services for current students

The Academic Development Center (ADC) offers educational support to all full time Colby-Sawyer students free of charge. Our aim is to help you, as a Colby-Sawyer student, achieve your academic goals. Please call x3711 to schedule an appointment for any of the following services:

Course Tutoring

This peer tutorial service, available for most first- and second-year courses and select upper-level courses, can help students maximize their learning in particular classes. You can meet with peer tutors to improve your understanding of course concepts, to review for exams or to develop study strategies targeted for particular courses.


Peer and professional writing consultants assist students with the process of writing – from brainstorming to editing. You can meet with a writing consultant in the initial stages of writing to clarify thinking and/or plan an outline, or you can meet with a consultant later in the process to discuss ideas for revision. Writing sessions offer supportive, objective and helpful feedback on your writing, which will help you to improve the quality and focus of your writing.

Study Skills

Successful students know how to make the best use of their time and study efforts. You can make appointments with peer or professional tutors to discuss time management and organization strategies or to review effective approaches for note taking, reading and test preparation. These sessions focus on helping you to develop skills that are effective and appropriate to your particular learning style.


Professional mentors are available to meet with students one-on-one to clarify academic goals and strategize ways in which to attain them. The mentor also provides support and direction to the student as he/she works through the process of applying these strategies. The goal of the mentorship program is to support students in identifying and developing specific strategies for successfully engaging in the learning process.