The Learning Assistance and Resource Center proudly embraces the values of West Chester University and remains committed to treating all members of our community with respect and dignity. Read the full WCU Values statement.

The last day of tutoring is Friday, December 9th & success coaching is Friday, December 16th.

 

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Important LARC Information


Announcements

Virtual Tutor Registration for weekly tutoring is closed for Fall 2022. The virtual room will re-open for Spring registration Tuesday, January 24, 2023. 

Students are able to make individual appointments for Fall 2022 until the last day of tutoring, December 9, 2022 and can begin making winter appointments Thursday, December 15, 2022.

 

Fall 2022 Information

  • All LARC services are free to students.
  • The LARC will offer both in-person and virtual tutoring sessions for Fall 2022. While we encourage the use of masks, they are optional at this time.
  • All in-person sessions will take place in 224 Lawrence (except Music, which will be in Swope Music Library).
  • Tutor Registration for Weekly, Recurring Sessions will open on Tuesday, August 30th and be open until November 18th.  Success Coaching will be available in-person or online starting Monday, August 29th. Students can make Success Coaching appointments starting Monday, August 22nd.
  • Any question regards to tutoring should be directed to Dr. Kaitlyn Machcinski at KMACHCINSKI@WCUPA.EDU.
  • Any question regards to success coaching or Academic Success Workshops should be directed to Dr. Rita Patel Eng at RPATELENG@WCUPA.EDU.  

Fall Tutoring Location & Zoom Links

Winter 2023 Information

  • Winter 2023 tutoring will be virtual and appointment based only (no weekly, recurring sessions will be scheduled by LARC staff). 
  • Winter schedules will open on Thursday, December 15, 2022. 
  • Winter tutoring runs from December 19, 2022- January 19, 2023. 
  • There is no tutoring from December 23, 2022-January 2, 2023 and January 16, 2023. 
  • Winter course offerings include: 
    • ACC (201, 202), CHE (107), ECO (111, 112, 251, 351), MAT (Q20, Q30, 103, 113, 121, 143) 

Spring 2023 Information

  • All LARC services are free to students.
  • The LARC will offer both in-person and virtual tutoring sessions for Spring 2023. While we encourage the use of masks, they are optional at this time.
  • All in-person sessions will take place in 224 Lawrence (except Music, which will be in Swope Music Library).
  • Tutor Registration for Weekly, Recurring Sessions will open on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 7:30am.
  • Success Coaching will be available in-person or online starting Monday, January 23rd. 
  • Any question regards to tutoring should be directed to Dr. Kaitlyn Machcinski at KMACHCINSKI@WCUPA.EDU.
  • Any question regards to success coaching or Academic Success Workshops should be directed to Dr. Rita Patel Eng at RPATELENG@WCUPA.EDU.  
  • General questions can go to LARC@wcupa.edu

Cancellation & No Show Guidelines (NEW for Spring 2023)

  • Students are responsible for canceling their own appointments. All students can cancel an individual appointment by logging onto WC Online
  • Students can cancel up to 3 hours in advance. Anything less than 3 hour notice will be considered a "no-show." 
  • If a student has 3 "no-shows" (aka three missed appointments), the student's WC Online account will be locked. As long as they are not in the same course, a LARC staff member will notify the student and unlock the account. 
  • If a student misses three sessions of the SAME COURSE (e.g. three BIO 110 sessions), the rest of the schedule will be cancelled and a students account will remain locked. 
  • We at the LARC try to provide flexibility to students by allowing cancellations up to 3 hours in advance. We prefer that students stay home if they are feeling ill. If an emergency arises (e.g. illness that required a doctor's visit, car accident, funeral, etc.), please reach out to LARC staff and discuss having the appointment cancelled after the fact. HOWEVER, same day cancellations should be rare and reserved for illness or other emergency. 
  • If a student cancels same day 3 times, there account will be locked and LARC staff will reach out to see if the student still wants tutoring for that course. 
  • If a student cancels same day 4 times, they will lose the weekly tutoring appointment but can still make individual appointments when needed. 
 

What are students saying about our tutors?

  • "Clara is good at explaining the concepts in a different manner that makes them easier to understand and remember."
  • "[Niajah] she knows what she is talking about. She is able to demonstrate lessons and how things work in [biology] on the whiteboard, and high makes it easier to understand."
  • "[Lindsay's] strengths [are] being able to explain step by step how to complete chem math equations. She was great and I was able to be successful in the course due to her."
  • "[Samantha] is great with connecting the Spanish language to relate to our life today which makes it a lot more relatable and easy to understand ."
  • "Kelsey’s greatest strengths include patience and being an easy person to communicate with; overall, someone who knows how to “teach” / make sense of a problem in a simpler way."
  • "[Austin]  is always willing to help, and is very flexible. Also, he helped me receive a better grade in the class by teaching the material and breaking it down."
  • "Liz listens very well and aids in any math problem and makes it easy to learn."
  • "[Ethan's] greatest strength [is] giving real life examples and making complex topics so much easier to comprehend. We covered a lot of good information"

*All quotes taken from Fall 2021 anonymous tutor evaluation surveys. 

 

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