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Academic Achievement Hub

The Academic Achievement Hub helps all undergraduates advance their own success and develop as classroom leaders. Our services and programs reinforce and extend student learning in physical as well as virtual environments.

The mission of the Academic Achievement Hub is to advance all students’ academic success, their retention and completion rates. We translate research on how people learn into concrete services and programs.  We transform student learning.

Staffed by professionals, paraprofessionals, and/or trained student educators, the programs reinforce the holistic academic growth of students by fostering critical thinking, metacognitive development, and academic personal success.

We are your partners in education!  

Partnering with Students

  • to identify your academic needs and work with you to enhance your daily academic practices through interactive workshops, drop-in or one-on-one sessions so you can achieve your academic potential at UC San Diego and beyond.

Content Tutoring

We offer drop-in tutoring for lower division math, physics, and chemistry. All tutoring sessions occur in the Teaching + Learning Commons @ Geisel Library.

Tutoring Services

Partnering with Faculty:

  • to provide academic support programming that complements and reinforces your course material.  

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic support model that uses peer-assisted study sessions to improve student academic success in historically challenging courses.

Learn More about SI

Partnering with Staff:

  • to provide programming that complements the student experience in your area (college/department orientations, first-year experience programs, academic support, etc.)

  • to build and support programs that promote student academic and transition success at the university.

  • to contribute to conversations on active engagement principles, strategies, and tools to enhance or redesign your presentations (e.g. college orientation sessions).

Learning Strategies

Learning strategies tutoring (also known as metacognitive tutoring) helps students develop skills that address learning challenges.

Learning Strategists Profiles

Program Evaluation

We collect many kinds of data which we use to make continual program improvements.  On the whole, our findings suggest that students who participate in our sustained learning programs make gains in course performance, confidence, and study approaches above and beyond gains made by similar students who do not participate.

Did you know:

Metacognition is a foundational construct of our programming. It is promoted in training peer leaders and tutors to be used with the students we serve. It is valued for the ways it charges and motivates students with self-regulation of their learning and enables transference of skills and content through reflection and abstract comprehension.

  • Many students find that they learn the material at a deeper level and that their grades improve.
  • Program evaluations show that students participating in our programs find that their confidence in the course material increases and that they improve their study skills.