CLASS Spotlight

Rajaram Pande

Year: Graduate
Major: Computer Engineering

Rajaram is a graduate student pursuing his master’s in Computer Engineering. He loves to talk to books and read people. He loves the art of effective communication, may it be with humans or computers. He looks at a computer bug not as a problem to be fixed but as a misunderstanding to be resolved. He believes computer languages are just like any other spoken language and yet have the power to bring an inanimate object to life. He loves the experience of meeting new people and exploring new places. He loves a discussion about everything under the sun as long as it is productive and constructive.


The Center for Learning and Student Success (CLASS) provides and facilitates comprehensive, high-quality academic support services in partnership with offices and academic departments across Syracuse University. CLASS services are updated annually to meet the changing needs of the university’s diverse student body. Services include group and one-on-one tutoring, academic coaching, and academic integrity education and training designed to help students use research-based learning strategies to achieve their academic goals.

Guiding Principles of CLASS

  • Evidence-based programming: we offer academic support services with a demonstrated record of improving student outcomes and utilize nationally recognized standards for certification, training, service delivery, and assessment.
  • Peer-to-peer focus: we train undergraduate and graduate students to serve as peer tutors and coaches using a program delivery model that provides mutually reinforcing teaching and learning experiences.
  • Empowering students through research-based learning strategies: we design programming to help students understand and use effective study strategies rooted in the cognitive science of learning.
  • Supporting the whole student: we recognize the role that emotional, social, financial and other personal circumstances play in student success and partner with offices across campus to help students get the most out of their Syracuse University education.

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