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 firstname.lastname@example.org; or Ms. Lula Roberts at (404)270-5584 or
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 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 email@example.com.
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.
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.