Learning Resources

The following learning resources are offered to students free of charge in order to aid in the learning process.

Career Center

Days and Times: 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday

Location: 2nd floor of Berger Hall

More Information:  Visit us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or through the Career Center link on Campusweb.  You can also contact us at career@cofo.edu or 417-690-3248.

The Career Center provides assistance in planning and formulating vocational goals. By the use of assessments, the staff can assist in exploring vocational options and deciding academic majors. Support is provided by using an online resource management system that will help in preparing a cover letter, writing a resume, and networking. The Career Center sponsors two Career Expos, a Summer Resource Fair, employers' on campus interviews, professional enhancement seminars, graduate school preparation, direct employer contacts, social media branding, and mock and/or virtual interviews to develop the soft skills needed to interview in a professional manner. Information on part-time and full-time professional employment and internships is available.

Computer Science - Open Computer Lab

Days and Times: 8am to 11pm Monday through Thursday, 8am to 5pm on Friday, 1pm to 3pm on Saturday & Sunday

Location: Plaster building room(s) 307 & 309

More Information: ckembell@cofo.edu

Computer Science student workers are available to assist students with questions and offer tutoring for Computer Science courses. 

Counseling Center

Days and Times:  9am to 5pm Monday through Friday; Evening hours also available

Location:  Christian Ministries building

More Information: counseling@cofo.edu or Counseling Center

You will find the Student Counseling Center provides a variety of objective, nonjudgmental counseling services at no cost to you. The services you receive are the same type you would get visiting a professional counselor or relationship therapist off-campus.

Disability Support

Days and Times:  8am to 5pm Monday through Friday

Location:  McDonald Administration building, Dean of the College office

More Information:  hitchcock@cofo.edu or Students with Disabilities

A disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more life activities.  Students may provide documentation of disability to the Dean of the College office to determine appropriate accommodations.

Engineering Tutoring

Days and Times:  6pm to 9 pm Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday

Location:  White Engineering Computer Lab Room 101

More Information: chanson@cofo.edu 

Engineering majors are encouraged to stop by for evening tutoring. 

Foreign Language Lab

Days and Times:  During the school day and most evenings

Location:  Jones building 3rd floor

More Information:  lambeth@cofo.edu

Students may use any of the ten computers to do foreign language work.  Tutoring is also available for those needing extra help with Spanish courses.

Lyons Memorial Library

Days and Times:  7:30am to 10pm Monday through Thursday; 7:30am to 5pm Friday; 9am to 1pm Saturday; 2pm to 10pm Sunday

More Information:  library@cofo.edu or Lyons Memorial Library

Lyons Memorial Library supports the curriculum of the College by providing resources in a variety of formats.  Students may take advantage of technology including computers, printers, and WiFi.

Mathematics Assistance Center

Days and Times:  6pm to 9pm Sunday through Thursday 

Location:  Pfeiffer building room 226

More Information:  sbradshaw@cofo.edu          

The Math Assistance Center (MAC) offers mathematics and physics tutoring in the evening.  Additionally, students may stop by Pfeiffer room 205 anytime between 7:30am and 5pm to request tutoring.  

Test Taking Strategies and Test Anxiety

Visit the College's Test Taking Strategies and Text Anxiety page for helpful tips. 

The Writing Center

Days and Times:  8am to 7pm Monday through Thursday; 8am to 5pm Friday; 9am to 1pm Saturday; and 1pm to 5pm Sunday.  Students should call (417) 690-3439 or drop by the Center to schedule an appointment. The Writing Center cannot accept appointments by email. Wednesdays are "Walk-in Wednesdays."  Walk-in appointments are granted if a writing assistant is available.

Location:  Jones building 3rd floor room 304

More Information:  twc@cofo.edu

The Writing Center offers Reader Response Sessions, 30-minute one-on-one sessions between a student and a peer writing assistant that give the student a chance to discuss his or her writing and receive feedback and suggestions.


More Information:  Course Instructor or Faculty Advisor

Students should attend every class and are encouraged to ask questions, to meet with the instructor at the first indication of trouble, and to seek out study groups. Students are assigned a faculty advisor to whom he or she may also go if further guidance is needed.

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