The Pepperdine Graziadio Business School offers students a wide range of tutoring services, programs, workshops, and online resources all designed to help students enhance their academic, writing, and communication skills and excel in the classroom.
Early Alert Form
Faculty members can submit the PGBS Early Alert Form to alert the Program Office to any student(s) who is exhibiting signs of major difficulty in your class and may need extra support. Some indications may include:
- Behavior that is inconsistent with the student's typical performance (e.g., disengagement, suddenly missing multiple assignments/class sessions)
- Low academic achievement (i.e., unlikely to pass the class)
- Has revealed information (directly or indirectly) about a personal hardship or crisis
- Unusual or unexpected classroom behavior that may be interfering with the learning environment
If the concern is urgent in nature and requires an emergency response, please do not
use this form. Instead, call 911 or Pepperdine Public Safety (310-506-4441 if in Malibu).
The PGBS Early Alert Form is routed to the Programs Office. The report is not copied to the student being referred.
Wyzant Online Tutoring
Faculty and staff can submit the PGBS Early Alert Form to refer students to receive free online academic writing or content tutoring in subjects such as finance, economics, accounting, statistics, and more. Wyzant tutors are experienced tutors who have been pre-screened to have the appropriate academic/professional credentials.
For Malibu campus proctoring options and processes, contact Stan Woo.
For Calabasas campus proctoring options and processes, contact Crystal Cabral.
For Irvine campus proctoring options and processes, contact Elvia Perez.
West Los Angeles
For West Los Angeles campus proctoring options and processes, contact Gary Greer.
Online Academic Support Resources
Explore the many additional writing, communication, and academic resources available to students on the Student Success section of the website. This includes writing citation guides, plagiarism avoidance information, presentation templates and technology tutorials, quantitative and excel support, English as a Second Language (ESL) Resources, and much more.
The LinkedIn Online Training Library at Pepperdine University is a professional resource available to all current faculty, staff, and students. It offers more than 13,000 online courses on a wide variety of professional skills, creative skills, and computer software.
All PGBS students are provided with a free, premium Grammarly subscription during their first term as a student. Grammarly is an online grammar and spelling checker that improves written communication by helping users find and correct writing mistakes. It also functions as a plagiarism checker, helps students to identify their tone when writing, and much more. Students will receive an email with a link to activate their free account during approximately the third or fourth week of their first term (after the add-drop period). More information about Grammarly may be found on the Student Success website.
Tech support is available through Tech Central 310-506-HELP (4357) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. IT is also providing live, online group training on Zoom and Courses (Sakai). Take a look at the training schedule.
Pepperdine Libraries offer an array of services at our campus locations and online through extensive electronic resources and databases. Online support is available through the Pepperdine Libraries website, including access to databases and e-journals, interlibrary loan, Harvard Business Review articles, research guides, and synchronous research support with a Librarian. For more information and additional services, please visit the Pepperdine Libraries website.