Student Success Center - Pepperdine University - Seaver College
  • Payson Library

Seaver Student Success Center

Empowering students throughout their academic career, the Seaver Student Success Center (SSC) offers a variety of services to ensure academic and personal success. From free tutoring to individualized academic coaching to monthly workshops, the SSC provides students with the tips, tools, and resources they need to succeed. Located on the 2nd floor of the Payson Library, stop by today to explore our services.

Tutoring Services

The Seaver Student Success Center offers a wide-range of tutoring services. Whether you have a specific question or need some general clarity on a subject, our academic tutors can help. Appointments are not necessary, just stop by during the listed tutoring time.

Departmental tutoring is currently offered for the following divisions:

  • Communication
  • Fine Arts
  • Humanities and Teacher Education
  • International Studies and Languages
  • Natural Science
  • Religion and Philosophy
  • Social Science

Academic Coaching

The Seaver Student Success Center offers individualized and personalized academic coaching designed to help students overcome possible success barriers. Alongside your coach, you will explore your personal learning style and will learn strategies to help you study smarter, create better studying habits, take more effective notes, and set achievable goals.

We offer academic coaching in the following success skills:

  • Self-Management
  • Interdependence
  • Acting on Purpose
  • Belief in Self
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Self-Awareness
  • Personal Responsibility

Our academic coaches are prepared to find strategies that work best in accordance with your personality. As certified interpreters of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, they can assist you in understanding your personality preferences, the strength of those preferences, and how they might impact your college experience.

 Learning Skills Workshops

The Seaver Student Success Center hosts monthly workshops that are designed to help you achieve academic success. Each workshop has a limited amount of space so be sure to sign-up in advance to reserve your spot.

Upcoming workshops focus on the following topics:

Digital Resources

There are an endless amount of mobile and web tools available to students but it can be difficult in determining which ones actually work. We have compiled our favorite digital resources that offer 24/7 support and have listed them below. From tutoring videos to study strategies to digital flashcards to time management, these resources offer support at your fingertips and will be a great addition to your study regime.

Video Resources

  • Khan Academy: Explore over 1400 tutoring videos on YouTube covering everything from basic arithmetic to art history, biology, and finance.
  • Hippo Campus: Get homework and study help through high-quality, multimedia content on a variety of general education studies.

Study Skills

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Flashcards+: Make digital flashcards, study them, and save them to your device for future reference.

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Evernote: Take notes in a variety of formats and sync them across all platforms.

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MyScript: Calculator: Write out complex equations in a more simple way and keep track while working.

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Notes: Supernote: Create notes quickly while recording and adding photos and easily share them with fellow peers.

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Study Guides and Strategies: Gain a variety of academic support including a wealth of resources on learning, study skills, and college success.
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HowToStudy.org: Discover tools to help study math, write a lab report, or write an outline.

Digital Task Managers

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myHomework 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.

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Remember the Milk: Get reminders about all the stuff you have to get done. Reminders can be sent either via text messages or emails.

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Wunderlist:Capture, share, and complete your to-do list with this app that helps you get stuff done.

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30/30: 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.

Stress Management

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Breathe2Relax: Discover detailed information on the effects of stress on the body and gain practice exercises that help promote stress management.

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Be Focused: Become more productive and better focused with this app that breaks-up your tasks with intervals.