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The Learning Commons

The 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 (GPS)
  • Writing Lab
  • Quiet Study Area

The Learning Commons Staff


Diane Donnelly

Diane M. Donnelly, M.A.
Director of The Learning Commons

 ddonnelly@thiel.edu
📞 724-589-2072


Nancy Katz

Nancy Katz, M.A.
Adjunct Professor of English, Academic Coach

 nkatz@thiel.edu
📞 724-589-2254


Barb Samson

Barb Samson
Administrative Assistant

 bsamson@thiel.edu
📞 724-589-2077


Noel Stanger

Noel Stanger, M.A. ’07
Adjunct Professor of English, Academic Coach

 nstanger@thiel.edu
📞 724-589-2071