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About the Rinella Learning Center

Welcome to the Rinella Learning Center! We are pleased to provide you with information about our programs and services.

Who We Are and What We Do

The Bernard B. Rinella, Jr. Learning Center helps students achieve their academic goals. We can help you build academic skills and help you understand difficult course concepts. From tutoring and supplemental instruction to workshops and coaching, our programs can help you reach your full academic potential.

We offer scholarly pre-professional experiences for students as tutors, graduate student employees, and leaders in and out of the classroom. We also house the university's testing center, designed to provide testing accommodations for students with documented disabilities.

Are You Struggling?

Programs and services offered through the Rinella Learning Center have been developed to help all students reach their academic goals. Share your concerns with us, and we will respond to your request within 24 hours. 

Our Mission

To holistically support students in reaching their personal academic goals by providing opporutnities to practice and strengthen learning skills and academic confidence. Guided by a commitment to inclusivity and accessibility, we provide collarborative learner-focused services through academic counseling, Supplemental Instruction, tutoring, and assets based mentoring programs, as well as accommodated test proctoring services.

Our Motto

"We meet the students where they are and go where they take us."

History of Academic Support at Miami University


First tutorial assistance offered at Miami University.


Office of Developmental Education is established.


The Office of Developmental Education converted into the Office of Learning Assistance.


The office name was changed to the Bernard B. Rinella, Jr. Learning Center due to an endowment established by Bernard and Gloria Rinella in memory of their son Bernard Rinella, Jr.


The Rinella Learning Center relocated to the heart of Miami University's campus in the Shriver Center.


The Rinella Learning Center was awarded the Learning Center of Excellence certification from the National College Learning Center Association.

Contact Us

Bernard B. Rinella, Jr. Learning Center

306 Shriver Center