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Academic Success & Exploratory Majors

At LVC, we want our students to find their best success. The Center for Academic Success and Exploratory Majors provides writing guidance and tutoring assistance to students looking to reach their greatest potential and serves as the home on campus to Exploratory Majors.

We’re here to help.

Are you struggling with a paper or looking to improve your writing skills?

In just a few short years, the Center for Academic Success and Exploratory Majors has become a positive force on the Lebanon Valley College campus. We are about people helping people. We listen, attempt to define the problem, and aid in facilitating a possible solution, thus diminishing students’ anxiety without diminishing their independence in either the learning or writing process.

The mission of the Lebanon Valley College Center for Academic Success and Exploratory Majors is to provide students with the tools, techniques, and confidence necessary to become successful communicators and writers. We do this by creating a comfortable environment in which students and tutors work together at improving writing and thinking across the curriculum.

Writing Tutoring
  • If you would like to have a paper reviewed by a writing tutor, please submit a Tutor Request formOur policy: please complete a request form 48 hours before you would need help.
  • In the “What would you like to work on during the session?” section, please include the specific things you are concerned about in your paper (e.g., organization, thesis, word choice, etc.).
  • New requests will be processed from and assigned to a writing tutor, who is expected to respond to you within 48-72 hours.
  • Once a request is received, the assigned writing tutor will contact you directly to receive your paper, set up a potential conference, and discuss further steps.

Meetings may be scheduled by individual appointment OR by signing up through conference hours determined by the FYE Writing Mentor. Please refer to your specific section information and communication from the mentor.

Drop-in Hours will be offered Monday-Thursday, 7-9 p.m.

Peer Tutoring may be the answer.

Do you want higher grades or to improve your study skills?

Peer Tutoring offers free assistance to students who want to improve their academic performance. Tutors can be provided for most 100- and 200-level courses offered. Peer Tutors are successful, upper-level students who are trained to help students clarify assignments, understand the subject matter, prepare homework, review homework, prepare for exams, review exams, improve study techniques, and improve time management.

Tutors are available for individual and group sessions. They will contact students within 48-72 hours and arrange a time and place to meet. Please keep in mind that tutors are students themselves, and it is important to be flexible with appointments if you are looking to receive help. Requests submitted on Saturday and Sunday will only receive attention on Monday!!!

Please note that we do not provide tutoring to high school students.

Peer Tutoring
  • If you would like to meet with a peer tutor, please submit a Tutor Request form. Our policy will stand: please complete a request form 48 hours before you would need help.
  • New requests will be processed from and assigned to a peer tutor, who is expected to respond to you within 48-72 hours.
  • Once a request is received, the assigned peer tutor will contact you directly, set up a meeting, and discuss next steps.
  • All students will receive an email during the first week of classes with information related to the study pod schedule.
  • The full schedule can also be found throughout the semester here.
Organizational Tutoring

Organizational tutors are students who mentor, model, and teach peers effective and healthy time management and organizational skills as well as study habits in order to function independently as a competent and successful student.

Fill out the Tutor Request Form online. The request will be sent to an organizational tutor, who will be in touch with you within 48 hours.

Please give all tutors at least 48 hours’ notice before you would like to meet. Any requests made before that window are not guaranteed.

You’ll get the most out of your session with an organizational tutor if you come prepared to share any calendars/planners (paper or electronic!), examples of how you take notes, and your current feelings regarding what is and isn’t working well for you as a student. An open mindset will take you far!

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