Our staff is dedicated to providing the personal attention and support that will help students reach their academic goals.
Virginia (Ginny) McAleese
Associate Professor and Director of Academic Support
Ginny's role is to direct the academic support program at the College. This includes developing and assessing program goals; providing supervision and guidance to staff, SI leaders and tutors; developing and implementing training activities for tutors and SI leaders; developing materials for students and staff, scheduling SI and study groups; representing Academic Support on faculty and institutional committees, communicating with faculty and the public about Academic Support @ PSC; and addressing the needs of students seeking support. Ginny also teaches mathematics courses and leads Supplemental Instruction.
Joan Weill Adirondack Library 204
Renee's role is to coordinate the peer tutoring program and work closely with the Academic Support Director. Renee helps to recruit tutors, schedule tutoring for students seeking support, assists in training tutors and maintains records and statistics for the program. She also helps develop team building activities and provides supervision, guidance and support to tutors.
Joan Weill Adirondack Library 203
Academic Success Counselor
Maureen works with students individually to help them reach their academic goals. Meetings usually involve discussion about time management techniques, study strategies, how to be successful academically, and how personal interests fit into student life at Paul Smith's College. Maureen also works with students within the Academic Recovery and Transitional Programs on a weekly basis. Maureen also works with students who are considering withdrawing or transferring from Paul Smith's College.
Joan Weill Adirondack Library 119
Professional Writing Tutor
Karen helps students in various stages of the writing process, from understanding an assignment to outlining ideas to revising drafts. Her goal is to assist students in becoming independent writers.
Joan Weill Adirondack Library 208