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 exams.
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.