We hope to partner with you in helping your students succeed in their coursework. We are always happy to connect with you to share our expertise, learn from yours, and discuss potential collaborations.
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Exam Analysis Consultations
We encourage course instructors to include this statement about Weingarten Center services in your syllabi and Canvas courses.
The Weingarten Center offers a variety of resources to support all Penn students in reaching their academic goals. All services are free and confidential. To contact the Weingarten Center, call 215-573-9235. The office is located in Hamilton Village at 220 S. 40th Street, Suite 260.
Learning consultations and learning strategies workshops support students in developing more efficient and effective study skills and learning strategies. Learning specialists work with students to address time and project management, academic reading and writing, note-taking, problem-solving, exam preparation, test-taking, self-regulation, and flexibility.
Students can take advantage of free on-campus tutoring for many Penn courses in both drop-in and weekly contract format. Tutoring may be individual or in small groups. Tutors will assist with applying course information, understanding key concepts, and developing course-specific strategies. Tutoring support is available throughout the term but is best accessed early in the semester. First-time users must meet with a staff member; returning users may submit their requests online.
The University of Pennsylvania provides reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities who have self-identified and received approval from Disability Services. Students can contact Disability Services and make appointments to discuss and/or request accommodations by calling 215-573-9235.
Weingarten Center Canvas Pages
The Weingarten Center has created three Canvas pages that highlight key resources and services for undergraduates, graduate/professional students, and students in online programs. We have designed these pages to be shared with course instructors who can import them into their existing Canvas courses. If you would like to import any of these pages into your Canvas courses, please complete our Canvas Pages Interest Form.
This screenshot previews our Canvas page for undergraduates:
Directions to Import a Weingarten Center Canvas Page into Your Course
Complete the following steps to import one or both of our pages into your Canvas course. You can also download and review Directions to Import a Weingarten Center Canvas Page into Your Course.
The Weingarten Center staff will share the page with you in Canvas and send you a confirmation email.
On the Received Content page, click the three dots under “Actions” and select “Import.”
Select the course to which you want to import the Weingarten Center Canvas page.
Once faculty and campus partners import the Weingarten Center Canvas pages into their courses, we are no longer able to update them. For that reason, we will contact everyone who has completed our interest form whenever we have updated pages to share.
Recommend a Tutor
One of the best ways to ensure that we have tutors available for the courses you teach us to help us connect with potential candidates.
What makes a great tutor?
Tutoring requires the ability to connect with fellow students and make them feel comfortable in the learning space.
This doesn’t always mean having the best grade in the class. Students who struggled but worked hard to succeed can empathize with their peers.
Asking for help can be hard. We hope to hire students who understand this and hope to support fellow students in navigating the landscape.
Our tutors should be reliable and dedicated to their commitments so that their students can count on them.
Tell us about a student who would be a great tutor!
- Minimum of B+ in the course (A- in Nursing courses)
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Willingness to complete training + 3-hour weekly time commitment
Connect with Our Tutors
We are always happy to host faculty at tutor meetings to learn about changes to course material, challenges you would like tutors to help students address, or any other thoughts you want to share with our staff.
Request a Workshop
The Weingarten Center partners with Penn faculty, student organizations, and campus colleagues to offer an array of programs throughout the academic year. We facilitate workshops both in and out of the classroom, and they can vary in length from 15 to 90 minutes depending on the learning objectives. Currently, we are accepting requests for virtual and in-person programs.
We would be happy to address Learning Strategies, Tutoring, or Disability Services, or we can provide joint programming inclusive of all Weingarten Center services.
Possible Program & Workshop Topics
- Organization and Time Management
- Exam Preparation
- Effective Study Strategies
- STEM Learning Strategies
- Project Management
- Academic Reading Strategies
- Research and Academic Writing
- Class Presentations and/or Participation
- Goal Setting
- Tutoring support for a study session or event (dependent on availability)
- Tutoring Workshops (e.g., How to get the most out of your time with a tutor)
- Overview of Services
- Disability Inclusion and Accessibility for Events
- Universal Design for Learning
- Website and Digital Accessibility
- Disability Awareness
We will attempt to accommodate all requests, but a minimum of one week’s notice is typically needed to schedule and design any group workshop.
Students, please note that this request form is only for group workshops. If you are seeking an individual consultation with a Weingarten Center staff member, please schedule an appointment through MyWeingartenCenter.
Please complete the following program request form and we will follow up with you as soon as possible.
Exam Analysis Consulations
Learning Specialists collaborate with students and faculty to offer exam analysis as part of our learning consultations at the Weingarten Center. Exam analysis helps students further develop their exam preparation and exam-taking strategies by analyzing their performance on recent exams. These sessions focus on how students study and take exams, rather than content knowledge, which should be addressed with faculty.
The following steps outline how students, faculty members, and the Weingarten Center work together to make this service possible.
Step 1: Student Makes an Appointment and Notifies Course Instructor
The student schedules a consultation with a learning specialist through MyWeingartenCenter and emails the course instructor asking them to forward the exam to the Weingarten Center prior to the appointment. The student should provide the course instructor with the first and last name of the learning specialist with whom they will be meeting.
Step 2: Course Instructor Sends Electronic Copy of Student’s Exam Via SecureShare
The course instructor uses the name of the learning specialist provided by the student to send an electronic copy of the student’s exam through Secure Share.
Step 3: Student Confirms that Weingarten Center Received Exam Before Appointment
The student emails their learning specialist (see Our Team for contact information) to confirm that the exam has been delivered prior to the appointment. If the exam has yet to be delivered, the student is responsible for following up with the course instructor.
It is highly recommended that a student not cancel their appointment if the exam has yet to be delivered. The student can use the scheduled appointment to discuss general exam preparation, exam-taking, and other learning strategies.
Step 4: Learning Specialist and Student Analyze Exam
During the consultation, the learning specialist will allow the student to review the exam. The student and the learning specialist will analyze the exam together in order to identify effective exam preparation and exam-taking strategies.
The student will not be permitted to take screenshots or photographs of the exam or to write down exam questions or answers. The student must follow any instructions or guidelines provided by the course instructor about how they should interact with the exam. If the student takes screenshots, copies exam questions, or fails to follow the course instructor’s guidelines during the consultation, the learning specialist will notify the course instructor. A violation of class policy may then be referred to the Office of Student Conduct for a formal disciplinary review.
Step 5: Learning Specialist Deletes Electronic Copy of the Exam
After the consultation, the learning specialist deletes the electronic copy of the exam.