The Learning Center
Each person learns in a unique way and the Learning Center offers a comfortable atmosphere and services to facilitate learning regardless of learning style. This is a place where you can study in a quiet room, engage in the dynamics of a study group, research and write your papers or develop spreadsheets, work with a tutor, or take advantage of computer assisted instructional software and other study resources.
Free for all students currently enrolled at the UNM-Valencia Campus, services include the following:
- Peer and professional tutoring (group and individual)
- Walk-in assistance
- Tutorial appointments
- Study groups
- Special topic workshops
- Computer labs staffed with trained personnel
- State-of-the-art computer hardware and software
- Study areas to work alone or in groups
- Study resources
- Laptops and calculators available for checkout
The Learning Center is student focused and attempts to accommodate all student needs. In addition to regular services, the Learning Center attempts to find a tutor or schedule a study group for a particular class at students’ requests.
We hope you will spend many productive hours with us while you are enrolled on campus. This is the students' place, a place where you can study in a quiet room, engage in the dynamics of a study group, write your papers or develop spreadsheets, work with a tutor, or take advantage of computer assisted instructional software and other study resources.
Mission and Vision
The Learning Center is committed to the development of independent learners who assume responsibility for their education.
The Learning Center will contribute to the retention of students by facilitating student learning and to assist students in their academic achievement by the development of self-efficacy through forming attributes that sustain learning.
This mission is accomplished by:
- Peer and professional tutors trained to recognize and accommodate diverse learning styles
- Workshops and seminars on goal setting, learning strategies, and time management;
- Course specific study groups and reviews.
We strive to make the Center a place where you feel comfortable and where you can achieve your academic goals. If you have suggestions for how we might improve our services to you, please drop by.
The Learning Center tutors will guide you through the process of understanding the subject matter using coaching techniques. They might also suggest study and learning strategies.
You can make the most of your tutorial time by
attempting the assignment prior to meeting with your tutor
studying your notes and textbook prior to the tutoring session
identifying specific questions or concepts that you want to address during the session
regularly attending class for the course that you are receiving tutoring