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for California State University, Fresno.
Henry Madden Library, Collection Level (Basement)
TOSHA GIUFFRIDA, Learning Center Coordinator
The Learning Center (LC) offers a supportive learning environment. It assists students in developing learning strategies and behaviors necessary to their growth as critical thinkers and independent, life-long learners. Services include tutoring, supplemental instruction, Academic Success Workshops, group presentations, and individual consultation.
Tutoring is free to enrolled students and available for most subject areas. Tutors complete training certified by the College Reading and Learning Association and are recommended by faculty. Frequently requested subjects include mathematics, history, political science, economics, physics, foreign languages, computer science, chemistry, accounting, decision sciences, business writing, and business statistics. Other subjects are available as demand dictates.
Writing tutors are available to assist with assignments in any course on a drop-in or appointment basis. If English is not your primary language, our writing tutors will help you learn to write more effectively on academic assignments.
General Education tutors are available to assist students with lower-division courses and/or in mastering learning strategies such as time management, test preparation, note taking, and academic reading. They also help you learn to navigate Blackboard. The LC can help you organize a weekly study group for any of your classes.
Workshops to assist you in mastering academic learning strategies are held throughout the semester on topics including:
- Getting organized: manage time, conquer procrastination
- Strategies for maximizing academic reading
- Strategies for preparing for exams and taking exams
- Relaxation and stress reduction techniques
- Strategies for academic note-taking
Check our website for updated tutoring schedules, workshop times, and
applications for employment.
The Intensive Learning Experience (ILE) Program
The mission of the ILE Program is to increase retention rates of freshmen scoring at or below the lower quartile on the EPT (Total 141) and/or the ELM (30 or below).
Assistance includes early intervention outreach, individual learning assessment, academic counseling, and tutoring.
The ILE Program partially supports basic skills courses offered through
the Department of English and the Department of Mathematics.
SupportNet is an early warning (early alert) program that allows faculty to refer students with poor academic performance or academic disengagement. Students are encouraged to meet with a SupportNet adviser who will provide the appropriate academic assistance and university resources.
Further information can be found at www.csufresno.
Services to Faculty and Departments
LC staff and tutors are available to conduct classroom presentations on LC services or learning strategies, provide assistance in forming study groups for students in your class, offer specialized study sessions (supplemental instruction) in high risk classes, consult on how to incorporate learning skills into the curriculum, and collaborate on research regarding student success.