Learning Assistance Services & Centers

Our Goal

Our goal is to help students develop their learning skills to help them take a proactive approach to their courses, discover their particular learning style, and develop their critical thinking skills, through our learning assistance services (i.e.coaching, mentoring, tutoring, etc). We believe that each of these skills are necessary in each student becoming an independent learner. 

Tutoring by Course - Fall 2019 Hours

For all non-Math (see Math Labs) and Non-English (see English Labs) courses, and students not needing help with speech presentations (see Speech Lab), or writing papers (see WAC Lab). For everything else, you found the right place. Covered courses listed below.
*Learning Assistance Centers' hours for LOH 229, LOH 230, & MLH 104 listed at bottom of webpage.
**Interested in working in one of our centers, see information towards the bottom of the webpage.

3D-Animation (ARTC/ARTV)
Course # Name Location Day/Time  
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I MLH 104

M&W 3-8pm
T&R 10:30am-3:30pm
F 8:30am-8pm

ARTV 1341 3D Animation I MLH 104 M&W 3-8pm
T&R 10:30am-3:30pm
F 8:30am-8pm

ARTV 1343

Digital Sound

None None Available

ARTV 1345 3D Modeling & Rendering I MLH 104 M&W 3-8pm
T&R 10:30am-3:30pm
F 8:30am-8pm

ARTV 2335 Portfolio Development - Animation MLH 104

M&W 3-8pm
T&R 10:30am-3:30pm
F 8:30am-5:30pm

ARTV 2345 3D Modeling & Rendering II MLH 104 M&W 3-8pm
T&R 10:30am-3:30pm
F 8:30am-8pm

ARTV 2351 Animation II None No classes offered this semester
 
ARTV 2355 Character Rigging & Animation MLH 104 M&W 3-8pm
T&R 10:30am-3:30pm
F 8:30am-8pm
Astronomy (ASTR)
Course # Name Location Day/Time  
ASTR 1303 Stars & Galaxies LOH 229

M&W 12:30-6pm
T&R 2-6pm

ASTR 1304 Solar System LOH 229

M&W 12:30-6pm
T&R 2-6pm

Biology (BIOL)
Course # Name Location Day/Time  

BIOL 1308/ 1108/ 1408

Biology for Non-Science Majors I LOH 230

M&W 8am-4:30pm
T&R 8am-7pm
F 10a-4pm

BIOL 1309/ 1109/ 1409 Biology for Non-Science Majors II LOH 230 M&W 8am-4:30pm
T&R 8am-7pm
F 10a-4pm

BIOL 1322 Nutrition & Diet Therapy LOH 230 M&W 2-7pm
Tue 12:30-5pm

BIOL 1323 Consumer Nutrition
LOH 230 M&W 2-7pm
Tue 12:30-5pm

BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors I LOH 230 M&W 8am-4:30pm
T&R 8am-7pm
F 10a-4pm

BIOL 1407 Biology for Science Majors II LOH 230 M&W 8am-4:30pm
T&R 8am-7pm
F 10a-4pm

BIOL 1411 General Botany None None Available

BIOL 1413 General Zoology None None Available

BIOL 2306/
2406

Environmental Biology LOH 230

M&W 8am-4:30pm
T&R 8am-4:30pm
F 10a-4pm

BIOL 2401 Human Anatomy & Physiology I MLH 104

M&W 8am-12:30pm
T&R 8am-1pm

    LOH 230

T&R 8am-7pm

BIOL 2402 Human Anatomy & Physiology II MLH 104 M&W 8am-12:30pm
T&R 8am-1pm

    LOH 230 T&R 8am-7pm

BIOL 2404 Human Anatomy & Physiology MLH 104 M&W 8am-12:30pm
T&R 8am-1pm
BIOL 2416 Genetics LOH 230 M&W 8am-4:30pm
T&R 8am-7pm
F 10a-4pm

BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Nursing & Allied Health LOH 230 M&W 8am-7pm
T&R 8am-7pm
F 10a-4pm

