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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

Interim Director: Thomas Pomenti 610-436-3238
Clerical Support: Bernadette Forte 610-436-2535

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

  • Tutor registration for spring semester will begin at 8am on Wednesday, January 24 (BIO and CHE only) and Thursday, January 25 (All other subjects). All registration is in person in Lawrence 224. Please bring your class/activity schedule along so we can schedule you quickly and accurately.
  • WE ARE HIRING FOR SPRING! We are still accepting applications for all subject areas, as need may arise throughout the semester. We currently have immediate need for tutors for the following courses: PHY 100 Elements of Physical Science, PHY 170/180 Physics, and MAT 151 Discrete Mathematics. Learn more and apply using the link to the left!
  • Academic Success Workshops - Sign up HERE

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