UA Offering Tutoring, Job Training and Financial Courses

  • September 14th, 2021
Lisa McKinney teaching accounting to business students in Alston Hall

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Free tutoring, job skills and financial literacy training sessions will soon be available to West Alabama residents, including veterans and teens, through The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Business.

Culverhouse LIFT, or Learning Initiative and Financial Training, will begin classes for its fall 2021 term in mid-September.

Created in 2014, the program uses student volunteers from within the Culverhouse College of Business to work with community participants in a classroom setting.

Registration and specific course descriptions are available on the Culverhouse LIFT website at Because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, classes will be offered either in-person or virtually. In-person classes will adhere to all UA, state and local COVID-19 safety guidelines.

“It’s a one-on-one tutoring relationship between the student and the participant,” said Lisa McKinney, accounting lecturer, LIFT program coordinator and a certified public accountant. “Offering these classes both in a classroom setting or virtually opens up the opportunity for people to learn anywhere.

Sponsored by the Culverhouse College of Business and the Culverhouse School of Accountancy, LIFT’s sessions include computer skills, bookkeeping and introduction to coding. LIFT also offers tutoring for youth and teens.

More information is available at


Lisa McKinney, director of Culverhouse LIFT Program, 205-535-0907,


Zach Thomas, Culverhouse director of marketing and communications, 205-348-8318,

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