Tutoring & Learning Skills


Content tutoring is for students who are having trouble understanding basic concepts, ideas, or mechanical processes. Assistance is offered in most lower division subjects and in selected upper division subjects.

Most sessions consist of one-to-one instruction or small group instruction. Tutors are undergraduates who have been referred by their respective departments. These tutors participate in extensive training sessions to develop their tutoring skills.

As a result of the staff changing from one semester to the next, the courses that are offered will vary from semester to semester. The Center always provides help in the basic core classes as well as the lower level classes in various subjects.

If a course that you need help in is not listed, please come to the Center and fill out a tutor request form. There may be a tutor that can help you.

Contact Information

Student Success Office
310 Becht Hall


Mathematics Courses:

  • ACTG 251 Financial Actg
  • ACTG 252 Managerial Actg
  • MATH 050 Basic Algebra
  • MATH 110 Intermediate Algebra
  • MATH 111 Mathematics Concepts K-8
  • MATH 112 Excursions in Mathematics
  • MATH 131 Appl of Math in Bus I
  • MATH 171 Precalculus
  • MATH 211 Fund Topics in K-8 Math
  • MATH 221 Elementary Applied Stats
  • MATH 232 Calculus Bus I
  • MATH 270 Calculus I
  • MATH 271 Calculus II

Science Courses:

  • BIOL 111 Basic Biology
  • BIOL 251 Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIOL 252 Anatomy & Physiology II
  • CHEM 100 Prep for Chemistry
  • CHEM 145 Chem for Allied Health
  • CHEM 151 - Chem Principles I
  • CHEM 152 - Chem Principles II
  • CHEM 153 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 154 General Chemistry II
  • ES 111 Basic Earth Science
  • ES 150 Physical Geology
  • PHSC 111 Physical Science Chem
  • PHSC 112 Basic Physical Science
  • SOC 211 Prin of Sociology

Miscellaneous Courses:

  • ANTH 211 Humans and Culture
  • CIS 202 Intro Program and Algo I
  • CIS 244 Intro to Prog & Algo II
  • ECON 211 - Prin of Macro
  • ECON 212 - Prin of Macro
  • ECON 221 - Stats, Data Analy, Mod for Bus and Econ I
  • ECON 222 Stats, Data Analy, Model for Bus II
  • HIST 111 Ancient & Med Civ
  • HIS 112 Early Modern Civ
  • HIS 113 Modern Civilization
  • HIST 120 US to 1877
  • HIST 121 US Since 1877
  • MUS 111 Intro to Music
  • MUS 125 Foundations of Musicianship
  • MUS 128 Aural Skills I
  • MUS 131 Fundamentals of Music
  • PSY 211 General Psychology
  • Study Skills  Note Taking
  • Study Skills  Test Preparation
  • Study Skills  Test Taking

310 Becht Hall, Clarion University
Phone: 814-393-1877 or 814-393-2321
Fax: +1 814 393 2368


The Learning Skills Lab staff provides many services in the area of learning and study skills for students, faculty, and staff at the university. The lab staff emphasizes instruction in practical study techniques, which can lead to greater academic success.

Students' reading and study skills are diagnosed, and planned program is implemented using a variety of instructional aids as well as personal instruction. Students can receive academic assistance in the following general areas:

  • Time Management
          Principles of Scheduling
          Analyzing Your Time
  • Lecture Note-Taking
          Effective Listening and Note taking
          Tips on Taking Lecture Notes
  • Reading the Text
          What Students Should Know About Reading
          Underlining and Highlighting
  • Taking Exams
          How To Study For Exams
          Basic Test Taking Methods

Additional areas of assistance include:

Vocabulary development
Reading comprehension
Improving reading rate
Critical thinking skills

Services of the Learning Skills Lab are available to both students and faculty. These services are provided to the students through the use of:

Individual instruction
Computer-assisted instruction
Small group instruction
Classroom lectures
Study groups
Study room

Faculty can utilize facilities and resources to supplement classroom instruction and/or have the lab staff provide basic skills instruction to their students either individually or by classroom lecture.

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Another great aspect of the Learning Skills Lab is the computers. The Student Support Center has several laptops available for any student to use. These computers are equipped with the newest features and everything is free of charge.  No appointment is necessary!

3101 Becht Hall, Clarion University
Phone: 814 393 2321

Last Updated 9/12/19