The mission of the Hayssen Academic Resource Center (HARC) is to address the academic support needs of the students, faculty, and staff of Lakeland University by providing information, skills training, and support in the areas of learning skills, critical thinking, information access, and assessment of students and their skills and competencies.
The Hayssen Academic Resource Center is located on the third floor of Old Main. It is open from 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Tutors help students recognize their own potential and improve skills needed to function more effectively in an increasingly diverse and demanding college environment.
Whether you're trying to pass a course or maintain a 4.0, working with a tutor can be extremely helpful. Tutors provide FREE one-on-one assistance that may not be available in the classroom. They are experienced and qualified students who can enable you to have a better understanding of course materials.
Individual and group appointments can be scheduled in the HARC or at various public locations on campus (i.e. library, Campus Center, resident halls).
Where to go for tutoring?
Our top-notch student tutors are located on the third floor of Old Main in the HARC (Hayssen Academic Resource Center).
Individual and group appointments can also be scheduled at various public locations on campus (i.e. library, Campus Center, resident halls).
Tutors are also available for main campus and Kellett Schools students using Blackboard Collaborate.
How do I prepare for a tutor session?
Make sure to set aside a sufficient amount of time to work with a tutor. Working with a tutor is not a quick fix; you must allow an appropriate amount of time to adequately cover the materials. Your active participation is necessary for your tutoring session to be successful.
Make sure to try your homework yourself before coming to see a tutor. This will allow you to know in what areas you need the most help and to make the time you spend with a tutor more effective.
When seeing a writing tutor, bring:
Proofread your paper first. Try to make your paper as close to a finished product as you can on your own. This will not only help you become a better writer but also it will make the time you spend with a tutor much more effective.
When seeing a subject area tutor, bring:
How long are tutoring sessions?
There is no set amount of time for how long a tutoring session will last. There are a number of factors which will determine how long a tutor will need. Is your paper long or short? Has your paper already been revised by another tutor or your professor? Do you need help with all of your homework problems or just a few? Even though there is no set time, it's a good idea to come prepared to spend at least an hour.
Do I need an appointment to work with a tutor?
It is helpful to make an appointment with a tutor, although some tutors do have walk-in hours on Starfish. Study tables are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7-9 p.m. in the Hayssen Academic Resource Center during which tutors are available for drop-in sessions.
Can I request a tutor?
Can’t find a tutor for your subject or availability? Contact HARC@lakeland.edu. Remember, writing tutors can help with any writing assignment for any subject!