Learning Support Program Lab

Location

Math Lab Matthews Hall 162
Reading/Writing/Learning Strategies Lab Matthews Hall 162
Computer Lab Not available
Learning Center Office Matthews Hall 153C

Contacts

Ms. Lydia Kendall

Phone: 931-372-3476
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Office: Matthews Hall 153

ADLC Office: Matthews Hall 153C

P.O. Box 5171
Fax 931-372-6275

Services

Tutoring in:

  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics
  • Reading
  • Writing

Tutoring for PRAXIS/PPST for education majors:
(Preparation before attempting the test; preparation before attempting a re-test)

  • Mathematics
  • Reading
  • Writing

  • Tutoring for other courses is available upon request. Check with Ms. Kendall for help with Biology, Chemistry, Algebra-based Physics, Foreign Languages, History, English, whatever may be causing you difficulties.
  • Lab tutors are available on a walk-in basis. Schedules are posted outside the door to the lab.
  • Individual tutoring schedules may be contracted on a weekly, monthly, or semester basis.
  • All tutoring services conducted in the Learning Support Learning Center are free of charge.

The Learning Support Lab, a supportive unit of the Learning Support Program, has been in existence since Fall 1985.

The Learning Center was created to facilitate learning for students in learning support course work. The center seeks to provide a supportive atmosphere conducive to creative learning and productivity. Students receive individualized assistance in mathematics, reading, writing, study skills and word processing. Besides providing individualized tutoring, the center also offers books, computers, video and audio tapes, and other instructional materials for student use.

The Learning Support Learning Center is located on the 1st floor of Matthews Hall, room 162B and is easily accessible by anyone requiring its services.

Goals of the Learning Support Learning Center:

1. to provide individualized assistance for students taking developmental courses in
a. mathematics
b. writing
c. reading
2. to assist students with study skills and word processing skills
3. to help students catch up with what they missed or could not understand from their classes
4. to make available relevant instructional materials for students and faculty
5. to provide a comfortable atmosphere for students to receive help
6. to administer non-standardized tests to students
7. to help develop students’ competence in their courses
8. to help students reduce their anxiety for academic achievement

Tutors for the Learning Center are certified through the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) and operate under a Code of Ethics for Tutoring. The Learning Center is evaluated by the Learning Support student body on a semester basis by a 10-question survey covering such areas as:

a. receiving needed assistance
b. clarity of explanations
c. availability of tutors
d. likelihood of return visits

Source: Academic Development Learning Center: An Overview of the Tutor Program. Submitted to College Reading and Learning Association. Tennessee Tech. University, 1997.

 

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