Learning Specialist

Learning Specialist

The Academic Resource Center provides the support of a trained learning specialist to undergraduate students. The learning specialist provides guidance to students experiencing difficulty with academic issues related to the transition to college. Students may request a one-on-one meeting with the learning specialist to help develop the skills needed to achieve success in their academic careers. Some of the skills covered during these appointments include time management, effective note-taking, critical textbook reading, organization, test taking, and learning strategies. Appointments with the learning specialist are subject to availability and based on a first come first serve basis.  


Student Expectations:
  • Students must be currently enrolled at the University of Miami
  • Students can request a maximum of 1 learning specialist appointment per week, with a limit of 8 sessions per semester.  
  • Students must request appointments at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Students must arrive to every session on time or notify the learning specialist if running late.
  • Learning specialist will hold appointment slot for 10 minutes for students to arrive. Students arriving later will be marked as a No-Show and may be dropped from future learning specialist appointments. Students must then be reinstated before requesting any other appointments. Please see reinstatement policy.  
  • Students must cancel learning specialist appointments at least 5 hours before their session. Canceling within 5 hours of appointment time will be considered a No-Show.  
  • Excessive No-Shows will result in termination of all learning specialist appointments.
  • Students requesting reinstatement must EMAIL tutoring.arc@miami.edu . The email must include your full name, C number, cell phone, email address, course and section, and a full explanation of the reason for the No- Show.