Learning Support

We provide academic support for students who need assistance in developing their skills in math, reading, and writing. Learning Support is located in Room 360 of the Volpe Library.

  • Math

    Students without ACT or SAT math scores or math college credit must take ACCUPLACER math for placement.  Students may challenge that placement by taking/retaking the math portion of the ACCUPLACER exam.

    ACCUPLACER
    Elementary
    Algebra Test
    ACT
    Math
    SAT
    Math
    Course Placement*
    <225 <15 <400 Receive tutoring and retest.
    225-237 15-16 400-460
    • L section MATH1000
    • L section MATH1010
    • L section MATH1530
    238-249 17-18 470-500
    • MATH1000
    • L section MATH1010
    • L section MATH1130
    • L section MATH1530
    >249 19-21 510-530 MATH1130 or engineering math
    ACCUPLACER
    College-Level
    Math 
    Test
         
    231-250 22-24 540-580 MATH1710 & 1720
    251-259 25-26 590-630 MATH1730
    >259 >26 >630 MATH1910 Calculus I

    *Please check with your advisor to ensure you choose the right math class for your major.

  • Reading

    Students may challenge that placement by taking/retaking the reading portion of the ACCUPLACER exam.

    ACCUPLACER Reading
    ACT
    Reading
    SAT
    Reading & Writing
    TOEFL (IBT) IELTS Course Placement
    <205 <13 <400 <61 <6.0 International students take ESL1010 or receive tutoring and retest
    205-222 13-14 400-430 61-69 6.0 International students take ESL1020 or receive tutoring and retest
    223-249 15-18 440-490 70-78 6.0 Enroll in READ1010*
    >249 >18 >490 >78 >6.0 No reading course required

    *You may take a reading-intensive class (history, sociology, psychology, philosophy, government, political science, criminal justice) at the same time as READ1010.

  • Writing

    Students may challenge that placement by taking/retaking the writing portion of the ACCUPLACER exam.

    ACCUPLACER Writing
    Score
    ACT English Subscore SAT Reading & Writing TOEFL (IBT) IELTS Course Placement
    <205 <13 <400 <61 <6.0 International students take ESL1010 or receive tutoring and retest
    205-222 13-14 400-430 61-69 6.0 International students take ESL1020 or receive tutoring and retest
    223-249 15-17 440-490 70-78 6.0 Take ENGL1010 and READ1100 simultaneously
    >249 >17 >490 >78 >6.0 ENGL1010

  • UNIV1030 Learning Strategies

    The UNIV1030 course, Learning Strategies, is for students who place into two or more learning support classes (ESL1010, ESL1020, READ1010, READ1100, MATH1000, or an L section MATH class).

    This course covers the following to promote student success:

    • critical thinking/problem solving
    • study strategies (reading, note taking, test taking)
    • communication skills
    • self-management (time management, etc.)
    • classroom demeanor
    • campus resources, including library
    • other pertinent topics


Contact

Name:  Janet Whiteaker

Email:  lsp@tntech.edu

Phone:  931-372-3476

Fax:  931-372-6275

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