Learning Specialist Team

Who We Are


Amy Shaw Amy Shaw, M.A.  

 Assistant Director of Learning Services,    Athens campus

JoAnna Cline JoAnna Cline, M.A., LPCC-S

Assistant Director of Learning Services,  Cleveland campus


Kathy Pittman Kathy L. Pittman, Ph.D.   

Assistant Director of Learning Services,  Athens campus

Pietro Barbara Pietro, Ph.D.   

Assistant Director of Learning Services, Dublin campus

What We Do

  • We are highly experienced professionals with expertise in learning theory and higher education.  
  • We offer enrichment workshops on test-taking, time management, medical school study skills, test anxiety, and medical school communication skills.
  • We assist students in creating time management plans, organization and study plan preparation.
  • We provide support and feedback to students as they develop their CV, submit professional materials for scholarships and essays, and build their professional communication style.
  • We organize group study sessions, hire campus tutors and assist students with confidential requests for additional academic support/mentoring.
  • We also assist students in preparing for medical licensing board exams, including all levels of COMLEX and USMLE.
  • All our services are provided at no extra cost to the student through HCOM’s Office of Student Affairs. 

Contact Us




Kathy Pittman, Ph.D.  JoAnna Cline, M.A., LPCC-S  Barbara Pietro, Ph.D.
pittmak1@ohio.edu  clinej@ohio.edu  pietro@ohio.edu
740.593.0585  216.295.7526  614.793.5569
Amy Shaw, M.A    

General Information

Sympathetic Innervations

Study Ideas

Lecture: Before, During and After

Study Schedule Template - Five day

Study Schedule Template - Seven Day


Workshop Topics  -

  • Managing Stress                                         
  • Better Time Management
  • Time Savers                                                  
  • Challenging Negative Self Talk
  • Active Learning                                            
  • Tips for Test Taking