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Centers for Academic Support

Drake Center for Academic Support

The Drake Center for Academic Support is here for you! Staffed by friendly professionals, we offer a variety of services, face to face, and virtual. Did you know that more than 50% of our students access our services? This is because Drake Academic Support is a great supplement to your overall academic experience.

We hope you include us in your academic routines.

Explore the Drake Center for Academic Support

What can we do? We can help you:

  • Organize and plan your time
  • Understand and respond to reading
  • Organize and produce writing
  • Prepare for tests, projects, presentations
  • Discover and use Assistive and Educational Technology

The Drake Center for Academic Support is located in the East Academic Building on the 1st floor.

Hours during Fall and Spring Semesters

Monday–Thursday, 11:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m.

Friday, 11:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Sunday, 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Appointments can be scheduled by either:
  • Visiting the front desk in the Drake Center
  • Calling 802-387-6839
  • Emailing

Types of Support Available at the Drake Center:

  • One-on-one sessions of 30 to 60 minutes per day with professional staff.

    Support with:

    • All aspects of writing
    • Organizing time and materials
    • Active reading/volume reading
    • Critical thinking/reading
    • Note-taking/revision
    • Test preparation/taking
    • Strategizing for academic success
  • One-on-one support with Kurzweil text-to-speech software.

    One-on-one support with Dragon Naturally Speaking speech-to-text software.

    One-on-one support with applications that support time management, active reading, research skills, and test preparation.

  • Students often find that relying on a scheduled study time is important. Structured study support offers a small-group setting where students can work quietly with the option of setting small goals with check-ins to help increase focus and production. This support is guided by a Drake Center staff member.

  • Through individual meetings, our trained advisors and professional staff work with students to establish academic goals.

    Students who benefit from additional support with executive functioning receive support in initiating, activating, prioritizing, planning, and executing tasks.

    This coaching happens in Advising and can also be supplemented in the Drake Center.

  • The Drake Center offers virtual support. We use Microsoft Teams as our platform, and students can request virtual appointments during regularly scheduled hours.

    This service is available to both residential and online students.

Additional Academic Support Centers

These academic support centers, staffed by Landmark College faculty and staff, provide academic assistance and skill development for students outside the classroom.

Computer Science Support

The Computer Science Support Center provides academic assistance for computer science courses. The center is staffed by professional staff, faculty, and peer mentors.

Types of support:
  • Students can schedule one-on-one or drop-in time with computer science faculty.
  • Students can work in the computer science labs on projects while being guided by peer mentors who have excelled in computer science courses.

Students may use the computer science labs when classes are not taking place. These are located in the MacFarlane Center, Rooms 112 and 113. Hours are from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

For drop-in support, come to the MacFarlane Center, Rooms 112 and 113. Hours vary each semester. Please check the schedule, posted on the doors, when the semester begins.

Math Support

Math support is provided to students one-on-one, in groups, and drop-in.

Some math faculty also designate specific office hours to support any math student.

Students work with faculty with expertise in math, and with math work study students who have excelled in math courses, for assistance with specific courses.

Students who take advantage of math support use these support sessions to complete homework assignments, to prepare for tests, and to improve their math problem-solving skills.

Math support is offered Sunday–Thursday. Hours vary each semester. Check the schedule for math support at the beginning of each semester.

Science Support Center

In addition to office hour appointments with individual faculty members, students are encouraged to visit the Science Support Center for support with their coursework.

The Science Support Center is staffed by Landmark College science professors.

No appointment is necessary! Come by to get individual help with your work, or just to have a quiet place to study.

Support and instruction is available for all science-specific needs, including:

  • Writing lab reports
  • Textbook study
  • Vocabulary building techniques
  • Scientific writing

East Academic Building, Room 102
Mondays and Wednesdays
6–9 p.m.


Eric J.Moschella, Ph.D
Director of Academic Support and Advising

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