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Academic Support Services

Academic Advising

Will I have an Academic Adviser?

All students enrolled as degree candidates at Hood have an academic adviser to assist them with their academic plans and progress. Faculty members serve as advisers to degree candidates. First-year students and sophomores are not assigned to a major field adviser but are advised by a special group of faculty who has expressed interest in working with students at the pre-major level. Once majors are declared in the spring of the sophomore year, students are reassigned to an adviser in the major discipline.

Transfer students who declare their major upon entering Hood are assigned an academic adviser in their major field. The staff in Hood's Center for Academic Achievement and Retention acts as advisers to Hood Start students (high school students enrolled in courses at the College).

Upon entering the College, first-year students and transfer students who have not declared a major are assigned to a faculty adviser in the Freshman-Sophomore Advising Group. Students are encouraged to explore various subjects or disciplines during their first year and a half at Hood. In the second semester of the sophomore year, or upon earning 56 credits and being in good academic standing, students declare a major and are assigned an adviser in their major. Juniors or seniors who wish to change advisers should contact the Registrar.

Suggested First-Year Courses for Academic Areas of Interest/Major
Undergraduate Degree Requirements

For more information contact:
Donna Harrison
Interim Director, The Josephine Steiner Center for Academic Achievement & Retention
301-696-3422
harrisond@hood.edu

Math Skills Support

The following options are available for students seeking Math skills support:

  • Peer tutoring is available Sunday-Friday in Room 310A on the third floor of Rosenstock. Sign-up sheets are posted in the hallway near the entrance to Room 310A.
  • Tutoring is also available from the Math Skills Coordinator, Samantha Johnston, in The Center for Academic Achievement and Retention on the third floor of Rosenstock. Sign-up sheets are posted at the entrance to RO 330.

For more information contact:
Samantha Johnston, Math Skills Coordinator
301-696-3419
johnston@hood.edu

Tutoring Services

Do you need assistance in a course?

What tutors can do:

  • Help clarify assignments
  • Suggest possible approaches to solving problems
  • Illustrate how to correct grammatical or structural problems
  • Support the Honor Code

What tutors cannot do:

  • Your homework
  • Solve problems for you
  • Edit or revise papers
  • Help with take-home tests

Meeting with a tutor:

  • Sign up for an appointment on posted sign-up sheets.
  • Bring a copy of your assignment
  • Bring your textbook
  • Bring specific questions for the tutor
  • Call to cancel an appointment if you cannot make it
  • Arrive on time; appointments are for 30 minutes

Scheduling Tutoring Sessions

  • Mathematics: Sign-up sheets are posted on the column near the entrance to Room 310A in Rosenstock.
  • Writing: Sign-up sheets are near the entrance to Suite 330 in Rosenstock.
  • Foreign Language: Sign-up sheets are posted outside Room 222 in Tatem.
  • All Other Subjects: Contact your instructor or the chairperson of the academic department.

For more information contact:

Donna Harrison
Interim Director, The Josephine Steiner Center for Academic Achievement & Retention
301-696-3422
harrisond@hood.edu

Samantha Johnston, Math Skills Coordinator
301-696-3419
johnston@hood.edu