Academic Learning Center and Tutoring at Lake Erie College | Painesville, OH

The Academic Learning Center is a network of complementary services designed to empower students to fulfill their academic potential and to support their academic success. The ALC is composed of three primary areas — the Writing Center, the Mathematics Lab and Tutorial Services.

The Academic Learning Center is located in the James F. Lincoln Library (second floor). Tutoring is offered during Fall and Spring Semesters. All tutoring services are free to Lake Erie College students and are offered throughout the week at convenient times in the morning, afternoon, and evening. Hours of operation are posted on LEO, on posters across campus, and through regular email and Twitter updates. The ALC is closed during the summer, between semesters, during academic breaks, on holidays, on snow days, and for campus emergencies.


Tutorial Services offers assistance to students who would like additional help in Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Equine Studies, Mathematics, and Spanish Studies. Assistance may also be available in other courses based on course offering and student demand. All tutoring is designed to provide structured feedback; the student, tutor, and instructor will all work together to ensure each student's success.

  • Located in the James F. Lincoln Library (second floor), the center is open from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm for quiet study, relaxation, or small-group meetings.

  • No appointment is required for tutoring at regularly scheduled times.

  • All peer tutors have secured the recommendation of a full-time faculty member and have demonstrated a high level of proficiency in advanced coursework.

Students who need help in an area not listed above, or who cannot make the listed times, may request help by contacting any member of the Academic Learning Center staff at

Instructors are also encouraged to recommend tutoring for students enrolled in their classes.


The Writing Center serves as a central location where students can not only get help proofreading papers for a class but also can seek assistance with any sort of writing project!

  • Students enrolled in EN100 are required to visit the center with each essay assignment, but all students are encouraged to take advantage of the benefits of the guided assistance that is available.

  • Located in the James F. Lincoln Library (second floor), the center is also open at convenient times that will work around any class or athletic schedule.

  • Appointments are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. There is a sign-up sheet on the door for a guaranteed appointment. Walk-ins are welcome, but walk-ins are only possible if tutors are not engaged with appointments, which have priority.

  • All writing assistants have received specialized training by Dr. Jennifer Swartz-Levine, Associate Professor of English, after successfully completing EN305: Composition Theory.