Academic Learning Center (ALC)

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The Academic Learning Center teaches study and reading techniques to St. Cloud State students. We also train students who want to help others succeed at learning.

We design programs and materials to help students be more efficient learners.

We provide help through several methods:

  • Courses. COLL 110 Reading and Study Strategies and COLL 120 Power Reading help you get on track quickly.
  • Tutoring. We offer subject tutoring in general education courses in 15+ subject areas.
  • One-on-one study strategy appointments. We can help with general study strategies like note-taking, retention and time management that will improve your college learning.
  • Tutor training. We provide training for peer tutors across campus.
  • Resources for students and faculty. Use our handouts, tip sheets, PowerPoints, internet links to build new skills.

We help faculty incorporate study strategies into their classes. Contact us.

Tutoring topics

Schedule an appointment for help in these areas:

  • Accounting
  • Atmosphere and Hydrological Science
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Science and Disorders
  • Communication Studies
  • Community Psychology
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Engineering Problem Solving
  • English
  • Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Music and Musicianship
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

College of Science and Engineering and the Department of Languages and Cultures also offer tutoring.