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Academic Support and Learning Center

Meet with a Sage Learning Fellow

Make an appointment with Nancy N. Quiñones, Academic Coach. Sign up online to schedule an appointment or visit Smith 216.

Become a SAGE Learning Fellow

SAGE Learning Fellows at Pomona is a program available and open to all Pomona students. We encourage you to apply to be a SAGE Fellow. The program will introduce you to key learning strategies and important resources that will help you succeed at Pomona and will also prepare you to be a resource to your peers.

Apply to be a SAGE Learning Fellow! [pdf] The position requires an 8 hour a week commitment and pays $9.00 an hour.

The course starts in August 2014 and again in January 2015.

The Academic Support and Learning Center is available to help all Pomona students be more effective and efficient learners. Don’t rely on high school study skills to get you through your first year. Use the ASLC and its resources to get you on the right path towards academic success at Pomona! Come to Smith Campus Center 216. We are open M-F from 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. The Academic Support and Learning Center offers:

Individual Academic Coaching

The Academic Support and Learning Center provides one-on-one Academic Coaching. Academic Coaches can assist you with:

  • Time Management
  • Wellness Strategies (Sleep, etc.)
  • Reading Strategies
  • Note-Taking
  • Memory Improvement
  • Motivation
  • Stress Management
  • Procrastination
  • Study Strategies
  • Accessing Campus Resources
  • And More!

Reasons Why You Might Visit the ASC

  • You want to improve your grades.
  • You want to improve your test performance.
  • You want to reduce your test anxiety.
  • You don't feel comfortable talking in class.
  • You're attending class regularly but you feel like you're missing important points.
  • You feel like you're a slow reader.
  • You're having trouble completing tests within the allotted time.
  • You're spending hours studying for foreign language but still not “getting it.”
  • You feel like you don't have enough time to get everything done.
  • You're not sure how to take notes.
  • You want to sign up for a tutor or study group.
  • You are easily distracted in class and while studying.
  • Learning Skills Handouts

Learning Skills Handouts

Learn techniques and strategies for improving academic learning. The Academic Support and Learning Center has prepared handouts to help you achieve academic success. The handouts are easy to access and view online, or you can print them out to keep with you. The handouts cover:

  • Reading Strategies
    • Reading Strategies
    • Six Reading Myths
    • Harvard Report on Reading
    • SQ3R Method
    • Getting to Know Your Texts
  • Note-taking, Listening and Participation
    • Note-taking, Listening and Participation
    • Learning by Listening
    • Ten Bad Listening Habits
    • Taking Lecture Notes
    • The Cornell Note Taking System
    • Taking Notes for Others
  • Concentration, Memory and Motivation
  • Time Management
  • Stress
  • Test Taking Strategies

Sponsored Study Groups

Study Groups are formed when enough interest has been identified in a particular area of study. Availability of study groups is dependent on study group leader applications, professor approval and student demand.


September 23, 2013


Online – Collegiate Link/My Pomona

DOS Office




October 11, 2013



DEADLINE: 4:30 p.m.


SUBMIT to DOS or to

DOS – Alexander Hall or to


SIGN-UP for an Interview Time.




October 14-18, 2013


Various Times




October 18


Selected individuals will be notified and asked to sign acceptance forms.




October 26, 2013


9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


In order to be eligible, applicants must be available to attend this training session.




November 4, 2013


4:30 p.m.

Location TBA






Please email: for an application.

Jan Collins-EaglinAssociate Dean of Students for Student Support and Learning (909) 607-2147 
Nancy QuiñonesSage Learning Fellows Coordinator (909) 621-2526 

Mailing AddressPomona College, Academic Support and Learning Center, 550 N. College Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711

Phone(909) 621-8017

Campus LocationAlexander Hall