    MLH 104

M&W 8am-12:30pm
T&R 8am-1pm

BIOL 2421 Microbiology for Science Majors LOH 230

M&W 8am-4:30pm
T&R 8am-7pm
F 10a-4pm

Chemistry (CHEM)
Course # Name Location Day/Time  

CHEM 1405/ 1305/ 1105

Introductory Chemistry I LOH 230

M-Th 8am-7pm
F 10am-4pm

CHEM 1407/
1307/ 1107

Introductory Chemistry II LOH 230 M-Th 8am-7pm
F 10am-4pm

CHEM 1411/
1311/ 1111

General Chemistry I LOH 230 M-Th 8am-7pm
F 10am-4pm

    MLH 104 M&W 8am-12:30pm
T&R 8am-1pm

CHEM 1412/
1312/ 1112
General Chemistry II LOH 230 M-Th 8am-7pm
F 10am-4pm

CHEM 2423/
2223/ 2123
Organic Chemistry I LOH 230

M-Th 8am-7pm
F 10am-4pm

CHEM 2425/
2325/ 2125
Organic Chemistry II LOH 230

M-Th 8am-7pm

Engineering (ENGR)
Course # Name Location Day/Time  
ENGR 1201 Introduction to Engineering MLH 104

M-Th 8am-5:30pm
*Ask for Richard

ENGR 1304 Engineering Graphics I MLH 104 M-Th 8am-5:30pm
*Ask for Richard

ENGR 1307 Plane Surveying None None Available

ENGR 2301 Mechanics I: Statics MLH 104 M-Th 8am-5:30pm
*Ask for Richard

ENGR 2302 Mechanics II: Dynamics MLH 104 M-Th 8am-5:30pm
*Ask for Richard

ENGR 2304 Programming for Engineers MLH 104

M&W 11:30am-4pm
T&R 3-8pm
*Ask for Ethan

ENGR 2403

Engineering Mechanics:
Statics & Dynamics

MLH 104

M-Th 8am-5:30pm
*Ask for Richard

ENGR 2405

Electrical Circuits I

None No classes offered this semester
Environmental Science (ENVR)
Course # Name Location  Day/Time  
BIOL 2306/
2406
Environmental Biology None

No classes offered this semester

ENVR 1301 Environmental Science I LOH 229

M&W 12:30-6pm
T&R 2-6pm

ENVR 1302 Environmental Science II None

No classes offered this semester

GEOL 1305 Environmental Science LOH 229

M&W 12:30-6pm
T&R 2-6pm

Game Development (GAME)
Course # Name Location Day/Time  
GAME 1302 Interactive Storyboarding MLH 104 M&W 3-8pm
T&R 10:30am-3:30pm
F 8:30am-8pm

GAME 1303

Introduction to Game Design & Development

MLH 104 M&W 11:30am-8pm
T&R 10:30am-8pm
F 8:30am-8pm

GAME 1304 Level Design MLH 104 M&W 11:30am-8pm
T&R 10:30am-8pm
F 8:30am-8pm

GAME 1306 Design & Creation of Games None None Available

GAME 1314 Character Sculpting MLH 104

M&W 3-8pm
T&R 10:30am-3:30pm
F 8:30am-5:30pm

GAME 1372 Particles & Dynamics MLH 104 M&W 3-8pm
T&R 10:30am-3:30pm
F 8:30am-8pm

GAME 2332 Project Development I None No classes offered this semester

GAME 2336 Lighting, Shading, & Texture MLH 104 M&W 3-8pm
T&R 10:30am-3:30pm
F 8:30am-8pm

GAME 2338 Game Testing MLH 104 M&W 11:30am-4pm
T&R 3-8pm

GAME 2341 Game Scripting MLH 104 M&W 11:30am-4pm
T&R 3-8pm

GAME 2342 Game Development Using C++ None No classes offered this semester

GAME 2344 Direct X Programming None No classes offered this semester

GAME 2359 Game & Simulation Group Project MLH 104 M&W 11:30am-8pm
T&R 10:30am-8pm
F 8:30am-5:30pm

GAME 2372 Principles of Character Animation MLH 104 M&W 3-8pm
T&R 10:30am-3:30pm
F 8:30am-5:30pm
Geology (GEOL)
Course # Name Location  Day/Time  
GEOL 1101 Earth Sciences I Lab None

