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Do you want better grades? Do you want more support in helping you succeed in your classes? Students who use academic resources and tutoring services succeed at a higher rate than those who do not use the services. Take advantage of the following resources available to LAVC students!
Biological Sciences Tutoring Center
Located in AHS 232
Located in LARC 234
7:00a – 3:00p
ARC: General Tutoring
Located in LARC 213
Subject Specific Schedule
*Sat. tutoring begins 3/19/16
ARC: Math Lab
ARC: Writing Center
Located in LARC 229
By Appointment and Limited Walk-in
LARC - 1st Floor
Downloadable PDF of Schedule
HOURS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Tutoring Labs open the second week of the semester.
Erika Brockman, Coordinator
(818) 778 5875
The Biological Sciences Resources and Tutoring Center is located on the second floor of the Allied Health and Sciences Center (AHS 232) and under the direction of Professor Erika Brockman. The Tutorial and Resource Center is open approximately 20 hours per week and provides students with study materials such as models, microscopes and slides, and supplemental materials provided by instructors. Tutoring includes all biology courses, microbiology, anatomy, and physiology. Join us there. Bring your Monarch card. Enrollment in Supervised Learning, section 8983 is required.
Student Services Annex
Clive Gordon, Director
The Career/Transfer Center provides ;a wide variety of services to help students succeed in completing their certificate or A.A. degree, transfer to a four year college, or choose their major and career path. The Center offers workshops on exploring careers and majors, college applications, how to transfer to a four year college, resume writing skills, interviewing skills, job shadowing, and four year college financial aid. Students can explore four year colleges and universities by making appointments with visiting college representatives and peer mentors, attending college fairs, and joining us for free bus trips to four year colleges and universities. There is a library of transfer and career information that includes college catalogs, articulation agreements with four year colleges and DVD's and videos of various colleges and careers. There is also a computer lab available for students to access online career and transfer information. After attending a workshop, students can make appointments for individual career advisement.
Library Academic Resource Center, 2nd Floor
Campus Center 234
Ken Freeman, Lab Supervisor
The Computer Commons, on the second floor of the Library Academic Resource Center, has 100 computers available for student use. These computers have Internet access, Microsoft Office, and students can print for ten cents per page. Lab also offers software resources to students currently enrolled in any of LAVC’s Career and Technology Education (CTE) programs. The resources include AutoCAD, Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft Office Suite, Quickbooks Pro, Adobe CS4, respiratory therapy simulators and typing course support.
Student Services Center (SSC), 2ndFloor
Veronica Enríquez, Student Services Assistant
For EOPS/CARE students only, the EOPS/CARE Tutoring Center and Computer Lab offers free, individualized help with subjects, such as English, Math, and the sciences. Students can receive assistance through one-to-one or group tutoring sessions.
The EOPS/CARE Tutoring Center and Computer Lab also has computers and a printer for EOPS/CARE students to work on their assignments independently and print them out for submission. Services also include Internet access for class projects and job search, resume and cover letters revision, and interview techniques.
Library Academic Resource Center 213
Scott Weigand, Director
General Tutoring provides tutoring by drop-in and appointment. Tutoring is available in most subjects, such as, chemistry, physics, statistics, accounting, and economics. Although we cannot guarantee a tutor for every subject, we strive to meet the needs of students.
Library Academic Resource Center
Dora Esten, Department Chair
The college's library, one of the largest in the San Fernando Valley, has more than 125,000 books and subscribes to over 200 magazines and newspapers. The Library also provides access to a number of electronic databases including full text journals, newspapers, e-Books and reference sources that are available from on or off campus. Students should consider the library their first and best source of learning materials. Students can access these online resources using their campus UIA network account ID. The Library's home page on the Internet, http://www.lavc.edu/library/index.html, provides a link to the online catalog and resources. A staff of experienced librarians and library technicians is always available to assist you. The Library's Reference Desk can be reached at 818-947-2763. All registered students are eligible to check out library materials by showing their LAVC student ID card.
Library Academic Resource Center 226
John Kawai, Supervisor
The Math Lab is a drop-in tutoring lab for students to get help with their math homework. Three to four tutors are available at any given hour to work with students on a one-on-one basis for short periods of time as needed. The tutors circulate around the lab. In addition to tutoring services, the lab also provides the following: computers with math software, textbooks on reserve, a loan program for videos, CDs, and calculators, math worksheets, and class workshops.
