the scheduling process will help the LRC in its continued mission to promote student success through tutoring, workshops, and study skills development.
Applications for CPU 401:
To help provide services to students who have faced difficulty in passing the GWT exam, Cal Poly Pomona offers CPU 401, a course which fulfills the requirement of the GWT exam.