The Academic Development Program (ADP), is a special admissions program for students who do not meet current admissions criteria but who still show the potential to succeed in college. Aside from the individualized mentoring and advising, students in ADP are required to attend mandatory tutoring for the classes provided to them through the program. Those classes include:
In tutoring sessions, students are required to come with materials and questions regarding content. Tutors will have students work in pairs or independently on material during their sessions, and tutors will also help students with their study skills. Our ADP tutors act as model students and tutors to help implement time management skills and to help students gain academic confidence throughout their first two semesters.
Here are a few anonymous testimonials from ADP students on the Tutor Evaluation given at the end of each semester:
The Academic Success Workshop (ASW) is a program designed to teach students general study skills, class participation, and time management methods which are applicable to all courses and programs of study. It consists of four one-hour workshops facilitated by experienced graduate students at various times over the course of the semester. If you are interested in attending a workshop, please contact the Helena DeBald, at (610) 436-2187 or email HD829772@wcupa.edu.
Professors and staff members may request sessions of the ASW to be presented at group meetings by contacting the Helena DeBald.
Session locations may vary.
Academic Success Workshop Topics:
Dont Put This Workshop Off Until Tomorrow: Time Managment Strategies
No Fear Test Taking: Reducing Test Anxiety
Note Taking: College Edition
Get It WRITE: Short Essay Skills and APA Format
The LARC offers review sessions for students who need to take the Basic Skills tests required of Education Majors. Reviews for the reading, writing, and math portions of Basic Skills exams are offered by experienced LARC tutors and graduate students. Sessions during the academic year are eight weeks long.
Registration for the BST is currently open for the Fall 2016 semester.
Did you know that WCU offers FREE Online Tutoring through Smarthinking? Tutors are trained to provide high quality learning assistance to your students, up to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
Intro. to Human A&P
Liberal Arts Math
Smarthinking "strives to assist students in developing successful learning and problem-solving strategies that will help them succeed in the classroom." The addition of Smarthinking to the services currently offered by the LARC will allow students the opportunity to access free online tutoring 24/7 in the comfort and convenience of any space where internet access is available.
If you would like further information about Smarthinking, or to schedule an in-class presentation/ demonstration please contact us.
Smarthinking is ideal for...
Smarthinking provides students the flexibility and freedom to use tutoring services at their own pace, in their own timeframe, and in a variety of locations. Students must register with the LARC in order to receive a code to access Smarthinking for free.
To register for online tutoring contact:
255 Lawrence Center
The Supplemental Instruction (SI) model of student academic assistance helps students in historically difficult classes master course content while they develop and integrate learning and study strategies. The LARC currently employ 30 SI Leaders who sit in the high risk Biology and Chemistry courses. The success of the SI program suggests SI has a positive impact on student retention. By continuing and expanding the current SI program, we hope to maintain improvement of the academic achievement of students at risk of poor performance (D, F, or W) in the high-risk courses.
The SI model, developed at the University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC) in 1973, is a method to help students succeed in college. The SI Leader facilitates discussion for students to discover gaps in their knowledge and better strategies for learning. The SI Leaders are thus crucial to the success of the program, as they demonstrate proficiency in the subject and model effective reading, writing, and thinking skills necessary for content mastery. SI is a program offered at the LARC for students to voluntarily seek assistance in 100- and 200-level courses in the Biology and Chemistry and SI has three primary objectives: to increase retention, to improve student grades, and to increase graduation rates.
Our highly qualified and trained student leaders have previously earned an A or A- in the course they are assigned to tutor, have above a 3.0 CGPA, and received two faculty recommendation letters. Also, SI Leaders attend class with the students to serve as a model student in all capacities. SI is a completely free service to students, and it is expected students attend their assigned weekly session in addition to attending class.
Duties of a SI Leader: