Student Success

Who We Are

SCI’s Student Success staff help students identify and build new skills, develop their strengths, overcome challenges, and take advantage of opportunities to make their Pitt experience exceptional.  The idea is to help you explore, discover and succeed!

To do that, we partner directly with students across SCI (from first-year students to doctoral students) to address individual needs and unique goals and aid students in building their support network and skills to become resilient self-advocates, utilizing a student-centered approach with an emphasis on academic achievement and student development. Specifically, we provide students with academic guidance, support and developmental instruction.

We also provide resources to faculty, staff, and parents who share their concerns for student success. We extend our partnership beyond SCI through key offices across the University to provide a support network for student academic and psycho-social wellness.

No matter where you are in your academic, professional or personal journey, Student Success empowers you to take your university experience to the next level. Student Success at SCI supports students to perform well academically; develop holistically; and successfully advance to careers, service and/or continuing education.

And the best part? You know you will never have to do it alone.

Student Success Learning Objectives

  • To welcome and orient undergraduate and graduate students to the requirements and expectations of university life.
  • To support students during their transition to the learning and teaching environment.
  • To provide ongoing academic and social support for students on their academic journey from enrollment to graduation, leading student interventions, such as poor performance and academic probation.
  • To coordinate leadership opportunities to students in a variety of peer tutoring, peer mentoring, and teaching assistant roles.
  • To provide opportunities for students to engage as contributing members of their University community and to learn the academic and social skills necessary to succeed while at the University and in a diverse global society.

Resources

General Resources

COVID-19 Information and Resources


Peer Tutoring

The following Peer Tutors are available during the following schedule to help with CS core (400 level) and service courses (CS 0007, 0008, 0134, 0590). When qualified to do so, peer tutors will also provide assistance to students enrolled in CS 0004, upper level CS core and/or elective courses. Any undergraduates enrolled in CS courses are encouraged to take advantage of this service.

Monday

9 - 10 a.m. | Jackson Perry
10 - 11 a.m. | Jackson Perry
11 a.m. - Noon | Alexi Green, Colin Pietropaolo
Noon - 1 p.m. | Martin Knuth, Colin Pietropaolo, Caleb Tucker-Loewe
1 - 2 p.m. | Martin Knuth, Colin Pietropaolo
2 - 3 p.m. | Martin Knuth, Erin O’Rourke, Uma Raul
3 - 4 p.m. | Andrew Jia, Anthony McGaw, Alexander Yang
4 - 5 p.m. | Andrew Jia, Anthony McGaw, Alexander Yang
5 - 6 p.m. | Alexi Green, Andrew Jia
6 - 7 p.m. | Alexi Green, Andrew Jia

Tuesday

9 - 10 a.m. | Joshua Martin
10 - 11 a.m. | Erin O'Rourke, Joshua Martin
11 a.m. - Noon | Erin O'Rourke, Eshwar Pitchiah
Noon - 1 p.m. | Erin O'Rourke, Andrew Jia, Eshwar Pitchiah
1 - 2 p.m. | Andrew Jia, Caleb Tucker-Loewe
2 - 3 p.m. | Andrew Jia, James Wood, Uma Raul
3 - 4 p.m. | Andrew Jia, James Wood, Darius Ramavarapu
4 - 5 p.m. | Colin Pietropaolo, Lucas Willocq, Darius Ramavarapu
5 - 6 p.m. | Colin Pietropaolo, Lucas Willocq
6 - 7 p.m. | Colin Pietropaolo, Lucas Willocq

Wednesday

9 - 10 a.m. | Jackson Perry
10 - 11 a.m. | Jackson Perry, Adam Starr
11 a.m. - Noon | Alexi Green, Hala Nubani
Noon - 1 p.m. | Martin Knuth, Hala Nubani, Uma Raul
1 - 2 p.m. | Martin Knuth, Caleb Tucker-Loewe
2 - 3 p.m. | Martin Knuth, Hala Nubani, Uma Raul
3 - 4 p.m. | Anthony McGaw, Joshua Martin, Uma Raul
4 - 5 p.m. | Joshua Martin, Alexander Yang
5 - 6 p.m. | Anthony McGaw, Alexi Green, Alexander Yang
6 - 7 p.m. | Anthony McGaw, Alexi Green

Thursday

9 - 10 a.m. | Adam Starr
10 - 11 a.m. | Adam Starr, Anthony McGaw
11 a.m. - Noon | Adam Starr, Eshwar Pitchiah
Noon - 1 p.m. | Alexi Green, Eshwar Pitchiah, Hala Nubani
1 - 2 p.m. | Alexi Green, James Wood
2 - 3 p.m. | Erin O'Rourke, James Wood, Uma Raul
3 - 4 p.m. | Erin O'Rourke, Colin Pietropaolo, Darius Ramavarapu
4 - 5 p.m. | Erin O'Rourke, Colin Pietropaolo, Darius Ramavarapu
5 - 6 p.m. | Alexi Green, Caleb Tucker-Loewe
6 - 7 p.m. | Alexi Green, Lucas Willocq

Friday

9 - 10 a.m. | Jackson Perry
10 - 11 a.m. | Jackson Perry, James Wood
11 a.m. - Noon | Martin Knuth, James Wood
Noon - 1 p.m. | Martin Knuth, David Mash
1 - 2 p.m. | Hala Nubani, David Mash
2 - 3 p.m. | James Wood, Hala Nubani
3 - 4 p.m. | James Wood, Adam Starr
4 - 5 p.m. | Julian Colon, Adam Starr
5 - 6 p.m. | Caleb Tucker-Loewe, Adam Starr
6 - 7 p.m. | None

Saturday

9 - 10 a.m. | None
10 - 11 a.m. | Julian Colon
11 a.m. - Noon | Julian Colon, David Mash
Noon - 1 p.m. | Julian Colon, David Mash
1 - 2 p.m. | Julian Colon, David Mash
2 - 3 p.m. | Julian Colon, David Mash
3 - 4 p.m. | Julian Colon, David Mash
4 - 5 p.m. | Julian Colon, Alexander Yang
5 - 6 p.m. | Alexander Yang
6 - 7 p.m. | None

Sunday

9 - 10 a.m. | None
10 - 11 a.m. | Joshua Martin
11 a.m. - Noon | Joshua Martin, Lucas Willocq
Noon - 1 p.m. | Joshua Martin, Lucas Willocq
1 - 2 p.m. | Joshua Martin, Lucas Willocq
2 - 3 p.m. | Lucas Willocq, Hala Nubani
3 - 4 p.m. | David Mash, Hala Nubani
4 - 5 p.m. | David Mash, Alexander Yang
5 - 6 p.m. | Alexander Yang
6 - 7 p.m. | None