Eileen Giovagnoli, Learning Center Coordinator at Penn State Worthington Scranton, recently presented at the Pennsylvania-New Jersey Chapter of the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) Spring Conference held at King's College.
Her presentation, Study Skills in the Discipline: A Workshop Collaboration with Faculty in Math and Science, discussed the various methods and services used in a workshop conducted by Ms. Giovagnoli at Penn State Worthington Scranton's Learning Center.
Of the students seeking tutoring assistance at Penn State Worthington Scranton's Learning Center, approximately 65 percent of registrations are for math and science.
Ms. Giovagnoli discussed the study skills assistance provided to students in subjects in high demand for tutorial services; how she designed the workshop specifically for students studying math and science; incorporated input from campus faculty and how study materials were prepared to study in a specific discipline.
She also conducted two surveys, one each for science and math, to determine which learning concepts would be most beneficial for students seeking help in each discipline.
The workshop and surveys provided Learning Center personnel with information regarding what student needs and demands were when studying math and science, and provided future direction and ideas to incorporate into tutoring programs and workshops moving forward to ensure continuing success for these students.
CRLA is an affiliate of the national CRLA organization which is dedicated to the academic support of college level students through tutoring and other areas of learning assistance.
Ms. Giovagnoli, a resident of Waverly, received her bachelor's degree in sociology/social work from East Stroudsburg University and her Master's of Social Work from the University of Georgia.
She has been with Penn State Worthington Scranton since 2009.