Learn More about the Learning Resource Center

Arvi Rivera, Editor-in-Chief,Frontliner

FL: What is the Learning Resource Center?
CS: “The goal of the LRC is to help students achieve academic success through various programs. Currently, these include (1) peer-tutoring services for all subjects, (2) workshops in study skills development, and (3) providing access to different learning materials.”

FL: How can students sign up for these programs?
CS: “The LRC is located on the third floor of UPDEPP Academic Building 1. Although peer-tutoring services are on-going (students interested in availing LRC tutorial services just need to approach me, the LRC Coordinator), the LRC room is not yet fully functional because it lacks electric fans.”

FL: What is the current status of your LRC revival project and when is the new LRC set to be launched?
CS: “I am currently soliciting donations in cash or kind in order to make the LRC room operational. The room itself may be used as a venue not just for tutorials but also for group study sessions. It can house about 30 students at any one time.

Unfortunately, it's just being used as a "tambayan" at the moment. It doesn't have air conditioning. It does not have electric fans of any sort either. I want to have an LRC open house before the sem ends.”

FL: Who are the tutors and what benefits will they receive?
CS: “Fourteen (14) students (so far) volunteered to be peer tutors. Chris and I oriented them on September 16. Lunch was provided by Prof. Alfelor. Those who sign up as tutors will get a certificate of appreciation at the end of the sem and free snacks.”

Editor’s Note: Frontliner would like to thank Ms. Sanguyu for giving her time for this interview. We would also acknowledge her and her husband’s efforts in restoring the Learning Resource Center.

Frontliner is the official campus paper of the University of the Philippines Diliman Extension Program in Pampanga.