The Class of 1963 Center for Academic Excellence

Support Programs

The CAE offers many academic support programs, as described below.

Advanced Learning Skills
The Advanced Learning Skills program is available to provide assistance to all midshipmen who desire to improve their academic performance by developing or refining their academic skills.  The Advanced Learning Skills program offers a variety of choices including learning skills courses, reading strategy courses, individual sessions, group workshops, and English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction.  Assistance is available to all midshipmen, regardless of their academic standing, in skills such as time management, speed reading, memory improvement, and more.  Custom workshops are available upon request, and meeting times are flexible.  This investment in developing learning skills not only helps Midshipmen excel in the classroom, but it gives them tools to be more successful as a professional and naval officer.
Midshipmen Group Study Program (MGSP)
The MGSP targets traditionally difficult academic courses — those that have a high rate of D or F grades and withdrawals — and provides regularly scheduled, out-of-class, peer-facilitated group study sessions.  Students can work together to compare notes, discuss important concepts, and develop better study strategies.  Each session is facilitated by a MGSP leader, a competent student who has previously taken the course, been recommended by the course instructor, and has been selected and trained by the CAE.
Evening Tutoring
The purpose of the Evening Tutoring program is to provide small group tutoring to students in specific course content areas.  Tutoring is designed to address course questions not addressed during MGSP or when the course instructor is unavailable. The goal of the tutoring encounter is to address the specific content and problem-solving needs of the midshipmen.
Supplemental Instruction
Supplemental Instruction classes are non-credit, voluntary courses that meet weekly to provide learning support for Midshipmen enrolled in courses in chemistry, mathematics, physics, and engineering.  The classes focus on supplementing classroom instruction, and are designed to support students who are in need of the most academic support in these areas.
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