The Learning Center enhances the ability of every motivated student to succeed in his or her studies.
The Learning Center houses:
- The Writing Center
- The Math Center
- Peer Tutoring Program
- Diagnostic and placement testing
- Instructional and adaptive software
- Courses in basic academic skills
- Individualized assistance with study skills and learning issues
- Academic support for students with disabilities
The Writing Center provides individual consultation for students at every stage of the writing process. Students receive personal attention from guides and teachers who assist in developing, writing and learning strategies that help students become more effective writers.
The Math Center links the Math Department, the College's remediation and one-on-one instruction in mathematics. The Center's coordinator, and a staff of student math assistants, work with students who need a bit of extra help to succeed in their required math, science, business, behavioral sciences, or other courses. We offer both individual help and study groups. The Math Center also offers Test preparation for the GRE and PRAXIS I.
The Peer Tutoring program enhances student success by providing concentrated, one-on-one intervention for students in need of extra course instruction.
Individualized Study Skills Assistance
Individualized study skills assistance helps students acquire greater understanding of themselves and of the basic skills needed for success in the classroom:
- time management
- effective reading
- test-taking strategies
COMPASS is a computer-based diagnostic and placement test that measures reading, writing, and math skills. COMPASS can help students identify areas of strength and weakness and guide them in making appropriate course choices. All new traditional-age freshmen take the COMPASS Math test. Results are used, along with other factors, to place students in appropriate math courses.
The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) provides students the opportunity to demonstrate college-level knowledge and earn college credit through a program of exams, regardless of where or how the students acquired their knowledge. Both traditional and non-traditional students can benefit from credit earned through CLEP.
Academic Support for Students with Disabilities
In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the College of Mount St. Joseph provides access and accommodations for students with physical or mental impairments that substantially limit or restrict one or more of such major life activities as walking, seeing, hearing, or learning.
The Learning Center is located in room 156 in the The Thrailkill Hall of Student Success.
Dana Freer, Director