Student Success Center | Pepperdine University | Seaver College

Seaver Student Success Center

Your academic success is important to us! We support you in your journey toward academic and personal success. We want to assist you in your growth as a Pepperdine college student and encourage you to contact us.

We are just beginning and look forward to growing with our students. We welcome your feedback, ideas and concerns.

Tutoring Services

Tutoring complements great teaching. We take great pride in our faculty and our students are extremely blessed to be taught by amazing professors. Not only do they demonstrate high levels of scholarly achievement, but they care very much about your academic success. Your first step in seeking additional help outside of the classroom is to talk to your instructor.

Departmental Tutoring

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Several academic departments on campus offer tutoring and supplemental instruction. We can help you connect to these department offerings.

Tutoring Across the GE

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The Center's first priority is to provide tutoring services in the area of the general education (GE) course requirements. Currently, we provide tutoring for 31 GE courses. Our goal in the future is to have tutoring in all GE courses.

The Writing Center

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We help students transform their writing assignments from beginning ideas to outlines with thesis statements to final drafts.

Academic Coaching

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Being a college student can be tough. We provide individualized academic coaching on the development of such life and college success skills as Self-Motivation, Self-Management, Interdependence, Acting on Purpose, Belief in Self, Emotional Intelligence, Self-awareness, Personal Responsibility.

In addition, we can provide individualized coaching on creating personalized study skills success. Topics may include:

  • Studying Smarter
  • Creating better studying habits
  • Test-taking strategies and study skills
  • Goal setting
  • Note-taking

 

 

Our Academic Coaches are also certified interpreters of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and can assist you in understanding your personality preferences, the strength of those preferences and how they impact your college experience.

Resources

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Student Produced Videos

If you are interested in producing a video contact us for approval and funding.

Web Resources

  • HippoCampus provides homework and study help through high-quality, multimedia content on a variety of general education subjects.
  • HowToStudy.org Need to know how to study math, write a lab report, or write an outline? Study strategies and writing techniques are organized here by subject matter.
  • Khan Academy offers over 1400 tutoring videos on YouTube covering everything from basic arithmetic to art history, biology, and finance.
  • Study Guides and Strategies offers a variety of academic support including a wealth of resources on learning, study skills, and college success.

Free Apps For Students

  • My Homework Student Planner: Track your homework, tests, projects, and lessons and set and receive reminders when assignments are due or tests are coming up. Set up your class schedule within the app. Sync your information with any of the available devices.
  • Flashcards+: Users can make digital flashcards, study them, and save them to their device for future reference.
  • Remember the Milk: This program sends you reminders about all the stuff you have to get done. It can be set to send either text messages or emails.
  • Wunderlist: Wunderlist is a simple to-do list and task manager app that helps you get stuff done. Whether you're sharing a grocery list with a loved one, working on a project, or planning a vacation, Wunderlist makes it easy to capture, share and complete your to-dos.
  • 30/30: A time management app that boosts the productivity and focus of users. Set up a list of tasks you need to do, set the timer, and work until it tells you to move onto the next task.
  • Breathe2Relax: A portable stress management tool which provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body and instructions and practice exercises to help users learn the stress management skill.


Contact Us

Seaver Student Success Center | studentsuccesscenter@pepperdine.edu | 310.506.4947