We also get funds from Carl Perkins Grant and some W/S money for qualified peer tutors. There is a great deal of support for our Learning Assistance Center throughout the campus and administration. Serving about 500 students each year, we are staffed with three full-timers (all at 36 hours/week) - one coodinator (me, who also provides direct service), another instructor (both of us under FT faculty contracts), and the third is a "professional tutor" ($15+/hr). We all provide tutoring to individuals and small groups in each of the following areas: chemistry, composition, literature, physics, biology, basic math through calculus and statistics, accounting, and computer applications. We are fortunate in that we all have background in science/math and writing/lit backgrounds (and are all computer geeks as well) and are life-long learners. We are generalists, each with a certain specialty, and we have each taken a number of the above courses as refreshers to our own undergrad experience. I can not imagine paying someone any less to do what is needed and expected in our LAC.