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During the first few weeks of the semester, check out the glass case next to Feinberg 103F (the classroom/computer lab in the Learning Center) for additional tips and handouts to set yourself up for success.
Every year, the Learning Center professional staff honors the work of all of our student employees at our annual awards ceremony. Our awards ceremony is an event that we look forward to each year as we feel very fortunate to have an opportunity to work closely with such an outstanding group of students.
In recognition of all of their hard work and dedication throughout the semester, the Learning Center staff would like to thank each of our student employees for a job well done!
“The Rookie of the Year" is an award given by the staff to recognize the efforts of a student employee newly hired during the Fall or Spring semesters of this year.” This year we had over 80 new employees join the Learning Center staff.
The following two new tutors were nominated for the “Rookie of the Year” award:
Pooja Flora and Miasa Shrestha.
Both tutors have made a significant impact in the Learning Center and we thank them for their dedication and service. Pooja was hired in the Fall 2010 as a MAT 161 (Introduction to Statistics) tutor. She had 264 tutoring contacts during the year. Miasa was also hired in the Fall 2010 semester and also tutors statistics. She had 279 tutoring contacts this year.
The Award for Rookie of the Year went to: Donna Kelly.
Donna was hired in the Spring 2011 semester as a tutor for American Sign Language (CDS211 & 212) and completed 23 tutoring contact hours with 23 tutees. In addition to being a tutor, Donna also worked as a Desk Attendant, Office Assistant and Head Tutor.
Some Tutee Comments about Donna:
“The Outstanding Service Award” is an award given by the staff to recognize the efforts of a student employee who has completed his or her career with an impressive record of service to the Learning Center and the students we serve.
The 2010-11 Honorable Mentions for the OUTSTANDING SERVICE Award are:
Suhayde Holquin and Peju Oyeyemi.
Suhayde was hired in the Fall 2008 as a Desk Attendant and also worked as a Office Assistant and Head Tutor. She was the recipient of numerous "Extra Mile Awards" for picking up extra shifts and helping out around the Learning Center when needed.
Peju was also hired in the Fall 2008 semester as a Desk Attendant/Office Assistant and later worked as a Head Tutor and French Tutor. Peju was also the recipient of numerous "Extra Mile Awards" for picking up extra shifts and helping out around the Learning Center. Both of these ladies will be sorely missed by the Learning Centers' professional staff as we say good-bye to both of them at graduation.
The Award for Outstanding Service went to: Beth Piseczny.
Beth was hired in the Fall 2007 semester as a Writing Tutor and was soon recruited to work as a Desk Attendant, Head Tutor and Office Assistant. She was the recipient of many “Extra Mile Awards” and worked as a Head Tutor during our busy Sunday evenings/afternoons. She also worked during the Summer 2010 flood in order to provide much needed support before the start of the Fall 2010 semester. Beth earned CRLA Level III Certification and leaves Plattsburgh as a Master Tutor. She also completed 129 contact hours as a Writing and Journalism Tutor.
Some Tutee Comments about Beth:
GREAT! Beth knows what she's talking about. She's very knowledgeable & easy to talk to!! Thank You!
She pointed out my problems and suggested ways of avoiding them.
The best tutor ever! Beth was the perfect tutor for me!! She suggested and supported me a lot!!
Forced me to understand where I need to improve in my writing
“The Most Versatile Tutor Award" is an award given by the staff to recognize the efforts of a peer tutor whose career goes beyond the traditional role of a tutor. This year we had over 148 peer tutors, with many of them taking on additional duties and responsibilities.
The 2010-11 Honorable Mentions for the MOST VERSATILE TUTOR are:
Chulanga Perera and Alison Tracy
Chulanga was hired in the Spring of 2009 and has tutored for a number of different courses including Math, Accounting Economics and CMM. He also served as an Academic Personal Trainer and was a Founding Member of the Tutor Honor Society. In addition to completing 350 contact hours, Chulanga leaves Plattsburgh with CRLA Level II Certification.
Alison was hired in the Spring of 2010 as an American Sign Language Tutor and has earned CRLA Level II Certification. She also serves as an Academic Personal Trainer and has completed 310 contact hours in Sign Language I and II.
The Award for Most Versatile Tutor went to: Tom Liebering.
Tom was hired in the Spring 2007 semester as a Math Tutor and also worked as a Head Tutor and Subject Coordinator. Tom tutored for a total of 19 different courses (MAT101-225 & 326) for a total of 788 contact hours with 285 tutees. He leaves Plattsburgh as a Master Tutor and CRLA Level III Certification.
Some Tutee Comments about Tom:
Knows and understands what I need help with! Good Attitude! :)
Fabulous Tutor! Very knowledgeable, friendly & helpful! Thank You So Much!
Tutor was easy to understand
The best tutor ever!
Awesome! Thank You!
“The Tutor of the Year is an award given by staff to recognize the efforts of a peer tutor who has excelled in his or her role as a peer tutor. Many of these students have been nominated by their tutees.
The 2010-11 Honorable Mentions for the OUTSTANDING TUTOR Award are:
Agnitra Roy Choudhury
The Award for Outstanding Tutor went to: Jessica Brown
Jessica was hired in the Spring 2009 semester as a Math Tutor and has tutored for a total of 13 different courses (MAT101, 102, 110, 113, 131, 133, 202, 221, 222, 224, 225, 231 & 326) with 263 tutees for a total of 839 contact hours. Jess currently has CRLA Level II Certification.
Some Tutee Comments about Jessica:
Jessica explained in a way that I could understand better
I understand why certain problems were unclear. I now will be able to solve them more easily in the future.
She is really a great tutor!
Made me smarter!
I feel more confident in this course already!
The session helped me slow down and analyze
Claude J. Clark Learning Center at SUNY Plattsburgh
Feinberg Library, Room 103 (First Floor)
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, New York 12901
Phone: (518) 564-6138
Fax: (518) 564-6140