Science Behind LARC

LARC Tutorials targets historically difficult, large lecture “gateway” (those that have a large number of students receiving a grade of C-, D, F, or W) courses that may be enriched by supplemental out-of-class sessions.

These courses contain content that students consider to be challenging. LARC tutorials are designed to support students in over 35 different courses across multiple schools and leaders are assigned to a course because of the subject being taught, not because of the manner in which it is being taught.


  • How We Learn Together
  • How Tutorials Help Students
  • Educational Research Behind LARC Tutorials & Workshops
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How We Learn Together

  • Learning by organizing peer-to-peer activities, proven active learning techniques and enhancing your study systems.
  • Our approach is research backed by educational data which focuses on the higher levels of learning that students undergo when engaged in social and active learning.
  • Through active learning, presentations, games, group discussions and ultimately teaching one another, we will help you acquire the best retrieval practices!!

How Tutorials Benefit Students

  • Create a learning community with your fellow classmates
  • Make connections with others in your area of study.
  • Develop problem solving, communication & critical thinking skills.
  • Enhance study systems: learn & practice new tools/ techniques
  • Excel in your course work with proven active learning strategies.

Make It Stick: the Science of Successful Learning

Image by Phil Bruce, summarizing the concepts of the book Make It Stick: the Science of Successful Learning, by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, and Mark M. McDaniel, 2014. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

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