Evan Bodi Melanie Friese Contributing Writers The Learning Center (TLC) would like to welcome new and returning students to campus for the 2016-2017 academic year. TLC, located on the second floor of the Shapiro Library Learning Commons, is a division of the student success team, and its mission focuses on offering University College students various tutoring services for disciplines such as business, math, and writing. Tutoring services are available at various times Sunday evening through Friday afternoon during the undergraduate academic school year.

While tutoring is one of the main services the office offers,  it is called The Learning Center and not “The Tutoring Center” for an important reason: its unwavering commitment to positively impact both the academic, as well as personal, well-being of students.

When asked about the services provided in the Learning Center, Evan Bodi, Marketing and Outreach Graduate Assistant, stated, “In addition to tutoring, we offer mentoring services, student success programs, Conversational English for international students, and hold on-campus events with other organizations that improve a student’s well-being.” Some of these events include “JumpStart,” a week-long program before the fall semester to help incoming freshmen adjust to college life; “Are You Smarter than a Tutor,” an annual spring semester tradition aimed at bringing tutors and intellectually motivated students together to compete for prizes; and “Stress-Less Fest,” co-sponsored by both TLC and The Wellness Center leading up to finals week to help students manage end-of-semester stress. While its on-campus involvement is strong, TLC will be looking at ways to increase its positive reach on the Southern New Hampshire University(SNHU) community for the upcoming academic year.

Bodi continued, “We are committed to continue growing our efforts of reaching out to various on-campus organizations and co-sponsoring events that benefit our students while strengthening the SNHU community. We can’t wait to let you know about these exciting events in the future.” To review its mission statement and walk-in tutoring schedule, as well as find out more about TLC, visit its page on mySNHU under the offices tab.

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