Kim Hollingshead RN, MSN
The Los Angeles County Department of Health provides the Nursing Program here at Valley with a Tutoring/Mentoring Grant designed to assist students with success in the program and in passing the National Licensure Exam known as NCLEX-RN. It is a 2 year grant currently in its second renewal that provides over $180,000. All currently enrolled nursing students are eligible to participate in the programs offered such as Math tutoring, clinical skill simulations in our nursing lab, clinical workshops where the students work in very small groups with an experienced clinical instructor to concentrate on proficiency and competency in providing and managing client care, test-taking and critical thinking workshops and tutoring sessions and a wonderful nursing review program designed to assist and evaluate the student's progress over their 2 years in the nursing program. The grant sponsors a free NCLEX Review course twice a year.
Library Academic Resource Center 220
Ron Mossler, Ph.D., Director
The Reading Center is for students enrolled in Development Communications 22. In the Reading Center you will find a range of modular, multi-media, self-directed programs that teach and reinforce phonics, vocabulary, reading comprehension, grammar, spelling and study skills. Students may enroll sequentially in up to three units per semester during open-entry enrollment. Units are earned through independent work in which students fulfill requirements utilizing the Reading Center’s various computers, reading, and learning resources.
Students work at their own time and pace to fulfill the requirements of each unit. While traditional one-on-one tutoring services in reading are not available, students can learn about how to use and benefit from the Center’s full range of resources by consulting with our knowledgeable staff.
Student Services Annex, Room 175
David Green, Director
SSD provides specialized services, accommodations, and courses for students with verified disabilities. Specialized services may include priority registration, sign language interpreters, alternate text production, assistive technology, note-taking and test-taking assistance, campus and community referrals, and/or liaison with the Department of Rehabilitation. Courses offered include Adapted Physical Education, Learning Skills, and Personal Development. The SSD office is located in the Student Services Annex, Room 175
Located in the basement of Campus Center
Josh Miller, Department Chair
The Speech Lab, located in the basement of Campus Center, offers students who wish to reduces accents (English as a Second Language or regional) computerized lessons featuring American English pronunciation. Students may schedule their attendance to fit in with their own schedules. There is also opportunity to join conversation groups to practice using English to exchange ideas and information.
Most sessions held in the Fireside Room of Campus Center
Deborah Kaye, STARS Committee Chair
The STARS program offers events and provides resources that support student success and promote dialogue between faculty and students about teaching and learning. Interactive workshops and roundtable discussions explore the learning process and help students set goals for learning and monitor their progress to be more successful. Useful resources are provided at the sessions and on the STARS website – both for students and for faculty to use in their classes. Contact us to be put on the mailing list to receive announcements of upcoming sessions.
“We create STARS at LAVC!”
Student Services Center, Room 228
Barbara Schneider, Director
TRiO is a federally funded program that allows service to 160 students. Upon acceptance into the program, students are encouraged to sign up for free tutoring services. These tutoring sessions are by appointment only and include some evening hours. Tutoring services are done on a one-to-one basis and include English, math and many of the humanities and science courses. A computer lab is also available for the use of TRiO students.
Library Academic Resource Center 229
Scott Weigand, Director
The Writing Center provides tutoring by appointment for students to receive individualized help with any kind of writing, reading, or critical thinking assignment. Students can receive assistance through one-to-one and group tutoring sessions, writing workshops, and instructive handouts.
To work on their assignments independently, students are encouraged to use the Writing Center’s computer lab for word processing, MLA format, printing, and Internet research. If students have an Internet connection at home, then they can take advantage of the Writing Center’s comprehensive website that provides instructive handouts, self guided tutorials, assistance for non native speakers, and various links for research.
The Writing Center also offers classes where students can earn college credit: English 67, a 1/2 unit course writing laboratory, is designed to give students extra practice with writing academic essays; English 68, a 1/2 unit reading laboratory, helps students improve reading comprehension and develop critical reading skills necessary for colleges classes; English 69, a one unit course, provides students with practice formatting and revising papers on the computer, researching on the Internet and using databases, and drafting resumes.