Research on student success tells us that learners benefit from nurturing, engaged conversation, supported risk taking, collaborative learning spaces, and access to current technologies.

The Mandia Family Learning Commons provides these in the form of holistic online and on-campus tutoring, open computer labs, research assistance, and a team of peers and professionals dedicated to student-centered learning. 

Our services are free and available to all enrolled students.


Francis A. Wilcox Hall | 129


Summer 2022  | May 23rd - August 16th

Monday - Friday | 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Independence Day | Monday, July 4th

Online appointments are available throughout the week.

Hours vary by tutor. 

Plumley Complex | 102

Summer 2022 | May 23rd - August 16th

Rome summer hours are available by request | 315-792-5517



The Learning Commons Team


Ibrahim Rosic, Learning Commons Director

Ibrahim Rosic

Learning Commons Director and Assistant Dean of the School of STEM

Phone | 315-792-5506

Location | Wilcox Hall 129I, Utica Campus

Email Ibrahim Rosic

Katie Nolan, College Services Associate to The Learning Commons

Katie Nolan

College Services Associate for The Learning Commons

Phone | 315-792-5517

Location | Wilcox Hall 129, Utica Campus

Email Katie Nolan

Breanne Rathbun, Mathematics Tutor and Mentor

Breanne Rathbun

Math Tutor & Mentor 

Phone | 315-792-5610

Location | Wilcox Hall 133A, Utica Campus

Email Breanne Rathbun


Jocelyn Ireland, Instructional Design Librarian

Jocelyn Ireland

Instructional Design Librarian

Phone | 315-792-5372

Location | Wilcox Hall 129, Utica Campus

Email Jocelyn Ireland

Danielle, Writing Tutor Mentor

Danielle Del Giudice

Writing Tutor & Mentor

Phone | 315-792-5598

Location | Wilcox Hall 131A, Utica Campus

Email Danielle Del Giudice

Full time and clerical staff work closely with part-time professional consultants and peer tutors. Learn more about consultants and tutors by visiting the Math Lab, Writing Lab and Content Tutoring.

Learning Commons Mission

The Learning Commons serves students by reflecting and magnifying their strengths, by valuing interdependence and self-determination, by honoring each learner’s experience, by providing responsive and individualized academic support, by building an inclusive community, and by connecting students with tools, guidance, and resources that enable them to work at the edge of their ability.

Learning Commons Vision

We aim to build an inclusive, connected community actively pursuing its own evolution, attentive to research-supported practice and shifting student needs, attuned to the complexity of the individual, and responsive to the mind, character, and innate curiosity of each learner.