CALS Learning Lab: Powered by the SALT Center

You can learn to be your best learner. Sound strange? It’s true! Like professional athletes, trained musicians, or skilled artisans, mastering a skill at your highest level doesn’t happen overnight. This type of success is built on years of training, experience, falling – and getting back up again.

Learning is that way too. Learners, like you, can refine and elevate their ability to understand, comprehend, and communicate. Where does your journey to learning success begin? For students in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, you’ll start with the CALS Learning Lab: Powered by the SALT Center. Shawnda Garcia, CALS Learning Coach, works with CALS students to develop success goals, build skill with proven academic strategies and help learners learn better. Shawnda is a coach and professional educator with nearly 30 years’ experience.

“Coach” Shawnda will work with you to address topics including:

  • Organizing Course Material
  • Time Management
  • Reading Strategies
  • Study Strategies
  • Writing Strategies
  • Using Tutoring Effectively
  • Academic Performance Concerns
  • Test Taking Skills
  • Note Taking Skills
  • Lecture Strategies
  • Goal Setting
  • Screening for Learning and Attention Challenges

How to Schedule an Appointment


Are you meeting with Shawnda for the first time? If so, fill out this referral form first.

Have you met with Shawnda previously? If so, schedule an appointment through eSMS.

New to eSMS? Reference our How-to Guide when scheduling your appointment.