Learning Center

Learning Center

The mission of the Learning Center is to provide academic assistance to all currently enrolled Hub partner students.  We work to develop the skills and strategies necessary for them to become confident, independent, and active life-long learners.

The Learning Center provides direct instructional academic support tailored to the skill levels and learning styles of all students.  Skills are developed by identifying strengths and weaknesses in content areas, developing strategies for improvement, and providing specific goals for success in almost any desired academic discipline.  The Learning Center also offers support in reading comprehension, study skills, test-taking strategies, goal setting, time management, growth mindset, preparation for math assessments required for entry into certain Hub partner programs, and customized learning.

Our Learning Center Committee offers Professional Student Development services as well.  These are free activities for students that help build professional skills and prepare students for post-secondary careers.  Events are typically held at the end of the Spring semester and include Resume and Cover Letter workshops and editing, seminars on professional dress and etiquette, interviewing skills including mock interviews, elevator pitch presentation, and other topics related to a student’s job search and transition from the academic to career environment. 

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact:

Melanie LaLone, Learning Center Director
University of Pittsburgh at Titusville
504 E. Main St., Titusville, PA 16354
814-827-4479 | lalone@pitt.edu


Frequently Asked Questions:


Who is eligible to receive tutoring?

All Pitt students enrolled at Pitt-Titusville are eligible to receive free, peer tutoring. In fact, more than 200 students request tutors each academic semester for one-on-one or group sessions.

Who are Learning Center tutors?

Our faculty tutors include a diverse group of highly-qualified instructors who have a tremendous background knowledge of their fields and offer top-level academic support and tutoring.

Where does tutoring take place?

Remodeled in 2013, Learning Center is located in Room 103 on the first floor of Haskell Memorial Library and is equipped with personal computers, technology, and academic resources to assist in student success.

How does a student request a tutoring appointment?

Visit in person or contact the Learning Center via phone or email to schedule an appointment at any time. Tutoring sessions last approximately 30 minutes. Walk-ins are welcome if a tutor is available or if students are being tutored in the same subject.

What is a Supplemental Instructor?

Supplemental Instruction is an innovative program designed to deliver academic assistance coordinated by the Learning Center. Supplemental Instructors (SI's) will sit in on courses with students, acquire the same course information as students, and then will be available in the Learning Center for tutoring.

What are PSDs?

Professional Student Development (PSD) programs are free activities for students that help build professional skills and prepare students for post-secondary careers. Events are held throughout the academic year, and include: Dine 'N Shine, Mock Interviews, Mingling and Mocktails, and regional student-geared workshops, fairs and conferences. Students will have opportunities to engage with local and regional professionals, speakers, and entrepreneurs while networking and forming connections.