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The Thiel Learning Commons (TLC) aims to enhance the academic development of Thiel students by providing a variety of proactive and innovative programs designed to supplement the student’s academic experience.

TLC promotes collaborative learning opportunities to enable students to build on their strengths and maximize their potential for academic success.

Students seeking supplemental learning opportunities in a variety of courses, such as tutoring and instruction, are encouraged to visit TLC on the first floor of the library and take advantage of our free services. TLC is open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Our services are tailored to the individual needs of the student and include:

  • Academic Coaching
  • Assistance with Academic Skills
  • Peer Tutoring and Mentoring
  • Supplemental Instruction (SI)
  • Organized Study Groups (PAL)
  • Writing Lab
  • Quiet Study Area

Thiel Learning Commons Staff

Erin Bain

Erin Bain
Coordinator of Accessibility Resource Center
📞 724-589-2371

Heather Busch

Heather Busch ’02
TLC Administrative Assistant
📞 724-589-2077

Nancy Katz

Nancy Katz, M.A.
Academic Coach/Supplemental Learning Coordinator
📞 724-589-2254

Robin Sakonyi

Robin Sakonyi
Director of The Learning Commons
📞 724-589-2072

Carol Irene Shipley

Carol Irene “Carene” Shipley, M.A.
Academic Coach
📞 724-589-2071