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Tutoring Services

Tutoring Services are available in nearly every discipline (per your request) six days a week. Tutoring is offered on a first come, first served basis and is delivered by highly-trained peer tutors who complete a 3-hour credit course (Peer Tutor Seminar) prior to their employment in the Burton Center. The Burton Center offers mid-term and final exam review sessions, writing workshops, academic coaching, learning style assessment, group study sessions and development of academic action plans, all to help you to enhance your academic achievement.

Our hours are from 9 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday


Weekly Group Study Sessions

Join us for weekly study sessions in the following subjects:

Course Session Time
SSC 105 – Intro. to College Math Mon. 4:00-5:00
SSC 110 – Intro. to College Math/Lib. Arts Tues. 3:30-4:30
REL 110 – Intro. to Religion Mon. 7:00-8:00
HIS 115 – Foundations of World Civilizations Thurs. 3:30-4:30
CHM 101 – Descriptive & Environmental Chem. Tues. 3:00-4:00
BIO 115 – Health Science II Tues. 6:00-7:00
BIO 122 – Intro. to Evolution Thurs. 6:30-7:30
BIO 272 – Human Anatomy & Physiology Tues. 7:00-8:00
BIO 388 – Herpetology Wed. 4:00-5:00
BIO 411 – Evolution Thur. 3:00-4:00
MAT 111 – Math with Applications  Wed. 3:00-4:00
MAT 112 – College Algebra Tues. 4:00-5:00 

These sessions will be the most beneficial if you attend each week. With questions, contact Sue McGuire at mcguirer@lmc.edu or 828.898.2561.


Apply to be a Peer Tutor or a S.A.M. (Student Academic Mentor)

Any student who would like to apply to be a peer tutor or S.A.M. in the Burton Center for Student Success must meet the following criteria:

  1. Submit a completed application to Ms. Sue McGuire
  2. Complete an interview
  3. Maintain a cumulative 3.0 grade point average
  4. Have a B+ or higher in any course for which you wish to be considered a tutor
  5. Have at least one faculty recommendation from a course for which you wish to be considered a tutor
  6. Complete SSC 351: Peer Tutor Seminar, a 3-credit hour course which prepares students to become a peer tutor and/or S.A.M.

Learning Style Assessment

When you come to the Burton Center for the first time to seek tutoring in any subject, you can expect to complete a Learning Style Assessment before your tutoring session begins. Our tutors are trained to read the results of your assessment and then apply their understanding of your learning style to each tutoring session. For instance, if you are predominantly a vision learner, our tutors are equipped to use visual examples and tools to assist you as you learn. Tutors will also assist you in applying your learning style to your own methods of studying and academic success.

In order to expedite this process you may follow this link to an online assessment, complete the assessment, print the results and bring them with you to your first visit to the Burton Center. We will keep your results on file and add them to your profile.

Learning Styles Questionnaire