Learning Services

  • Dean College Provides Unparalleled Learning Support Services

    Learning Support

    The Morton Family Learning Center at Dean College offers a variety of academic supports. These include subject specific tutoring; a variety of programs and services geared towards strengthening academic skills while fostering independence; and the Arch Learning Community, a program designed for students with specific, diagnosed learning disabilities.   

    Tutoring Services 

    Dean College makes professional, faculty, and peer tutoring available for all students. These services are provided at no additional cost and made available through the Berenson Writing and Math Centers. Additional peer tutoring is also available in specific subject areas through the Morton Family Learning Center. Schedules of tutors and center hours are available on today@dean.

    Programs & Services

    Academic Coaching Program

    Dean College offers a robust Academic Coaching Program that specializes in one-on-one academic support. This fee-based service is available to any Dean College student who might benefit from individualized academic coaching in the areas of study strategies, including: note taking, time management, organization, test preparation, and writing. With professional assistance from academic coaches, students build upon their strengths while addressing academic challenges.


    Strive4Success (S4S) is a one-year, fee-based program which assists students with the transition to college. Through weekly Academic Coaching, mentoring, and study skills labs, S4S helps students adjust to the demands of college coursework while sharpening their academic skills. In addition, students learn how to best manage their time while leveraging the academic resources needed to ensure academic success.

    Prior to the first semester, all S4S students take an academic skills inventory to assess strengths and identify challenges.   

    Accessibility Services 

    Accessibility services are available to all students who qualify. At Dean College, we strongly believe in providing the best educational services to help our students overcome their learning challenges. We offer learning and academic supports in the form of accommodations, auxiliary aids, and services to qualified students with disabilities through the Office of Accessibility Services.

    Arch Learning Community

    The Dean College Arch Learning Community is designed for students with diagnosed learning disabilities and/or other learning challenges who would benefit from additional academic supports while taking part in a traditional college curriculum. Through individual academic coaching, Arch-designated courses, and specialized success & career advising, students work within the program to acquire the skills needed to be successful in their degree plan of study. Our staff works diligently to support students while fostering independence. Through involvement in the Arch Learning Community students become active participants in their education by taking greater responsibility for their individual role in the learning processes. There is an additional cost for this program.  

    If you have any questions or would like more information, contact the Morton Family Learning Center, 508-541-1768.

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  • More than Learning

    The Morton Family Learning Center provides students with 47 academic coaches, 30 peer tutors that can help in over 15 subjects. And over 850 hours of academic support each week.
  • My academic coach has helped me become more confident in myself. The Arch Program has not only supported me academically, but also personally by helping me understand college life and structure.

    Maggie Donius '18

    Early Childhood Education A.S.