Learning Commons

Student success is our top priority. At the Learning Commons, we provide free, individualized guidance from instructors and peer tutors. Our Math Center and Online Writing Center focus on key skills students need for their academic career and beyond. A Learning Styles Inventory is also offered to help students identify their learning style and receive a one-on-one conference to develop personalized study strategies.

Whether you are looking for help with your class work or insight into the best study skills, the Learning Commons will set you up for success.

Hours

Spring 2017 Learning Commons Hours (Academic Resource Center, Room 122)

Monday 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m-4:00 p.m.

Faculty Members Schedule

Communications Assistance

Communications (reading, writing, and speech) at the college level can really be a challenge. Thankfully, we have professionals to support you in all aspects of communications. We offer writing and speech support, such as:

  • Brainstorming topics for any writing project or speech
  • Grammar and punctuation assistance
  • Resume and cover letter support
  • Job and scholarship applications

Reading at the college level is much different than reading for enjoyment. If you find yourself not understanding what you are reading, let us know so we can provide you with suggestions and strategies to help you now and in your future career choice. Also, take a look at our Online Writing Center for other online support and resources.

Math Center

Across the country, mathematics is the subject most people list as the most difficult subject they have encountered. You are not alone! Don’t allow yourself to struggle without coming in and meeting with our professional staff. Whether its basic mathematics, mathematics with business applications, technical mathematics, calculus, or statistics, we are here to support you in achieving success in your mathematics course. No appointments necessary for this free service.

In addition, The Math Center offers assistance with study skills such as time management, test taking strategies, managing test anxiety, etc. There are two study skills workshops offered per term to cover these study skill topics.

Spring 2017 Math Center Hours (Academic Resource Center, Room 220)

Monday 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Faculty Members Schedule

Other Academic Resources

Learning Styles Inventory

Are you a visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learner? Knowing your predominant learning style can pay huge dividends in helping you retain more study information. Visit us to take a Learning Styles Inventory and learn about learning strategies that match your results.

Peer Tutoring

There is no substitute for attending class, completing all the assignments, and speaking to your instructors to ensure you reach success in all your classes. Nevertheless, there are times when some parts of the class seem to really be a challenge. If that is the case, a peer tutor may benefit you! Peer tutors are trained by the Learning Commons staff, and have met specific qualifications to be hired. Stop on in and talk with us about whether a peer tutor is the right strategy for you.

We are always looking for peer tutors to help out other students. If you want to earn a little extra cash, want to support other students, and received an “A” in the course, we are looking for you! Come talk with us. Not only will you learn more about the subject you tutor, but you will learn more about learning strategies for your own success. Plus, it looks great on your resume!

Learning Strategies Assistance

Everyone who has ever succeeded has reached her/his goal with help. We are focused on supporting your academic needs. It’s not about passing the next test, or the class – it’s about learning for a lifetime. Every student struggles at some point. However, the best students end up succeeding because they found help early and often!

Time management, note taking, and dealing with test anxiety are some of the learning strategies we can cover with you. These topics affect all aspects of your college and career success. Together, we will help you reach your goals at Western Technical College and beyond!

Contact us
Nick Jakusz, Mathematics Specialist
Math Center
Academic Resource Center, Room 220
400 7th Street North
La Crosse, WI 54601

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