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Learning Partners

An academic coaching and support program for college students with diagnosed learning differences

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1:1
Coaching Sessions

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12:1
Student-to-Learning
Specialist Ratio

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More than 90% of LP
Graduates are Accepted
to the 4-Year School
of their Choice

Learning Partners is a fee-based academic coaching and tutoring program that provides the foundation of success for students with learning disabilities and ADHD.

Our Mission is to provide students the individualized support and coaching they need to develop their learning skills, realize their academic goals and work towards becoming successful independent learners.

"I firmly believe that our Learning Partners Program is a game changer. It gives students an opportunity to work with a mentor and advocate who understands the struggles of students with learning differences."

Charles Knight, Learning Partners parent, 1987 Louisburg graduate and Louisburg College Trustee

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Caroline Knight '14, earned an AA degree and transferred to Elon University. At Louisburg, she resided in the Joyner House, a women's residence hall reserved for honor students. Caroline was voted Ambassador of the Year for her work with the Admissions office.

Caroline Knight

Warren Jackson '13, earned his AA degree from Louisburg and is now attending Greensboro College where he is pursuing a bachelor's degree in criminal justice.

Warren Jackson

William (Billy) Crews '12, worked hard in the classroom, earning a favorable reputation among his professors and peers. Billy was a member of Phi Theta Kappa and received a math award. After graduating with an AA degree, Billy earned a bachelor's degree in communications from East Carolina.

William Crews

Daniel (Bubba) Carroll '12, an honor student and baseball player, delivered the student address at Louisburg College's 2012 commencement ceremony. Daniel transferred to North Carolina Wesleyan College, where he majored in entertainment and minored in journalism. Daniel earned his bachelor's degree and is now pursuing a career in sports broadcasting.

Daniel Carroll
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>Events

Learning Partners Open House - Saturday, Feb 25, 2017

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Meet in Chapel
Lunch Provided

RSVP at 919-497-3236 or learningpartners@louisburg.edu

>LP Services

  • Students are paired with professional learning specialists

  • Intensive, interactive academic coaching and tutorial sessions

  • Promotes self-reliance and learning strategy skills

  • Offers Learning Labs with learning-specific software

  • Creates opportunities for collaboration in a learning community

  • Collaborates with Vocational Rehabilitation Offices for program fee assistance

>LP Resources

State-of-the-art computer and technology center with internet access and assistive technology, including:

  • Read & Write Toolbar

    Read&Write for Google Chrome™ offers a range of powerful support tools to help students gain confidence with reading, writing, studying and research, including:

    • Hear words, passages, or whole documents read aloud with easy-to-follow dual color highlighting
    • See the meaning of words explained with text and picture dictionaries
    • Hear text translated into other languages
    • Get suggestions for the current or next word as you type
    • Turn words into text as you speak
    • Highlight text in documents or the web and collect for use in other documents
    • Create and listen to voice notes directly inside of Google Docs
    • Simplify and summarize text on web pages

    Read&Write for Google Chrome™ is a user-friendly chrome extension for use with PCs, Macs and Chromebooks. It works with web pages and common file types in Google Drive.

    The toolbar is available to all LC students with a louisburg.edu account.

    Download the toolbar



  • Kurzweil 3000

  • Alpha Smart

  • Reading Pen II

  • Dragon Naturally Speaking

  • Electronic Textbooks

>To Apply

  • Complete Application for Learning Partners

  • Submit current documentation (within the past 3 years) of a learning disability or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder that reveals an average to superior intelligence quotient

  • Submit 2 teacher evaluation forms (supplied in the application packet) that address academic strengths and areas of concern as as commitment to learning

  • Furnish a copy of your most recent I.E.P. or 504 Plan (if applicable)

  • Submit a copy of your final high school transcript

  • Attend an on-campus interview to determine acceptance into the program

Students are encouraged to begin their application process to the Learning Partners Program at the same time as applying to Louisburg College.

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