SLC beneficial to students
Too many students arrive at college unprepared and unaware of the skills necessary to be successful in college.
The Student Learning Center (SLC), located in the Beem Center, is one of NIACC’s answer to this problem.
The SLC at NIACC should be a student’s home away from home. While many students come to college lacking the skills needed to succeed, the SLC provides an opportunity to strengthen those skills and become better equipped for taking college-level classes.
Gary Show, the GED testing supervisor at NIACC, said that if used effectively, the SLC could be the difference between a successful student and one who flunks out.
“With the number of tutors and resources available here (in the SLC), a student would be crazy not to use it,” Show said.
Lee Weber, a NIACC instructor and tutor in the SLC, said strengthening student’s studying skills is a goal for tutors.
“The faculty members that help with tutoring are not only trying to help the students with the material but help them understand what it is they are learning and how to go about doing it on their own,” Weber said.
A new testing area was added to the west end of the facility last December. This gives students a quiet place to make up tests on their own time.
Free tutoring sessions are available to all students when the center opens each day at 7:30 a.m. The SLC’s atmosphere is informal and walk-ins are always welcome.
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