McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning Staff
The McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning (328 Frist) provides academic support to Princeton students through group tutoring, workshops, and personalized learning consultations. During the 2012-13 academic year, undergraduates accessed our services nearly 8000 times. At Princeton, you will be expected to learn in new ways, so you should anticipate adapting your existing approaches and develop new academic strategies.
During FSI, we offer tutoring in QuantLab, a highly successful group tutoring program matched with the APC 151 and POL courses. Our tutoring will help you to learn not only the conceptual content of your courses but also problem-solving strategies needed to excel at Princeton. Throughout the summer, we offer practical, hands-on workshops aimed at developing the new skills and strategies necessary to master the demands of your FSI courses. You also can sit down, one-to-one, with a learning consultant (a kind of academic mentor/coach) at any time during FSI to further improve your reading, studying, note-taking and time management.
Nic Voge consults with students about their learning, leads workshops, and trains tutors and learning consultants for FSI in the summer, and for the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning during the academic year. Recognizing the many ways that Princeton is different from high school, Nic helps students to break down the new and unfamiliar expectations of faculty, and to adapt successfully to the Princeton culture. Before coming to Princeton in 2009, Nic taught for 10 years at UC Berkeley, including nine summers in the pre-freshman Bridge Program.
Brian Cuzzolina works with Associate Director Nic Voge as both a coordinator and consultant in the Strategic Learning Consultation program. Brian specializes in helping students develop strategic individualized approaches to their studies and is passionate about helping students navigate the sometimes new, sometimes challenging and always enriching college landscape. Brian has also been working in a similar capacity for the last three years at the University of Pennsylvania. Before working as a learning consultant, Brian taught writing in the English department at the Community College of Philadelphia and was a graduate student at UPenn studying literature, cinema and literacy studies.