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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
Asst. Director: Liz Mathews 610-436-2402
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 affective 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

  • Attention All Students!
    • FALL BREAK: Tutoring sessions will NOT be held Sunday, October 8, Monday, October 9, and Tuesday October 10 due to Fall break. The LARC office will be open from 8am to 4:30pm on Monday and Tuesday for tutor registration.
    • WE ARE HIRING! We are currently seeking applicants for tutors for the following courses: MAT 121 Statistics, 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 143 Brief Calculus, MAT 145 Calculus for the Life Sciences, SPA 101/102/201/202 Beginner and intermediate Spanish. 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, but we highly encourage registering as soon as possible!

  • Academic Success Workshops - Sign up HERE

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