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Frequently Asked Questions

The Learning Assistance Centers is comprised of the Writing Center, Mathematics Learning Center, Foreign Language Instructional Center, Tutoring in the Sciences, and Structured Learning Assistance.

The Mathematics Learning Center (Prince 208), Structured Learning Assistance, and, Tutoring in the Sciences offer drop-in tutoring opportunities for students. Any student in the courses these tutors serve is welcome to drop by for help during operating hours. The Writing Center and Foreign Language Instructional Center prefer appointments.

For appointments with the Writing Center, please visit Prince 209 or call 843-349-2937. For appointments with the Foreign Language Instructional Center, please visit Prince 123 or call 843-349-2468.

The Mathematics Learning Center and Writing Center are open Monday-Thursday 8:30am-7:00pm and Friday 8:30-3:00. Sunday in the Kimbel Library varying hours are available. The Foreign Language Instructional Center is open Monday-Thursday 8:30am-7:00pm and Friday 8:30-12:00. Please check with the center for more information regarding the tutoring schedule.

Structured Learning Assistance is offered at varying times throughout the week. Please visit www.coastal.edu/lac/sla to view the current schedule of tutoring. Tutoring in the Sciences also has a varying schedule. Please contact the Learning Assistance Centers directly for more information.

In order to become a tutor, it is important to be familiar with the requirements for each center.

Mathematics Learning Center requires:
GPA of 3.0 or higher, Completion of MATH 161 with a B or higher

Writing Center requires:
GPA of 3.0 or higher, Application, 2 faculty recommendations, 3-5 page writing sample

Foreign Language Instructional Center requires:
GPA of 3.0 or higher, proficiency in the English language, successful completion of a 210 course in the target language (native speakers exempt) with a B or higher, placement of 210+ or higher on the foreign language placement exam, 1 faculty recommendation, and an interview with the FLIC Coordinator

Structured Learning Assistance in MATH 130/130i requires:
GPA of 3.0 or higher, Completion of MATH 130 or 130i with a B or higher as well as completion of a second math course (MATH 132, MATH 131, STAT 201, or PSYC 225)

Structured Learning Assistance in MATH 132 requires:
GPA of 3.0 or higher, Completion of MATH 132 with B or higher

Structured Learning Assistance in PHIL 101 requires:
GPA of 3.0 or higher, Completion of PHIL 101 with a B or higher

Those interested in tutoring in the sciences should contact the Learning Assistance Centers directly for more information.

 


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