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Learning Assistance Center/Tutoring

Experiencing difficulty in class? Want to learn more about how to learn? Need assistance to get through a tough exam or adjust to being back in school?

Learning Assistance is available free of charge to all Lake Michigan College students in courses at LMC campuses. To request tutoring services, fill out, save, and email the Learning Assistance Center Request Form to tutoring@lakemichigancollege.edu. If you need help for writing, please contact the Writing Center. Students seeking help with nursing coursework should email the nursing department at healthsciences@lakemichigancollege.edu for further information.

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The Learning Assistance Center offers you help with homework, test preparation, studying and test strategies. Our Learning Assistants are certified by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). 

Learning assistance is provided primarily in Zoom group and walk-in formats during COVID-19 limitations. Please email us for more information. We have learning assistants available for most classes offered, and we will make every effort to locate a tutor for your courses if one is not already on staff.

To find out more about the services available to you, and hear current semester hours, call (269) 927-1000 ext. 8750 or e-mail us.

Online Tutoring Services 

All of our tutoring services are currently available online as a result of COVID-19. In addition to meeting with our tutors directly via scheduled Zoom meetings, you also have two other methods to find assistance.

  1. Our tutors have drop-in hours scheduled as shown in the Tutoring Schedule. These rooms are available via Zoom, and the individual tutor's current meeting IDs are available.
  2. Many instructors have added a link to NetTutor to their Canvas course pages to provide you with access to professional tutors–in many cases with 24/7 availability. These are available FREE to all students through LMC's partnership with NetTutor. If you do not see the link in your Canvas course, ask your instructor to enable it for you.

If you would like more information about any of these services, contact us at tutoring@lakemichigancollege.edu  

Reminder: Tutoring for writing is done through the Writing Center Online, and tutoring for nursing coursework is arranged through the nursing department–email healthsciences@lakemichigancollege.edu.

Becoming a Tutor

Do you like helping people learn? Looking for part-time work with a big impact? Do you have recent upper-level math and/or science background? We have openings on our professional tutoring team for upper-level math and science tutors with a bachelor's degree or higher. Please apply online anytime!

We are also hiring for Peer Tutors! Apply online.

Requirements:

  • A or B in subject you want to tutor or equivalent experience
  • 3.0 or above GPA
  • Complete job application packet
  • Like to help others
  • An instructor referral is preferable

Learning Assistance Center assistants are expected to act as role models for students by regularly attending their own classes, practicing successful study habits, maintaining a positive learning attitude and completing their own tutoring-related documentation as required..

All Learning Assistants are required to complete Level I of the CRLA Training within their first term of employment. This consists of ten hours of paid training in a variety of topics related to tutoring, including but not limited to:

  • study skills
  • customer service
  • learning disabilities
  • required paperwork and procedures
  • tutoring specific coursework
  • diversity issues

Learning assistants are given 16 weeks after becoming employed to complete Level I certification and will be paid for the 10 hours upon completion of the training.

Helpful Links and Resources

This page has been designed to provide you with resources to improve your skills and success at Lake Michigan College. Under each subject, you will find educational links to helpful sites.

General

English

Mathematics

Science

Health Sciences

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