Center for Academic Success

Located on the lower level of Sangamon Hall, the Center for Academic Success consists of a full assortment of academic support services: the Math Center, Accessibility Services Office, Academic Success professionals, the testing area (for make-up exams), peer tutoring services and the Writing Center. Students are served by appointment or walk-in basis. No fee is charged. For further information, phone 217-786-2396, see or stop by the Center for Academic Success information desk.

Denis Beveridge Math Center

The Denis Beveridge Math Center is staffed by math faculty and professionals who answer students’ questions, help with homework problems, work examples with students and/or guide students to additional resources such as tutorials, worksheets and software. Help is available on a drop-in basis. No appointment is necessary.

Make-Up Testing Area

The Center for Academic Success testing area is where students can come to make up a test that was missed in class. Students must make arrangements with their instructor to have the test brought to the testing area. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 pm, Monday through Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday. Students must schedule an appointment and show a photo ID in order to take a test in the testing area. For further information, phone 217-786-2376.

Services for Occupational Students

Qualified students receiving occupational instruction through LLCC have opportunities for academic assistance to enhance student success. These services may include assessment of needs, tutoring, assistance with lecture notes, e-text and career transitioning.

Contact the Accessibility Services coordinator in the Center for Academic Success, Sangamon Hall, 217-786-2599 or 217-786-2869.

Accessibility Services

Supportive services are available to students with disabilities. To be eligible for services, a student must provide paperwork that specifically documents the nature of the disability. Compensatory strategy assessments may be conducted to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations such as tutors, assistance with lecture notes, extended test time and e-texts. Contact the Accessibility Services coordinator at 217-786-2599, 217-786-2869 or toll-free outside Springfield at 800-727-4161, ext. 62599.

Academic Success Professionals

Study support is available in most subject areas. Students can learn more efficient ways to take notes, manage their time, read textbooks, review, think critically and prepare for tests. Students also may have their individual learning styles assessed and receive guidance on using their styles to their benefit. Highly qualified and experienced professionals staff the center. Students are served by appointment. Hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. For further information or to make an appointment, phone 217-786-2396 or stop by the Center for Academic Success information desk.

Tutoring Services

Highly trained peer tutors are available to assist students with most LLCC courses at no cost to students. Help is available by appointment. For further information or to make an appointment, phone 217-786-2396 or stop by the Center for Academic Success information desk.

Writing Center

The Writing Center is available to all students who want assistance with writing problems in general or with a specific writing assignment. The center is staffed by instructors from the Arts and Humanities department. Students either may drop in or make an appointment. Students having difficulty with spelling, grammar, structuring of papers, writing reports and summaries or doing library research are urged to visit the center. Tutoring in basic skills is available, as well as assistance with sophisticated writing problems. For further information or to make an appointment, phone 217-786-2341.