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Center for Academic Vision & Excellence

    Notice from the Center for Academic Vision & Excellence

    In light of Saint Leo University’s COVID-19 prevention plan, the Center for Academic Vision and Excellence has transitioned to online services. All CAVE staff are now working remotely until further notice.  The following services are now available ONLINE:

    • Peer Tutoring
    • Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Coaching
    • Supplemental Instruction

    To access information related to these services, log into Okta and select Courses. Click on Other Resources and then CAVE for more specific information related to tutoring and PAL Coaching. Supplemental Instruction for select courses will follow the regular schedule with online links provided by your instructor or SI Leader.

    Tutor.com
    Tutor.com is another tutoring service that Saint Leo University provides to students.  Students can access tutor.com by logging into Courses, select Learning Tools, and select Tutoring services. If students run out of minutes, they need to email student.success@saintleo.edu.

    Please note that the CAVE will be suspending printing services until further notice. Please visit the Cannon Memorial Library for printing needs. The CAVE’s computer lab will still be open for use.

    Please email the CAVE at cave@saintleo.edu if you have any questions about these changes.

    Welcome to the CAVE!

    Cave Kirk

    In support of the mission of Saint Leo University, the Center for Academic Vision & Excellence seeks to provide students with services and programs that serve as building blocks for academic success. 

    The Center for Academic Vision & Excellence offers academic resources, workshops, classroom presentations, paper reviews, peer-assisted learning (PAL) coaching, peer tutoring, faculty supported Directed Learning Activities (DLA), peer-led - Supplemental Instruction (SI), computers, limited academic printing, and indoor and outdoor study areas. Come check us out on the 1st floor of Kirk Hall.

    Our Mission

    • Promote a positive academic community
    • Assist students in meeting their educational goals
    • Assist students in understanding academic planning
    • Encourage students to become independent learners
    • Impact students success and retention rates 
    • Uphold the university's standards for academic excellence
    • Build relationships between students, staff, and faculty

    CAVE Respnsible printing
    For more details on Project Responsible Printing, click here



    Programs, Services, and Supports

    Peer TutoringPeer Tutoring

    Tutoring is a "student centered" activity, as such, tutors provide individual and/or group tutoring to students across a broad range of course. Tutors meet with students on a short or long term during the academic year. Learn more about Peer Tutoring here

    PAL CoachingPeer-Assisted Learning (PAL) Coaching

    PAL Coaches encourage students (their mentees) growth in academic awareness and self-direction by introducing strategies and skills that prepare students for overcoming academic challenges. Learn more about PAL Coaching here.


    Supplemental Instruction SISupplemental Instruction (SI)

    Supplemental Instruction, or SI, is a program that provides students with content specific peer tutor led sessions to support academic learning, retention, and success within historically difficult courses. Learn more about Supplemental Instruction here.

    Academic Services and SupportsAcademic Services and Supports

    Current services and supports include Classroom Presentations, Computers & Printers, Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI), Paper Review, and Placement Exams. Learn more about our Academic Services and Supports here.

     



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    Center Hours

    Sunday | 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Mon-Thu | 8:00am - 9:00pm
    Friday | 8:00am - 5:00pm

    Center Location

    The CAVE is located on the 1st Floor of Kirk Hall (University Campus).


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