Academic Support

Bernard B. Rinella, Jr. Learning Center

14 Campus Avenue Building, 513-529-8741

www.miamioh.edu/learning

Students experiencing academic difficulty can seek assistance at the Rinella Learning Center. One-to-one and small group tutoring is available; tutoring is geared to develop self-confidence and independence. Peer tutors reinforce course material and help students to develop strategies to learn class material, prepare for homework, and take exams. Tutoring is free of charge. Requests for tutoring can be made on-line at www.miamioh.edu/tutoring. Learning specialists are also available for individual consultations.

In addition to the Tutorial Assistance Program, the Center is the umbrella for a number of programs and services that includes the office of Learning Disabilities Services which provides support for students with LD and ADHD; the Scholastic Enhancement Program for specially admitted students; Supplemental Instruction and Academic Coaching. The Center also coordinates support for students on academic warning, probation or returning from suspension or dismissal.

Office of Disability Resources (ODR)

19 Campus Avenue Building, 513-529-1541 (TTY accessible)

www.miamioh.edu/ODR

For students with physical, medical, psychological and neurological disabilities, ODR ensures program accessibility and compliance relative to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. ODR coordinates accommodations through various campus and state agencies to provide services including, but not limited to, alternative formats for textbooks, route training, campus transportation, sign language interpreters, CART services, modified housing, testing accommodations, priority scheduling, and access to telecommunications.

Instructors' Office Hours

Most instructors have regularly scheduled office hours to meet with students. These are usually posted outside their office doors and on the course syllabus. To make an appointment for another time, contact the instructor or department secretary.

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