​Mission and Views of Learning

The Tutoring-Learning Center’s mission is to offer student-centered academic support across disciplines. In cooperation with faculty and staff, the center provides peer-to-peer assistance through individual and small group collaboration.
The Tutoring-Learning Center staff strives to maximize academic potential and promote student success and retention in a safe and welcoming environment. We adhere to the following views of learning:
·         An inclusive environment is integral to a liberal
·         Every student brings unique abilities to the UWSP campus
·         Each discipline has a unique way of reading, writing, and learning.
·         Learning is not generic; learning always occurs in a specific context.
·         Active learning improves a student’s ability to be successful and leads to student
            ownership of learning.
·         Collaboration encourages the development of critical thinking and benefits both
            learner and peer educators.
·         Training of peer tutors, consultants, and discussion leaders includes current learning
            theory and promotes ethical practices.
·         Peer educators model successful learning strategies which encourage students to thrive
            in a university environment. 
·         Collaborative relationships with faculty and staff members across departments and disciplines
            are a vital component for delivery of our services.