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Office of Academic Support (Wilf Campus)

Our goal is to empower undergraduate Sy Syms and Yeshiva College students to become independent, self-aware, confident lifelong learners. In our office, you can meet with a learning specialist, participate in study skills workshops and get new ideas for effective, practical strategies to enhance your academic performance.

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Services

Visit our office if you would like to:

  • Improve your grades
  • Use your time more efficiently
  • Understand how you learn best
  • Become a more independent student
  • Gain confidence in your abilities
  • Increase your motivation to be a more successful student
  • Improve your reading abilities 
  • Learn to take more effective notes
  • Improve your ability to recall learned information
  • Become a better test taker

*We will be scheduling meetings with undergraduate Wilf students through Teams. Please email academicsupport.wilf@yu.edu for an appointment

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Contact the Center

For more information or to schedule an appointment please contact us at:
500 West 185 Street (Furst Hall 412)
New York, New York 10033
646.592.4285
academicsupport.wilf@yu.edu

Director

Daphne Herskowitz, M.S. Ed.
Associate Director of Academic Support
daphne.herskowitz@yu.edu

Learning Specialist

Lainee Cohen Grauman, M.A.
Learning Specialist
lainee.grauman@yu.edu

Video Resources

What’s Different about College?

Your academic experience in college will be different from high school. Hear tips to help you navigate exciting, new territory as you embark on your college experience.

What’s Different about College?

Time Management

College students face many competing demands. Learn how to prioritize and balance your academic, social and personal responsibilities.

Time Management

How to Study?

Do you have strategies to help you study efficiently? Learn how to plan, monitor and adjust your study strategies in order to have greater success.

How to Study?

What do Professors Expect?

Your professors are eager for you to succeed. Hear from Dr. Daniel Kimmel, Professor of Sociology, who shares his perspective on what professors expect from students.

What do Professors Expect?

What’s Different about College?

Your academic experience in college will be different from high school. Hear tips to help you navigate exciting, new territory as you embark on your college experience.

What’s Different about College?

Time Management

College students face many competing demands. Learn how to prioritize and balance your academic, social and personal responsibilities.

Time Management

How to Study?

Do you have strategies to help you study efficiently? Learn how to plan, monitor and adjust your study strategies in order to have greater success.

How to Study?

What do Professors Expect?

Your professors are eager for you to succeed. Hear from Dr. Daniel Kimmel, Professor of Sociology, who shares his perspective on what professors expect from students.

What do Professors Expect?

Additional Resources

FAQs

Any undergraduate Sy Syms or Yeshiva College student interested in improving his study skills and academic performance is welcome and encouraged to visit the office.   

Click to learn more about the Office of Academic Support

The OAS is located at 500 West 185th Street, Furst Hall 412.

A learning specialist is not a subject specific tutor. A learning specialist helps you develop the reading, writing and study skills necessary for academic success.

Expect to be welcomed by a supportive staff member. This person will assess your current learning skills and help you design a personalized study plan that uses your individual strengths. Please bring your course syllabi and a planner/calendar to discuss your current time management strategies.

While drop in appointments may be available, students are encouraged to schedule an appointment via email or by calling the office directly.

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