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Graduate Students

Support for Learning

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) offers study skills support to graduate students in Arts, Sciences, and Engineering (AS&E), the School of Medicine and Dentistry, the Simon Business School, and the Warner School of Education.  Graduate students who may be taking AS&E undergraduate courses may also benefit from CETL's study groups and tutoring services.

One-On-One Study Skills Support

Our confidential study skills support offers you individual discussions with a consultant who will help you improve your academic performance and efficiency. Your consultant will meet with you, discuss your concerns, and help you discover learning techniques that will enable you to enhance your overall academic performance.

All appointments with study skills consultants are free, and you may meet with them for a one-time troubleshooting session or on a regular basis during the fall and spring semesters. 

All three study skills consultants have experience working with a diverse group of students who seek to meet the demands of time management, organization, exam preparation and more.  Meet our consultants:

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Ali Safivand
Ali Safivand has experience teaching and consulting with undergraduate students abroad and here at U of R for many years. Before coming to Rochester in 2012, he was full-time faculty in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) abroad. Ali has been working as a Study Skills Consultant and instructor at CETL since 2014. Currently, he is a PhD candidate at the Warner School of Education and Human Development in Teaching and Curriculum working on his dissertation.
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Hoang Pham
Hoang Pham is currently a PhD student at the Warner School of Education and Human Development in the Teaching, Curriculum and Change Department. He also has the distinction of holding a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Rochester. Hoang, a first-generation Vietnamese-American, grew up in the Rochester area. Over his time here, he has held numerous positions at the College and has been an instructor and consultant at CETL since 2017.
Weijia Li
Weijia Li
Weijia is a third-year doctoral student in Teaching and Curriculum at the Warner School of Education. Prior to coming to Warner, Weijia was a Lecturer in ESL at several colleges in NJ including Rutgers and Bergen County College. She also received Master Degrees from both Rutgers and The College of New Jersey. Before coming to the U.S., she received her B.A. in English from Hunan University in China. 

Study Skills Printable Resources

These worksheets are a small sample of the many different resources we can provide you during an appointment.  Please make an appointment to review these worksheets and learn how to use them most effectively. 

Study Resources

Time Management Worksheets