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The ECU SoDM Learning Specialist works with students who are experiencing challenges in achieving expected educational outcomes in the didactic, problem-based, cased-based, preclinical and clinical realms within the Doctor of Dental Medicine curriculum. The Learning Specialist supports learning and success for all students. The Learning Specialist provides enrichment workshops in effective learning skills, study habits, testing-taking strategies, assessment of learning styles and time management.
Additionally, the Learning Specialist also collaborates with curriculum faculty to develop enhanced student learning strategies. Additional faculty support is provided to develop remediation plans for students with performance challenges.
Other areas of support include facilitating the pre-matriculation course, augmenting faculty support for students’ psychomotor skills development, preparation for the Integrated National Board Dental Examination as well as regional Clinical Board Exams.
SoDM Tutoring Program
The SoDM Student Tutoring Program is part of the educational support services that are available to D1 – D4 students who have been identified as experiencing challenges in any part of the dental school curriculum. Students may receive tutoring after being referred for tutoring by any faculty member, the Student Progress Committee (SPC) or self-referral. Requests and referrals for tutoring are made to the Learning Specialist.
The emphasis of tutoring is to help the student meet curriculum benchmarks. Tutoring can include understanding of concepts, the development of skills, and/or enhancing the student’s approach to studying/practicing in lab. Students participating in the tutoring program should come prepared to each tutoring session with specific questions and with knowledge of his/her own deficits. Communication between the tutor and student is essential.
The Student Tutoring Program is administered through the Office of Academic Success and coordinated by the Learning Specialist.
Peer tutors are selected each year at the end of the spring term. If you would like to inquire about tutoring services, please contact the Learning Specialist.