Over 50 Students Attend First Session of “Sunday Night Tutoring”

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Lamar Community College Learning Support Services and TRiO department has initiated a retention initiative that is designed to further enhance the education experience of Lamar CC college students. Helping students learn and keeping them actively engaged in their academic studies is the ultimate goal of this retention initiative. Although, the college currently offers over fifty-six hours of regular tutoring services from Monday through Friday, the Learning Support Services and TRiO staff recognized the importance of aligning services to meet the needs of the student body.

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“With only five weeks left in the fall semester, making resources available to students is crucial to the success of each individual student” stated Robert Vazquez, Tutor Coordinator of the college. He continued “This is an entire college initiative and it takes everyone to make this process successful […] “What we do day in, day out is a true reflection of our core mission statement ‘We enrich life through learning’ and because the college truly believes this, there is a high emphasis on academic success at Lamar Community College.”

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In the spring semester of 2013 the Learning Support Services and TRiO department collected student feedback and when analyzed, the “data” indicated a need for additional study time during the weekend – ultimately, this is what catapulted this process into action. The first session of Sunday tutoring was held October 20, 2013 and had 50 students in attendance. The athletic staff played an important role in getting student athletes to the tutoring session and their engagement can be seen in the following photos. The college will continue to offer this service until the end of the semester and is fully confident that the results of this initiative will reflect higher grades and better pass rates in the classrooms.

Tutoring sessions are held in the Bowman Building on Sunday evenings from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and take place every Sunday of the month: October 20th, 27, November 3rd, 10th, & 17th, and December 1st. Subjects that are tutored vary from: physics, calculus, trigonometry, algebra, English, business, accounting, geology, history, geography, and computers. For more information you may contact the TRiO director – Kett Winsor at 719-336-1537.

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