Learning Strategies Center and Library Learning Commons

The Learning Strategies Center/Library Learning Commons is the hub of academic support on campus. Services offered through the Learning Strategies Center/Library Learning Commons support all phases of the learning process:

  • Reference librarians provide assistance with research on class assignments and other scholarly endeavors.
  • Tutors offer one-on-one sessions and lead workshops covering some of the most challenging class material.
  • An area is set aside as a knife skills and piping practice area with peer tutors standing by to offer guidance as needed.
  • A testing area provides a comfortable, quiet space for students who require accommodation or need to take a make-up test.

Assistance with academic areas may take the form of peer tutoring, supplemental practice materials, content workshops, and study strategies. The LSC/LLC also assists students with basic skills such as knife cuts and piping-all services can be offered on campus or virtually.


Tutoring services are open to all CIA students. In addition to one-on-one tutoring, the tutoring center offers a number of workshops designed to support students in some of the more challenging classes. Online tutoring is also available for all students.