Learning Resources

Learning Resources provides resources and one-on-one educational sessions which focus on

  • time and workload management
  • effective note-taking
  • reading skills enhancement
  • test taking preparation

Enhancing performance in these areas maximizes academic success and scholastic achievement for all learners.

How to Connect with a Learning Resources Advisor

Learning Resources has both professional staff and ACE peer tutors. Most students will initially meet with a trained ACE peer tutor or First-Year Seminar mentor.

If after meeting with one of the ACE peer tutors to develop a realistic work schedule, you feel you need more assistance, you can contact Learning Resources to personally schedule an appointment with professional staff. Please send an email to Jennifer Bates (jbates@middlebury.edu) and tell her all the times you are available to meet between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. It's fine to send a screenshot of your schedule and a note about any additional schedule conflicts. Upon receiving this information, Jennifer will schedule you for an appointment as soon as she is able. You are also welcome to call CTLR or stop by and we will put you in touch with her.

Collaborating with Faculty

Learning Resources collaborates with faculty on professional development opportunities to design innovative, effective teaching environments, and refine faculty's workload and time management. This in turn impacts students workload and time management through strategic syllabi development.

In addition, with faculty and the Commons, Learning Resources implements prevention and intervention initiatives for students who are at academic risk. The Director also works one-on-one with students who face challenges related to learning style or learning disabilities.

Academic Mentors embedded in First Year Seminars, as well as the drop-in Peer Writing Tutors embedded in the Commons, are trained by Learning Resources in courseload planning and basic time management and study skills.