At ASA, we believe that every
student is unique and nowhere is this more apparent than in the our student
population. Our students are
nontraditional students who rejoin the educational process from different
backgrounds, professional experiences, and come with different strengths and
learning styles. They learn complex
material at different rates. Coming to
ASA College is a new experience for these students; many of whom are beset with
temporary setbacks or special needs, which can be addressed if they receive
timely and effective academic assistance and encouragement. The ASA Learning Center is committed to
offering the best services to our students and providing them with adequate
means for employment.
Free tutoring service is a centrally organized program which
coordinates individualized (walk-in or by appointment sessions) or group
tutorials in almost all subjects. All
tutorials are conducted by our faculty members and dedicated Learning Center
tutors. Class instructors set up
appointments for students who need additional support. The tutoring data show that students who
avail themselves of the services of the Learning Center have higher grade point
averages than those who do not take advantage of this opportunity
However, not all students who visit the Center need a tutor;
some just need a quiet place and an atmosphere conducive for study; our
Learning Center provides this environment.
Aside from tutorial help and assistance, students can use computers and
printers to do their homework assignments. They also have access to printed
materials (textbooks, handouts, sample tests).
Moreover, students get assistance preparing for their mid-term and final
Since its inception in 2003 to the present day, the Learning
Center continues to be a vital part of the ASA community. Two full-time coordinators (one in Brooklyn
and the other in Manhattan) supervise the day-to-day operations. The Brooklyn facility, covering an area of
825 sq. ft., can easily seat 32 students; the Manhattan Learning Center occupies
1272 sq.ft. and can accommodate 58 students.
The Learning Center welcomes and encourages students to come
in, study together in small groups, and participate in an interactive
cooperative learning endeavor. In so
doing, students feel a sense of belonging to the ASA community.