The Student Success Center (Room 3) celebrates and fosters critical literacy and thinking
skills through in-person and online tutoring, professional development workshops,
classroom presentations, and faculty support. Our mission is to ensure the academic
and professional success of our students through collaborative feedback that empowers
students to communicate with confidence.
Working on a draft of a particularly challenging research paper? Struggling to articulate
an answer to an interview question? Feeling lost in the search for peer-reviewed source
material? The Student Success Center at WCU in Philadelphia can help!
What you can expect at the success center:
A free, 25- or 50-minute session with a trained and knowledgeable tutor
A friendly, professional environment offering one-to-one attention
Thoughtful discussion about your writing or research (ideas, strategies, strengths,
and areas for improvement)
Organize a paper (Outlining, question-storming, mapping, etc.)
Discuss a draft of a class assignment
Familiarize yourself with APA Style (Formatting, citing, abstract, etc.)
Find journal articles and other sources using Google Scholar, Library Services, etc.
Learn a grammatical concept
Career development feedback
Look over career documents (resume, cover letter, CV)
Conduct a mock interview
Help accessing the Ram Career Network
We encourage you to make use of the success center as an antidote to procrastination
and a source of accountability. Think of our support as a resource for generating,
revising, and receiving feedback on your work, whether that work is for the classroom
or your professional development, but be careful not to treat the success center as
a last-minute fix-it shop, which reinforces bad study habits or may create co-dependency.
Questions? Concerns? We welcome your feedback on any aspect of the success center's
work. Please feel free to call us at 267-386-3027, or contact Ben Morgan.
Ben Morgan, Associate Director of the Student Success Center, is available for 1-to-1 or group
tutoring with students interested in improving their writing, conducting research, or developing
professional materials such as resumes and personal statements. Ben is also available
as a faculty resource to facilitate group workshops and classroom presentations.
Marquetta Bond holds a bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in business from North Carolina
Central University and is pursuing a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree at WCU. She
currently works as a supervisor at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) in the
Long Term Care Access (LTCA) department helping older Philadelphians live as independently
as possible. Her future field of focus is serving immigrants and refugees so that
she can better advocate for their human rights in a manner that promotes recovery,
resiliency, and capacity building. She enjoys research and, through her organizational
skills, has learned ways to balance school, work, and her personal life. This is her
first year as a peer tutor at the success center, and she cannot wait to help students!
Virginia Carr is a first year graduate student in the Master of Social Work (MSW) program. Virginia
holds a Bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies from Temple University, and has
spent the past five years pursuing various social work positions, both in the Philadelphia
area as well as throughout Central and South America. Bilingual in English and Spanish,
she aspires to bridge the gap in clinical counseling services for Latinos who have
experienced trauma while exploring holistic services that connect the mind and body
for healing. Virginia’s previous tutoring experiences include working in an undergraduate
writing center, teaching ESL classes to adult immigrants, and private Spanish tutoring
for college students. You can likely find her bachata dancing downtown or planning
an escape to some place warm and with empanadas.
Cali Tran is a second-year graduate student in West Chester University's Master of Social Work
(MSW) program. Her undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of the Arts in Anthropology
from Temple University. She is well-versed in both creative and academic writing,
but her specialty is research writing. The populations she is most passionate about
working with are domestic violence survivors, refugees and immigrants, as well as
those who contend with housing insecurity. She loves learning about different cultures
and walks of life, and connecting with all kinds of people. When not actively fighting
the good fight, her interests mostly revolve around the fine arts: drawing and occasionally
painting, listening to music, singing, and dancing. Her latest venture is co-parenting
six plants (and counting)!