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Students Helping to Improve Each Other’s Learning Development (SHIELD)
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This program is open to all World Language students with a 3.0 or better GPA who are interested in tutoring other students within level or at a lower level in reading, writing, grammar and speaking & listening.  Students have to meet on campus at a time convenient for both.


SHIELD was started during the 2006-2 semester by Professor Pradel Frank in the Department of World Languages in order to help his students succeed in their EAP classes  and to help with their retention.  During its first semester, the program had about ten tutors who served about 11  students. 

A few students were also served during the Summer 2006-3 semester.

In the Fall 2007-1 semester, the program had about 26 registered tutors,  who served about 60+ students and contributed close to 400 hours to the program.  The program had such a high growth rate during the 2007-1 semester due to the support of colleagues in the World Languages Department, as well as word of mouth among the EAP student population. 

The colleagues who contributed to the program for the 2007-1 semester are Professors Dorothy Avondstondt, Esther Entin, Maureen McCarthy, and Margaret Shippey.  Professor Shippey also served as a co-coordinator for the program.

Since that time, the program has continued to grow.


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