Learning Support Services
Learning Strategies Counseling
Individual appointments are available to students for assessment and learning strategies counseling designed to:
- Reduce math and test anxiety
- Improve study habits
- Teach active learning methods
which can assist students in reaching their academic goals.
Referral to resources within and/or outside LSS will be made if deemed beneficial. Our workshops are designed to promote academic success. We offer workshops on a variety of subjects such as:
- Coping with math and test anxiety
- Managing time
- Improving learning skills
- Improving test-taking strategies
- Writing a research paper
We also offer, upon request, support groups for returning and graduate students.
Multimedia Resources in computer, video assisted instructional materials, reference books on learning strategies, and handouts on various learning strategies and techniques are available. We have software in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, economics, statistics, biology, chemistry, physics, and test-taking skills. In addition, we have test preparation materials for exams such as the GMAT, GRE, MCAT, and LSAT. Our Learning Plus software is useful for practicing basic reading, writing, and math skills. Videotapes are available in algebra, trigonometry, calculus, physics, test-taking skills, reading textbooks, note taking, test anxiety, and time management. All materials are to be used within the center on our computers and video tape players. The Multimedia Resources room is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Graduate Student Support
LSS supports graduate and professional students with learning strategies counseling and workshops on topics such as American Psychological Association writing style, scholarly writing, presentations, learning styles, and time management. All LSS services are available to individual graduate students.
To help maximize performance in basic mathematics, science, or business courses, we offer, upon request, supplemental instructional groups that meet regularly and are facillitated by a tutor. They provide an opportunity to form study groups and clarify concepts.
LSS provides consultation and collaboration with other retention efforts on campus. The collaboration could include offering tutoring, psycho-educational workshops, college success seminars, assessment, and support groups. LSS provides holistic learning programs for departments or colleges requesting our services. After participating departments refer students, counselors assess students academic needs, develop individual educational improvement plans, and monitor progress.
Texas Success Initiative Program
LSS provides non-course, non-credit developmental instruction in reading, writing, and mathematics, and assists students in THEA exam preparation.