Your leadership can benefit other students
The center selects tutors, Supplemental Instruction Leaders and Peer Academic Leaders to help shape an environment that supports all students' academic and personal development.
These positions are crucial to the success of the CAA, so we appoint individuals whose skills, interests and experiences are best suited for them. Review the expectations, duties, benefits and selection process for each position.
Peer Academic Leader
We select a group of undergraduate leaders to serve as mentors and enrich the academic performance of mentees in and beyond the classroom. The selected PALs can be assigned to courses such as the fall/spring SLS 1501 - Effective Learning course or the Step Ahead program over the summer. As a PAL, students will facilitate the development of mentees' self-awareness as a means of both personal and academic success. The PAL is trained to provide guidance, resources, structure and accountability for mentees.
Tutor & SI Leader
We select current FGCU students to serve as peer tutors and Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders to support many lower-level math and science courses, business courses, foreign language courses and general psychology courses. Tutors and SI Leaders are trained to facilitate students' independent learning, build confident learners and provide support.
Writing Consultants work in the Center for Academic Achievement Writing Center to provide academic support to all FGCU students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Writing Consultants offer hands-off tutoring to writers at all stages of the writing process, from guiding writers in developing their paper topics to assisting with making revisions and formatting. We work with writers in all majors and at all academic levels. Through this work, Writing Consultants help writing center visitors build their writing knowledge and gain confidence in their writing skills.
The Student Office Assistant in the Center for Academic Achievement the assists with routine administrative office duties and is the first point of contact for students entering the office. This position is an opportunity to hone and develop additional leadership skills and qualities. The CAA provide students at Florida Gulf Coast University the opportunity to soar towards academic success. Our Student Office Assistants are an integral component of our mission and vision.