None Available

GEOL 1301 Earth Sciences I LOH 229

M&W 12:30-6pm
T&R 2-6pm

GEOL 1403/ 1303/ 1103 Physical Geology None None Available

GEOL 1305 Environmental Science LOH 229

M&W 12:30-6pm
T&R 2-6pm

GEOL 1345 Oceanography None None Available

GEOL 1347 Meteorology None None Available
Logic (PHIL)
Course # Name Location Day/Time  
PHIL 2303
Introduction to Logic MLH 104

M&W 11:30am-4pm
T&R 3-8pm

Networking (ITCC)
Course # Name Location Day/Time  
ITCC 1414 Introduction to Networks MLH 104

M&W 11:30am-4pm
T&R 3-8pm

Pharmacy (PHRA)
Course # Name Location Day/Time  
PHRA 1209
Pharmaceutical Mathematics I
MLH 104

M&W 8am-12:30pm
T&R 8am-1pm

Physics (PHYS)
Course # Name Location Day/Time  
PHYS 1301/
1101
General Physics I LOH 229 M&W 12:30-6pm
Tue 8am-1pm, 2-6pm
Thu 8am-12pm, 2-6pm

PHYS 1302/
1102
General Physics II LOH 229 M&W 12:30-6pm
Tue 8am-1pm, 2-6pm
Thu 8am-12pm, 2-6pm

PHYS 1303 Stars & Galaxies LOH 229

M&W 12:30-6pm
T&R 2-6pm

PHYS 1305/
1105
Introductory Physics I  LOH 229 M&W 12:30-6pm
Tue 8am-1pm, 2-6pm
Thu 8am-12pm, 2-6pm

PHYS 1307/1107 Introductory Physics II None No classes offered this semester

PHYS 2425 University Physics I LOH 229 M&W 12:30-6pm
Tue 8am-1pm, 2-6pm
Thu 8am-12pm, 2-6pm

PHYS 2426 University Physics II LOH 229 M&W 12:30-6pm
Tue 8am-1pm, 2-6pm
Thu 8am-12pm, 2-6pm
Programming (COSC/INEW/ITSE/ITSW)
Course # Name Location Day/Time  
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing MLH 104

M&W 11:30am-8pm
T&R 10:30am-8pm
F 8:30am-5:30pm

COSC 1315 Introduction to Computer Programming MLH 104

M&W 11:30am-4pm
T&R 3-8pm

COSC 1336 Programming Fundamentals I MLH 104 M&W 11:30am-8pm
T&R 10:30am-8pm
F 8:30am-5:30pm

COSC 1437/ 1337
Programming Fundamentals II MLH 104 M&W 11:30am-4pm
T&R 3-8pm

COSC 2325 Computer Organization None None Available

COSC 2436/ 2336
Programming Fundamentals III MLH 104 M&W 11:30am-4pm
T&R 3-8pm

INEW 2340 Object Oriented Design MLH 104 M&W 11:30am-4pm
T&R 3-8pm

INEW 2434 Advanced Web Programming None None Available
ITSE 1302 Computer Programming MLH 104 M&W 11:30am-8pm
T&R 10:30am-8pm

ITSE 1307 Introduction to C++ Programming MLH 104 M&W 11:30am-4pm
T&R 3-8pm
ITSE 1311 Beginning Web Programming None None Available
ITSE 2317 Java Programming None None Available
ITSE 2331 Advanced C++ Programming MLH 104 M&W 11:30am-4pm
T&R 3-8pm

ITSE 2337 Assembly Language Programming None No classes offered this semester

ITSE 2445 Data Structures MLH 104 M&W 11:30am-4pm
T&R 3-8pm

ITSE 2457 Advanced Object Oriented Programming MLH 104 M&W 11:30am-4pm
T&R 3-8pm

ITSW 1307 Introduction to Database MLH 104 M&W 11:30am-4pm
T&R 3-8pm

Make Tutoring Work for You

To help us make your sessions as productive as possible:

1. Come Prepared

Bring your textbook, notes, and assignment sheets with you. Read your assignments and do your best to work through your homework problems before your tutoring session.

2. Attend Classes Regularly

Tutoring is designed to supplement class instruction, not to replace it.

3. Do Not Ask Tutors to Do Your Homework, Proof-read Your Assignments, or Assist in Any Way with Take-home Exams or Quizzes

Tutors can help clarify assignments and identify skills needed to complete assignments. They can give you extra problems and examples like the ones you are having trouble with and help you learn to solve them.

