Our Mission

Students working on a project in a circle.

The Learning Enhancement Across Disciplines (LEAD) Program provides learning forums to students who wish to increase their understanding, improve their skills, and validate their mastery of concepts and content in a wide variety of foundational courses to achieve their full potential. Student-oriented Learning Centers are staffed by discipline-based faculty and accomplished undergraduate peer learning assistants who guide students in the learning process within an atmosphere of cooperative engagement and teamwork. Drop-in peer tutoring is also provided for students who are more responsive to individualized, small-group learning environments.

Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education*

Adopted by the UM Board of Curators for the UM Strategic Action Plan: A Design for the Future (1999)

As passed by the Academic Council (April 17, 2003), faculty are urged to:
Encourage Student-Faculty ContactEncourage Cooperation Among StudentsEncourage Active LearningGive Prompt, Frequent, Informative FeedbackEmphasize Time on TaskCommunication High ExpectationsRespect and Encompass Diverse Talents and Learning Styles

* modified slightly from the original Seven Principles article by Chickering and Gamson (1987)

Additional Tutoring Resources

LEAD is pleased to inform you of Missouri S&T’s partnership with Knack, a leading peer tutoring platform enabling our students to learn from one another. With Knack, students can book 1-on-1 or group tutoring sessions—both online and in person.

The best part? Tutoring is completely free! 
For more details on how to take advantage of this platform, visit mst.joinknack.com!