Resources for Academic Achievement (REACH) is the university’s centralized academic support unit for undergraduate students. REACH conducts multiple services and programs from the Belknap Academic Building (BAB), Ekstrom Library, J.B. Speed School of Engineering, and the Miller Information Technology Building (MITC).
These academic support services and retention programs offer students the opportunity to better prepare and adapt to college life and to improve their academic skills and performance in college courses. REACH’s mission statement, values statement, goals, and annual reports are available on the REACH website.
Graduate Exam Preparation Workshops are available for students preparing the GRE, GMAT, MCAT, LSAT, and DAT. Availability varies by semester. Workshops include a review of exam content, test-taking strategies, and practice problems. They are free for current students and are offered at select times throughout fall and spring semesters. Registration is required.
Language Conversation Tables offer students conversation opportunities for practice in speaking a new language. Tables vary each semester, but may include Spanish, French, Arabic, ASL, German, and others. These sessions are useful, additional practice to prepare for the classroom and real-world scenarios. Available tables and meeting schedules are available on the REACH website.
Special Topics in Supplemented College Reading (GEN 105) (Belknap Academic Building 248) is an intervention course for college readiness required by Kentucky state law for first-time, first-year and transfer students with less than 24 credit hours who are admitted to the university with identified college reading deficiencies. Students are required to register for a section of GEN 105 (2 credit hours) in their first college semester. All GEN 105 course sections require concurrent registration with a linked general education course in Biology, Psychology, or History.
The Hackademic Series, available to all UofL students, are 50-minute workshops on key topics that impact students’ academic success. Topics always include college strategies, e.g., time management, note-taking, textbook reading, test-taking, preparing for finals, and becoming a disciplined student. The Hackademic Series is offered both online and on-site.
The Math Resource Center (MRC) offers drop-in tutoring to students enrolled in most 100- and 200-level mathematics courses, including Special Topics in College Mathematics courses (GEN 103 and GEN 104). Resources include knowledgeable tutors, a mini-computer lab for Web-based instruction/math software, course textbooks, and solution manuals. The MRC also offers online tutoring appointments for select mathematics courses.
Find more information on mathematics tutoring on the REACH website.
The Computer Resource Center (CRC) tutors provide tutoring and test review sessions for College of Business students enrolled in C# programming courses and courses that focus on using Microsoft Excel and Access. The CRC also supports Speed School of Engineering students taking courses in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering and Computer Science programming, and Mechanical Engineering.
CRC tutors also assist students with the most common technologies used on campus, including Microsoft Office Suite products, Blackboard, ULink, email, wireless network access, and basic computer operations.
The CRC centers are located in Ekstrom Library, the MITC building, and in the J.B. Speed Engineering building and operate on a drop-in basis. No appointments needed!
Find more information at: reach.louisville.edu/tutoring/computer/.