Learning Commons

Welcome to the Learning Commons

The learning commons is a “one-stop” location with Academic, Library and Technology services all in one location.  Kennebec Valley Community College has two campuses, each one housing a learning commons!

Locations and hours listed below:

Lunder Learning Commons, Fairfield Campus
Monday – Thursday 7:00am to 9:00pm
Friday 7:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday 7:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday – Closed

Averill Learning Commons, Hinckley Campus
Monday – Thursday 6:00am to 9:00pm
Friday 6:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday – Closed

The mission of the Learning Commons at KVCC is to provide an inviting and supportive environment that facilitates student centered learning and creates community.

The learning commons vision centers on the creation of a dynamic learning environment that provides the KVCC community a flexible and collaborating space that responds to individual learning styles and promotes lifelong learning.

Academic Coaching

The Learning Commons has a variety of academic coaching tools for students:

  • Take the Learning Style Inventory to learn what kind of learner you are
  • Receive academic coaching handouts
  • Test taking skills:
    • Note taking skills
    • Time management skills and more!

To receive information, please contact Christy Johnson at cjohnson2@kvcc.me.edu

The MathPort at Lunder (MathPort@L)

Location: 106 Lunder Hall

The MathPort offers free math tutoring to all KVCC students. Academic support is offered for students currently taking a math class, or those preparing to take placement tests such as the  Accuplacer or TEAS-V.

The drop-in hours change each semester based on the schedule of math classes. Individual appointments can also be made by contacting the Math Learning Specialist, Sarah Sirois.

Summer 2019 MathPort@L Drop-In Hours
(beginning May 28, 2019)

Fairfield Campus

MON 12:00-2:30 pm
TUE  8:30 am- 11:00 am
WED   12:00-2:30 pm
THR  8:30-11:30 am

Alfond Campus

*Summer hours on the Alfond Campus are by appointment only.

Other times by appointment- please contact
Sarah L. Sirois, Math Learning Specialist
117 Lunder Hall
453-5186
ssirois@kvcc.me.edu

Study Spaces

Lunder Learning Commons has the following study spaces for students, faculty and staff to use:

Study Room (capacity 6 people) – Lunder 124: A quiet study space that may be reserved by filling out the form on the door

Testing/Study Room (capacity 4 people) – Lunder 113: This room is used as a testing room but when not in use can be used as a quiet study room.  This room contains a computer for use.  Reserve at the LC information desk.

Conference/Presentation Room (capacity 12 people) – Lunder 115: This room can be used for presentations, meetings and study groups!  This room contains a large white board and a Smart TV.  Reserve at the LC information desk.

Open Study areas throughout the commons – single to group areas/tables

Averill Learning Commons has the following study spaces for students, faculty and staff to use:

Testing/Study Room (capacity 6 people) – Averill 205: This room is used as a testing room.  Reserve at the LC information desk.

Averill Lounge (capacity 4 people) – An open eating/study space with a refrigerator, microwave, and Keurig machine

Open Study areas – Averill 203: Spaces throughout the commons – group tables with single seating available

Test Prep

Please check your email for the most updated workshop schedule flyer!  These workshops are free to students!

Tutoring

Check your email for the updated semester Tutoring schedule!  Tutoring is free to all KVCC students.  If you do not see your class listed please contact Christy Johnson, Director of the Learning Commons for more information.

Peer Tutors & Academic Coaches

  • Students must complete an application process to become a tutor or academic coach.
  • Tutors and Academic Coaches must:
    • be a current student in good academic standing (overall GPA of a 3.0 or higher) and maintain their academic standing
    • have completed the specific course with a grade of B or higher
    • have faculty approval or provide a transcript from a previous college indicating good academic standing and the appropriate grade for the course.
  • Academic Coaches must:
    • be a current student in good academic standing (overall GPA of 3.0 or higher) and maintain their academic standing
    •  have completed one (1) semester – twelve (12) credits of college level work
    • must have effective communication skills as demonstrated in a faculty/staff recommendation
    • have faculty approval.
  • Tutors and Academic Coaches
    • are paid every two (2) weeks
    • payment is based on actual hours worked as shown on submitted bi-weekly time sheets
    • will receive minimum wage (as set by the State of Maine) for their first semester and an increase of $.25 for each subsequent semester worked
    • may be asked to provide assistance to small groups, individuals or workshop settings.

If you meet the above qualifications and would like to be a peer tutor please contact Christy Johnson at cjohnson2@kvcc.me.edu

Technology Services

The Learning Commons has a variety of technology for students to use and borrow:

Averill Learning Commons

  • Dell laptop – loan daily
  • graphing calculator – loan daily
  • basic calculator – loan weekly/daily
  • ID operated color and general photo copier
  • Color and general printer

Lunder Learning Commons

  • iPad – loan daily up to weekly (per approval)
  • graphing calculator – loan daily
  • Dell laptop – loan daily
  • basic calculator – loan daily/weekly
  • ID operated general photo copier
  • general printer
  • Mac classroom with general printer (as available)

Contact

For any additional information and/or questions please contact:
Christy Johnson, Director of the Learning Commons
126 Lunder, Fairfield Campus – 207.453.5084
204 Averill, Alfond Campus – 207.453.3584
cjohnson2@kvcc.me.edu

Commons Information Desks
Lunder, Fairfield Campus – 207.453.5004
Averill, Alfond Campus – 207.453.3507
LC@kvcc.me.edu

Stephen LaRochelle, Director of Library Services
114 Lunder, Fairfield Campus – 207.453.5162
slarochelle@kvcc.me.edu

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