Academic Support Services - Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Academic Support Services

College & Academic Counselors (CAC)

Location: A102

Collaborate in the development and delivery of college application materials, financial aid, college admission testing, as well as all course selection and scheduling processes, academic counseling and intervention programs. CACs also serve on a support team with other academic, residential, and student life members.

Academic Support

Academic support for students by overseeing individual and group interventions.

Learning Strategies Coordinator

Amy Keck
Contact: 630-907-5971 or akeck@imsa.edu
Location: A109 – Writing Center

  • Serve as Academic Manager on behalf of sophomores
  • Teach students strategies to succeed academically in one-on-one and group settings
  • Meet weekly with a select group of students who are at-risk, struggling, or as noted in Education Plans
  • Assist students in the transition to a profoundly different learning environment
  • Collaborate with CAC’s, Counselors, Staff and Faculty to support students with their academics
  • Manage peer tutor program with Area Coordinator
  • Lead weekly Strategies Meeting creating support plan for students with team
Director of PROMISE and Excel Programs

Dr. Anita White
Contact: 630-907-5949 or awhite@imsa.edu
Location: E100

  • Serve as Advocate on behalf students
  • Teach students strategies to succeed in leadership roles one-on-one and in group settings
  • Manage PROMISE and Excel programs
  • Select, hire and supervise Excel and PROMISE tutors
  • Collaborate with CAC’s, Counselors, Staff and Faculty to support students with their academics
  • Attend weekly Strategies Meeting creating support plan for students with team
  • Teach Science Elective courses

Informational Resource Center (IRC)

Research, Citing, Sources and Technology Support

Resident Counselors (RC’s)

Residential support and resource for students.

  • Assist staff with monitoring students’ academic success
  • Communicate student referrals to staff, faculty and administrators as needed
  • Serve as a liaison to staff in the academic building and parents

Peer Tutor Liaisons-Residential Life

  • RC’s who manage peer tutors within each hall.

Students should first seek out their RC for schedule and availability of resident hall peer tutors. If additional support is needed, students should meet with the Peer Tutor Liaison in their building.

1501 Daniel Talancon dtalancon@imsa.edu
1502 Robyn Norton rnorton@imsa.edu
1503 Erin Ryan eryan@imsa.edu
1504 Dennsa Mohamed dmohamed@imsa.edu
1505 Moe Haney mhaney@imsa.edu
1506 Pooja Haney phaney@imsa.edu
1507 Mike Kolton mkolton@imsa.edu
Academic Support Supervisor Tiana Johnson tjohnson1@imsa.edu

Resident Hall Tutors

Location: See your RC for more information.

IMSA students who have been approved by subject specific faculty and staff to assist students with coursework.

Day Tutors/IRC Tutors

Amy Keck
Contact: 630-907-5971 or akeck@imsa.edu
Location: IRC and Math Department

IMSA students who have been approved by subject specific faculty and staff to assist peers with coursework. Tutors are available during the day in the IRC and Math Department as well as the IRC from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

Writing Center and Tutors

Erin Micklo, Writing Center Director and Writing Specialist
Contact: emicklo@imsa.edu
Room Number: A109

  • Coordinate the Writing Center, including selecting, training and supervising Writing Center tutors
  • Works individually with students, assessing writing abilities and needs
  • Meet with students on an on-going or walk-in basis

Students who have been recommended by faculty to provide assistance with writing assignments. Peer Tutors from the Writing Center are available in the Writing Center, A109 during the week and in the residence halls during evening hours.

  • A, B, C, D Days from 9:30 am – 4:45 pm
  • I Day from 11:00 am – 4:45 pm

Visit the Writing Center in A109 to meet with a Writing Center Tutor or ask your RC for a list of Residence Hall Writing Center Tutors during evening hours.

Faculty

Faculty hours and offices vary per individual. Please reach out to specific faculty to schedule a time to meet. Support from faculty in a specific class is not inclusive to only the instructor teaching the class.  Students are welcome and encouraged to seek support from other faculty in the department, as well.

Mathematics and Computer Science

Set support given to students on I Days with Mathematics and Computer Science Faculty.

Fall 2018 I Day Review Sessions and MI Problem Set Due Days
Course
Review Time
Room
Problem Set Due
MI-1/2 A, B, C & D Days N/A C Days
MI-2 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm A150 B Days
MI-3 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm A152 C Days
MI-4 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm A152 A Days
Geo 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm A148 D Days
CSI 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm A133 N/A
Web Tech 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm A133 N/A
AB-2 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm A150 N/A

Mathematics Instructional Program Aide

Ms. Christine Loos
Contact: 630-907-5486 or cloos@imsa.edu
Location: A157, Mathematics Department

Provides support in MI I/II, MI II, MI III, MI IV and AB Calculus

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • Tuesday, Thursday from 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Science

Set support given to students on I Days with Science Faculty.

Course
Time
Room
SI Biology 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm B108
SI Chemistry 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm B110
SI Physics 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm B116
MSI Schedule an appointment with your teacher (or stop by the SI BIO study session for help)

Grade Calculation

Students should refer to the class syllabus regarding point value of the various assessments, including but not limited to homework, exams, quizzes, and essays. Teachers determine grades by total points or weighted categories.

I Day AM Study Hall

Amy Keck
Contact: 630-907-5971 or akeck@imsa.edu
Location: A152/A154

Mandated study hall from 9:00 am – 11:00 am on I Days for students identified as struggling academically by their case manager, CAC or the strategies team. Attendance is taken and recorded in PowerSchool. Unexcused absences to the study hall will result in suspension of residential privileges.

During the 2-hour study time, students will meet individually with the Learning Strategies Coordinator to review academic status and create an academic action plan. Additionally, the Math Instructional Program Aid is available to provide with math support.

Evening Study

Amy Keck
Contact: 630-907-5971 or akeck@imsa.edu
Location: Informational Resource Center (IRC)

Mandated study hall from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Monday – Thursday in the IRC, for students identified as struggling academically by their case manager. Attendance is taken and recorded in PowerSchool. Unexcused absences to Evening Study will result in suspension of residential privileges. Peer Tutors are available to work with students during the IMSA employee supervised Evening Study.

Academy Advocate

Contact Amy Keck at akeck@imsa.edu or Dr. Anita White at awhite@imsa.edu for more information.

Assigned IMSA faculty or staff to offer additional support for identified students to succeed academically and emotionally. Advocates can be assigned to any student anytime throughout the school year.

Counselors

Kevin Kusy, MA, LCPC
Contact: 630-907-5988 or kkusy@imsa.edu
Location: Student Life Office, C125

The focus of the counselors is to address the psychological and social needs of our students within the context of research and experience from the field of gifted education. We are committed to the students’ personal, social, and intellectual growth, as well as their adjustment to and engagement with the IMSA community. Students are assisted with identifying and working through personal barriers, normal developmental issues, and stressors, and clinical problems, which could impede academic success.

Education Plans

Location: Student Life Office, C125
Phone: 630-907-5574

  • Manage education plans for identified students with diagnosed disabilities

Student Health Care Services

Location: Room C117
Open Monday – Friday from 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

The IMSA Student Health Care Services Office provides health assessment and treatment for illness/injury, first aid, health counseling, administration of medication as prescribed by a physician, and other appropriate therapeutic interventions.

Anne Joseph, RN 630-907-5008 ajoseph@imsa.edu
Angie Shoener, RN 630-907-5008 ashoener@imsa.edu
Dana Pflederer, RN 630-907-5008 dpflederer@imsa.edu