Student Learning Support Services

The Arizona Hispanic Center of Excellence offers individualized and group learning support services for undergraduate pre-health students and health professions students in the University of Arizona Health Sciences. Learning Specialist Eliza Yellow Bird helps students become self-regulated learners through classes, workshops, one-on-one consultations, peer-tutoring, exam preparation and exam review.

Ms. Yellow Bird is dedicated to supporting students’ success. She will help Latino and other underrepresented students set and monitor goals; contribute to academic development and student progress; as well as commit to initiatives that support student success.

One-to-one student consultations with Learning Specialist; topics covered include:

  • Developing a study plan
  • Time management and organization
  • Test preparation (academic and standardized)
  • Test anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Study strategies
  • Reading
  • Notetaking
  • Writing skills & development
  • Resume building
  • Personal statement

Application Preparation (for the four UAHS Colleges) including:

  • AMCAS (MD)
  • Pharmacy Application
  • Nursing Application (BSN, MSN)
  • Public Health Application (MPH, MS, PhD, DrPH,)

Community Workshops

  • Test Taking Strategies
  • Organization and Time Management
  • Effective Ways to Study
  • Cultural Competency 101
  • Scholarly Writing

More About Eliza

Eliza Yellow Bird is from Mandaree, ND and is an enrolled member of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara nation. Eliza is a Ph.D. student in the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Arizona. She joined the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in the Fall of 2016 as a Learning Specialist. She works directly with the Arizona Hispanic Center of Excellence and the Center of Excellence on Native American Health. She earned her B.A. in Native American Studies modified with Psychology from Dartmouth College and has a M.S. in Counseling from South Dakota State University. Her research interests are access and retention of underrepresented students in higher education.



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