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Learning Assistance & Resource Center

Address:
224 Lawrence Center
West Chester, PA 19382


Phone: 610-436-2535
Fax: 610-436-2600
Email: larc@wcupa.edu


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

  • Follow us on Instagram for study tips, announcements, and weather related closings @wcularc.  
  • Registration for the Spring semester is now closed.  Come into the LARC to check out other resources, such as drop-in tutoring, online tutoring, and academic success workshops. 
  • We are currently interviewing and hiring for the fall. Please apply and email Kaitlyn Crouse-Machcinski if you have any questions. We have positions open in chemistry, computer science, economics, math, physics, and public speaking. If interested in applying for a WRT 120/123 tutoring position, please contact the Writing Center
  • Learn more and apply using the link to the left!
  • The link to sign up for Fall Academic Success Workshop, press here.
  • Smarthinking: Online Tutoring Drop-In Tutoring2014-2015 Academic Year Report 2015-2016 Academic Year Report
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