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About the Academic Achievement Hub


The Academic Achievement Hub provides programming that serves as interactive, academic spaces designed to reinforce and extend student learning in physical and/or virtual environments. These environments offer a wide variety of comprehensive support services and programs to enhance student academic success, retention, and completion rates. We are dedicated to working effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds; we will actively promote equity and inclusion within the organization and through our programs and services; and we are dedicated to continuous learning. Our programs are:

  • Content Tutoring
  • Supplemental Instruction 
  • Learning Strategies

Programming Components

Partnering with Students

To identify your academic needs and work with you to enhance your daily academic practices through interactive workshops, drop-in or one-on-one sessions so you can achieve your academic potential at UC San Diego and beyond.

Partnering with Faculty

To provide academic support programming that complements and reinforces your course material.  

Partnering with Staff

To provide programming that complements the student experience in your area (college/department orientations, first-year experience programs, academic support, etc.).

To build and support programs that promote student academic and transition success at the university.

To contribute to conversations on active engagement principles, strategies, and tools to enhance or redesign your presentations (e.g. college orientation sessions).

Program Evaluation

We collect many kinds of data which we use to make continual program improvements.  On the whole, our findings suggest that students who participate in our sustained learning programs make gains in course performance, confidence, and study approaches above and beyond gains made by similar students who do not participate.


Metacognition is a foundational construct of our programming. It is promoted in training peer leaders and tutors to be used with the students we serve. It is valued for the ways it charges and motivates students with self-regulation of their learning and enables transference of skills and content through reflection and abstract comprehension.

  • Many students find that they learn the material at a deeper level and that their grades improve.
  • Program evaluations show that students participating in our programs find that their confidence in the course material increases and that they improve their study skills.