While the faculty of Walsh Jesuit are always available, WJ extends the classroom by providing various opportunities for students to seek extra academic support.  Whether its a math problem, or you want to take your writing to the next level, the learning services at Walsh Jesuit abound.

Academic Resource Center (ARC)

The mission of the ARC is to challenge students and support them as they maximize their potential. ARC provides support to all levels of students, to strengthen organizationskills, time management, and responsibility. Additionally, the ARC reinforces critical thinking, positive decision-making and coping skills if there is a serious illness and/or death of a loved one.

The ARC also reviews college essays, creates flashcards, provides warmth and security and applies educational material to life outside of school.  Lastly, National Honor Students serve as tutors to help in the ARC, so that there is always someone to help any student at any time during the school day.

List of 4 members.

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    Ms. Janet O'Driscoll 

    Director of Educational Support & Academic Achievement
  • Photo of Ken Styles

    Fr. Ken Styles S.J. 

  • Photo of Kathryn Tate

    Ms. Kathryn Tate 

    Science Teacher
    University of Akron - B.A.
    University of Akron - M.A.
  • Photo of Barbara Yedidsion

    Barbara Yedidsion 

    Kent State University/ U of Akron - Bachelors/Masters

Freshman Achievement Seminar (FAS)

The FAS is a supervised study hall that provides academic assistance. FAS aids adjustment to the academic demands of Walsh Jesuit, helping to: familiarize students with available assistance & acquaint them with school resources; establish a routine to become accountable in utilizing these resources; motivate students to be more engaged with understanding school material.

Specific help for a particular subject relies on timely communication. Asking for assistance, in person or via email, in advance is essential for success. Students are allowed to go to the Writing Lab or the Academic Resource Center (ARC) as well. A designated teacher or upperclassman is also available to help with particular subjects.

List of 2 members.

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    Mr. Anthony Dipre 06

    Theology Teacher, Jesuit Refugee Services Club Moderator
    Allegheny College - B.A.
  • Photo of Kristen Rozman

    Mrs. Kristen Rozman 

    English Teacher
    Case Western Reserve University - B.A.

Student Assistance Team ("SAT")

The purpose of the Student Assistance Team (“SAT”) is to maintain a regular dialogue regarding at risk students, implement interventions (i.e. assistance from the Academic Resource Center, the Math Lab and/or the Writing Lab), and monitor a student’s social/emotional, and academic well-being. The SAT aims to remove barriers that may prevent them from being academically successful. The Team is comprised of the Academic Dean, School Counselors, Admissions Team, and Equity and Inclusion. The SAT is not a disciplinary board, but rather a team that strives to identify student barriers early to aid in their success here at Walsh Jesuit.

Bain Library

Before school, after school and during free periods, students may use the Rev. Thomas Bain, S.J., Library for study. The library holds a book collection, DVD collection, periodical collection and extensive database resources. A media specialist - Dr. Lisa Baylor is always present to assist students with research needs & book recommendations. A faculty proctor is also present to assist. The library has 36 computers & 2 printers for research and schoolwork.

List of 1 members.

  • Ms. Gayle Schmuhl 

    Kent State University - Master Library Science

The Stanley J. Sever, Jr. Writing Lab

The Writing Lab is dedicated to helping students develop the ability to write well-developed essays, & it is staffed every period. Students do not have to make an appointment, just walk in! The Lab helps students learn to edit & proofread work, and students work 1-on-1 with a teacher to strengthen writing skills.

List of 5 members.

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    Ms. Elizabeth Duarte 

    Writing Lab Tutor, Newspaper Moderator
    University of Akron - B.A.
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    Mr. David Lee 87

    English Teacher
    Miami University - BA
    Kent State University - MAT
  • Photo of Julie Puckett

    Mrs. Julie Puckett 

    English Teacher, Moderator of the Sketch, College Essay Writing - Summer
    Marquette University - B.A.
    John Carroll University - M.A.
  • Photo of Laura Krueger

    Mrs. Laura Krueger 

    English Teacher, Junior Class Moderator
    Loyola University (Chicago) - B.A.
    The Ohio State University - M.A.
  • Photo of Corinne Newcome

    Mrs. Corinne Newcome 

    English Teacher, Sophomore Class Moderator
    University of Akron - B.A.
    University of Akron - M.Ed.

The Math Lab

The Math Lab, in conjunction with the Math Department, is available to help students in core math classes on a drop-in or scheduled basis.  Help is available before & during school. The Math Lab is open TUES-THURS, from 7:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. in A13 (Allwin Hall). On Mondays & Fridays, students may visit the Math Office (Room 123) for assistance from an available math teacher.

List of 2 members.

  • Elyse Houser 

  • Mr. Gerard Manoli 

    Math Tutor
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