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Learning Services & Tutoring at Elizabethtown College

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As part of Elizabethtown College’s Center for Student Success, Learning Services strives to help students be academically successful.

Learning Services offers tutoring for writing specific courses, as well as assistance with study skills, time management, and test taking strategies. Tutoring provided by Learning Services is mostly through peer tutors.

Learning Services Director Lynne Davies explained how students can go about getting a tutor.

Students can email or they can call. Most students actually just walk in because we have a book where they can sign up, so they can request a tutor for a particular course that they’re taking.

Student tutors often find that assisting their peers helps them to sharpen their own skills. International student Paul Lecurieux-Lafayette explained how tutoring others has helped him in his own studies.

I can look at their approach of how they’re learning when I’m teaching them vocabulary or grammar, and it’s helping myself to study.

One of the students Paul tutors is Gillian Engelbrecht, a junior who’ll soon be studying abroad in France. She explained how working with Paul has helped her to prepare for the trip.

I think it’s prepared me because Paul’s been helping me practice talking about things that I would need to know in France, and he’s been sharing with me about France so that I’ll be better prepared when I’m there.

Over 250 peer tutors are registered to help with more than 200 Elizabethtown College courses. A list of current tutors is available in Learning Services.

Students can sign up for tutors in Learning Services or call the office at 717-361-1185.  The service is free for full-time students and $7.75 an hour for part-time students.

Learning Services is located in rooms 226 to 239 of the Baugher Student Center.

 

The Artspress

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Art and coffee has been said to be a good mix, and that can be found right here in Elizabethtown.WeTown reporter, Corey Aspril, has more on the Artspress in the Elizabethtown community.

Artpress, located on main street of Elizabethtown, is a place where coffee and creativity can be found. It has been around the around for about two years and has done many of things for the community. From making coffee, to having art lessons to help people advance in their artwork from a twenty five year vision. Jeneva, the owner of arts press tells us more.

Jeneva Augelle: “I do a lot of volunteer work. Also do art classes, we do paint your own ceramics.”

Artspress is not only the company name, but an action to the company. It means that the company wants one to express themselves through art.The art is displayed all over the building creating a gallery for many to view others artwork.Things such as paintings and pottery are present to see around the gallery.

Jeneva Augelle: “I actually teach it all, trough perspective, trough The individual perspective. Not through any other way, I use mirrors, I use plexy glass, I uses variety of tools. All kinds of thing to get people to know their own perspective. Every class is different, everyone is different. It’s treated uniquely like that. Which hopefully will get the person to understand, and to be able to express themselves in a creative way.”

The Artspress serves over ten different flavors of coffee that are organic fair trade brews that they want to serve to people. The studio offers wellness activities for the community as well such as yoga and reiki to get people to keep healthy. It is also used as a venue for more local artists to collaborate and share art with one another. The Artspress even offers art lessons for people to take so that they can improve on their art to express themselves more.

From Serving coffee to teaching art lessons, the Artspress has done many things for the community. Reporting for Wetown, i’m Corey Aspril.

Intoroducing: How-To We-Town

Have you ever had trouble figuring out how to do things like posting stories here on We-Town.com? Well, you’re in luck! We-Town is getting a brand new instructional video to help you figure out “how-to do” We-Town.

As part of her Communications Senior Seminar project, Elizabethtown College student Sara Sandhaus created the video for We-Town (along with the new “Welcome” video). The video will be up on the site permanently soon, but you can click below now for a sneak preview!

How-To We-Town!

Are you looking for instruction in a particular activity here on We-Town? Use the time codes below to find whatever you’re looking for within the video:
*How to register—:34
*How to comment on stories—1:25
*How to post a story—2:00
*How to add an image—3:23
*How to put pictures/audio/video in the middle of the story—3:38

We-Town gets a Welcome Video

You read that right: We-town.com is getting a video to welcome newcomers to the site.

As part of a Communications Senior Seminar project, Sara Sandhaus created a duo of videos for We-town.  The first one is a short “Welcome” video for the site.  Click below for a sneak peek!

Welcome to We-Town!

This video will soon reside in the “About” section of the We-town site, which you can access through the tab at the top of the page.

And keep a look-out for Sara’s next video, which will act as a We-town tutorial!