4. Understand that Tutors are Not Professors

Teaching provides students with new information; tutoring helps the students master that information by providing alternate explanations, techniques, and examples. Tutors cannot be a substitute for attending class.

5. Use Tutoring Services Efficiently

You will benefit more from tutoring if you come when you first begin having problems. If you wait until the last minute, you may not be able to master the material in time to succeed on tests and assignments.

6. Do Not Expect Tutors to Know Everything

Please remember that tutors are often students like you who have mastered specific course content with a specific instructor. They are not expected to have the level of experience of your professor.

7. Ask Questions When Something is Unclear

If you remain silent, the tutor may assume you understand. Tutors have learned many ways to explain a single concept, so continue to ask questions until the material is clear to you.

8. Sign-in for Tutoring Services, Evaluate Staff, & Learning Assistance Centers When Requested

These are the only requirements for the free tutoring and all learning assistance services provided. Doing this helps us maintain funding to continue to provide these services at no charge.

Our MLH Staff

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    Richard Crabb
    Mechanical Engineering, B.S.
    Academic Program Coordinator for Learning Assistance Services
    Advanced Certified Tutor - Engineering
    MLH Learning Assistance Center
    - MLH 104
    Courses Tutored:
    ENGR 1201, 1304, 2301, 2302, 2403, & 2405
    Schedule: M-Th 8am-5:30pm, F 10am-4pm

    (Bio)

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    Ansley Partosa
    3D Animation, A.A.S
    Game Concept Art, Level 2 Certificate
    Certified Tutor - Animation & Game Development

    MLH Learning Assistance Center - MLH 104
    Courses Tutored: ARTC: 1302; ARTV: 1341, 1345, 2335, 2345, 2351, 2355; COSC: 1301, 1336(ITSE 1302); GAME: 1302, 1303, 1304, 1314, 1372, 2336, 2359, 2372
    Schedule: M&W 3-8pm, T&R 10:30-3:30pm

    (Bio)

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    Ethan Gatlin
    Game Development, A.A.S., specialization in Game Programming
    Entry Level Tutor - Game Development & Programming
    MLH Learning Assistance Center - MLH 104

    Courses Tutored: COSC: 1301, 1315, 1336, 1437, 2436; GAME: 1303, 1304, 2332, 2338, 2341, 2342, 2359; INEW 2340; ITCC 1414; ITSE: 1302, 1307, 2331, 2445, 2457; ITSW 1307; PHIL 2303
    Schedule: M&W 11:30am-4pm, T&R 3-8pm

    (Bio)

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    James Sosso
    3D Animation, A.A.S.
    Game Concept Art, Level 2 Certificate
    Certified Tutor - Animation & Game Development
    MLH Learning Assistance Center - MLH 104
    Courses Tutored: ARTC: 1302; ARTV: 1341, 1345, 2335, 2345, 2351, 2355; COSC: 1301, 1336(ITSE 1302); GAME: 1302, 1303, 1304, 1314, 1372, 2336, 2359, 2372
    Schedule: Fri 8:30am-5:30pm

    (Bio)

     

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    Julia Allen
    Entry Level Tutor - Animation & Game Development
    MLH Learning Assistance Center - MLH 104
    Courses Tutored: ARTC: 1302; ARTV: 1341, 1345, 2345, 2351, 2355; GAME: 1302, 1303, 1304, 1314, 1372, 2336
    Schedule: Fri 5:30-8pm

    (Bio)

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    Louis Gonzales
    Biology, B.S., w/minor in Chemistry
    Certified Tutor - Anatomy & Physiology
    MLH Learning Assistance Center - MLH 104

    Courses Tutored: BIOL: 1322, 2401, 2402, 2404; CHEM 1311; PHRA 1209
    Schedule: M&W 8am-12:30pm, T&R 8am-1pm

    (Bio)

Our LOH Staff

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    Laura Quintanilla
    Plant Pathology, M.S.
    Environmental Science, B.S.
    Academic Specialist for Learning Assistance Services
    Advanced Certified Tutor - Biology & Chemistry
    Natural Sciences Learning Assistance Center - LOH 230

