During the academic year, Office of Academic Support staff can help you develop an individualized plan to build skills, improve study habits, access resources, and achieve academic success. Staff members are available to discuss a wide variety of skills required by Reed's curriculum.
Moreover, students can engage with Academic Skills tutors who have undergone training and draw from their own experiences as students to offer valuable insights and strategies for enhancing time management, organizational skills, and prioritization techniques.
(Please note that coaching is different from counseling. Visit the Health and Counseling Center's Counseling Information page for more information about counseling services at Reed.)
The Academic Support Staff
Christy Martin is the Director of Academic Support. Christy has her masters degree in higher education leadership and policy and has worked to support students' academic success for over a decade. Her student-facing work has included writing strategy workshops and time management workshops, study skills and personal organization development. Christy can assist you with navigating college and building social capital, building healthy strategies to move through stress and anxiety, and creating individualized plans for academic success.
Amaan Mohiuddin is the Quantitative Skills Specialist and Tutor Program Coordinator. Amaan can help with academic issues that arise in course with a quantitative component, as well as general study skills such as time management, class participation, managing academic stress and motivation, and setting academic goals. Quantitative-specific help can include topics such as math background skills (fractions, basic calculus, breaking down word problems, etc), strategies for math anxiety, approaching problem sets or tests, and time management during testing. Click here for a more complete list of possible coaching topics, along with links to other quantitative resources. Amaan also meets with students for the completion of progress plans and to discuss underloads. Click here if you would like to schedule an academic coaching appointment with Amaan.
Dustin Simpson is the English Language Learner Specialist. He is currently a member of the Humanities 110 faculty, and he has extensive experience working with students whose first language is not English. His primary area of focus is helping students to become better at academic writing and revising. He holds weekly group sessions for students wanting to work on English language skills and also meets for one-on-one help. Read more about Dustin's services here. You can also email Dustin if you have any questions.
Referrals & Making Connections
Sometimes the best person to help you is not part of the Academic Support staff. Fortunately, Reed is a small place and we’re happy to connect or introduce you to one of our colleagues.
Wondering about how your major relates to life after Reed? The Center for Life Beyond Reed can help!
Are health issues interfering with class attendance and/or performance? The Health & Counseling Center staff is available to evaluate, maintain, and promote the general health of students.
Having difficulty making the transition to college? The Peer Mentor Program could be a good match for you.
Would you like to explore the possibility of accommodations or testing for a disability? Disability and Accessibility Resources is the place to start.
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