What is it?
As the Director of the Study Skills Department, Beth Hansard
works closely with teachers, advisers, and academic deans to
identify students who are having academic difficulty and then
to provide them with the "academic coaching" they need in order
to be successful. In some instances, students meet individually
with Beth to learn new study techniques. In other instances,
they meet with student tutors who are available during the day
and during evening study hours to assist with specific course
work. (see Peer Tutoring). In addition to keeping her regular
office hours, Beth is a fixture in study halls and offers seminars
throughout the year on a variety of topics.
Who uses it?
The overall philosophy of the Study Skills Department is that all
students wish to be successful. Many students, however, at one
time or another find themselves unable to achieve at the level
they desire. The Study Skills Center is available to all students.
Although Beth works primarily with the Upper School, she
occasionally works with students in grades 6-8. Students are
either referred to Beth by faculty or grade level dean, or come
in after they recognize the need themselves.
Need More Information?
If you would like to schedule an appointment or need more information,
please contact Beth Hansard at 267-8506 ext. 226,
or email her at