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Tutoring/Learning Lab

Our goal is the success of our students.

The Learning Lab is a one-stop resource to help you succeed academically.

Tutoring Schedule

The Learning Lab offers:

  • Free Tutoring
  • Computer/Printer Access
  • Academic Success Strategies

Learning Lab Hours

Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (except during summer sessions)
Summer Schedule: Same as above, except closed on Fridays

Face-to-Face Tutoring

Most semesters, tutoring is available in the following disciplines, and the schedule is available near the Learning Lab check-in desk each semester.

  • Writing
  • Math
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Government & History (by appointment only.  Call 281-756-3566 and ask for Anna or Amie)

Online Tutoring

Alvincollege.Upswing.io

The Upswing link is on your blackboard account.

Upswing online tutors are available 24/7

Computer Access

Computer Assistance - Word processing and Internet access are provided on the computers in the Learning Lab. Help with MyBlackboard and Turn-it-in.com/Safe Assignment is offered. Interactive math tutorials are also available. Printing is available with a 5 page limit.

Student Success Services

Study Skills, Time Management, and Test Anxiety (By appt. or walk-in)

  • Learning Styles — Assess and help students know how they learn best
  • Study Skills, Test Anxiety, and Time Management — Take self-assessment
  • Customized Study Plan—Provide informational packets to students who take a Learning Style, Test Anxiety, and Time Management self-assessment
    (Seminars may be provided to whole classes at professors’ requests.) 

Contact Information

Barbara Eckenfels
Director, Learning Commons
Alvin Community College
3110 Mustang Rd, Alvin, TX 77511
beckenfels@alvincollege.edu

Anna Oskerson
Academic Support Specialist
281-756-3557

Kimberly Taliaferro
Academic Support Specialist
281-756-3555

Amie Corson
Administrative Assistant, Learning Commons
281-756-3564

Main Information Desk/Math Tutoring:
281-756-3566

Writing & Reading Tutoring; Study Skills:
281-756-3565

Learning Lab A-204B
Building A, 2nd floor, near the Library
281-756-3566

Note to Faculty: Please contact the Learning Lab to schedule interactive academic support workshops for classes. The Learning Lab also offers class workshops to review citation styles.