About The Learning Enrichment and Assistance Program (LEAP)

(LEAP) is an academic support service connected to Gardner-Webb University’s Undergraduate Student Success Center. LEAP’s flagship service is Peer Tutoring. Through our tutoring services, we hope to contribute to the tutors’ and tutees’ personal development and academic success. LEAP is not equipped to offer tutoring assistance for all Gardner-Webb courses; however, we strive to provide tutoring assistance for highly requested courses found within Gardner-Webb University’s general education curriculum. LEAP is one of the many student resources Gardner-Webb University offers undergraduate students in need of academic assistance. To learn about other academic resources GWU offers, please read “Before Scheduling a Tutoring Appointment,” and be sure to become familiar with Gardner-Webb University’s various Academic Success Programs.

LEAP peer tutoring provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to schedule an individual tutoring appointment with a peer tutor who has previously excelled, or is currently excelling, in the requested course. During the student’s tutoring session, the tutee will receive individual attention in a supportive environment in which he or she has the opportunity to: discuss course concepts, course material, and/or prepare for a course exam or presentation. Peer tutoring is a free service to undergraduate students. LEAP does not provide tutoring for Graduate students.

LEAP Vision Statement:

“LEAP will continually research best tutoring practices as we strive to support the ever changing tutoring needs of our students.”

LEAP Mission Statement:

“The Learning Enrichment and Assistance Program (LEAP) provides Gardner-Webb University undergraduate students with excellent peer tutoring services for highly requested courses found within the general education curriculum. LEAP helps students transition into the learning culture of higher education in a supportive, student-centered, environment. LEAP peer tutors assist their tutees by modeling and exploring various learning strategies and techniques that help foster self-directed learning, academic confidence, and student success.”

LEAP Statement of Goals:

  1. LEAP will provide ongoing CRLA training and professional development opportunities to our staff.
  2. LEAP will follow the National Tutoring Association’s Code of Ethics and Gardner-Webb’s Honor Code.
  3. LEAP will regularly communicate with key stakeholders within the GWU community to ensure student-centered tutoring services are provided.

LEAP is open to student input and needs as we seek to provide the best tutoring services possible. Our policies and responsibilities are developed to benefit the student-learning process. Should you have questions or concerns regarding LEAP, please contact the LEAP Director.