CLASS academic coach Justine Hastings named as one of the 2020 Unsung Hero Award winners

This past Sunday, Syracuse University held its 35th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, at which 5 people were awarded with the Unsung Hero Award for their contributions to their communities and dedication to bettering the lives of others. The categories included community member, student, faculty and staff.

One of CLASS’s own, Justine Hastings ’21, was the recipient of the student Unsung Hero Award.

Justine joined CLASS as an academic coach at the beginning of the Fall 2019 semester, helping students become expert independent learners by introducing them to effective study strategies. Justine has since become a CRLA level 1 certified coach, and will continue to coach this semester to help students succeed in their classes. If you would like to learn more about Syracuse University’s 35th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, please follow this link:

Spring 2020 Group Tutoring Will Be Available Beginning January 27

The Center for Learning and Student Success (CLASS) is collaborating with the Departments of Chemistry, Biology, Math, Physics, Economics, Information Science, Accounting, and others to provide free tutoring in approximately 30 Spring 2020 courses that have traditionally created hurdles for students. Tutoring will begin in week 3 of the semester. Registration for tutoring sessions will be available soon at

Tutoring sessions are designed to help students learn effective, efficient research-based study strategies in addition to course content. CLASS tutors participate in our nationally certified tutor training program and are supervised by CLASS staff or CRLA certified tutors.

Academic Integrity student panel member Tyler Youngman selected as one of next year’s Remembrance Scholars

The Center for Learning and Student Success would like to congratulate Tyler Youngman for being selected as one of Syracuse University’s Remembrance Scholars for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Tyler is a rising senior in the School of Information Studies with a double major in Information Management & Technology and Music History & Cultures with a minor in Music Performance, and is also a fast-track Masters student in Library & Information Science. Along with his involvement as an Academic Integrity student panel member with CLASS, Tyler is also involved in the SU Athletic Bands, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, Tau Beta Sigma Band Sorority, The Daily Orange, The School of Information Studies Peer Advisors, and Nexis Technology Research Lab. After graduation, Tyler plans to pursue a career in cultural heritage preservation and archival librarianship. Tyler’s hobbies include playing music on the clarinet, hiking, and reading.

If you would like to learn more about the 35 seniors-to-be who have been selected for this prestigious award, please click on the following link:

CLASS tutor Frank Richardson named as one of the 2019 Syracuse University Scholars

Frank Richardson, along with only 11 other seniors, has been named one of the Syracuse University Scholars from the 2019 graduating class. He will be graduating with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering this coming May, and will be continuing his education at S.U. to work towards getting his master’s. Throughout his own academic success, Frank decided that he wanted to spend time contributing to the academic success of others by joining CLASS.

Frank started tutoring for CLASS in the spring of 2018 and has since assisted many students in some of the most difficult undergraduate courses, such as Calculus, Engineering Analysis, and Mechanics of Solids. He received his level 1 CRLA certification at the end the fall 2018 semester and has already begun working towards becoming level 2 certified. Frank plans to continue tutoring for CLASS throughout the 2019-2020 academic year.

If you would like to learn more about the 2019 Syracuse University Scholars, please follow this link: