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Learning Resources

Fall 2022 Learning Resources Center Update

Happy 25th Anniversary to the Pitt-Greensburg Learning Resources Center. The LRC is the home of:

  • Disability Services
  • • Writing Center
  • • Supplemental Instruction
  • • Tutoring
  • • Peer Academic Success Coaching (new!)

Our location is Millstein Library Building 250. This room is open from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM Monday through Friday.

The best way to reach Dr. Lou Ann Sears, the Director of the Center/Assistant Professor of English, is by email: los3@pitt.edu.

Please see below for services that remain the same and services that have changed.

What’s New?

Peer Academic Success Coaches!

Peer Academic Success Coaches are faculty-recommended, trained, and paid students who work one on one with students who request their help with strategies and skills to support learning. We welcome the new coaches!

To request a Peer Academic Success Coach, simply email Dr. Lou Ann Sears at los3@pitt.edu.

Peer Tutor Help Desks

Students interested in tutoring no longer need to request tutoring. Instead, please click here to get started. For the schedule* of tutor help desks, please click here.

*Schedule last updated on 9/27.

Professional Chemistry and Math Tutor

We welcome Mr. Jacob Wigfield! Please see below.

Communication and Marketing Intern

For the first time, the Learning Center has a student intern who will promote our services. We welcome Shannon Barbieri!

25th Anniversary Conversation Series

This fall, Dr. Sears will offer short, useful opportunities for students to explore topics that increase their chances of success. One such example is the following: The Syllabus: What It Is, What I Should Do With It, and Why I Should Care. More info coming soon via email.

What Remains the Same?

Online Writing Center

The Learning Center offers online feedback from Mr. Hitt, our professional composition tutor. To use the OWC, you must have a Gmail account.

Submit your essay to the OWC >>

All sections of the above form must be completed before you may submit your essay, and as noted on the form, any vague responses may prevent you from receiving feedback. The average turnaround time for papers is 48-72 hours; however, excessive submissions may push that back. If it will take longer for us to get your paper back to you, you will receive an e-mail with an updated timeframe.

Supplemental Instruction

Based on professor requests, we offer Supplemental Instruction - guided help sessions - for certain courses. These courses are subject to change. Professors offering S.I. will announce it in class.

Professional Tutoring

Professional tutors offer two kinds of help: arranged tutoring and drop-in. For drop-in help, simply show up during the tutor’s advertised hours. No appointment is needed. These hours will be posted on the door of the Learning Center, or you may obtain them from the tutors themselves.

To request a weekly arrangement with one of the professional tutors below, please email the tutor.

Professional Tutors

Composition and Study Help
Mr. Daniel Hitt
djh89@pitt.edu

Drop-in Times; 

Please use the Online Writing Center

Physics and Math
Mr. Michael Garing
mrg133@pitt.edu

Drop-in Times: 

Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-6 PM

General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Math
Mr. Jacob Wigfield
jww50@pitt.edu

 

Study Strategies

Pamphlets and handouts are available in the rack outside ML 250. One-on-one help is also available.

Disability Guidelines

Please refer to Disability Resources.

Study Help

To request Dr. Sears’s help with studying, please e-mail her at los3@pitt.edu. To request Mr. Hitt’s help with studying, please e-mail him at djh89@pitt.edu.

All help is free and will take place over Zoom.

Disability Services

For help with Disability Services, please e-mail Dr. Sears and/or visit the Disability Services page.