Carnegie Mellon University

Academic Development

The Learning Zone

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Our Mission

Our mission is to assist students in developing the skills, strategies, and behaviors needed to perform as confident, independent, and active learners. Our programs are available to all Carnegie Mellon University students. Our services enable students to adjust to the college learning environment, to meet the challenges of the University’s academic standards, to achieve personal educational goals, and to prepare for an enriched lifetime of learning. The peer tutoring, study skills, supplemental instruction and EXCEL components of Academic Development utilize group and individualized instruction, as well as computer technology, to accommodate the diverse learning styles and skill levels of the student population. Trained student paraprofessionals are uniquely and integrally involved in the delivery of support services to their peers.