To accommodate the increase in the student population and the academic needs of these students, Penn State Lehigh Valley has expanded its Learning and Writing Center. Over the summer, the center was moved to a larger space at the Fogelsville campus which doubled the size and allowed for more tutoring and study areas. The new center opened its doors to students on Monday, September 10.The center provides free academic support to all Penn State Lehigh Valley students—full or part-time— in a wide variety of subject areas. Programs offered at the center include individual and small group tutoring, exam review sessions, writing assessment, study skills assistance, academic workshops, and access to reference materials. The center houses seventeen tutors—both peer tutors and professional tutors —who offer tutoring sessions by appointment and through "drop in" tutoring sessions. "The tutoring staff is ecstatic with the new space – it’s a 'real' center now," states Linda Rumfield, Learning Center coordinator. "In the old space, tutoring took place in an open area, hallways, or wherever tutors could find a quiet place. Now we have a centralized location that gives us the opportunity to work collaboratively with the students and support their academic needs."
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