Study Strategies

If you want to learn, you need to use study strategies that will work for you. 

Soar in Four

Take charge of your academic experience.

Student-Centered Services

Consultations, Midterm Grade Review, and Academic Probation Supervision

Coaching Groups

Students in library (aerial view)

New Lancers are matched with a faculty or staff Coach, a student Peer Mentor, and other new Lancers who share similar interests and hobbies.  Your Coaching group meets during New Lancer Days and throughout the semester. 

Coaches provide a resource for information about Longwood and Farmville, as well as assistance with questions about academics and life at Longwood.  

  • An opportunity
    for new Lancers to socialize, connect, and imagine the process of growth and change that students undergo in their first semester.
  • A safe space
    where new Lancers, their peer mentor, and coach set goals, identify obstacles, and make a personalized plan for the semester.

Students in classroom


Free, peer tutoring is offered in a number of courses.  

Tutoring sessions are scheduled and posted on the Center for Academic Success blog and on the Quantitative Reasoning (QR) Center webpage

Just show up on the scheduled day and time. There's no need to sign up or clear attendance with anyone.

→ Check the Tutoring Schedule

→ Check the QR Center Hours

Write, Right Here!

Longwood students working on a group project

From History papers to Chemistry lab reports and even your speeches, we can help you write for your discipline.

The Writing Center is staffed with students who are well trained to help with any of your writing or speech giving needs and to help you develop the skills needed to be a better writer.

You can make up to three appointments a week (you choose between a 25 or 55 minute appointment) either online or in-person.

 → Visit the Writing Center

  • Getting Help
    Getting help at the Writing Center is not a violation of the Honor Code. Consultants help you understand and develop skills to do the work on your own.
  • 25-55 Minutes
    Students can expect to cover approximately 4 pages in a 55-minute session or 2 pages in a 25-minute session.


Get your questions answered!

Frequently Asked Questions


Rebecca Sturgill
Rebecca Sturgill

Director, Center for Academic Success
Brock Hall 211
(434) 395-2050 

Dianna Baldwin
Dianna Baldwin

Writing Center Director
Brock Hall 209
(434) 395-4860