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Enrichment Programs

Learning Resources Center


Spelman Hosts 'Tutorpalooza'

As a part of our long standing collaborative efforts, the Peer Tutoring Program of the Learning Resources Center and the Mathematics Laboratory will host "Tutorpalooza" at Spelman,
on Friday, September 19 and Saturday, September 20. The event will be held in the Albro-Falconer-Manley Science Center Room 233.

During Tutorpalooza, students and peer tutors will be trained and certified nationally by Dr. Sandi Ayaz, executive director of the National Tutoring Association. Morehouse College, Green Forest Academy, Atlanta Metropolitan College and various departments and organizations on campus will participate.

Most recently, during the2007 fall tutor training, the tutors achieved National Tutoring Certification at various levels and both programs received National Accreditation from NTA.

In April 2008, each program was recognized and awarded a plaque as the outstanding tutoring program at a four year college. For additional information about Tutorpalooza and the National Tutoring Association, please visit, http://www.ntatutor.com/tutorpalooza.htm

Ms Lula Roberts, a learning resources specialist at Spelman College says, "Our theme at Spelman is 'A Choice to Change the World;' and national certification of the tutors and membership in the National Tutoring Association will not only effect a 'change' in how tutors will interact and assist their peers locally, but this opportunity will enhance their self-esteem and motivate them to offer service nationally and globally."

For questions, please contact Ms. Katrina Harden Williams at (404) 270-5831 or e-mail her at kharden@spelman.edu; or Ms. Lula Roberts at (404)270-5584 or lrobert2@spelman.edu.

Past News:

National Tutoring Association Honors Spelman Programs

The Peer Tutoring Program of Spelman's Learning Resources Center and the mathematics laboratory have been named the 2008 National Tutoring Association Programs of the Year for a four-year institution. Under the leadership of Lula Roberts, learning resources specialist with the Peer Tutoring Program, and Katrina Harden Williams, director of the mathematics laboratory, Spelman students tutor in a variety of disciplines, including mathematics, humanities, social sciences and fine arts.

In 2007, 27 Spelman peer tutors received national certification from Dr. Sandi Ayaz, executive director of NTA. Formed in 1992, the NTA currently represents more than 5,000 tutors and tutorial administrators across the United States and internationally.

The Learning Resources Center of Spelman College was created July 1, 1993. Since its inception, the Center has provided students with a comprehensive and diverse program for academic support. The Center’s services complement the courses taught at the College and assist students in achieving their full academic potential. Any student enrolled at the College may use the Center.

This comprehensive center is designed to serve the College-at-large. It offers learning and enrichment opportunities at several levels including regularly scheduled courses, laboratory instruction, academic advisement, peer tutoring and academic workshops. The Center also assesses students’ academic needs and makes referrals to appropriate campus resources.

Additionally, the Center provides instruction in study techniques and the application of learning strategies that students need to complete assignments, master course content and ultimately attain their academic goals. The major objective is to EMPOWER students who will become creative, independent learners and problem solvers capable of processing and handling volumes of information.

Peer Tutors
Peer tutoring is available by appointment on a regular or drop-in basis throughout the academic year. Our peer tutors are certified by College Reading and Language Association (C.R.L.A.) and properly trained to assist students in mastering their areas of difficulty. Students may receive assistance in study techniques, content area reading, note-taking, test-wise strategies, problem solving and communication skills. Our peer tutors are positive, enthusiastic and sincere about helping their peers. Students may come to the Learning Resources Center for assistance or they may send an e-mail to peertuprg94@spelman.edu.

Academic Advising
As a service, the Learning Resources Center offers academic advising. The Center serves as an initial resource for students who are interested in exploring the various academic options at the College. For those students who have not declared a major (first year students and sophomores), the Center clarifies the College’s general and core educational requirements. For those students wishing to change their major, the Center provides suggestions for combining academic options with personal interests.

Resource Materials
Reference materials are available for student use to assist them in becoming efficient in their studies and research skills. Videotapes and/or handouts on specific study strategies and selected Student Success Workshops are also available for student use.

(404) 270-5583

Monday - Thursday
9:00am - 7:00pm

9:00am - 5:00pm

Contact the
Academic Advisors:

Christine K. Farris

Lula Roberts

Cynthia Hodges-Atkins