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The Study’s Peer Tutoring program is one of the four pillar programs within Transformative Learning. In addition to the Study, Transformative Learning houses Academic Preparation & Placement (APP), Presentation U!, and Academic Coaching. In Transformative Learning, services are student-responsive and programs are purposefully student-centered and designed to foster interactions that promote learning and attitudes towards academic life that are characteristic of successful college students. Our goal in Transformative Learning is to enhance students' academic experience as early and as often as possible. The leadership team strives to achieve this goal by working closely with students and faculty in the development of programs that will best serve the entire campus community. In addition to the four pillar programs, Transformative provides the following campus wide resources:

Transformative Learning Power Hours: A series of workshops on a variety of topics designed to provide just-in-time information and strategies for student success.  The workshops focus on Study Success Strategies and Multimodal Communication Compentencies.

Individual Academic Coaching (IACs) is a proactive, interactive, 1:1 collaboration between the student and academic coach that supplements academic instruction and advising at the university. This supplemental process focuses on learning strategies, life management skills and improving the student’s academic performance.

Office Hours @ The 90: Drop-in tutoring provided by teaching assistants in specific courses

The Academic Preparation & Placement Testing for College Readiness (APP) helps first-year undergraduate students reach benchmarks of college readiness in reading, writing, and mathematics. Each fall, students are enrolled in this state mandated program based on entrance and placement test scores. In each of the three areas, students are met where they are academically through one credit workshop courses.  

The Peer Tutoring Program (PTP), commonly referred to as The Study, provides free drop-in tutoring primarily in UK Core mathematics, sciences, and business courses.  Tutoring will be provided this fall at The Study Central  (Donovan Hall Basement) and The Study North (1st floor of Champions Court I).  There is no subject specific tutoring during the Summer; visit Presentation U! for assistance.

Presentation U! is a state of the art multimodal communication center offering tutoring for students and support services for faculty to increase oral, written, and visual communication competence both inside and outside the classroom, as part of UK's Quality Enhancement Plan for SACS-COC accrediation.