Learning Services

Students on campus at Marymount California University

Learning Services at Marymount California University provides support services that enhances the educational experience of our students through individualized learning assistance.

Dr. Molly Mande-Dodgen
Coordinator of Learning Enhancement
(310) 303-7364

Some of the programs and services include:

Tutoring – peer and faculty tutoring available on a first come, first served basis

  • In the Center for Real World Learning (Cecilia Hall 218) and The Commons on the Oceanview Campus

Study skills mastery

  • Study Skills Handouts – available in hard copy and online
  • Peer Partner Program – a peer mentoring program open to all students
  • Study Group Start Up Kit

Support services for students with disabilities

  • Evaluation of documentation
  • Reasonable accommodations
  • Assistive technology
  • Student advocacy and grievance process

Fee-based programs for consistent support by faculty tutors

  • Mariner Academic Assistance Program (MAAP)

Space for individual and collaborative study

  • The Center for Real World Learning – C218 on the Oceanview Campus
  • The Commons – Francoise O’Hare Building on the Oceanview Campus

Disability Resources serves students of all levels including those with disabilities. Tutoring for both lower and upper division courses is available. We are committed to providing a comfortable learning environment, which fosters respect and the belief that all students can succeed. The Learning Services maintains a site on the University’s Learning Management System (my.marymountcalifornia) where students can access useful information round the clock.  Goals of Learning Services include:

  • Improving student learning efficiency
  • Enhancing accessibility to the curriculum
  • Increasing student confidence
  • Fostering independent learning

Marymount is committed to making all programs and services accessible to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Marymount prohibits any discrimination on the basis of disability.  This applies to any aspect of the University’s operation including, but not limited to, admissions, academic requirements, financial aid, housing, or any other school-administered program or service.

Questions or concerns regarding accessibility to any facility, program, or service please contact:

Ruth Proctor
Coordinator, Disability Resources and ADA/504 Coordinator
Marymount California University
Cecilia Hall 218
30800 Palos Verdes Drive East
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA  90275
(310) 303-7367

You can also schedule an appointment with Learning Services and Disability Resources online.

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Marymount has a process for addressing issues regarding the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the ADA.  For further information please contact the ADA/504 coordinator.  Individuals are encouraged to attempt to resolve grievances using the University process.  However, individuals have the right to file any grievance directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).

Center for Real World Learning

Monday – Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Oceanview Campus
Cecilia Hall 218

(310) 303-7273

Student Learning

In all our programs, MCU ensures that students advance their communication, analysis and decision-making skills, while broadening their appreciation of diverse perspectives and their ability to learn from experience. These Institutional Student Learning Outcomes flow from our commitment to Academic Excellence, Real World Learning and Character Formation.

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