Student services is committed to providing students with services that supports their ability to be successful. One of these services is provided through our Free Tutoring program.
The Math/Science Lab and the Writing Center are located within the TLC Lab in the Student Success Center. Student Services collaborates with faculty to provide excellent resources to assist students with their class assignments.
Student Services provides free one-on-one and group tutoring sessions in Math, Science, and English. Math videos are available for check-out or for on-site viewing. Online tutorials in Math, Science, and English are available through a software package called PLATO Learning Courseware. To access these services, visit the TLC Lab located in room 204 of the Student Center West Wing (above the bookstore). The TLC Lab is equipped with sixteen computers and is also an excellent study location.
PLATO is a software package with courseware and tutorials that can be accessed from any of the campus computer labs or from home. Hundreds of tutorial topics are available from Reading fundamentals to grammar and writing, from basic math fundamentals through Calculus 2, plus a complete Biology and Chemistry Series.
- Log onto myLSUA with you username and password.
- Click the link to PLATO under 'My Accounts' area.
In order to access PLATO from home, you must get the Plugins to allow your computer to view the PLATO courseware.
- Make sure any pop-up blockers are turned off
- Go to: Courseware Plugins webpage
- Choose the plugins you need for your Windows PC or Mac. Click on the links to download and install the listed files. Instructions are on the page linked above.
How to Become a Tutor
Tutors for the TLC Lab are students who excel academically, have good people skills, and are motivated to help other students.
In order to qualify to be a peer tutor at LSU Alexandria, a student must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher and earned an “A” or “B” in the subject he/she wishes to tutor. Additionally, he/she should be recommended by a faculty member in either the Arts, English & Humanities department (Writing Center tutors); the Math & Physical Sciences department (Math & Chemistry tutors); or the Biological Sciences department (Biology tutors).
If you meet the requirements above, we encourage you to apply for a job as a tutor. Just visit our Student Worker Application website on instructions on how to apply.