“Learn Smart, Live Easy”
Make learning easier with effective study techniques.
Visit the VIRTUAL LEARNING CENTER to:
- Assess how you learn.
- Find ways to manage time.
- Ace exams.
- Reduce stress.
- Shell Tutorial Center
Trained peer tutors help with homework, test preparation, and study strategies. No appointment is necessary.
141B Middleton Library
Mon-Thurs: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Online Tutoring
(900 free minutes for current students)
Access Smarthinking through the Student Services drop down menu in Moodle.
Additional On-Campus Resources
- Genesis Tutoring provided by Office of Multicultural Affairs
- Writing Support provided by CxC
- Residential Life Tutoring Resources
- Physics Tutorial Center provided by Department of Physics & Astronomy
- Middleton Library offers study space, printed and electronic resources and librarian subject specialists able to help with research in specific academic areas.
- Check library hours
- Book a group study room.
- Request individual study space.
- Find an e-textbook.
- Meet with a library subject specialist.
- LSU Cares connects students with the appropriate campus resources to address a variety of issues from academic to medical.
Tutoring Fiction vs. Fact
- FICTION: Tutorial Center Tutors give undivided one-on-one assistance.
FACT: Our walk-in center is serves as many students as possible. High demand subjects have 3-5 tutors for every 15 students, and wait-times may occur.
- FICTION: Tutors provide answers to assignments.
FACT: Our tutors are CRLA trained to provide guidance on how to achieve the correct answer, which will help you succeed when taking the test.
- FICTION: Tutoring can replace class time.
FACT: Tutors support students in clearing up minor problems and cannot replace class time or effective study habits.
- FICTION: Tutors know everything.
FACT: Tutors are just like you. They take courses taught by a variety of professors and may not be familiar with every concept or homework assignment in each course.
- FICTION: Tutors pick and choose which students they help.
FACT: Tutors respond to flags raised in their assigned subject areas in request order.
- FICTION: Private tutors are employed by the CAS.
FACT: The CAS provides private tutor names through a Tutor Matching Service as a courtesy, but does not employ private tutors and is not responsible for their service quality.
- FICTION: Students who have a poor experience should quit attending the tutorial center.
FACT: Feedback matters! Complete a Tutor Rate Card, so CAS can quickly address issues.