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The Center for Academic Resources (CARs)

From free tutoring to research guidance, we're here every step of your success story

We provide academic support services to all Simpson College students, all majors, all GPAs, all academic levels, and all abilities . Whether you’re looking for accessibility services, help studying for tests, tutoring in a specific subject, academic advising, or research guidance, our team is here to help. You can visit the Simpson College Center for Academic Resources in Dunn Library or check out our specific resources below. If you have further questions as a prospective student or parent, please contact the Director of the Academic Center at car@simpson.edu.

If you have further questions as a prospective student or parent, please contact the Director of the Academic Center at car@simpson.edu.

PEER ACADEMIC LEADERS (PALs)
PALs are subject-area experts who have been recommended by professors in those areas. PALs can help you with concepts, practice problems, and exam preparation. Click here for the current PALs schedule. If you want assistance for an area where we don't yet have a PAL, contact Ron Warnet (ron.warnet@simpson.edu).

SIMPSON WRITING CENTER 
The Simpson Writing Center (SWC) serves writers of all skill levels in all disciplines. Our current Writing Consultant is David Robinson, and you can find him in CARs:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

For more information about SWC, contact Beth Beggs (beth.beggs@simpson.edu)

SC 101 WRITING FELLOWS  (Fall 2019 Writing Fellow cohort)
Writing Fellows are excellent writers who are trained to help others develop their writing skills. Writing Fellows are assigned to all sections of SC 101 and may also work with other WC-designated courses.

STUDENT ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES 
Student Accessibility Services is where students with documented disabilities or conditions work with the Director to develop an individualized accommodation plan that ensures equal access to the curriculum, campus facilities, and all programs and services at Simpson College. Our goal is for students to become self-advocates, who are responsible, resilient, self-aware and engaged in the Simpson experience. To schedule a meeting about student accommodations, contact Monica Lewis, Director of Student Accessibility Services at monica.lewis@simpson.edu.

ACADEMIC COACHING  Simpson College realizes that transitioning from high school to college can be very challenging. Academic Coaches are here to help students develop essential learning strategies to help them succeed in their courses. Coaches meet one-to-one with students. During these meetings, we can work on time management, textbook reading, note taking, or test taking strategies. To find out more about the services we offer, please click here or contact Sarah Davitt (sarah.davitt@simpson.edu).