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Academic Success Center Math

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.

 

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

Beginning in Fall 2010, students in certain courses may use the Limestone College Online Math Tutoring Center (MOLE).

MOLE MISSION STATEMENT

The purpose of the Limestone College Online MATH Tutoring Center (MOLE) is to provide tutorial services to students enrolled in select mathematics courses offered by the College, in particular, to Extended Campus students. 

The online tutor's responsibility is to:

  • Help clarify the mathematical concepts within the problem.
  • Help you understand the problem, and its relationship to other mathematics.
  • Teach you how to solve the problem and give you the tools you need to succeed in your class.
  • Provide assistance, but NOT doing your homework for you.
  • Respond within 3 business days

A tutor may use the following techniques to help you solve a problem:

  • Provide formulas, theorems, or ideas that are needed to solve the problem.
  • Help break the problem down into steps to make the problem easier to understand and solve.
  • Explain or help clarify the concept that is not understood.
  • Show where the mistake was made and how to correct it.
  • Point to an example in the textbook that is similar to the problem.

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.

Accomodations

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

Steps To Success

  • Step One - Attend every class.
  • Step Two - Be organized.
  • Step Three - Manage your time well.
  • Step Four - Be successful in the classroom.
  • Step Five - Take good notes.
  • Step Six - Know how to read a textbook.
  • Step Seven - Study smart.
  • Step Eight - Use test taking strategies.
  • Step Nine - Reduce test anxiety.
  • Step Ten - 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.