Services

LSC Introduction

The Learning Support Center, or LSC, provides students with individualized assistance in a supportive atmosphere for various academic disciplines. It is a place where students are taught to become more efficient and effective learners. The LSC first opened on 27 November, 2010 in the Fall semester with a Coordinator and 9 Peer Tutors helping students in English and IT. Today the LSC has a Coordinator, an Office Manager, 4 full time Sr. Peer Tutors and 38 part-time peer tutors providing tutoring sessions in English, IT Math, Social Science, Business, Finance, Engineering, Physics and Chemistry. The LSC provided 7536 tutoring sessions in the Spring semester and 8313 sessions in Fall 2015.

The LSC’s goals are to:

  • Improve students’ reading, writing, note-taking vocabulary building and exam-taking strategies
  • Provide review sessions in selected course subject areas like Math, English, IT, Chemistry and Social Science
  • Support students with specific academic problems, particularly those who are on probation or at-risk
  • Help students access supplementary resources for various academic disciplines
  • Increase awareness of the importance of following the teacher’s instructions for each assignment and project

Azza Al Muati is the LSC coordinator and Farhana Mozumder is the Peer Tutor Coordinator. There is also a team of qualified, trained peer tutors who conduct the tutoring sessions under the supervision of the Coordinator. Please contact Azza Al Muati at: amuati@du.edu.om or Farhana at: lsc@du.edu.om .

Arranging a tutoring session:

  • Students can sign up for a tutoring session in person at the LSC or by calling the Office Manager. They can also just drop by for a tutoring session and if a PT is available they can have a tutoring session on the spot.
  • Instructors can support the students at risk by discussing with them the benefits of attending tutoring sessions at the LSC.

Peer Tutors:


In addition to benefiting DU students, the LSC also benefits the peer tutors by providing them with valuable training, experience and supervision to help them develop their professional, academic and English language skills. This opportunity will help prepare the PTs with the skills and the attitude which are important for success in their professional and/or teaching careers. Applications for Peer Tutors are accepted during the registration and ‘add and drop’ period every semester. Application forms are available at the LSC. The Learning Support Center, or LSC, provides students with individualized assistance in a supportive atmosphere for various academic disciplines. It is a place where students are taught to become more efficient and effective learners. Among its many tasks, the center helps students in:

  • Reading, writing, note-taking and exam-taking strategies
  • Providing review sessions in selected course subject areas like Math and English
  • Supporting students with specific academic problems, particularly those who are on probation or at-risk
  • Accessing supplementary resources for various academic disciplines

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