CTL celebrates achievements, four-year anniversary in Iadarola

By Sarah Luckert
January 22, 2011

The Center for Teaching and Learning, CTL, celebrated four years of academic support and peer assistance this month.

Candy, games and cake were offered to all students, faculty and staff who attended the birthday celebration on Thursday, Jan 20, in the lobby of the Iadarola Center.

The birthday party was hosted by the faculty and student leaders of the Center for Teaching and Learning. Prizes were given to those who played the games provided.

“I really like getting to see all of the students so close to the beginning of the semester in such a festive environment,” Cassy Beckowski, writing specialist, said.

The birthday party lasted from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., giving students and faculty the opportunity to stop by and enjoy the festivities throughout the beginning of the day.

“I enjoy seeing everybody have a good time while learning about what the Center for Teaching and Learning has to offer,” Matt Slutz, graduate of Cabrini and professional writing tutor, said. “I like that everyone has the opportunity to meet the staff of the center.”

The CTL is housed in the Iadarola Center and is designed to focus on strengthening study skills, stress-free, by having students work with certified faculty and students in the center.

The CTL offers help with any form of issue students may be experiencing.

“As a senior I am planning to go to graduate school and the CTL helped me achieve a score of 610 on the quantitative section of the GRE,” Allison Udris, senior psychology major, said.

For four years, the CTL has developed different departments dedicated to helping students with whatever they need. The CTL is responsible for resources such as Academic Counseling, Peer Tutoring Services, The Writing Center and The Math Resource Center. Each department specializes in different services. Students can visit Lisa Ratmansky or Dawn Oliver in the Iadarola Center, room 106, for suggestions on which department will be right for their situation.

The Center for Teaching and Learning has different hours and can be utilized by setting up appointments. Each department focuses on the individual student’s needs.

“Students don’t have to do this journey by themselves,” Maritza DeJesus, academic counselor and peer coach, said. “If they set the goal, we can help them achieve it.”

The Center for Teaching and Learning is a resource designed for the success of the students at Cabrini College from the first years of college through the years following.

Students were offered candy, games and cake on Jan. 20 to celebrate the success of the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Academic Counseling


Counselors work with students to help them refine their academic skills and study skills by meeting with one-on-one.

Peer Tutoring Services



The peer tutoring services focus on specific needs, such as preparing for tests and understanding advanced materials. Peer services are available by appointment.

The Writing Center



The writing center services focus on helping students with any step in the process of writing including brain-storming and revision.

The Math Resource Center



The math resource center is available to help students in any math course they are taken. Group and individual help can be given to students experiencing problems with homework, quizzes and test preparation.


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