The Learning Center


As a part of the Academic Success Center that also includes the Library, the Learning Center’s purpose is to provide academic support for students to achieve success in their coursework.  Twelve computers and one printer are available for research, writing papers, or individual study and study groups.

The Center is open to all students from 9:00 -5:00 / M-F, providing professional tutors in English, math, science, and in study skills for other subjects.


Room 106, Barker Learning Center (BLC)


Sandra Lee Tompkins, Ph.D.
(423) 442-2001, ext. 1842, or (423) 420-1914


Name Subject Days/Times Available
 Sandra Tompkins (Ph.D.)  Reading, Composition, Literature, Essays, Research Papers, Study Skills  Monday-Thursday  3:00-5:00pm  Friday 9:00am-5:00pm (by appointment)
TBA Math  
 TBA Science  

Library Hours:

Monday through Thursday 8:00am-10:00pm (Wednesday, closed 11-noon)
Friday 8:00-4:30; Sunday 5:00-10:00

Phone: 423-420-1223  E-mail:

Tutoring @ the Library:

Name Subject Days/Times Available
Bill Holdman (B.S.) Math, Biology and Chemistry (1st year) Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
 Libby Tipton (M.Ed.) Research Papers, Social Science Subjects (APA) Monday-Friday  8:00am-2:00pm
Robin Turner (M.S.) Research Papers, Library Instruction Monday  1:00-5:00pm
  Tuesday 2:00-10:00pm