Effective in October 2006, MTC received a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Title III-A, to develop a program that addresses the needs of Developmental Studies students.  The 5-year grant funded program provides:


§          Read Right®  Read Right  A an individualized tutorial program designed to improve students’ ability to read and comprehend complex course material.  The program will:

o         Provide tutoring staff who are empowered to help students eliminate reading problems

o         Significantly improve students’ reading abilities

o         Improve students’ self-esteem


§         Retention Advocates – MTC employs two full-time Retention Advocates – one each on the Beltline and Airport campuses - to assist Developmental Studies students through daily interaction, counseling and advising:

o       Antoine Deas – Retention Advocate, Airport

       deasat@midlandstech.edu, Phone: 822-3510, Office: ASC239

o       Catherine Team – Retention Advocate, Beltline

       teamc@midlandstech.edu, Phone: 738-7172, Office: BSC228


§         Career Development – Developmental Studies students will have the opportunity to explore their career options using the WorkKeys assessment in combination with the KeyTrain career development program.


§         Supplemental Instruction (SI) – In addition to regular tutoring provided through the Academic Success Centers special SI sessions, conducted by trained student SI leaders, will be connected to designated DVS courses to provide Developmental Studies students the opportunity to discuss course material in regularly-scheduled, supervised study groups.


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