Even though distance learners typically cannot take advantage of our face-to-face services in the Center, the ALC provides support in a variety of ways. eLearners who wish to submit questions or seek assistance from a tutor can utilize Smarthinking, and those who want to work independently to improve knowledge or practice skills can access the Online Learning Center.
Online Tutoring with Smarthinking©
Smarthinking© offers online synchronous and asynchronous tutoring in a variety of subject areas some of which include math, science, foreign languages, statistics, accounting, economics, and computer science. Smarthinking also offers writing assistance in all subject areas including foreign language writing assignments. You can choose to participate in drop-in tutoring, schedule an appointment with a tutor, submit offline questions, and access a variety of online academic resources. Should you exceed the 10 hours per year allotment, you may purchase additional hours as needed. In order to take full advantage of your time on Smarthinking, we recommend that you contact a staff person to identify which Smarthinking options will best meet your needs.
Learning Express Library
The Louisiana Library Network provides the free LearningExpress Library which offers a variety of career and educational resources including interactive tutorials, review exercises, practice tests, and more. Explore here.
Online Academic Resources and Support
Refer to the tab "Online Academic Resources and Support" for a variety of handouts, resources, and short web-based tutorials for writing, math, science, and foreign languages. In addition to content specific resources, you will also find resources on study strategies and note-taking skills.