The Learning Center strives to provide a responsive learning environment that fosters academic success and assists students to become life-long learners. In support of the College's mission and educational goals, the Learning Center provides academic assistance programs that target students' individual needs and provides appropriate accommodations to students.
The Learning Center is the central academic support component at Maryville College and it can help you excel to make the most of your college experience. The center provides learning strategies and consultations to students throughout the school year that focus on learning styles, textbook strategies, note-taking skills, test preparation and test-taking strategies. The Learning Center staff also assist students with academic goal setting, organizational skills and time management.
Struggling with one killer class? Do you suffer from SKNHTSBS (Smart Kid, Never Had To Study Before Syndrome)? We can help. The Learning Center provides assistance in improving general study skills through tutoring and group study sessions as well as individualized consultations. Our most successful students at Maryville College use group study as an added benefit to their learning opportunities. Trained academic mentors are responsible for facilitating group study and they provide weekly study sessions. Notes and lectures are also discussed during these sessions. In Thaw, academic mentors utilize the Socratic/collaborative/cooperative learning base. In the Cooper Athletic Center, academic mentors utilize a peer modeling and collaborative learning approach.
Group study sessions are held at convenient campus locations. Study sessions and their locations are listed on the Academic Support Schedule, which is available in the Learning Center, on-line and it is posted in Thaw and Cooper Athletics.
Whether you need disability services, assistance with study skills or tutoring, our goal is to provide the tools you need to empower you to reach your full academic potential.
Located in Thaw Hall, the ACADEMIC SUPPORT CENTER offers free mentor-led group study sessions for classes throughout the semester. The mentor-led study sessions are designed to provide a collaborative approach to learning and additional opportunities to enhance learning experiences. The sessions may be provided in small study groups through regularly scheduled help sessions, or on an individual basis. Academic mentors and group study have designated drop-in study hours which can be found on the Academic Support Schedule. All group study sessions are provided free of charge to Maryville College students.
The Cooper Success Center is a student-led and College staff supervised group study center. Located in the academic heart of Cooper athletics, it focuses on the specific and demanding needs of the Maryville College student-athlete by providing assistance with a variety of core courses. More →
Students utilizing the Learning Center, the Academic Support Center and the Cooper Success Center need to come prepared to maximize the benefits of these sessions. Please see our recommendations for making the most of your study time as well as finding additional study resources. More →
Students with disabilities may register for academic accommodations tailored to meet their individual needs based on their specific disabilities. Presently, the academic accommodations provided by the Learning Center include but are not limited to: testing services for students needing accommodations for classroom exams; interpreting and transcribing services for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing; texts on tape and/or readers for students who are blind and visually impaired as well as for individuals who have learning disabilities; priority registration services; library and laboratory assistance, note-taking services, and access to adaptive technologies. Please contact the Disability Services in the Learning Center at 865.981.8124 to schedule an appointment to review documentation of the specific disability and arrange accommodations for classes. You may also download Disability Services forms and submit an online request for accommodations. More →
The Maryville College Writing Center provides a place where students can improve their writing skills, by practicing the skills necessary to become effective independent thinkers and writers. Peer consultants provide individual consultations on writing issues. Trained Maryville College writing consultants provide academic guidance and support based on their own experiences as writers and teachers of writing. The writing center consultants effectively analyze each student’s writing, ask appropriate questions for clarification, offer opportunities for practice and provide encouragement and support. More →