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Learning Center

Course Study Skills


Languages Other Than English

The Learning Center has many resources to help you through a Foreign Language course. The Tutorial Lab has tutors available for regular assistance while the Learning Skills Lab has student assistants that are available to help you brush up on your skills. Our Language Skills Specialist is available to work with ESL students. Other resources include the ESL web page, CDs, and books to target grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and sentence structure.


History / Government

Political science students can receive tutorial services from the Tutorial Lab. In addition, writing assistance is available in both the Learning Skills Lab and Writing Center.


Tutors are available for economics and related courses at the Tutorial Lab. Students seeking help in economics courses may also find some math links helpful.



We have many resources available for the biological and physical sciences. The Tutorial Lab and the Learning Skills Lab both provide assistance with specific areas of study. Staff are available for general science study strategies and we have word roots lists which are useful for learning scientific terminology. For specific help with scientific writing, we have writing assistance available, and the Writing Center also has writing consultants available to review your papers.

Speech Communications

Public speaking can be nerve-racking for many people.  Call on us for help with researching,  outlining or practicing your speech. The Student Speech Association also helps students prepare speeches.



You can sign up for a math tutor in the Tutorial Lab or learn techniques for studying math at the Learning Skills Lab. Another good resource for drop in tutoring is the Math Tutoring Lab. Also, take a look at our standardized test preparation page for specific help with a tests such as the CBEST or GRE.



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