Achievement Center


The Achievement Center exists to promote student success by providing supportive resources for students. The center specifically offers a number of services for on-ground (residential) students who would like to improve their learning skills or increase their academic success at LeTourneau University.

  • Consulting: Learning Strategies
  • Resources: Learning Strategies
  • Athletic Support
  • AIM Program
  • Math Lab
  • Supplemental Instruction
  • Tutoring
  • Peer Advisors

WHAT IS A LEARNING STRATEGIES CONSULTATION?

Mastering academic skills remains one of the most challenging issues for university students today. Our Learning Strategies Coaches are undergraduate students trained to help you master the academic skills you need to be successful in your college courses.

These appointments with a Learning Strategies Coach can help you discover strategies targeted to your specific learning style and needs. Application is always made to your current course work.

 

LEARNING STRATEGIES COACHES WILL HELP YOU:

  • Meet the challenge and responsibility of college learning
  • Improve the quality of your academic performance
  • Get the most out of the time you invest in learning
  • Become a more confident and independent learner
  • Prepare for life-long learning

 

FREE ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE FOR THE FOLLOWING:

  • Note Taking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Time Management
  • Test Taking
  • Test Preparation
  • Test Anxiety
  • Concentration

 

LOCATION & HOURS

All Learning Strategies consultations are located in the Achievement Center on the second floor of the Allen Family Student Center (room 237) and are scheduled Monday-Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. To schedule an appointment for an individual Learning Strategies consultation, contact AchievementCenter@letu.edu

 


BECOMING A LEARNING STRATEGIES COACH

QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred candidates enjoy working with students, giving presentations to large and small groups of students, and completing projects on time. Study Skills Coaches work with many first-year students to help them with issues related to their transition from high school to college. Preferred candidates will possess a desire to help these students succeed by assessing their needs and supporting their development of skills so that they may attain their academic goals. Interested individuals must be able to work approximately 10 hours per week.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Friendly personality
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior status
  • Must be creative and motivated
  • Tutoring experience preferred, but not necessary

 

For free learning strategies resources, stop by the Achievement Center (2nd floor, Allen Family Student Center), or just click on the links below.

TIME MANAGEMENT:

READING:

CONCENTRATION:


TEST PREPARATION / STUDYING:


TEST-TAKING STRATEGIES:


STRESS MANAGEMENT:


NOTE-TAKING:


ORGANIZATION:



HOW TO WRITE A RESEARCH PAPER:


MATH:


MICROSOFT WORD 2013:

ACADEMIC SUPPORT FOR STUDENT ATHLETES

As a NCAA Division III university, we encourage student-athletes to pursue the full spectrum of opportunities available during their time at LETU. We support student-athletes taking responsibility for their own academic success, following their interests and passions, and finding their potential through a comprehensive educational experience.

Student-athletes are part of the LETU campus community and are treated like all other members of the general student body, which means we help them stay focused on being a student first. Athletics provide valuable "life lessons," which often translates into becoming a better student and a responsible citizen. Student-athletes:

  • Are subject to admission and academic performance standards consistent with the general student body.
  • Are not provided any special services or support from the institution than what is offered to other students or student groups.

The Achievement Center exists to promote student success by providing academic resources for students at no additional cost. The center offers a number of services for all undergraduate students who would like to improve their learning skills and academic success.

Students should not expect a one-on-one tutor to address each academic challenge. Students should feel comfortable fully engaging in the variety of support programs that are available to them. These programs have been tested over the years and have been proven to support academic success. Students can drop by the center and our staff will direct them to the right resource to meet their needs.

STUDY HALL FOR ATHLETES

The Achievement Center provides an environment conducive to studying for all students. The center includes a computer lab, printer, wireless access and a study area.

Student-athletes may be required to complete 4 hours of study hall each week at the Achievement Center or designated team study hall. Study hours are required for all incoming freshman, transfer students, and returning student-athletes with the minimum GPA determined by the head coach.

Student-athletes will be notified by their coach if they are required to complete study hours, and they will be expected to do so until their academic status changes. All coaches have access to weekly study hall attendance data.

WHAT IS THE AIM PROGRAM?

The Academic Intervention and Mentoring (AIM) program helps ensure a solid beginning to targeted students' academic careers by providing additional personal and academic support during their first year at LeTourneau University. AIM students have been admitted conditionally to the university based on their SAT/ACT scores and/or high school grade point averages.

