Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I go to The Center for Academic Success?
Learning takes a lot of time and effort. Everyone, no matter how capable, can benefit from spending additional time studying with others. The earlier in the semester you take advantage of Tutoring and the Writing Center, the more you will benefit. Although, participating in The Center for Academic Success services does not guarantee a passing or improved grade, those who utilize our services are typically more successful.
Who can come to Tutoring or the Writing Center?
Any current Longwood student may use the services of the Academic Success, Speaking and Writing Centers. Certain courses may suggest or require attendance, but otherwise attendance is up to the student.
How much does it cost to use The Center for Academic Success services?
There is no charge.
Do I need to sign up in advance?
You don't need to sign up for Tutoring - just show up for the session you want to attend.
I don't see the class I'm looking for on the Tutoring Schedule. What should I do?
If we get numerous requests for a class or a professor asks for tutoring services, we can add that class to the tutoring schedule. Often working on study strategies can help improve your grade in the course. We are available to meet with you individually to assess how to best tackle your problems in the course. Please contact Rebecca Sturgill (x2050) or Tonya Smith (x2393) for more information.
I'm doing all right in my Spanish class, but I'd like to practice more. Can I come to Foreign Language Tutoring?
Yes. And it would be a good idea.
Where are the sessions?
Isn't getting help at the Writing Center a violation of the Honor Code?
Not at all. The consultants are there to help you develop as a writer, not to do your work for you. Writing Center consultants can help you learn techniques for proofreading (detecting and correcting errors) your own writing, but they will not proofread your paper for you.