East Campus Communications Center Adds New Student Reading Service

A message from Stacey Johnson, President, East & Winter Park Campuses

The Academic Success Center on East campus is excited to announce new student services piloted this semester in the Communications Center.

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Left to right: Heather Smith, instructional assistant; Rachel Kolman, adjunct professor, English; Rhiannon Bowen, learning assistant II Not pictured: Michael Dwyer, learning assistant II; and Linda Goddard, adjunct professor, English

During the fall 2015 semester, a team of Communications Center consultants designed a reading tutoring program that meets the growing needs of a diverse student population enrolled in a variety of disciplines.

Using Bloom’s Taxonomy as a design principle, this service helps students understand the process and flow of reading, while strengthening their comprehension skills. Consultants will model reading skills and work through chunks of text with students to achieve greater success on tasks and assignments associated with reading. In addition, students can also find books and worksheets designed to build comprehension skills and can use these reading resources to aid in navigating complicated course texts and research articles.

For questions, please contact Jodi Brock, instructional lab supervisor, at Jbrock8@valenciacollege.edu or extension 2631.

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