About REACH

REACH's academic services and programs are divided primarily amongst four centers: the Learning Resource Center, Math Resource Center, Speed School's Academic Leadership Center and Computer Resource Center.


Learning Resource Center

Location: Belknap Academic Building Rm 250
Coordinator: Julia Webb Hohmann

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) coordinates tutoring for all undergraduate courses, except math and computer courses (see below).  There are three major programs coordinated by the LRC: Small Group Tutoring, Learning Assistance, and Supplemental Instruction.

Small Group Tutoring

Small Group Tutoring provides students with a tutor-assisted, small group environment for understanding material outside of class. Learn more about the small group tutoring services that REACH offers.


Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)

PAL utiliizes student facilitators, who have succeeded in historically challenging courses, to facilitate collaborative review sessions multiple times each week. PAL facilitators can also be directly involved in facilitating classroom activities and discussions (especially useful when a faculty member engages in active learning or a flipped classroom model).

REACH's research has shown that UofL students who attend these large group sessions earn on average, half to a full letter grade higher than their counterparts who do not attend the sessions. This mirrors national data from similar programs across the United States. More information on PAL can be gotten here.


Math Resource Center

Location: Belknap Academic Building Rm 241
Coordinator: Carrye Wilkins

The Math Resource Center (MRC) coordinates tutoring and academic assistance programs for undergraduate mathematics courses. More information on math tutoring is available here.


Computer Resource Center

Location: Ekstrom Library
Coordinator: Dennis Keibler

The Computer Resource Center (CRC) is responsible for all computer-related tutoring and academic support. Tutors staffing the center are able to field questions related to general computer issues as well as course-specific topics.

Also, the Computer Basics Seminars take place in the CRC, and are organized and led by CRC staff.