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Tutoring and Testing Center

The Tutoring and Testing Center offers tutoring for college courses, administration of the college placement test, proctoring services for tests and quizzes in online courses that require testing in a proctored environment, administration of pre-nursing exams and testing for various programs, Pearson VUE testing, CLEP testing, distance learning test proctoring, supplemental services for students with disabilities, and basic skills courses in test taking, memory, and computer anxiety.

Located in Webb Hall 130, the Center hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday and later by appointment (Monday through Thursday during summer session).

Tutoring

The Tutoring and Testing Center offers tutoring in specific subjects. Students may arrange a one-time session or regular ongoing weekly appointments based on their needs.

Tutoring is free to all students, made possible by college funding and grants. To ensure there is a tutor available for the particular area the student is needing help, an appointment is necessary. Students may make one appointment or establish regular standing appointments for the entire semester. Call 217-234-5287 or visit the Tutoring and Testing Center to make an appointment.

Students may take advantage of tutoring with our current tutors in a variety of ways.

  • Students may connect and communicate back and forth with a tutor through college email or Zoom, a web based conferencing tool that offers video, audio, and screen sharing capabilities between tutor and student.
  • Limited in person tutoring opportunities exist and will increase as we transition back to campus.
  • Smarthinking, online tutoring, is also available 24/7 for all our students from a link on their Canvas page.  Through Smarthinking, students may:
    • make an appointment for a tutoring session.
    • connect with a live tutor on demand in a drop-in session.
    • ask a question, and a tutor will respond usually within 24 hours.
    • submit an essay or draft for review and receive a thorough critique, usually within 24 hours.

Students should notify the Tutoring and Testing Center if they are going to miss their session. If a student frequently no shows or fails to call in, the Tutoring and Testing Center may cancel the student’s appointments and give that time to other students needing help. Students may then reschedule tutoring time.

Placement & CLEP Testing

Placement Testing

All degree-seeking students and/or students planning to enroll in a math or English course must have ACT/SAT or Lake Land College placement test scores on file. Students will be mandatorily placed in appropriate courses based on placement test scores or ACT/SAT scores, whichever is higher, and chosen program of study. If a student’s record includes more than one set of scores, the highest scores recorded are used for placement. One retest is allowed in each of the three areas with a retest fee of $5.00 per test – limit of two sets of scores within a four-year period.

Placement testing can be conducted in-person or via Examity, ACCUPLACER’s approved online remote live testing service. To utilize Examity, specific technology requirements must be met. It is not possible to test remotely on tablets, cell phones, or on computers that do not meet requirements.

To schedule a test or for more information, call 217-234-5301 or email tutoringandtesting@lakelandcollege.edu. Students who have a documented disability can make arrangements for test accommodations by contacting the Office of Student Accommodations at 217-234-5259. Students are encouraged to review the placement test study guide in order to prepare for the test.

For more information on determining placement in reading, English and math courses based on ACT/SAT or Lake Land College placement test scores, visit our Placement Testing webpage. Counselors will review this information with you at your orientation/advising appointment. To discuss your placement scores or for additional information regarding degree requirements, please call Counseling Services at 217-234-5232.

CLEP Testing

College credit is given for examinations taken through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) if satisfactory scores are achieved. CLEP examinations are based on college level subject material. If you participate in these programs, you must request that the results be forwarded to the Lake Land College Admissions and Records Office. You should be aware that CLEP credits may not be accepted as transfer credit at other colleges or universities.

Students desiring to take these tests may obtain information by contacting the Director of the Tutoring and Testing Center at 217-234-5287. For more information on the minimum credit granting scores and how credit is granted, visit our CLEP Testing webpage.

Proctoring Services

Proctoring services are available Monday through Thursday on campus and Monday through Wednesday at the Kluthe Center during the Fall 2021 semester.

Proctoring Center ♦ Webb Hall, room 122 ♦ 217-234-5247

  • Monday & Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Kluthe Center ♦ 1204 Network Center Blvd., Effingham, IL 62401 ♦ 217-540-3555

  • Monday: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 2:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Students wishing to take tests at a site other than one of the locations listed above must have an approved proctor administer all exams. It is the responsibility of the student to secure an acceptable proctor and ensure that a Student-Proctor Agreement Form is completed and submitted to the Lake Land College Tutoring and Testing Center. The student must pay all expenses associated with proctoring exams. Expenses may include envelopes and postage for returning tests and/or any special proctoring fees.

Proctoring appointments should be scheduled well in advance. Please take note of deadlines in your syllabus, especially those that fall on a Friday or weekend. Proctoring appointments can be made through IRIS in the Laker Hub. Students should 1.) login to the Laker Hub, 2.) click on “Students” under “My IRIS”, 3.) select “Proctored Test Scheduler”, 4.) select “Testing Proctoring Scheduler”, and 5.) choose their term, test, date, location and time.

Pearson Vue Testing

As a testing center for Pearson VUE, Lake Land College offers computerized testing for GED, admission into teacher education programs and licensure exams, CompTia, CISCO, and many more certification/board testing programs. For more information about what tests are available and/or to sign up for Pearson VUE tests, please visit the VUE website. Any changes to this schedule will be noted on the Pearson VUE website. For additional information, contact the Director of the Tutoring and Testing Center at 217-234-5287.