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

Dr. Jeffrey Wardlaw
325 Becht Hall
Tutoring and Testing Coordinator
+1 814 393 1875


Mathematics Courses:

  • MATH 050 Basic Algebra
  • MATH 110 Intermediate Algebra
  • MATH 111 Mathematics Concepts K-8
  • MATH 112 Excursions in Mathematics
  • MATH 131 Applied Finite Math
  • MATH 171 Pre-calculus
  • MATH 211 Fund Topics in K-8 Math
  • MATH 270 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
  • MATH 272 Calculus III

Business Courses:

  • ACTG 251 Financial Accounting
  • ACTG 252 Managerial Accounting
  • ECON 211 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 212 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 221 Economics - Business Statistics I - in Still Hall

Science Courses:

  • BIOL 111 Basic Biology
  • BIOL 251 Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIOL 252 Anatomy & Physiology II
  • CHEM 145 Chem for Allied Health
  • CHEM 153 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 154 General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 251 Organic Chem I
  • CHEM 252 Organic Chem II
  • ES 111 Basic Earth Science
  • ES 150 Physical Geology
  • PH 251 General Physics I
  • PH 252 General Physics II

Miscellaneous Courses:

  • CIS 110 Computer Info Process
  • CIS 202 Intro Prog and Algo
  • CIS 217 Appl to Micro
  • CSD Courses (varies by semester)
  • HIST 112 Early Modern Civ
  • HIST 113 Modern Civilization
  • HIST 120 US to 1877
  • PSY 211 General Psychology
  • PSY 230 Stat Methods
  • PSY 260 Developmental Psychology
  • SOC 211 Prin of Sociology
  • ANTH 211 Humans and Culture
  • Study Skills  Note Taking
  • Study Skills  Test Preparation
  • Study Skills  Test Taking

325 Becht Hall, Clarion University
Phone: +1 814 393 1875
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 Lab has 20 PCs. These computers are equipped with Microsoft Office 2007. No appointment is necessary! All services of the Academic Support Center are available free of charge.

325 Becht Hall, Clarion University
Phone: +1 814 393 1875
Fax: +1 814 393 2368

Last Updated 2/3/17