All students admitted to the AIM program are required to sign a contract that details certain expectations such as the following:

  • As an AIM student, I may take a maximum of 14 credit hours during the first semester at LeTourneau University.
  • Academic guidelines have been specifically considered to help AIM students select the appropriate courses. These academic guidelines will be presented during orientation. Orientation information will be sent by mail prior to the start of school
  • As part of the AIM program, I will enter as an undeclared major. During my first year, I will work with the Director for Student Achievement to develop an academic success plan.
  • The Achievement Center staff is committed to guiding you through this process during your first semester. AIM students declare an intended major after fulfilling the requirements of the academic success plan.
  • While I am an AIM student, I will evaluate any co-curricular activities with the Achievement Center Director before I agree to participate.
  • Once a student has completed AIM and is successful academically, LeTourneau has much to offer in and out of the classroom -- clubs, co-ops, mission trips and much more.
  • I will meet weekly during the fall semester with an assigned study skills coach within the Achievement Center.
  • The Achievement Center staff is committed to meet weekly with you during the fall semester to help you with any academic difficulties. Additional information about scheduling these study skills appointments will be discussed during orientation.
  • I will regularly attend classes for all of the courses that I am taking. As an AIM student, I understand that I cannot have more than two unexcused absences for any course.
  • We desire to hold you accountable in this area because we know this accountability will bring you success. No more than two unexcused absences from any course will keep you on track. To learn more about unexcused absences see the attendance policy in the student handbook. AIM students need to be aware that Cornerstones attendance is monitored differently from other courses. The Cornerstones grade will be reduced one full letter grade for each unexcused absence in Cornerstones.
  • I will have a GPA of at least 2.00 at the conclusion of the fall semester.
  • The Admissions and Standards Committee may review the records of any student who has earned fewer than 20 hours and has a cumulative GPA below 1.20. A student in this situation may be suspended for failure to make satisfactory progress. 

AIM PROGRAM ORIENTATION

 

WHAT IS MATH LAB?

Math Lab is a free drop-in tutoring service in the Achievement Center that provides help for most undergraduate math courses.

 

HOW CAN THE MATH LAB HELP ME?

If you're concerned about succeeding in college-level math classes or want to keep your "A," you're not alone. Our math tutors can help you in the following ways:

  • Answer questions
  • Review material for quizzes and tests
  • Provide test preparation and test taking tips
  • Establish short and long term study goals

Our math tutors have taken many of the math courses, and they can help you with your homework assignments and with using graphing calculators.

 

HOW DO I USE THE SERVICES IN THE MATH LAB?

Math Lab provides tutoring on a drop-in basis, which means all you need to do is show up when the Math Lab is open. A tutor will be waiting to assist you individually or in a small group. Check out the Math Lab hours below.

 

HOW DO I PREPARE FOR A MATH TUTORING SESSION?

In order for us to assist you more efficiently, we suggest the following:

  • Come to the Math Lab prepared. Bring textbooks, class notes, course syllabus, etc.
  • Use other resources available to you, such as Supplemental Instruction sessions and review sessions.
  • Be informed about professors' office hours and seek help as soon as possible.
  • Attend all class sessions.
  • Be willing to be helped and put forth effort.

 


LOCATION & HOURS

Math Lab is is available Sunday through Thursday from 6pm to 8pm in the Achievement Center on the 2nd floor of the Allen Family Student Center, Room 237, during the Fall and Spring semesters.

 


BECOME A MATH TUTOR

Join the Achievement Center Staff! Math tutors are faculty-recommended students who have at least a 3.0 GPA and have completed tutor training.

 

WHAT ARE SI SESSIONS?

Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions are designed to support students who are enrolled in challenging courses. SI are a series of weekly review sessions for students taking historically difficult courses and are provided for all students who want to improve their grades.

Student leaders who have previously taken and mastered one of these courses are trained to host three study sessions each week throughout the semester. Note: The SI leaders attend your course lectures, too! So, they can experience the class, just as you do.

Whether you have one question or simply want to keep up on the material from week to week, you and your peers will work and think through things together. Your personal preparation and regular attendance are highly recommended. Students who attend and participate over the course of the semester typically earn higher grades than those who do not attend at all or attend less often.

 

HOW CAN SI SESSIONS HELP ME?

SI sessions and the interactions you will have with your peers can help you to think more critically about your course material, class lectures, and homework problems. You will learn to question yourself and others in discovering the unknowns and solutions related to the subject matter.

SI sessions can help you:

  • Understand key concepts
  • Articulate what you know and what you don't know about the subject
  • Build on foundational material and integrate newer knowledge as the content becomes more complex
  • Prepare for quizzes and exams
  • Earn the grade that you want, but you will need to be a willing and active participant!

 

HOW DO I USE THE SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH SI?

  • SI sessions are scheduled for set times throughout the semester. You are welcome to come and go from the sessions because your attendance is voluntary.
  • SI leaders will make a few announcements in your class lectures and share session times. 
    Note: If a leader is not attending your specific class lecture time but is attending an earlier or later time, you may not hear a verbal announcement. However, your faculty member will let you know that SI sessions are available.
  • Your professor may have included the SI session times in the syllabus or posted the session times in Canvas.
  • Visit Tutor Trac for available times.

