Academic Support

The Center for Disability Resources (CDR) is able to provide these expanded academic supports partially through the generosity of donors to the Brian McLane Legacy and Blesh Funds. 

CDR Academic Support Contact Info:

Phone: 315-443-6005

Email: CDRas@syr.edu

CDR Academic Support Services Provided Include:

  • Content tutoring
  • Assistance/training related to learning, study, and note-taking strategies
  • “TimePlus” appointments to assist students with executive function, time management, and organizational practices relative to their academic priorities
  • Referrals to other campus resources
  • General support (non-clinical) for students experiencing frustration and anxiety with academics and/or transitioning to college life that aims to teach, motivate, and solidify goals and priorities
  • Services via communication technology as appropriate and practical
  • Voucher codes to assist with the cost of peer tutors through the University wide tutoring center (CLASS)

CDR Academic Support staff include:

Our Coordinator oversees and supports the learning strategists, tutors, and OnTrack at SU program. The Coordinator also meets with students to assist with their various academic needs.

Learning Strategists have professional backgrounds in multiple disciplines and can provide assistance with planning, study and note-taking strategies, connecting to campus resources, organizational/time management skills, and some content tutoring (varies by subject).

Content Tutors are professional tutors with experience in specific subject areas or graduate students with professional teaching and/or other academic experiences between undergraduate and graduate studies. Current subject areas include math, physics, psychology, and nutrition.

*CDR Academic Support is a service and not an accommodation. While we do our best to meet our student’s needs, these resources are not unlimited and are based on tutor availability and funding resources. A referral can be made by the student’s assigned Access Coordinator.