How to Get Help at the Learning Center
It is very easy to access the academic assistance provided from the Calhoun Learning Center. A Green Mountain College student needs only to visit, telephone, or email the Center to receive a brief introduction and orientation. All new students visit the Learning Center within the first few weeks of beginning classes. The staff is available by appointment to help students with specific academic problems such as editing papers, tutoring for a particular subject, or to provide assistance with studying skills, note taking, and time management and organization. Students may also stop by the Center to discuss or clarify their homework assignments. These services are available to all students.
Each year the Learning Center employs a group of skilled and energetic student tutors. These tutors have contracted to be available during specific hours during the week to work with their fellow students. They are also available by appointment. Their hours are well publicized and their photographs are displayed on the Center's bulletin board to assist in identification. Tutor business cards with contact information are also available. Navigating from the Center's homepage to "How to Find a Tutor" will reveal names, areas of expertise, and contact information. Our student tutors also offer study groups for various subjects.
The Calhoun Learning Center believes in equipping students with the ability to help themselves. Students may choose to attend Skills Workshops that are offered each semester. The workshop series is offered over a six week period and covers topics from taking notes to writing a final paper, along with topics such as time management, organization, college reading, study techniques/ test taking, and effective research skills. This workshop series is well advertised throughout the campus. Each week's topic is announced in advance so that students may choose whether to attend all the sessions or opt to participate in just one or two. The Center also offers Goal Directed Study for students that desire more productive self-directed study sessions.