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VC offering free refresher sessions on basics

Oct. 7, 2012 at 5:07 a.m.

Freshmen Loriann, right,  and Ashley Harper both achieved higher exam scores after attending Victoria College's math refresher sessions last summer.

Need a refresher on your basics?

Free sessions on math, reading and writing in preparation for college placement exams are being offered by Victoria College.

Last summer, the college began offering math refresher sessions funded by a grant by the VC Foundation, and saw students' exam scores increase significantly.

As a result, reading and writing refresher sessions are being offered this fall in addition to math.

"Our goal is to help students gain the confidence and skills they need to perform well," said developmental math instructor Brian Hutcheson.

Freshmen students Loriann Harper and twin sister, Ashley, both tested into higher foundation math levels after attending eight hours of math refreshers over the summer.

"The instructors gave us a simplified approach to solving problems," said Harper. "That really helped me when I took the exam."



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