Learning Centers: The Space
CCV learning centers provide a welcoming environment for students to get the academic support they need. Each of our academic centers offers students access to computer labs and study areas, providing open and friendly spaces for studying, one-on-one or group assistance, and study groups.
Learning Centers: The Services
Academic mentors are available to support you with assignments and study habits; they may also guide you through course work and promote confidence, motivation, autonomy, and academic achievement. The purpose of the academic mentoring provided in CCV learning centers is to:
- Promote independent learning
- Support you in recognizing learning strengths & identifying academic strategies that work for you
- Model successful learning habits
- Connect you to helpful learning support resources
Academic mentoring is not meant to provide supplemental instruction. Academic mentors help you develop a variety of skills, including:
- Academic Skills & Habits: develop learning strategies that work for you, and overcome barriers to success.
- Writing: advance your skills in all facets of writing, including brainstorming and prewriting strategies; proficiency with grammar and punctuation; incorporating paraphrases, quotations, and citations; and paragraphing, organization, and thesis development.
- Math: find support to learn math skills developed in many CCV courses – from Foundations of Mathematics through Applied Mathematical Concepts, with additional resources for advanced math courses and quantitative reasoning skills, e.g., reading graphs and charts, making estimates.
- Microsoft Office Proficiency: gain competence managing files and using software such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- CCV’s Portal Navigation: activate your account and learn to navigate CCV’s portal to access College information, CCV email, resources, and services.
- Online Learning/Canvas: understand the common features used in both online and in-person classes including how to upload assignments, post in a discussion forum, and check your gradebook.
- Library Skills: acquire basic library skills to access books, full-text articles, and online reference resources at Hartness Library.
- Research Techniques and Proper Citation: learn appropriate use of resources in academic research and writing; receive guidance in MLA and APA documentation.
- Strategic Classroom Support: use and access additional learning assistance such as Tutor.com and online resources.
Drop-in Academic Mentoring is available in the CCV-Winooski, Montpelier, and Rutland Learning Centers. As a CCV student, you may use a Learning Center at any CCV location. Visit your nearest CCV location page for hours and academic mentor schedules.
Academic mentoring is available by appointment in all other CCV locations. CCV students can request an appointment for Learning Center services by completing a request form.