Academic Support

LIT has many resources, at no additional cost, to support you through your academic journey. We provide subject-specific Tutoring, Online Tutoring, offer Supplemental Instruction (SI) and more!
 

 
Learning Lab
The Learning Lab is LIT's main study space, located in Room 101 of the Eagles' Nest building.
  • It is the perfect setting for individual learning or study groups.
  • The Learning Lab is also the designated location to seek and receive tutoring.
  • 24 computers and a printer is available for students to use. Printing fee is 10c per sheet.
  • It offers access through computers to the Mary and John Gray Library.
  • Hours of operation:
    • Fall and Spring semesters: 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday
    • Summer: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday
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Supplemental Instruction: SI
  • What is SI? It is a nontraditional form of tutoring that focuses on collaboration, group study, and interaction for assisting students in undertaking "traditionally difficult" courses.
  • Why SI? It targets courses with a minimum 30% rate of students that drop, withdraw, or fail, and then provides a trained peer who has successfully negotiated the course to assist its future students. Through 50-minute SI sessions, students are provided with course-specific learning and study strategies, note taking and test taking skills, as well as the opportunity for a structured study time with peers.
  • SI Supported Courses:
    • Anatomy and Physiology I (BIOL2301) and II (BIOL2302)
    • English Composition I (ENGL1301)
    • Contemporary Mathematics (MATH1332)
    • College Algebra (MATH1314)
Tutoring
Need help in a particular course? Need a refresher on subject material? Want better learning and study skills?
  • LIT offers individual tutoring and/or Supplemental Instruction for students. We make every effort to find a tutor in any subject requested. Tutoring is available upon request.
  • To request a tutor contact: 409-880-8187.
  • Students who are interested in tutoring may sign up at any point in the semester. We encourage students to sign up early in the semester to avoid scheduling delays. 
  • Benefits: research shows that students who sign up for tutoring within the first four weeks of the semester are 43% more likely to be successful (earn an A, B, or C) in the course for which tutoring is received.
Virtual Tutoring: Brainfuse
  • Connect with certified tutors who provide live, 24/7, on-demand tutoring in a variety of subjects – including Business, Math, and Science. 
  • Brainfuse offers a writing lab feature where you can submit written work to be reviewed within a 24 hours notice.
  • Where do I access Brainfuse? It is available under Tools in Blackboard.
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Mary and John Gray Library
Students must have their student ID validated at the library, and then they can access the catalog and the electronic databases.