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PLUS (Program Leading to University Success)

PLUS Mission

To enhance the quality of university student scholarship and support the achievement of students' academic and career goals through peer-based collaborative learning groups, one-on-one tutoring, eTutoring, and student success programming. 

We offer FREE academic support to students at EWU.

Find the PLUS Staff here.  Get information about our success by viewing our executive summary reports  here.

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PLUS Study Groups

  • Discipline and instructor specific collaborative learning groups led by student facilitators who consult with the instructor
  • Held two days a week for 50 minutes each
  • Students in the same course collaborate, discuss concepts, and problem solve in a small group environment facilitated by a more knowledgeable peer facilitator
  • Facilitators model effective study strategies through course-specific activities
  • Facilitators are trained and certified through the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) and attend weekly training each quarter


 PLUS 1 on 1 Tutoring

  • Students seeking tutoring must sign a contract to meet with their tutor at least twice a week for the quarter as well as other commitments
  • Students meet with tutor at least two days a week for 1 hour sessions.
  • Tutors model effective study strategies through course-specific activities
  • Tutors trained and certified through the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) and attend training one hour a week through each quarter


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PLUS eTutoring

  • Available to all EWU students, including those in online courses and at extended campuses
  • Available days, evenings, and weekends
  • Includes: eWriting Lab: drop box  (asynchronous) -- eChat: one-on-one tutoring (synchronous) -- eQuestions: drop box (asynchronous) inside eTutoring.

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Spokane Services 

  • PLUS Groups
  • PLUS eTutoring

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PLUS Pathways

PLUS Pathways is an exclusive opportunity for students who wish to attend Eastern Washington University and demonstrate that with additional support they can successfully complete an undergraduate program. The Pathways program is based in research and practice for at-risk students and was created to offer higher levels of academic support and social integration. Support includes, but is not limited to peer mentors who work with students during their first year and a program coordinator who oversees their progress.

FirstSTEP Staff Presentation - Summer 2015

PLUS Staff Attend S.M.A.R.T Poster Session, May 2016

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