Accommodations and Services 

The Learning Center of Brenau University fills an academic need that would not otherwise be filled by providing valuable academic services to students. Not only does the Learning Center service students who have a diagnosed learning disability, but we also provide services to a large percentage of international students. In addition, all students are eligible for the free tutoring program. Contact Crystal Ball at the number below for more information. The following is a list of the services we provide:

Standard Accommodations and Services Provided to Students with Disabilities:

  • Extended-time testing in a calm and quiet environment. At the Learning Center, we have individual testing rooms that create a much less distracting environment for test taking than a class room setting. (Please note the testing at the Learning Center is reserved for day students on the main Gainesville campus at this time.)
  • Free regularly scheduled tutoring in difficult courses provided by professional tutors who have at least one college degree in the area in which they provide tutoring during Fall and Spring Semesters only- NO SUMMER TUTORING. This is a rare asset that most other colleges do not provide.
  • Option to have free weekly sessions with an Academic Specialist whose specialty is organization, time management, study skills, and test-taking strategies.

 

Services Provided to International Students and All Students:

  • Free regularly scheduled tutoring in difficult courses provided by professional tutors who have at least one college degree in the area in which they provide tutoring.
  • Option to have free weekly sessions with an Academic Specialist whose specialty is organization, time management, study skills, and test-taking strategies.

 

Additional services provided by the Learning Center:

 The Learning Center staff reads the test questions to students with dyslexia or visual disabilities in order to make sure their dyslexia or visual impairment does not cause them to misunderstand the question.

  • The Learning Center staff has worked with students who have had an injury that prevented writing with their dominant hand by writing answers to test questions for the students during the healing and recovery process.
  • The Learning Center staff acts as a mediator between students with disabilities and their professors thus making it possible for the students to take advantage of their testing accommodations without causing the professors unnecessary work.
  • The Learning Center serves as a resource referral agency to students who have an issue(s) they need help with.