INFORMATION FOR FACULTY
The Learning Support Center (LSC) provides free one-on-one academic support for students currently enrolled at Edmonds College. Research shows that students who use college services have a higher rate of course and program completion. Edmonds College’s faculty play a key role in helping the LSC assist over 4,000 students each year. Below you will find several ways to inform your students about our services as well as a way to refer students to us so we may invite them to apply to be tutors.
You can make the Learning Support Center more visible to your students by…
Posting Information for Your Students
We have written brief introductions to the services offered by the Learning Support Center that any faculty member may access and use in their syllabi or post online in their Canvas course shells. If you have any questions about these materials, please send an email to Lauren Campbell.
Scheduling a Classroom Visit
Please consider having someone from the Learning Support Center visit your class and give students a brief presentation about the free, drop-in tutoring services that we offer in the Writing and Tutorial Centers. We also give students information about Grammar Corner, which is our newest drop-in service, and the WRITE credit classes which are available for quarter-long writing assistance.
Visits typically take around 10-15 minutes, though you may request something shorter or slightly longer. Someone from the Learning Support Center staff will talk to your students about all of the tutoring options available to them at the LSC and incorporate time to answer any questions your students may have. If there’s something in particular you’d like our representative to highlight or emphasize, let us know when you request your visit!
We send a campus email each quarter inviting faculty from across the curriculum to request classroom presentations, but you may also request classroom visits at any time by filling out this form. If you have any questions about our classroom presentations, please email Lauren Campbell.
Bringing Your Class for a Tour
We invite faculty to bring their classes to the Learning Support Center in Mukilteo Hall #113 for a short tour. Instructors don't need to schedule a tour during the first week of the quarter, when the Center is less full; they can just drop by with their class at their convenience to walk through the Center. To schedule a tour after the first week, email Lauren Campbell and she’ll find the right time for your class to tour the Center.
You can help us recruit excellent tutors for our students by…
Referring Students to Become Tutors
At the Learning Support Center, we are always looking for strong students with excellent interpersonal and communication skills who can work as tutors in a variety of subjects, including writing, math, biology, chemistry, accounting, BSTEC, computer science, philosophy, allied health, physics, and more. If you've had a student in your class who you feel would be a good candidate to work as a tutor on campus, please take the time to let us know. We use referrals as one way to recruit new tutors all year long, and we highly value faculty recommendations.