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Learning Services

Our goal is to help every student at the Mount become confident and successful on his or her journey. And while the ultimate responsibility for their success rests with themselves, our Learning Services team is here with a large variety of programs to help them sharpen their skills, focus their abilities, and empower their spirit.

Disability Support Services

Ensuring access to programs and facilities at the Mount is our highest priority and we provide personalized and confidential accommodations and support services to students with documented disabilities.

We empower students to be self-advocates and to proactively discuss the specific nature of their disabilities and needs with their professors. Students who qualify may receive accommodations such as note-taking support, extended time on exams, the use of Kurzweil for exams and reading assignments, and other support services. No qualified student with a disability shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination regarding any university program or activity.

Reasonable accommodations are provided in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the ADAAA of 2008. Current and valid documentation of disability, including functional limitations and the impact of disability on academic performance, is required.

Do you have questions about disability services? You’re not the first. See if someone has already asked your question in our Disability Support Services FAQs.

Peer Tutoring 

As a supplement to regular class work, students may elect to gain additional assistance through working with trained, faculty-recommended Peer Tutors. Peer Tutors help students better comprehend course content, prepare for exams, and develop more efficient study strategies. Peer tutoring is free to all students.

Archbishop Borders Hall
16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd.
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
301-447-5918 (fax)


CRLA Certified Tutor Training Program

Interested in becoming a Peer Tutor at the Mount? We’d love to have you.
Our Peer Tutoring Program has received Level I Certification through the College Reading and Learning Association's International Tutor Training Program Certification!

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Summit Scholars Program

The Summit Scholars Program is a mentoring system designed to support first-year and new transfer students in the successful transition from high school to university academics. Students receive one-on-one guidance from an assigned Learning Services staff member who serves as their personal advocate, and will meet with them on a regular basisto work on study skills, organizational skills, time management, and other effective habits.

student standing at the learning center help desk

Learning Services offers a large variety of programs designed to help students succeed in their studies. Visit to our front desk in Borders Hall to see how we can help you.

Academic Skills

Learning Services can provide presentations and training workshops on topics such as time management, reading textbooks, note taking, test taking, and other learning strategies. Learning Services staff members are also available to meet one-on-one with students for individual assessment and to teach any specific study strategies and academic skills that may be needed. Students who come to Learning Services for study assistance are taught specific study techniques using actual notes, assignments, and textbooks from the classes in which they are enrolled.


Meet our Staff

You won’t find a more helpful team anywhere. Here’s your chance to learn a little more about them. For further information, please don’t hesitate to call 301-447-5006.

Denise L. Marjarum

Denise L. Marjarum

director of Learning Services and Mount Cares Coordinator

Focused on: Mount Cares, at risk students, emergency academic mediation, grievances pertaining to (disability) accommodations, faculty resource for disability information

Kristin M. Sites

Kristin M. Sites

Assistant Director of Learning Services

Focused on: Peer tutoring, academic support, academic probation, general Learning Services inquiries

Alexis O. Burns

Alexis O. Burns

Disability Specialist

Focused on: Disability support services, disability documentation, academic accommodations, behavioral/classroom inquires

Lucas W. Dayhoff

Lucas W. Dayhoff

Summit Scholars Program Coordinator

Focused on: Summit Scholars student inquiry, general academic support, building of academic skills, Core Curriculum support

Amber M. Barnhart

Amber M. Barnhart

Learning Specialist

Focused on: Individualized student support, building of academic skills, concussions/head injuries and temporary disabilities

Jane I. Hollabaugh

Jane I. Hollabaugh

Testing Coordinator

Focused on: Testing Center, laptop notes, general program inquires

Michael D. Fairley

Michael D. Fairley

Graduate Assistant

Focused on: Study skills, organization and general academic support


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