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To learn about the Success Stories of two students helped by the Reading & Study Skills Center, go to this link:  http://www.vindy.com/news/2013/aug/17/husband-wife-get-ysu-degrees-nontraditional-way/


The R&SS center is now accepting applications 

for a pool of Peer Tutors 

for FALL 2014/SPRING 2015 

Click here to learn more. 

The deadline to apply is Wednesday April 2, 2014. 



The Reading and Study Skills (R&SS) Center  is an academic as well as a service-oriented division of the Department of Counseling, Special Education & School Psychology in the College of Education at Youngstown State University. The staff, instructors, and Peer Tutors in the Reading and Study Skills Center

  • provide a variety of strategies for improving college reading and studying.
  • encourage students to choose study techniques appropriate to their needs.
  • help students understand that building reading and study skills provides high returns for their investment in study time.
  • help students improve performance in academic classes.

Services we offer:

  • Academic classes:
    •  RSS 1510A - Advanced College Success Skills
    •  RSS 1510B - Basic College Success Skills
    •  RSS 1510C - STEM Advanced College Success Skills
    •  RSS 1570  -  Approaches to Professional Assessments
  • Self-referral peer tutoring--individual tutoring with a trained Peer Tutor to improve study techniques in college level courses
  • Workshops presented throughout the semester on a variety of topics
  • Standardized Test Assistance

About the Strength of the RSS Courses and the Instructors
(from recent Student Evaluations of Teaching and Learning)

Instructor and students working at laptop computer

Student musician playing guitar during recital

Students walking near walk-way bridge

Student listening to lecture during a class

Reading and Study Skills Center
Youngstown State University
Maag Library 154 (lower level)
Youngstown, OH 44555

Telephone: 330.941.3099
Fax: 330.941.3249

email address: rdgstudyskillsctr AT ysu DOT edu

Spring 2014 Hours:   
 Monday through Friday
 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
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