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Academic Success Center English

Introduction

The Academic Success Center is available to all students for tutoring. It houses the Writing Center, the Math Center, and Tutorial Services. Peer tutors are available to provide assistance with writing assignments, math problems, or to help students with any other discipline.

Writing Center

Students who come to the Writing Center will find a supportive environment with tutors who are dedicated to helping people become better writers. Each student who wants help with a writing assignment will meet one-on-one with a peer tutor who is a fellow student and a skilled writer. The tutor will help the student discover ways to improve specific writing assignments, while helping the student gain the skills needed to become a successful writer. Students who visit the Writing Center will receive help while maintaining control of their own writing.

Tutoring

Free tutoring services are available to all Limestone College students at the Academic Success Center. These tutors are able to work with students on development of papers and review of course content, which includes English, Math, History, Science, etc.

Tutors also help students:

  • Develop strategies to prepare for tests

  • Set priorities and manage time and tasks

  • Review grammatical rules and self-edit written work

  • Communicate effectively with professors and advisors

  • Seek out other College resources as needed

  • Develop computer skills

  • Take responsibility for meeting deadlines

Tutors as a Faculty Resource

Academic Success Center tutors are students helping other students become active, life-long learners. As well as individual tutoring, the tutors also lead study groups, do presentations, and share with the faculty their insights on individual students' learning needs. They can  provide feedback to the faculty on assignments, curriculum, and tests.

A tutor may spend as many as 30 hours of direct contact with an individual student per semester. This puts the tutors in a unique position to offer information to faculty. Professors are encouraged  to use the tutors as a valuable resource.

Location

The Academic Success Center is located in the Dixie Lodge on the second floor, in Room 103, across from the post office.

Tutoring Hours

Monday-Thursday
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Make Appointments

The Coordinator for the Academic Success Center makes all student appointments.  She can be reached at extension 4411. Students may also drop in to sign up to meet with a tutor. Appointments can be made Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Accommodations

All students must complete the Needs Assessment Form to receive special accommodations.

Steps To Success

  • 1 - Attend every class.
  • 2 - Be organized.
  • 3 - Manage your time well.
  • 4 - Be successful in the classroom.
  • 5 - Take good notes.
  • 6 - Know how to read a textbook.
  • 7 - Study smart.
  • 8 - Use test taking strategies.
  • 9 - Reduce test anxiety.
  • 10 - Know about and use available services.

Financial Aid

The College is dedicated to helping students and their families make attendance at Limestone a reality, regardless of their financial situation.  Limestone participates in all applicable federal and state financial aid programs including Pell Grants, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Work Study, and all federal loan programs (Perkins, Stafford, Subsidized, Unsubsidized, and Parent Loans). South Carolina residents are eligible for South Carolina Tuition Grants, Palmetto Fellows, LIFE, and HOPE Scholarships, while special grants are available for those who reside outside South Carolina.

Limestone College awards many institutional scholarships based on the following criteria: academic merit, need, leadership, Cherokee County residency, and performance in music, art, theatre, and athletics.  The College also offers an institutional work-study program, providing employment on campus.