Center for Academic Excellence
The Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) is available to assist all Wentworth students with academic challenges in the areas of math, science, computer programs, technical courses specific to majors, and communications and writing. The CAE is a free resource for students looking to improve or maintain their academic standing. In this student-based learning environment, students can receive individual help with their studies, meet and work in study tables, or go on-line to find resources to assist them in meeting their goals for academic success.
Make an Appointment
Use the login above to make one on one appointments with our tutors. For first time users, please click "Forgot you password?" and follow the prompts from there. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drop in Assistance
Drop in sessions work on a first come first serve basis. Sometimes there are cancellations during the day and spots open up for tutors. Making an appointment in advance is the easiest way to make sure that you get the help you need. If you don’t see your course, please reach out the Center for Academic Excellence staff for help.
Facilitated Study Groups
Facilitated Study Groups (FSG) are a great place to do your homework. A faculty member and tutors are available to assist you if you need help. Drop in as your schedule allows. Come for an hour or come for the whole time for any class.
Learning Labs are tutor led, faculty supported review sessions. Each week the faculty identify topics for extra review. During the Learning Labs, tutors review the material in new and different ways. The first 45-60 minutes is spent reviewing this material and the last 30-45 minutes is spent in small groups working on homework with a tutor available for questions. The content for each session is identical.
Study Tables are a great place to do your homework with a tutor available if you need assistance. Come and meet other people who are also doing homework across different sections of your class.
Academic Success Workshops
The Workshop are brownbag lunches to discuss and enhance your learning skills.
Learning at a Distance or Online
Learning at a Distance, either in a hybrid on online fashion, creates unique challenges. A number of our online students have set up student groups with tutors, generally arriving an hour before their class begins and working in small groups with a tutor. The Learning Center recommends the following options for distance students:
- Distance Writing Assistance – Please email your paper to the center. During busy times of the semester (such as during mid terms and from two weeks prior to the start of final exams through the final exam period) we will return your paper within 3 business days with comments and reviews. For more information, please see out distance writing assistance guidelines.
- Extended Hours – The Learning Center is open from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Monday through Thursday in the Fall and Spring Semesters.
- Weekend Study Tables – As requested, tutors work with small groups of distance students on the weekends. This typically occurs immediately following the class.
- Skype/online assistance – The Learning Center is piloting a number of different platforms for distance tutoring in specific subjects (Math A, Math B, Math C). Please contact the Learning Center if you would like to be a part of this pilot.