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Academic Support Center

The Academic Support Center is located in L-024 (lower level beneath Library) and offers free services and labs designed to help you reach your academic goals. We have a Math Help Lab, Reading Center, Writing center, and English as a second language, in addition to academic coaching, general tutoring and supplemental instruction.

Student Success Seminars also take place in the Academic Support Center. TRiO services are located in L-024 as well. We're here to assist you with your academic progress! Call 314-644-9267 for more information.

Hours:
Fall and Spring Semesters:
Monday-Thursday: 8 am.-8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Summer Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Peer and Professional Tutoring

When students need academic opportunities beyond the classroom, tutoring is often available. The tutor may be a peer or a professional tutor, depending on the situation.

Peer tutors are current students recommended by their instructors and trained to tutor.

Our peer/group tutoring program allows you to work with a fellow student who has successfully passed the course you are taking. During your weekly meetings, you will have an opportunity to ask questions about the subject matter and gain a better understanding of the material.

Supplemental Instruction (SI)
The Supplemental Instruction program continues to be one of the campus's most popular academic support programs. Individuals with expertise in your subject matter attend the class you are taking, and exhibit good student behavior. Before and/or following class, supplemental instruction leaders hold group session that supplement or help provide clear understanding of the subject material.

Students who participate in SI-targeted courses, on average earn a full-letter grade higher than those who do not.

For more information about targeted classes and schedules, contact Cynthia Jenkins at 314-644-9270.

Writing Center (L-024C)
The Writing Center is a walk-in lab that helps you at any stage in the writing process. Our tutors will help you with understanding the assignment, organizing your ideas, outlining a draft and learn proofreading techniques, all in an effort to make you a stronger, more confident writer.

Professional tutors teach pre-writing techniques, assist with topic choices, help you verbalize ideas about your assignments, assist you with the development of thesis statement, and show you how to use APA/MLA references.

NOTE: They do not edit papers.

For more questions about the Writing Lab and other ways they can help you reach your goals, please contact Ellen Usher at 314-644-9363.

Hours:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Math Help Lab (L-021)
This facility has been created to support developmental math students on the Forest Park campus. The L-021 classroom, including 15 computers, are dedicated to the MTH:020, :030, and :040 courses during their mandatory lab hours as well as accommodate drop-in tutoring for math courses.

Coordinator: Nita Graham, 314-644-9921
Co-Coordinator:
Debbie Char, 314-644-9064
Math Help Lab, 314-644-9759

Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.


Reading Center (L-003)
Professional tutors assist all students with their reading comprehension. Assistance is available for note-taking, comprehension, vocabulary and special computer-based applications. For more information, contact the Reading Center at 314-644-9297.

Coordinator: Kathy Petroff, 314-644-9634
Co-Coordinator: Tracy Barron, 314-644-9655

Hours:
Monday and Wednesday: 9-10 a.m. and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 
Tuesday and Thursday: Noon-4 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

English as a Second Language (L-013)
Instructors in the English as a Second Language program provide tutoring assistance to non-native speakers of English as they work on assignments for their academic English, grammar, pronunciation and listening/note taking classes. One-credit hour classes in academic English prep, writing skills, listening, and vocabulary are also offered on recommendation of the ESL staff.

Coordinator: Eve Fonseca 314-644-9584
ESL Lab: 314-644-9606

Hours:
Monday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

TRiO (L-012)
TRiO is a federally funded college opportunity program for eligible students that are first generation, low income, has a disability and has some academic promise in pursuit of a college degree. Trained tutors and staff provide advising, education, information, service and support.

Apply today to see if you qualify for TRiO. In order to receive services from a TRiO program, you must apply and be accepted into the program. We can work with you throughout your college education, but you can join TRiO at any time. You can start the process by filling out a TRiO SSS application at our office in the Academic Support Center.

Hours:
Monday-Friday:9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Director: Kim Walker, 314-644-9032

Student Support Seminars and Academic Coaching Service
The Academic Support Center offers a series of informational presentations designed to enhance the student college experience by allowing students to learn about his/her learning style, Banner Self-Service, Blackboard, my.stlcc.edu college email, time management and many more.

The Academic Coaching program gives students individual attention so they may have feelings of success, confidence, accountability and motivation.

For more information, call 314-644-9267.