The Learning Center in upstairs Loso Hall is not just a place to buy paper and print assignments; it is a helpful resource in navigating and assisting with the workload in any kind of class. Ryan Scariano, the tutor coordinator, and Kathryn Shorts, director of student success and transition, continue to let students know one important piece of information: the Learning Center is not just for students who are failing their classes.
A misconception that students often have is that tutoring is only for students who are getting bad grades, and only a last minute resort. Whether it’s the writing tutor, subject tutors, or groups study sessions, tutors are there to help you understand and work through the day-to-day class work and information. They are there to help you get prepared for upcoming tests, and are there when you are struggling. Many students have benefitted from going to meet with tutors.
Approximately 48% of students on campus received some kind of tutoring help in the 2018-2019 school year. Often students who have been tutored and gotten familiar with the Learning Center end up networking, forming a community, and working there themselves.
Both Emily Andrews, a current writing tutor, and Deon Nguyen, a General and Organic Chemistry tutor, used tutoring services before becoming tutors themselves. Even if you are not struggling, Emily