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Learning Assistance & Resource Center


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Learning Assistance & Resource Center

224 Lawrence Center
West Chester, PA 19382

Phone: 610-436-2535
Fax: 610-436-2600

Director: Jocelyn Manigo
Assistant Director: Kaitlyn Crouse
Clerical Support: Bernadette Forte 610-436-2535

Meet the Staff

Mission Statement

The Learning Assistance and Resource Center (LARC) strives to provide quality academic support services which help students become independent, active learners who achieve academic success. The LARC aims to promote cognitive development in a diversity of student populations through assessing and teaching the effective skills necessary for achieving academic and personal learning goals.

Vision Statement

The pursuit of a quality education, although contingent upon professors and administrators, is essentially a venture of self-reliance. At the Learning Assistance and Resource Center, we envision a University populated with independent learners imbued with a desire to learn, to improve, and to progress. Our tutors promote the critical thinking skills necessary for students to find unique and creative solutions to achieve academic success and actively pursue career goals.

Learning Outcomes

  • Increase services to students proportional to the university's enrollment growth in first and second-year students
  • Continue to be certified to help students become independent learners through facilitated peer-interactions
  • Tutored students will effectively apply learning strategies and achieve increased academic performance and retention
  • Peer student tutors will participate in professional development opportunities

Upcoming Events/News

  • Registration for the Spring will begin on Wednesday, January 23rd for Chemistry and Biology courses and on Thursday, January 24th for all other courses. All registration must be done in person. Registration is Monday-Thursday 8am-4pm and Friday 8am-12pm.
  • WE ARE STILL HIRING FOR SPRING! We are still in need of tutors for ACC 202, CHE 232, HIS 100-102, and PHY 130. Please apply and email Kaitlyn Crouse-Machcinski if interested in one of these positions. 
  • We are still accepting applications for all subject areas, as need may arise throughout the semester. Learn more and apply using the link to the left!
  • The link to sign up for Spring Academic Success Workshops will be up soon!

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