LCD offers aid for students wanting to ace midterms

Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer

With midterms quickly approaching students are scrambling to turn in assignments and get ready for their exams. One of the ways in which students can prep for their exams is to visit the Learning and Student Development Center on campus.

Peggy Howell, the Student Support Services Coordinator, had a few suggestions for students when getting ready for midterm season. “Prepare early and have a plan,” she said. “Schedule your study time and chunk it up so it’s easier to manage.” She also suggested that students stay off of their phones while studying and to find a good place to study, such as the library.

Howell stated that many students come in for tutoring with the most students coming in for help with math and science classes. “College Algebra, Nature of Math, Statistics…students who are not math majors come in for help with these gen-eds. We also get a lot of students that come in for different science classes, like Chemistry, Biology, and Physics for example.”

Students can sign up for tutoring through TutorTrac. To do so, go to and enter your username and password. Your username will be your WLU email address before the @ symbol, and your password will be your birthday. (mmddyyyy) Next, click Search Availability, then Center and Section. Pick the days you are free for tutoring and then click Search. Finally, pick a time. After scheduling your appointment, you will receive a confirmation email.

There are three different types of tutoring available to students: green which is one-on-one, blue which is drop-in, and yellow which is a group session. Choose which availability is best suited for you. Study labs for different classes are also available. There are math labs Monday through Thursday from 4pm-7pm, science labs Monday through Thursday from 5pm-6pm, dental hygiene labs Mondays from 6pm-7pm, history labs Tuesdays from 10am-noon and Wednesdays from 5pm-7pm, and social science labs Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm-6pm.

All labs are located in the Learning and Student Development Center with an exception of the dental hygiene lab, which is located in the dental hygiene department. No appointments are needed for labs. Any questions can be sent to Peggy Howell at [email protected].

The Learning and Student Development Center is located in the East Hall of Main in Room 147. During midterms week, their hours of operation will be 8am-8pm Monday through Thursday and 8am-4pm on Friday.

Photo Credit: Lindsay Dowdle