Student Learning Assistance Center
Alkek Library, Suite 411
T: 512.245.2515 F: 512.245.3002
Texas State’s Student Learning Assistance Center (SLAC) provides a wide range of academic support programs for the needs of a diverse student population. Whether students are seeking help with course content, study skills, or test preparation, SLAC provides assistance with a walk-in tutoring lab, the Veteran Academic Success Center (VASC), Supplemental Instruction (SI), Success Coaching, prelaw advising, campus presentations, and online services.
Texas State students can take advantage of tutoring services by visiting SLAC's Learning Lab. The Learning Lab provides academic assistance in business courses such as accounting, economics, and finance; sciences such as physics, biology, and chemistry; English and writing; statistics; computer information systems; history; philosophy; languages, such as Spanish; and multiple levels of math courses.
The Lab also contains study materials on a wide range of topics and levels, from correcting comma splices to study skills to preparing for the admissions tests for graduate (GRE), law (LSAT), and business (GMAT) schools.
In addition to the Learning Lab, SLAC also houses Texas State's Veteran Academic Success Center, a holistic tutoring and guiding initiative for military-connected students.
Supplemental Instruction, a nontraditional approach to collaborative learning, provides structured group study for students in historically difficult courses ranging from the liberal arts to science and math-based courses. Supplemental Instruction Leaders (SI’s) act as role models and facilitate multiple study sessions per week to assist students, not only with course content, but also with the development of positive study skills and habits.
SLAC staff members continually foster outreach in the campus community by providing informational and interactive presentations on test-taking and anxiety management, learning preferences, time management, note-taking, and other topics. Upon request, SLAC’s staff will design specialized programs on study skills and academic improvement to fit the needs of a campus club, organization, or professor.
Success Coaching helps students tailor strategies to improve academic work and productivity. Through a series of individual meetings with a certified Coach, students work to identify their strengths and challenges and create a personal plan to monitor and track appropriate behaviors and assess areas of growth.
SLAC also provides Texas State students with a number of online resources. By visiting www.txst.edu/slac, students can access tutoring schedules and hours for the Learning Lab and VASC, the times and locations of SI sessions, information regarding becoming a Lab tutor or SI Leader, and much more. SLAC also maintains an Online Writing Lab (OWL), providing tutoring in an electronic format accessible via email.
Because the health and safety of Texas State students is imperative, SLAC is offering virtual access to many of its services online via the Zoom platform.
SLAC services are available to students at the Round Rock Campus.