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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 percent 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, or presentations
  • Discover and use Assistive and Educational Technology

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

Hours during Fall and Spring Semesters

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, 5 – 9 p.m.

Appointments can be scheduled by either:

  • Visiting the front desk in the Drake Center
  • Calling 802-387-6839
  • Emailing
  • Scheduling online in SharkNet (by selecting the “Drake Center Appointment” button, underneath the Canvas icon)

Types of Support Available at the Drake Center:

  • One-on-one sessions of 50 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
  • The Drake Center for Academic Support offers:

    • Assistance with accessibility features in the Microsoft Office suite
    • Support with Kurzweil text-to-speech
    • Support with Dragon Naturally Speaking speech-to-text
    • 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. Study support offers a small-group setting where students can work quietly with the option of setting small goals for work completion with check-ins to help increase focus and production. This support is guided by a Drake Center Peer Leader.

    For Fall 2021, Study Support will be held Mon – Thurs, from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Lewis Building, Room 104.

  • 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.

    Coaching is part of the Advising process, and can also be supplemented through additional appointments in the Drake Center.

  • The Drake Center offers synchronous online academic support using Microsoft Teams. When scheduling appointments students have the option to request a virtual appointment during regularly scheduled hours.

    This service is available to both residential and online students.

Additional Academic Support

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

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.

The Drop-in Computer Science Peer Support Schedule for Spring 2023 will be posted soon.

Math Support

Math support is provided to students on a one-on-one and drop-in basis.

  • Some math faculty designate specific office hours to support math students.
  • Students work with faculty with expertise in math, and with peer tutors who have excelled in math courses, for assistance with specific courses.
  • Students can use these support sessions to complete homework assignments, prepare for tests, and to improve their math problem-solving skills.

Math support is offered by appointment in the Drake Center, and can be scheduled online, or by contacting the Drake Center.

Science Support

In addition to office hour appointments with individual faculty members, students are encouraged to access drop-in Science Support hours.

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

The schedule for Spring 2023 Drop-in Science Support will be posted soon!



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

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