Open interviews for peer tutors Nov. 25 and 26

Open interviews for peer tutors will be held Monday, Nov. 25 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesday Nov. 26 from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. in the LLCC Center for Academic Success. Please inform your talented and qualified students of this great on-campus job opportunity for the upcoming spring semester. No appointment needed!

Peer tutor requirements:

  • Have 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Received As in courses they wish to tutor
  • Enrolled in six or more credit hours for spring 2020
  • Completed 12+ college credit hours
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Possess a strong academic commitment
  • Are responsible enough to work independently

For questions or further information, please contact Jamie McCoy at 786-2845.

Open interviews for peer tutors Nov. 25 and 26

Open interviews for peer tutors will be held Monday, Nov. 25 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesday Nov. 26 from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. in the LLCC Center for Academic Success. Please inform your talented and qualified students of this great on-campus job opportunity for the upcoming spring semester. No appointment needed!

Peer tutor requirements:

  • Have 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Received As in courses they wish to tutor
  • Enrolled in six or more credit hours for spring 2020
  • Completed 12+ college credit hours
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Possess a strong academic commitment
  • Are responsible enough to work independently

For questions or further information, please contact Jamie McCoy at 786-2845.

CAS members present at the NCLCA annual conference

Julie Clevenger, executive director, Center for Academic Success, and Jamie McCoy, student academic support programs coordinator, were invited to present a session titled “Academic Recovery Programs for At-Risk Students” at the National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA) annual conference in Louisville, Kentucky on Oct. 6. The session introduced participants to the Academic Recovery Plan (ARP) which the LLCC Center for Academic Success developed as a way to address the academic and life obstacles that many students face when trying to return to school. The session also provided a history of the development of the ARP program, the various departments involved, a walk-through of how the program works, including documentation and skill enhancement areas, and an examination of our institution’s longitudinal data. The NCLCA annual conference is attended by learning center directors and tutoring coordinators from both two- and four-year institutions located all around the world.

National Tutoring Week

Come celebrate and recognize the hard work and dedication of our tutors by writing a quick note of thanks or encouragement. There is an “appreciation station” set up in the Center for Academic Success all day today, Oct. 9, for students, faculty and staff to write notes to the tutors. If you have a tutor in your class, for a class you teach or know a tutor, please take a minute to thank them or acknowledge their work and dedication.

National Tutoring Week

Celebrate and recognize the hard work and dedication of our tutors by participating in National Tutoring Week, Oct. 7-11. There will be a traveling “appreciation station” for students, faculty and staff to write quick thank you notes and words of encouragement to the tutors. If you have a tutor in your class or for a class you teach, or know a tutor, please take a minute to thank them or acknowledge their work and dedication. There are currently 33 tutors on staff: 17 at Springfield campus, five in Jacksonville, three in Taylorville, two in Litchfield and six specialized subject specific tutors.

Appreciation Station Schedule:

  • Litchfield – Monday, Oct. 7
  • Springfield – Wednesday, Oct. 9
  • Taylorville – Thursday, Oct. 10
  • Jacksonville – Tuesday, Oct. 15

Tutor List:

  • Springfield — Abi High, Amala Assikumar, Angela Solon, Ben Garrett, Ethan Beck, John-Michael Davis, Kali Matchuny, Lauren Langfelder, Madison Turner, Olivia Whitney, Priscila Rodriguez, Rachel Larison, Seth Jacobs, Skyler Dodson, Tabitha Grigg, Louis Criscione, Cierra Richardson
  • Litchfield — Kim Currie, Josh Green
  • Jacksonville — Amanda Six, Jordan Gizdic, Kassie Volk, Sean Cowhick, Cody Acker
  • Taylorville — Shaunee Johnson, Justyce Scott, Madeline Colonius
  • Specialized Subject Specific Tutors — Ashley Ferreira, Allison Helmerichs, Britany Ray, Sabrina Korunka, Robert Kayma, Aaron Harrell

National Tutoring Week, Oct. 7-11

Celebrate and recognize the hard work and dedication of our tutors by participating in National Tutoring Week, Oct. 7-11. There will be a traveling “appreciation station” for students, faculty and staff to write quick thank you notes and words of encouragement to the tutors. If you have a tutor in your class or for a class you teach, or know a tutor, please take a minute to thank them or acknowledge their work and dedication. There are currently 33 tutors on staff: 17 at Springfield campus, five in Jacksonville, three in Taylorville, two in Litchfield and six specialized subject specific tutors.

