Center for Opportunities, Resources, and Excellence
  • Academic Learning Services

    Center for Opportunities, Resources, and Excellence

Center for Opportunities, Resources, and Excellence (CORE) is committed to persistence, performance, and graduation of every Aquinas College student. We offer a variety of services free of charge to all students. The opportunities available to students include peer tutoring, writing consultants, ESL/ELL support, the TRIO SSS program, and Study Tables.

CORE works to ensure equal access for students to utilize campus and community resources and achieve academic excellence. 

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Peer Tutoring

We are committed to your academic growth and success. We hire and train highly qualified tutors to provide individual or small-group tutoring for most courses on a long-term or short-term basis. Students interested in becoming a Peer Tutor should contact Jill Straub, Peer Tutoring Coordinator at

Request a Tutor

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Writing Center

Individual consultations are free for the entire AQ community of writers: students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Writing Center consultants are highly trained and prepared to consult on a variety of writing projects—academic, professional, and personal.—across disciplines and genres.

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TRIO Student Support Services

A federally funded academic support program designed to improve persistence, academic performance, and graduation of low income students, first generation in college students, and students with disabilities enrolled in postsecondary education.

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ESL/ELL provides writing assistance to international and domestic students who have learned English as a Second Language and are improving their English writing skills as they write academic papers

About Us

CORE's mission is to increase persistence, performance and graduation of Aquinas students.

The McNair Scholars Program

The C.O.R.E department participates in a shared partnership with Siena Heights' McNair Scholars Program. The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program designed to prepare undergraduates students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities.