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About CASA

Through a range of customized services — from First-Year Academic Advising and individualized academic success coaching to professional tutoring to financial aid counseling — CASA ensures that students have the support they need to realize their full potential at Barry University. 

Our team of expert coaches and advisors collaborates across campus systems, working with faculty and administrators to provide academic resources necessary for each student to become an independent and confident learner. CASA strives to foster the skills and mindset needed for students to achieve their fullest potential and realize their successes.

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Our Support Services

  • Accelerated Learning

    Academic Success Center

    Whatever your academic question or concern, we can help! Our advisors provide private academic coaching and develop individualized plans for student success. CASA is the home of academic advising for every first-year Barry student, providing support and advocacy from the start. Recognizing that no two learners are alike, CASA fosters academic skills by connecting students with the resources they need to reach their unique goals.

  • Instructor

    The Glenn Hubert Learning Center

    Glenn Hubert Learning Center (GHLC) offers academic support services in the areas of writing, math, and reading that are customized to students’ individual needs and facilitated by professional tutors. GHLC conducts workshops and seminars on a variety of writing topics ranging from the APA Documentation Style to paraphrasing, grammar, and mechanics throughout the academic year.

  • Group Study

    The University Testing Center

    The University Testing Center provides placement and challenge testing in math, English, chemistry, reading, and foreign languages to ensure that students are placed into appropriate courses.

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The Glenn Hubert Learning Center

Mission

The Glenn Hubert Learning Center (GHLC), comprised of the Mathematics Laboratory, the Reading Center, and the Writing Center, seeks to develop independent, confident, and successful learners. Named for its benefactor, Mr. Glenn Hubert, it aims to provide specialized academic services that are tailored to meet the learning needs of all Barry students. Our mission is to support student success.

Purpose

Barry University’s Glenn Hubert Learning Center serves as an academic resource for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students seeking assistance with college-level reading and analytical thinking skills, writing, and mathematics. Through GHLC’s Mathematics Laboratory, Reading Center, and Writing Center, students can work one-on-one with experienced professional tutors and obtain necessary support to be successful in a college-classroom setting. Services provided by the GHLC include customized directed tutorials, workshops, seminars, and classroom visitations, among others.

Reading Center

Through the Learning Center’s Reading Center, located in Garner Hall 113-1, Barry University undergraduate and graduate students are able to meet the demands of college-level reading by developing reading comprehension skills, improving reading fluency and building vocabulary.

The Learning Center’s professional tutors work one-on-one with students to help them develop reading strategies and study techniques that can be applied to college-level texts. In addition, diagnostic assessments are used to design tutorial programs tailored to students’ needs.

Tutoring Schedule

One-hour tutoring sessions are available by appointment. To make an appointment, call 305-899-3687.

Provided Services

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    Remote Tutoring Sessions via Microsoft Teams

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    Reading Strategies Tutorial (6 weeks)

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    Reading Strategies Tutorial (12 weeks)

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    Study Skills Seminar (6 weeks)

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    Test-Taking Strategies (6 weeks)

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    Vocabulary Development Tutorial (12 weeks)

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    Individualized computer-based instruction

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    Diagnostic assessments

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    SI 010 Active Reading and Learning Strategies Class

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    Remote Tutoring Sessions via Microsoft Teams

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    Reading Strategies Tutorial (6 weeks)

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    Reading Strategies Tutorial (12 weeks)

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    Study Skills Seminar (6 weeks)

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    Test-Taking Strategies (6 weeks)

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    Vocabulary Development Tutorial (12 weeks)

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    Individualized computer-based instruction

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    Diagnostic assessments

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    SI 010 Active Reading and Learning Strategies Class

Math Lab

The Mathematics Laboratory located in Garner 107 provides assistance in mathematics to all students enrolled in Barry University. The goal of the Math Lab is to enhance students’ skills in mathematics and help them to become independent learners. 

During the tutorial session, the Math Lab tutors do not just provide answers on homework assignment, but rather teach the concepts, explain different solutions to the assignment, and work with students on similar problems. The Math Lab offers both walk-in sessions and the customized directed tutorials on various topics.

In addition to tutoring services, the Mathematics Laboratory has a reference library, handouts, computer software and video tapes. The Math Lab library of reference books is open to all students, faculty, or staff during our regular hours.

Tutoring Schedule Online Resources

The Math Lab provides Handouts that address an array of specific concerns that the math, statistics, or computer science student may have.

Math Resouces

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    Textbooks

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    General Knowledge Test (GKT): Information, Sample Diagnostic Test

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    Test/Power Point Reviews listed by Course

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    Handouts

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    Seminars-math

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    Seminars-physics There are no physics seminars this semester

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    Reference books

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    Answers to Calendar Problems

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    Textbooks

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    General Knowledge Test (GKT): Information, Sample Diagnostic Test

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    Handouts

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    Seminars-math

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    Seminars-physics There are no physics seminars this semester

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    Reference books

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    Answers to Calendar Problems

Provided Services

  • Remote Tutoring Sessions via Microsoft Teams
  • One-to-one tutoring with professional tutors
  • Computerized skills-building resources including Minitab, SPSS, PHStat
  • Group tutoring sessions for MAT 090, MAT 091, and MAT 093
  • Walk-in sessions for intermediate algebra, precalculus, calculus , and MAT 152
  • Tutorial for General Knowledge Test (GKT)
  • Workshops on the use of scientific calculators
  • Tutorial for computer programming (CS 211, CS 212, CS 231, CS 372, CS 407, CS 438, CS 473)
  • Directed tutorials for advanced math and physics courses
  • Customized workshops for CHE 111 and CHE112 courses
  • Review sessions related to pharmacological calculations for nursing students
  • Handouts and online instructional resources

Writing Center

The Writing Center, located in Garner Hall 110, provides assistance to undergraduate and graduate students with all types of writing, including research paper writing, essay writing and crafting resumes and personal statements, among other forms of writing. 

Students have the opportunity to work one-on-one with professional tutors to develop the connection between writing and knowledge while addressing specific writing problems. Although tutors assist students in the editing process, tutoring sessions ultimately seek to develop stronger writers, not produce perfect papers.

Tutoring Schedule

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Writing Center Resources

Placement Testing

Scheduling your placement testing appointing

  • Students must make an appointment for a test at least 36 hours in advance. 
  • Students must use their Barry email account to schedule appointments and take the tests.
  • Students are required to provide a picture ID
    (i.e. student ID, driver’s license, passport, etc.)
  • Testing is available in person (on main campus) or remotely via Microsoft Teams.
Scheduling Frequently Asked Questions

Technical Requirements for Placement Testing

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    A desktop or laptop to take tests (no iPads, tablet, phones, Chromebooks, etc.).

  • Gears

    Download and install the Microsoft Teams app to computer prior to test appointment.

  • Wifi

    High-speed internet access

  • Website

    Chrome or Firefox browser

  • Chat

    A working computer camera and microphone

  • Conference

    Ability to share your computer screen

Placement tests

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