Department of Educational Services

Sara Rabie, PhD, Chair

St. George’s University’s dedicated Department of Educational Services (DES) teaches students how to learn and teachers how to teach. This unique and highly effective faculty is one of the largest departments on campus, and is an important component of our students’ and graduates’ successes. Almost 100% of the University’s students and many of the professors in all schools avail themselves of the support offered through a variety of programs, courses, workshops, and individualized sessions focusing on developing skills in a wide range of areas such as time management, note-taking, scientific writing, communication, and skills in utilizing technology effectively in teaching and learning.

DES provides academic support services in Grenada through a variety of innovative programs.

  • The Academic Enhancement Program is a proactive support initiative.
  • The Faculty Development Program delivers workshops and certificate programs in concepts, methods, and techniques of education. They work closely with the Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine on faculty development.
  • The Learning Strategies Program provides individual and small group sessions to help students study more effectively to become more successful test-takers and learners.
  • The Specialized English Language Program (SELP) provides classes, workshops, and individual tutoring in reading efficiency and comprehension, writing, oral communication, pronunciation, and grammatical accuracy.
  • The Student Support Administrative Office (SSAO) manages weekly student-led review groups to promote active learning and help students review, integrate, and strengthen content knowledge.
  • The Supplemental Learning Program (SL) offers facultyled review groups for undergraduate preveterinary courses.