Instructional Support Lab
The Instructional Support Lab offers learning resources and CLEP, DANTES, MAT, GMAT and GRE test preparation resources to all Faulkner students. The lab’s fourteen computers have internet access and are available to students for computer-based tutoring, research, and writing assignments.
Free tutoring in math (Algebra through Calculus I) is provided by a staff of qualified math instructors. Students may schedule weekly appointments with a math tutor. Walk-ins are also welcome, provided a tutor is available. Video and computer-based instruction is also available for use in the lab.
Free online tutoring is available to all Faulkner students through Smarthinking, an online tutoring service. Smarthinking provides tutoring in core and advanced subjects. Smarthinking tutors are available for extended hours in the evenings and on weekends, even when the Instructional Support Lab is closed. In addition, Smarthinking offers academic resources such as Smarthinking Writer’s and ESL Writer’s Handbooks, a Study Guide Handbook, and links to sites that provide mathematics support. Students may access Smarthinking through a link in the Tools section on their Blackboard home page.
The Writing Center, housed in the Instructional Support Lab, is staffed with qualified peer tutors who provide free writing skills instruction. The Writing Center’s peer tutors are recommended by the English Department and must have excellent writing and communication skills. Students requesting writing assistance may schedule appointments on a weekly basis.