Appreciation Station Schedule:

  • Litchfield – Monday, Oct. 7
  • Springfield – Wednesday, Oct. 9
  • Taylorville – Thursday, Oct. 10
  • Jacksonville – Tuesday, Oct. 15

Tutor List:

  • Springfield — Abi High, Amala Assikumar, Angela Solon, Ben Garrett, Ethan Beck, John-Michael Davis, Kali Matchuny, Lauren Langfelder, Madison Turner, Olivia Whitney, Priscila Rodriguez, Rachel Larison, Seth Jacobs, Skyler Dodson, Tabitha Grigg, Louis Criscione, Cierra Richardson
  • Litchfield — Kim Currie, Josh Green
  • Jacksonville — Amanda Six, Jordan Gizdic, Kassie Volk, Sean Cowhick, Cody Acker
  • Taylorville — Shaunee Johnson, Justyce Scott, Madeline Colonius
  • Specialized Subject Specific Tutors — Ashley Ferreira, Allison Helmerichs, Britany Ray, Sabrina Korunka, Robert Kayma, Aaron Harrell

Information about service animals on campus

LLCC Board Policy 1.26 allows service animals on campus. Service animals are trained to perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability in accordance with federal legislative mandates. It is important to never distract a service animal from their job by interacting with them. Remember that a disability may or may not be visible. LLCC may not insist on documentation or proof of state certification before allowing the service animal to accompany the person with a disability. In situations where it is not obvious that the dog is a service animal, staff may ask only two specific questions:

  1. Is the dog a service animal required because of a disability?
  2. What work or task has the dog been trained to perform?

Students with a service animal are encouraged (not required) to contact LLCC Accessibility Services. Questions or concerns about a service animal on campus can be directed to Kim Eddings at kim.eddings@llcc.edu.

Make-up testing moves to Placement and Testing office

As of today the Center for Academic Success will no longer proctor make-up exams for the general student population. Make-up testing has been relocated to LLCC Placement and Testing in Menard Hall, Room 1128.

Testing will remain in the Center for Academic Success ONLY for the following student populations:

  1. Students who require a test reader
  2. Students who require a test scribe
  3. Students who require a private testing room with a proctor

Faculty will receive notification from Kim Eddings, accessibility services coordinator, if a student enrolled in one of their courses requires any special testing arrangements.

For make-up testing hours in the LLCC Placement and Testing, please contact Stephanie Cummings, placement and testing coordinator, at 786-2246. For the new make-up testing form, please refer to the email sent Tuesday, Aug. 13.

Make-up testing moves to placement and testing office

As of Aug. 19, 2019, the Center for Academic Success will no longer proctor make-up exams for the general student population. Make-up testing has been relocated to the LLCC Placement and Testing in Menard Hall, Room 1128.

Testing will remain in the Center for Academic Success ONLY for the following student populations:

  1. Students who require a test reader
  2. Students who require a test scribe
  3. Students who require a private testing room with a proctor

Faculty will receive notification from Kim Eddings, accessibility services coordinator, if a student is enrolled in their course who requires any special testing arrangements.

For make-up testing hours in the placement and testing office, please contact Stephanie Cummings, placement and testing coordinator, at 786-2246.

CAS testing center closed tomorrow

The Center for Academic Success testing center will be closed tomorrow, July 3, while testing staff attend professional development activities. Testing hours yet this week are:

  • Tuesday, July 2 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 3 – testing center closed
  • Thursday, July 4 – college closed in observance of Independence Day

Please contact Irene Siewert at 786-2376 with any questions.