First Year Studies (FYS)

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First-Year Studies Department

(South Building Room #216)

We provide:

  • English and math courses (MAT 079, MAT 085, MAT 095, ENG 066, ENG 091) that prepare students for college-level work.
  • First-year experience courses giving students essential skills necessary for success while creating individual academic and career plans.
  • Academic advising, coaching, and support for students in FYS courses as well as all General Studies students.
  • Free daily math and English drop-in tutoring through the Center for Educational Services (CES). See the information and links below.
  • Intensive 3-week boot camps to boost students’ basic skills in reading, writing, and math. https://gatewayct.edu/ce/free-boot-camps-for-math-and-english?highlight=WyJrb3MiXQ==
  • Alternative Challenge Exams/Essays for students who wish to challenge their ACCUPLACER scores and/or placement recommendations.

We also:

  • Work closely with New Haven High Schools, New Haven Adult Ed, and other local districts, to prepare students for the transition to GCC.
  • Support the “Free Minds” book club and writing workshop.
  • Encourage students to express their identity and share their personal stories through writing and projects, such as the Humans of Gateway Project: Humans_of_Gateway.pdf (gatewayct.edu)
  • Work closely with the Center for Educational Services to ensure tutors are trained to meet the needs of developmental math and English students.

Math 079, 085, 095 Tutoring


On-Campus Hours (Room S205)

Mondays:
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Tuesdays:
8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Wednesdays:
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Thursdays:
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Fridays:
Call for availability

Online Teams Hours

Joshua LaMoria
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Tuesdays:
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Wednesdays:
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Fridays
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Issues accessing tutoring? Call 203-285-2217 or 203-285-2519

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English ENG 066, 091, 099A Tutoring


On-Campus Hours (Room S205)


Mondays:
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Tuesdays:
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesdays:
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Thursdays:
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Online Hours


How to set-up ONLINE Tutoring

Go to Online Developmental English Tutoring, then select day and time to make an appointment.

Wednesdays:
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Fridays
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

FYS Faculty & Staff

Math

Michelle Breaker – Department Chair MBreaker@gatewayct.edu

Amanda Sweeney ASweeney@gatewayct.edu

Teresa Cull TCull@gatewayct.edu

English

Elizabeth Keefe – Academic Coordinator EKeefe@gatewayct.edu

Kate Babbitt KBabbit@gatewayct.edu

Eric Maroney EMaroney@gatewayct.edu

Keira Robilotto krobilotto@gwcc.commnet.edu

Rose-Mary Rodrigues RRodrigues@gatewayct.edu

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