 

  • AERF1113 Flight Science I (Page)
    SI Leader: Hampton Wagner
    Mon. & Wed. 7-8 pm, HHH132
  • AERF2103 Flight Science II (Wooden)
    SI Leader: 
    Mon. & Wed. 7-8 pm, HHH131
  • AVTC1403 Aircraft DC Electricity (Bitikofer)
    SI Leader: Andrew Moore
    Mon. & Wed. 8-9 pm, LH141
  • BIOL 2023 Anatomy & Physiology II (Dixon)
    SI Leader: Brooke Hayley
    Mon. 5-6 pm, Thu. 9-10 pm, Glaske C107
  • CHEM1113 General Chemistry I (Fernand)
    SI Leader: Marisa Trosen
    Mon. & Wed. 7-8 pm, Sat. 3-4 pm, Berry
  • EEGR2053 Circuits I (Iordache, Ortiz)
    SI Leader: Andrew Harlan
    Mon. & Wed. 9-10 pm, Sat. 3-4 pm, Glaske C105
  • MEGR2013 Statics (Olson)
    SI Leader: Martin Dickey
    Sun. 7:30-8:30 pm, Glaske C107
  • MEGR2023 Dynamics (Churu, Gowing)
    SI Leader: 
    Sun. 7:30-8:30 pm, Glaske C107
  • MEGR3323 Mechanics of Materials (Olson)
    SI Leader: Taylor Johnson
    Sun. 7:30-8:30 pm, Glaske C107
  • MEGR4723 Heat Transfer (File)
    SI Leader: 
    Mon. Wed. & Sat. 9-10 pm, Glaske C107
  • PHYS 2023 University Physics I (Ball)
    SI Leaders: Nathanael Wendel & Tatum Martin
    Sun. 4-5:30 pm, Wed. 7-8:30 pm, Glaske C103
  • PHYS 1113 General Physics I (Hamilton)
    SI Leaders: Ryan Rosen
    Sun. 4-5:30 pm, Wed. 7-8:30 pm, Glaske C103
  • PSYC 4603 Stats & Research Methods I (Sheafer)
    SI Leaders: Jonny Cochrane
    Wed. 7-8 pm, LH136


BECOMING A SI LEADER

Join the Achievement Center Staff! SI leaders are faculty-recommended students who have at least a 3.0 GPA. Here are a few qualifications:

  • Successful completion of the course you wish to conduct SI sessions for
  • Available to attend all SI course-related lectures and facilitate three study sessions per week
  • Enjoy working with peers in a collaborative learning environment
  • Possess strong communication skills
  • Utilize effective facilitation or group dynamic skills
  • Possess exceptional leadership skills
  • Ability and desire to work openly and constructively with the SI supervisor
  • Currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student
  • Recommended by the faculty member who teaches the specified course

 

TutorTrac - CLICK HERE

Tutors offer assistance in a variety of General Education courses. If you are having trouble in a certain course, we will attempt to match you with a tutor for individual help or group tutorials.

During tutoring sessions, you may want to ask questions or discuss exams. You decide what you want to work on! We can often help you develop confidence in your ability to discover the answers on your own.

As peer tutors, we know what you are going through and are prepared to help you with whatever difficulties you might have. Tutors offer the help you need to get the grades you want. Don't wait any longer. 

LOCATIONS AND TIMES

To schedule a tutor, visit the Achievement Center on the 2nd floor of the Allen Family Student Center or visit Tutor Trac.

Meetings with tutors occur many places on campus, even the Achievement Center! Occasionally, small groups are set up with a single tutor due to a high volume of student need.

 


BECOMING A TUTOR

Join the Achievement Center Staff! Tutors must have successfully completed the courses they will be tutoring with a 3.0 or higher and have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher. If you are interested in becoming a tutor, contact AchievementCenter@letu.edu

WHO ARE PEER ADVISORS?

Peer Advisors are experienced student leaders who have demonstrated academic and community success. Their main focus is to develop relationships with new students and to assist them with transitioning to university life.

Peer Advisors connect with new students through the Cornerstones course, which is part of the First Year Experience. Cornerstones introduces students to the LeTourneau University community and encourages a holistic approach to life-long learning.

Peer Advisors with majors within the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology also have the opportunity to work with FIGS (First-Year Interest Groups). FIGs will be a little smaller than the typical Cornerstones course section and will be comprised solely of engineering and engineering technology majors. Read more about LeTourneau University's First Year Experience.

 

PEER ADVISOR RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Connecting with a group of 15-20 freshmen who enter LeTourneau University with little to no college experience
  • Assisting Freshmen in making their own connections in the LeTourneau community.
  • Coaching new students into proper study habits.

 


BECOME A PEER ADVISOR

Join the Achievement Center Staff! Peer Advisors are selected through the IMPACT program.