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Learning Commons enhances student support with online tutoring program
BY REBECCA DOU t . ^
BY REBECCA DOU
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of Mathematics Ben Marlin. "Ideally, before
you go take a calculus course, you should
go review your trigonometty and algebra,
but we have a tendency to not do things in
As a result, the online tutors are also
day, some dasses have students knee-
deep in new vocabulary and foreign
For those types of dasses, the
Learning Commons has found a
solution: partnering with an online
tutoring program. Forward Tutoring,
to enhance its regular tutoring
This program helps prepare
students for courses like biology.
'This is the first online method that I have endorsed because I think it
speaks to who we are at Guilford.'
Melissa Daniel Frink, Learning Commons director
method. They hope students who live
off campus and have busy schedules
will be able to use this service when
they cannot easily reach the Learning
"Going forward, I hope that we
can better integrate the Learning
Commons' traditional tutoring
methods with the online tutoring
program," said Early College senior
Aditya Garg, Forward Tutoring
correspondent. "I hope that everybody
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more community service and listen
to the wants and needs of the
"Jane was sweet and seemed
very intrigued about the issues the
students were concerned about,"
said junior Roderick Walker, the
tour guide of all three candidates.
On April 3, Dr. Michele
Perkins shared her experiences as
president of New England College
and explained to her audience how
important she finds Guilford's
Perkins discussed each of the
core values and used examples
from her own presidency to
explain how each of them are both
important for Guilford and for the
"Michele was very
knowledgeable about the specifics
of being a president," said
Janet Wright, faculty secretary/
When talking about community,
Perkins explmned how crucial it
is for everyone to be on the same
page and work together.
"Michele talked about the
Students attended sessions where they could ask questions of all the candidates.
importance of government
and networking in regards to
fundraising and lobbying," said
Monica Jones, activities' director
for the CCE Student Government
Perkins has been able to
drastically increase the enrollment
at her two previous institutions.
She hopes to use those successful
strategies to help Guilford grow.
Due to illness, Carolyn Stefanco's
visit was rescheduled for April 7.
She started each meeting with a
brief introduction and then went
straight into answering people's
"I enjoyed Carolyn," said junior
Shannon King. "I really liked how
comfortable she became with the
Stefanco moved about the room
and engaged with the audience.
Because she spent little time
introducing herself, it opened the
floor for more questions.
One question asked at the
student session was: If she could
teach a 400 level course at Guilford,
what would it be?
Stefanco chose an
interdisciplinary course. She said
the course would be set up like a
seminar and would have a history
portion that would help students
understand core values and how
those values have changed.
She was also asked questions
about tenure, for which she
strongly advocates, along with
questions about faculty salaries.
Her view on salaries was to
determine the facts and discover
what really matters to the faculty
and staff at Guilford.
"I really liked Carolyn's
enthusiasm and interest in the
student body," said Walker. "She
was really excited to hear all the
good things about Guilford but
just as excited to make a change."
The board of trustees, along with
members of the community, have
been discussing their preferences
for who the next Guilford president
As of now, it is unknown when
this board's choice will be officially
announced to the public.
Given that all of the candidates
were carefully chosen based on
their extensive experience and
admirable character, the final
decision will not be an easy one.
"All of them brought different
strengths to the table," said Wright.
"I wish we could clone the different
qualities into one person."
this week*$ development.*^
Candidates running for
elected Senate positions
came and made themselves
and their positions known
to the student body and
fielded questions from the
- Alex Morales - :
- Khadija Carr
next week’s plans
Elections for Senate will
be happening from 8 a.m.
to 8 p.m. on Monday, April
14. Come by Founders where
members of Senate will be
available to help you cast
your votes and determine
the future leadership of
the student government body
Have an idea?
important ;to us.
Compiled by Samir Hazboun, Community Senate president.