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About CPI

The Center for Personalized Instruction (CPI), located in the University Library of the Academic Building on Madonna University's Livonia campus, is a student-focused office where resources are readily accessible and student learning is enhanced by providing individualized academic support.

Aligning with the Franciscan values of Madonna University, the mission of the Center for Personalized Instruction is to cultivate a supportive learning environment by providing intentional academic support that empowers students to become confident and successful learners.

Contact CPI

Center for Personalized Instruction
Academic Building, University Library
CPI@madonna.edu
734-432-5599

Tutoring Center Hours:

Fall Hours:

Monday-Friday 9am-5:30pm

*additional hours outside the 9am-5:30pm may be available upon request.

 

You can always reach us via email at cpi@madonna.edu


CPI Staff

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Dalie RipleyInterim Director, CPI/TRiO

Dalie Ripley

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Sr. Joan RoosaInterim Senior Coordinator for Tutoring & SI

jroosa@madonna.edu

Sr. Joan Roosa

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Sylvia DixonOffice Coordinator

Sylvia Dixon

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Tutoring

CPI offers tutoring for Madonna University undergraduate students in a variety of courses each semester at no cost. Tutoring involves a one-hour weekly session by appointment with a tutor who excels in a specific area of study. CPI employs tutors who are specially trained to help students master course content while improving study skills.

1 on 1 tutoring is available starting the 1st week of the semester: August 31st, 2020 and will end December 11th, 2020.
To schedule an appointment please click here

*Please note due the COVID-19 Pandemic, tutoring is done online via BB Collaborate. Safe social distance options are available for in-person service.

 

Supplemental Instruction

While one-on-one tutoring is available, CPI also coordinates the Supplemental Instruction (SI) program, which provides free peer-led small group study sessions on a regular basis for students enrolled in select courses. Sessions are led by students who have previously mastered the course content. During the session, SI leaders help students by integrating the more difficult content of the course with study skills. Students work together in reviewing notes, readings, and strategizing methods to better understand course content. The SI program works to do the following:

  1. To increase retention within targeted historically difficult courses
  2. To improve student grades in targeted historically difficult courses
  3. To increase the graduation rates of students

Supplemental Instruction starts the 1st week of the semester: August 31st, 2020 and ends December 11th, 2020.

*Please note all SI sessions are done on online via BB Collaborate.

Success Strategy Workshops

During the fall and winter semesters CPI presents success strategy workshops focused on topics that promote the intellectual and personal growth of students. Each workshop is designed to provide information, methods, and strategies to help students succeed. All Madonna University students, staff, and faculty are invited to attend at no cost. Workshop topics include the following:

  • Academic skill building topics
  • Time management
  • Career exploration
  • Graduate school preparation
  • Study abroad exploration

 

 

Grab and Go Videos

Free videos focused on academic strategies, tips, and support.  Grab and Go videos are released every other Wednesday. You can find our new releases on the MUMessenger, digital signs throughout campus, and our social media platforms.

Click here for our virtual Grab and Go resources!

 

 Content/Course Prep Videos

These videos are meant for you to review certain topics within Biology, Chemistry, and Math to help you better understand a difficult concept while you work on your homework, or to prepare for a tutoring appointment.

Don't see something on the list that you need help with? Let us know! We will do our best to create a video on it.

Our videos can be found here.


Tour the Tutoring Room

You can click the green circles below to learn more about this space.