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  1. The Byrd Sanctuary Dr. Lanier Byrd Center for Tutoring In Natural Sciences

  2. The College MISSION: St. Philip’s College provides an educational experience that stimulates leadership, personal growth, and a lifelong appreciation for learning. The Byrd Sanctuary MISSION: The Lanier Byrd Center provides support for academic and personal growth in the Natural Sciences, developing an appreciation for learning and lifelong success.

  3. The College VISION: St. Philip’s College will set the standard for achieving excellence in student success to build a vibrant, cohesive, and sustainable community. The Byrd Sanctuary VISION: The Lanier Byrd Center for tutoring in the Natural Sciences will be an essential factor in encouraging excellence in the SPC community

  4. Instructional Skills Specialists • Coordinator of the Lab: Stacie Harris – A&P and Microbiology • David Bernal - A&P, Microbiology, Environmental Science and Chemistry • Lourdes Alba – All Chemistry Courses • Johnson Varkey – A&P andMicrobiology • SharanayBrady – A&P and Biology • Rudy Alba - A&P, Microbiology, Genetics and Chemistry • Professor hours

  5. *Nutrition, Genetics and Environmental Biology support also available

  6. Byrd Sanctuary Tutoring Lab for Natural Sciences Davis Science Rm 202 Summer 2013 Hours Monday - Thursday 7am-7pm Not all subject Tutors available at all times, check at sign-in desk for specific times. Hours subject to change. Hours of operation

  7. The Lab Offers • Study areas • white boards and glass boards • Computer stations equipped with learning software • Printing station • Room use only: -Anatomy Physiology 2401 and 2402 study DVD rentals (head phones available) -Models for Anatomy Physiology, Microbiology and Biology -Books available to view/study for all Natural Sciences courses -Study guides available -Solutions manuals to allow for practicing coursework -Magazine ‘zone’ - with current scientific journal articles -Calculators • Mini-sessions offered for Chemistry • Qualified Instructional Skills Specialists

  8. Visits to the lab benefit YOU! • Fall 2012 student visits– 6557 • Spring 2013 student visits– 8103 • Research has shown that increased visits = higher grades and success! • We encourage you to visit!!! • The only rule is to sign in and sign out 