About the LARC

Let the Learning Assistance and Resource Center (LARC) help you open the doors to academic achievement! The LARC strives to help all Radford University students achieve academic success in all disciplines. In individual or group tutoring sessions, students acquire support from College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) certified trained tutors.

Writing tutors aid students with writing assignments for any discipline. Math and science tutors help students understand formulas, grasp abstract concepts, and reinforce problem solving skills.

Additionally, students can improve and maximize their learning skills, reading comprehension, and test taking strategies through one-on-one consultations. With a learner-centered approach, the LARC staff and tutors seek to meet each Radford University student’s academic needs.

Tutoring services are free for Radford University students!


Tutors guide students as they explore assigned topics, learn strategies for generating ideas, and discover methods of development and organization.

Tutors also help students with drafts by reviewing rules of grammar, punctuation, organization and general rhetorical skills.

Students with special needs

Radford University's LARC is equipped to work with international students. Julia Winn-Pollock is certified in Teaching English as a Second Language and the tutors are trained in these methods as well.

In addition, the Disability Resource Office provides the LARC staff with background and strategies for tutoring learning disabled students. The interim director, Tracey Mattson, is a former special education teacher, specializing in learning disabilities.

For students with physical disabilities, the LARC has special entrances. However, the LARC is prepared to meet students in other, more convenient, places on campus. Tutors have also worked with interpreters and readers.

Writing assistance

Writing assignments are an essential element in a student's educational experience. We encourage all students who write and wish to receive constructive feedback to use the LARC's tutoring services. The Learning Assistance and Resource Center (LARC) is located in 125 Walker Hall.

For more information, please call 540-831-7704 or stop by the center's office.