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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

  • HOLIDAY HOURS: LARC Tutoring will continue on normal schedule (9am-9pm) on Tuesday, November 21. There will be no tutoring from Wednesday, November 22 through Sunday, November 26. Tutoring resumes 9am Monday November 27.
  • WE ARE HIRING FOR SPRING! We are currently seeking applicants for tutors, especially for the following courses: CSC 110 Fundamentals of Computer Science, CSC 141/142 Computer Science I/II, PHY 100 Elements of Physical Science, PHY 130/140 General Physics, PHY 170/180 Physics, ECO 111/112 Principles of Economics (Macro and Micro), MAT 101/102 Math for Teachers of Children I/II, MAT 143 Brief Calculus, MAT 145 Calculus for the Life Sciences, CHE 104 General Chemistry II, BIO 259 Human Anatomy/Physiology I...and more. Learn more and apply using the link to the left!
  • Tutor Registration for all offered courses is open Monday to Thursday from 8:00AM-4:00PM and Friday from 8:00AM-12:00PM.
  • Tutor Registration remains open until 13th week of the semester (11/21/2017), but we highly encourage registering as soon as possible!

  • Academic Success Workshops - Sign up HERE

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