Soothing the nerves

Learning Assistance Center set to help students prep for finals

By Rebecca Breazeale
Staff Writer

With final exams quickly approaching, many students are feeling overwhelmed and stressed out. Thankfully, the Learning Assistance Center (LAC) designed an exam-tutoring program called Exam-A-Rama to help ease those nerves. The Exam-A-Rama is a world renowned tutoring program specifically designed for prepping for final exams.

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The sessions will be run by one of the LAC tutors and will consist of either a full review of your final exam review packet, or a question and answer session. Some of the review sessions provided are math, biology, chemistry, physics and accounting. Sessions will take place from Dec. 3 through Dec. 6 in the Bradner Library.

Terri Lamb, LAC tutor, said, “Exam-A-Rama helps about 200 students each semester and has a 98 percent success rate. We have math, reading, and writing specialists. I’m the math specialist. Students can make appointments with us. If they feel they aren’t doing well in anyone of these classes, they can make an appointment with us. There is no charge for any of these services.”

In addition to the Exam-A-Rama, the LAC offers a class prep course called Jump Start. Students attend Jump Start two weeks before classes begin in order to prepare for the semester. According to a survey taken by the LAC, students who participate in Jump Start receive 20 percent more passing grades than students who do not.

“I’ve always received help here for English or math, mostly math. Whatever individual attention you don’t get in class, you can get here. There is always a tutor here that can help you. My favorite tutor is Noor [Charara]. She used to be a math tutor, but now she’s a Writing Fellow. Some tutors can help with more than one subject,” said Schoolcraft student Ebony Johnson.

Students are encouraged to visit the LAC in preparation for exams. The LAC can be utilized Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4p.m. All review session will take place at the Bradner Library in room L119. For more information on specific subject session reviews contact 734-462-4436.