Learning Center Staff

Mission Statement

The mission of the Rutgers-Camden Learning Center (RCLC) is to develop a supportive learning community and to provide an array of academic support services to assist students in achieving their academic goals and be successful within the university’s rigorous learning environment. To this end, we assist students in developing strategic learning strategies through academic coaching, learning assistance and tutoring, which support the university’s goals for learning.


Meet the Staff

Ajeenah Nuriddin-Little, Director
Ajeenah Nuriddin-Little earned her M.S. in Human Resource Counseling and her B. A. in Psychology from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Prior to joining the Rutgers-Camden family in October of 2016, Ajeenah’s thirteen years of higher education work has centered around supporting students and their academic goals.  Ajeenah is currently enrolled in Rowan University’s Ed.D. in Educational Leadership program.
Phone: (856)-225-2722.     Email: Ahn26@camden.rutgers.edu
Sarah Vanacore, Learning Specialist
Sarah Vanacore has been a Learning Specialist since January 2015. She has an MA in English from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA in Psychology from Rutgers-Camden. She supports students through academic coaching, tutor training, and workshops.
Phone: (856) 225-6769.        Email: sarah.vanacore@rutgers.edu
RJ Portella, Learning Specialist
RJ Portella has over 26 years of experience of both tutoring and academic coaching in the private educational sector.  He joined the Rutgers Camden Learning Center in June of 2017.  RJ earned his Bachelors in Fine Arts from New York University and is currently pursuing his Master’s in Education here at Rutgers.  He works specifically with students on academic probation through the Raptor Flight Program, and his academic enrichment services are available to all Rutgers Camden students.
Phone: (856) 225-6823.   Email: rj.portella@rutgers.edu
Carrie Delgado, Administrative Coordinator
Carrie earned her B.A. in 2008 from Rutgers-University Camden. Carrie supports the administrative tasks for the Center for Learning and Student Success, which includes processing payroll for four department’s, expense management, procurement processes, student accommodations, event management and test planning. Carrie has worked at Rutgers-University Camden for over two years and is in the process of pursuing her Masters in Public Administration.
Phone: (856) 225-6775.      Email: carriema@camden.rutgers.edu