University Learning Center

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The University Learning Center is committed to being a vital part of UNCW students' education. Our academic support services are based on the principle that quality learning takes place when peers work collaboratively to develop knowledge and build skills. The University Learning Center provides students a learning environment and experience that differs from the classroom; we focus on high-quality individual, small-group and large-group student-centered and student-led learning.

Academic Achievement

In keeping with the ULC mission to foster independent learning and transferable skills, the Academic Achievement pages provide information and links for students seeking to strengthen their academic success skills.

Math Services

The Math Lab supports students by providing tutoring for all Math and Statistics courses (such as MAT 151 & STT 215), as well as any course with a math or statistics component. In addition, students who visit the Math Lab can get help with math study skills and math anxiety. Math tutors help students make the transition to college mathematics as well as supporting students in upper division math and statistics courses. Math Services also offers one-on-one appointments for selected courses.

Study Sessions

Study Sessions are drop-in, peer-facilitated group tutoring sessions for select courses. Group leaders help students review lecture notes, address study skills, discuss textbook readings, and prepare for tests. No appointment is necessary.

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a series of peer-led group review sessions designed to help students succeed in historically difficult courses. In the SI session, the SI Leader facilitates students as they collaborate on reviewing lecture notes, discussing textbook reading assignments, and reviewing for tests. SI Leaders attend class regularly, are available as a resource to students, and can update the class about schedule changes, etc. As a group they strengthen learning skills, build community, network with other students, develop good study habits, and master content.

Tutoring Services

Tutoring Services provides one-on-one content tutoring for most University Studies courses. Tutors are qualified UNCW students trained to work effectively with other UNCW students and support them in achieving their academic goals. This philosophy translates into a tutoring practice that integrates what to study with how to study, thereby fostering independent learning and developing skills that will transfer to other courses.

Writing Services

All writers need readers, and the more readers you have while drafting a paper, the better your paper can become. Writing Services provides experienced peer readers for all UNCW students as they develop and improve their writing skills. Writing Services are not remedial, but designed for all student writers who want to improve their papers. Students can get help with their writing in three ways: The Writing Center provides one-on-one writing sessions led by faculty recommended peer writing consultants. Students can also receive electronic response to their developing papers through our Online Writing & Learning (OWL) program. Students can drop-in at our Writing Lab for help with quick questions about their developing papers.