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About the Learning Center

Mission

The Learning Center strives to empower University of Utah students to succeed in their college career and beyond. Our services are intended to help students gain a deeper understanding of their course content as well as to develop transferable skills to help them become more successful students and lifelong learners. The Learning Center is sponsored by the Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU) and serves currently-enrolled University of Utah students.

Meet the Team

Learning Center Team (Riley, Casey, and Roula)

Casey Hoekstra, Program Manager

Casey graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with her B.A. in Communication Studies in 2017 and M.A. in Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs in 2019. In the summer of 2019, Casey moved to Utah to join the Learning Center team. She thrives on buildling authentic relationships, fostering student growth, and serving the students of the U. Casey loves traveling, spending time outdoors, reading teen romance novels, and being with family and friends.

Riley Larsen, Academic Coordinator

Riley joined the Learning Center team in 2017 after graduating from the U of U in 2016 with her B.S. in Human Development. She started out as the Office Manager and transitioned to the role of Academic Coordinator in 2018. She enjoys helping students succeed in their coursework and working with the student employees of the office. Riley has one daughter and is expecting a second in January of 2020, and she loves to spend time with her family.

Roula Sargetakis, Administrative Assistant

Roula has been a university employee since 2015 and joined the Learning Center in December 2018. She loves interacting with and helping students. Roula has an A.S. degree in English from the University of T.E.I. Athens, Greece, a two-year secretarial degree from the college of O.A.E.D Athens, Greece, and she is a returned SLCC student seeking a degree in Communication Studies. In her free time (when she has any!) she likes to exercise, read books, enjoy “outdoorsy” events/excursions, and spend time with her family and friends. 

Certification

CRLA Internation Tutor Training Program Certification

The Learning Center is a College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) certified program. Each tutor is required to complete the three levels of training through CRLA to show they meet the standard of skills to be a successful and effective tutor. 

The International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC) through CRLA offers three levels of certification.

  • Level 1: basics of being a tutor
  • Level 2: metacognitive and psychosocial requirements of tutoring
  • Level 3: holistic view of learning center management and student development theories
Last Updated: 3/9/20