Learning Support

The Center for Academic Excellence’s Academic Mentoring program supports students’ academic transitions to UW-Madison. Taking a holistic approach, this program connects CAE students to each other and to experienced UW-Madison students. These relationships are used as a source of mutual learning to help CAE students be proactive in reaching their academic goals and also helps students successfully transition to UW-Madison.

You can find out more about Academic Mentoring and learning support options in the sections below.

  • Academic Mentoring One-on-One

    In order to apply for an individual Center academic mentor, students must first try UW learning centers and/or CAE peer learning groups. If students feel they need a more individual approach, they are eligible to request an individual academic mentor.

    Individual academic mentoring allows students to receive holistic mentoring support through their academic transitions. Our academic mentors help first- and second-year students with the following:

    • Developing study skills, exam-taking, and time-management skills
    • Approaching and engaging faculty
    • Navigating the higher education system and academic resources
    • Other student success tips on becoming a successful student.

    Please note that the job of an academic mentor is to guide you through your own learning process. Therefore, it is crucial that you come prepared to your sessions and do not expect to be taught the material and always provided with answers. Having an academic mentor doesn’t necessarily directly save you time to study, but it does help you become a more confident, self-directed learner.

  • Academic Mentor Request

    Please see the student-academic mentor contract for student and academic mentor responsibilities.

    Requesting an academic mentor requires that you have time on your schedule to meet with your mentor on a weekly basis for a minimum of one hour. If you are willing to make this commitment and agree to other student responsibilities, please download the staff instructional support referral form and bring it to your appointment with a CAE advisor. Students who are not members of CAE must complete an intake form prior to the appointment with the CAE Academic Mentoring Staff.

    The last day to apply for CAE one-on-one academic mentoring is Friday, March 29. Please make sure you meet with your assigned CAE Dean or Advisor and the Academic Mentoring Coordinator/Instructional Support Specialist. You can drop-in during office hours or schedule an appointment.

    Aygul Hoffman – Academic Mentoring Coordinator: Monday 1-3pm

    Bob Wiedenhoeft – Instructional Support Specialist: Wednesday 10am-12pm

     

    If you are unable to visit during these times, you may email the CAE tutoring account at caetutoring@saa.ls.wisc.edu or call the CAE front desk at 608-263-5068 to make a 30-minute appointment with Aygul or Bob.

    If you need an accommodation to utilize CAE Academic Mentoring, please contact Aygul Hoffman or Bob Wiedenhoeft at caetutoring@saa.ls.wisc.edu. To ensure timely accommodations, all requests should be made no less than two weeks before the service.

  • Peer Learning, Courses, and Times

    Peer Learning offers a collaborative learning environment for students in historically challenging courses to study together outside of class. You will study with your peers, make friends, and learn how to find answers on your own or with the help of other students. Peer learning sessions are facilitated by trained Lead Academic Mentors.

    BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING IN PEER LEARNING GROUPS:

    • Engage in an active and safe learning environment
    • Prepare for tests and reduce stress
    • Learn from peers in small group
    • Gain new approaches to learning and class-specific study skills
    • Receive caring guidance from a mentor

    Courses and Times

    Math 112 
    Time: 5 – 6pm Tuesdays & 5 – 6pm Thursdays
    Location: B29 Bascom Hall
    Facilitator: Madison Hanson

    Math 114
    Time: 7 – 8:30pm Mondays & 6 – 7:30pm Wednesdays
    Location: B33 Bascom Hall
    Facilitator: Jacob Parker

    Math 211
    Time: 5 – 7pm Tuesdays
    Location: 58 Bascom Hall
    Facilitator: Andrea Xiong

    Math 221
    Time: 6 – 7:30pm Tuesdays and 7:30 – 8:30pm Thursdays
    Location: B33 Bascom Hall
    Facilitator: Jamal Moussa

    Chem 103
    Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm Thursdays
    Location: B47 Bascom Hall

    Chem 104
    Time: 6 – 8pm Wednesdays
    Location: B29 Bascom Hall
    Facilitator: David Sun

    Stat 301
    Time: 6 – 8pm Thursdays
    Location: 58 Bascom Hall
    Facilitator: Liam Conlon

    Biology/Zoology 101
    Time: 6 – 8pm Wednesdays
    Location: B47 Bascom Hall
    Facilitator: Justin Carrington

    Psych 202 (Green)
    Time: 6 – 8pm Tuesdays
    Location: B33 Bascom Hall
    Facilitator: Hannah Yohnk

    Psych 202 (Henriques)
    Time: 6 – 8pm Mondays
    Location: B29 Bascom Hall
    Facilitator: Eric Sobieck

  • Peer Learning Sign-up

    Please bring the Spring 2019 Peer Learning Pamphlet to your appointment with a CAE advisor or meet with one of the Academic Mentoring staff during their office hours.

    Aygul Hoffman – Academic Mentoring Coordinator: Monday 1-3pm

    Bob Wiedenhoeft – Instructional Support Specialist: Wednesday 10am-12pm

    If you need an accommodation to utilize CAE Academic Mentoring, please contact Aygul Hoffman or Bob Wiedenhoeft at caetutoring@saa.ls.wisc.edu. To ensure timely accommodations, all requests should be made no less than two weeks before the service.

Become an Academic Mentor


become an academic mentor

Lead Academic Mentors - Spring 2019