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The Learning Center, housed on the second floor of Virginia Wesleyan’s Clarke Hall, is a key resource for students, offering academic tutoring, individualized writing assistance, disability support and other services. On February 13, the Learning Center debuted a new and exciting opportunity with the unveiling of its first-ever Speech Lab, which provides support for public speaking and presentations. In the Speech Lab, students are able to work with a professional tutor on upcoming speeches and presentations. The tutor can help with everything from creating an outline for a speech or working on articulation, diction and body language to creating effective PowerPoint presentations or even strategies for public speaking anxiety. The Speech Lab has technology that allows users to record and playback a practice presentation, helping identify potential areas for improvement. Additionally, the space can be reserved by individuals or groups to practice presentations on their own. Visit the Learning Center website to find out more or to make a reservation.