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The Learning Center

The Learning Center, a part of Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS), provides eligible students with disabilities a variety of basic skills classes designed to improve a student's competency in reading, writing, spelling and mathematics.  The following is a detailed description of our tutoring and basic skills services:

 

In Basic Skills English Tutoring, Instructional Associates will assist students to:

  • Organize sentences and essays into a sequential and logical paragraph with sentence variety and appropriate transitions
  • Generate ideas for essays that are organized, coherent, and well developed while using proper grammar
  • Provide general verbal comments to final essays and writing products for grammatical, syntax and spelling errors

In Basic Skills Math Tutoring, Instructional Associates will assist students to:

  • Recognize the language of Mathematics, including the vocabulary, terminologies, and symbols
  • Acquire knowledge of Mathematical concepts, computational skills, and study skills required for college-level Math courses
  • Perform algebraic operations on polynomials, linear equations, functions, and nonlinear equations
  • Illustrate algebraic relationships with graphs
  • Think logically and critically about the Mathematical information used in our society today

In Basic Skills Spelling, Instructional Associates will assist students to:

  • Identify introduced phonological and structural patterns of words as well as pertinent sight words
  • Recognize trouble spots and acquire the necessary skills to correct them
  • Use a dictionary or spell checker to assist with correctly spelling words

In Basic Skills Writing, Instructional Associates will assist students to:

  • Recognize most of the introduced grammatical structure and paragraph construction guidelines
  • Identify the parts of speech and correct use when writing complete sentences
  • Organize sentences into a sequential and logical paragraph with sentence variety and appropriate transitions

In Basic Skills Reading, Instructional Associates will assist students to:

  • Recognize introduced phonological patterns
  • Identify the meaning of words by using the dictionary and contextual clues in passages
  • Recognize the main idea, details, and conclusion in a passage

In Basic Skills Math, Instructional Associates will assist students to:

  • Recognize the language of mathematics, including the vocabulary, terminologies, and symbols
  • Acquire knowledge of mathematical concepts, computational skills, and study skills required for math courses