Student Learning Center

Learning Resource Center

We are here for your academic success!

Located in the Student Support Center, the Learning Resource Center provides students of all academic disciplines with a collaborative learning environment designed to further develop their academic skills through one-on-one support. Composed of full-time faculty, supplemental instructors, and peer tutors, the LRC staff works with students individually to improve their approach to learning and hone their understanding of the materials presented in class.

If you have any questions about us or the services we offer, feel free to call (518) 861-2521 and a staff member will gladly answer your questions.

Hours:

Monday: 11:00am – 4:00pm

Tuesday: 11:00am - 6:00pm

Wednesday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Thursday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Friday: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Weekend College Saturdays
Follows the weekend college session: 
Saturday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

MISSION

The mission of the Learning Resource Center is to provide individualized academic support to students with the goal of encouraging them to become independent learners and assist them in developing the skills and knowledge necessary to enhance academic success. This mission serves as the foundation for all the forms of assistance we offer:
  • An interactive space within which to explore and broaden your learning potential.
  • Peer and professional tutoring for students in need of supplemental assistance.
  • Workshops and seminars designed to increase the efficiency of your learning practices, e.g. test taking strategies, note taking skills, study methods, etc.
  • Preparation for exams critical to academic and professional advancement: TEAS, TOEFL N-CLEX, COTA, and GRE.
  • Information and referrals to regarding other support units on campus and in the local community.

OPEN TUTORING HOURS

Students in need of supplemental assistance in specific subject matter are encouraged to meet with a tutor during our Open Tutor Hours.  Currently, students can schedule one-on-one or group appointments to review material from the following academic disciplines: Life Sciences, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and TEAS Prep.  These sessions are offered on a regular basis and arranged to accommodate day, evening, and weekend class schedules.  If you would like to schedule an appointment with a tutor in advance, call (518-861-2521) or stop by the LRC and speak with a staff member. Walk-Ins are also accepted.

Science & Mathematics

  • Monday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Tuesday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Thursday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Writing & ESL

  • Monday: 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Tuesday: -11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Wednesday: 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Thursday: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Reading & Writing

  • Monday: 12:00 pm - 4:00pm
  • Tuesday: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Weekend College Saturdays: 10:00am - 2:00pm

ENGLISH AS SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) SUPPORT

Schedule:

  • Monday- Thursday: 11:00am - 12:00pm

For more information on these services, please click here or contact Jason Coley directly by phone (518) 861-2521 or email jcoley@mariacollege.edu.

FILE SHARING POLICY AND COPYRIGHT LAW

Policy:

Maria College prohibits the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material. The unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material including peer–to–peer file sharing, may subject a student to civil and criminal liabilities as listed below:

“Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 fo the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right ot reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work with authority constitutes an infringement.”

Law: Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750.00 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Section 504, 505. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250.000 per offense.

Students who violate the Maria College policy regarding unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material will be subject to the Regulations Concerning Violation fo the Code of Conduct as outlined in the Maria College Student Handbook.

For more information, please see the Website of the U.S. Copyright Office at www.copyright.gov especially their FAQ’s at http://www.copyright.gov/faq.