Thursday, January 28, 2010

Help Is Available

Students at Vol State may not be aware of the many services offered.

If you struggle in Math or need help writing an essay for a class, the math lab and language center have tutors and a place you can study. “It helps you write your papers,” said student Yvette Burns, of the language center.

Today, student services had an open house to introduce FYE (First Year Experience). “We are trying to introduce the program, ‘The First Year Experience.’ It is a program to introduce new students what is offered,” said Erin Montgomery, Secretary in the Retention Support Department of Student Services. The learning centers are open to all students from first year, to those getting ready to graduate.

I can personally vouch for the benefits gained by going to the Math lab. If you struggle in Math, I highly recommend going and at least talking to someone. There are times when they are busy, but it is worth going back another time to get the help needed. Student Kevin Eaton said, “Honestly, it is a place to study and if I have a question there is always someone to ask.”

Newskills in another place where students can find additional help. “Newskills is fantastic. It is one of the best programs in this school. It depends on how you learn. I think a big part of college success is learning how you learn,” said Psychology student Terresa Melton. “It’s definitely helping me,” said Marie Lansdon of Newskills.

Hours are as follows:

The Language Center – Ramer –Suite 157; Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Friday 9a.m. -2p.m.

The Math Lab-Warf-Suite 123; Monday-Thursday 8a.m. -6 p.m., Friday 8a.m. – 4p.m., the fourth Saturday of every month 8a.m. -2p.m.

Newskills – Warf – Suite- 126; Monday-Thursday 8a.m – 9 p.m., Friday 8a.m -2 p.m.; Saturday 8:30a.m. -12:30p.m.

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