Tutoring at Lakeland University


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.

Tutoring & Academic Resources

Helping students accomplish their educational and life goals.

The Hayssen Academic Resource Center is located in the Esch Library.

Tutors help students recognize their own potential and improve skills needed to function more effectively in an increasingly diverse and demanding college environment.

Fall & Spring Semester Hours:

Monday - Thursday7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m
Sunday2 - 10 p.m.

Summer Hours (June-August):

Monday – Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday Closed
May 31 and July 5Closed

Exterior photo of the Esch Library.

Questions about tutors?

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).

Our top-notch student tutors are located on the second floor of the library 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.

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.

  • Two copies of your paper (one for you and one for the tutor)
  • The assignment from the professor (what he/she says should be included in the paper)
  • A pen or pencil

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.

  • Your assignment
  • Your textbooks necessary to complete the assignment or prepare for an exam
  • A pen or pencil
  • Any additional tools or materials necessary to complete the assignment or prepare for an exam (i.e. a calculator, graphs, handouts).

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.

It is easy to make an appointment with a tutor on Starfish. Tutors work with student in-person or virtually.

  1. Go to login.lakeland.edu and select Starfish.
    * If the My Success Network page does not appear, select the menu icon in the upper left of the screen, and select My Success Network.
  2. Under How can we help? Locate current tutors available to you. Tutor subjects are listed beneath tutor names.
  3. Select the appropriate tutor and select Schedule Appointment.
  4. Select Tutoring Center, then select Tutoring, and select Continue.
  5. Select the date and time option when you want to meet and select Continue.
  6. Input location and reason for session, and select Confirm.
  7. A meeting invitation will be sent to your Outlook calendar with the details of your tutor meeting.
    *If there is not a time that fits your schedule, email the tutor to identify a mutually agreeable time.
    *Please allow up to 2 business days for a tutor response.

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!