    Courses Tutored: BIOL: 1308, 1309, 1406, 1407, 2306(2406), 2416, 2420, 2421; CHEM: 1305(1405), 1307, 1311(1411), 1312, 2323; ENVR: 1301, 1302
    Schedule: M-Th 8am-4:30pm, F 10am-4pm

    (Bio)

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    Eric Castillon
    Entry Level Tutor - Physics
    Physical Sciences Learning Assistance Center - LOH 229
    Courses Tutored: PHYS: 1301, 1302, 1305, 1307, 2425, 2426
    Schedule: (starting 9/23/19 - Tue 8am-6pm, Wed 11am-6pm, Thu 8-11:30am)

    (Bio)

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    Katie Gentel
    Biology, B.S. w/ minor in Psychology
    Certified Tutor - Biology & Chemistry
    Natural Sciences Learning Assistance Center - LOH 230

    Courses Tutored: BIOL: 1308, 1309, 1406, 1407, 2401, 2402, 2416, 2420, 2421; CHEM: 1305(1405), 1307, 1311(1411), 1312, 2323, 2325
    Schedule: T&R 8am-7pm

    (Bio)

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    Nicolas Mata
    A.S., concentration in Engineering
    A.A., concentration in Liberal Arts
    Certified Tutor - Astronomy, Earth & Environmental Sciences, & Physics
    Physical Sciences Learning Assistance Center - LOH 229

    Courses Tutored: ASTR: 1303, 1304; ENVR: 1301; GEOL: 1301, 1305; PHYS: 1301, 1302, 1303, 1304, 1305, 1307, 2425, 2426
    Schedule: M&W 12:30-6pm, T&R 2-6pm

    (Bio)

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    Tasneem Rashid
    Entry Level Tutor - Allied Health Biology & Chemistry
    Natural Sciences Learning Assistance Center - LOH 230
    Courses: BIOL: 1322, 1323, 2420; CHEM 1305(1405), 1307
    Schedule: M&W 2-7pm, Tue 12:30-5PM

    (Bio)

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    Victor Mendez
    Information Systems, M.S.
    Organic Chemistry, M.A.
    Certified Tutor - Chemistry
    Natural Sciences Learning Assistance Center - LOH 230

    Courses: CHEM: 1305(1405), 1307, 1311(1411), 1312, 2323, 2325
    Schedule: M&W 8am-7pm

    (Bio)

You can join our staff by clicking the links below

Tutor (STEM)/Tutor (STEAM): Once at the website, click on the magnifying glass to search all open positions. The position (if available) is listed as "Tutor (STEM) NVC" or as "Tutor (STEAM) NVC".

Work-study Peer Tutor: Click on "Work Study - Northwest Vista College" (if available) to apply. In your online application, be sure to select "Tutoring" and the course discipline area (i.e. Natural Sciences, Engineering, etc.) you want to tutor. Once applied, please contact Richard Crabb at rcrabb3@alamo.edu, so we can easily locate your application.
Note: This is a Work-Study position and requires FASFA to have been filed. See the Financial Aid Office to enquire if you are able to work as a Work-Study.

***If the positions are not listed and you are interested in future consideration, please contact Richard Crabb at rcrabb3@alamo.edu ***

 

Learning Assistance Centers' Fall 2019 Hours

  • Physical Sciences Learning Assistance Center - LOH 229

    (Astronomy, Environmental Science, Geology, & Physics)
    Day Time
    Sunday Closed
    Monday

    12:30-6pm

    Tuesday 8am-6pm
    Wednesday   11am-6pm
    Thursday 8am-6pm
    Friday Closed
    Saturday Closed

    We have: Lecture & Lab Textbooks, Calculators, Laptops with software for all courses in the center, and Geology Mineral Kits

    ***For specific tutoring times for your course, please see "Tutoring by Course" tabs listed toward the top of the webpage.***

    For questions, contact: Laura Quintanilla - (210)486-4435 - lquintanilla44@alamo.edu

  • Natural Sciences Learning Assistance Center - LOH 230

    (Biology & Chemistry)
    Day Time
    Sunday Closed
    Monday

    8am-7pm

    Tuesday 8am-7pm
    Wednesday   8am-7pm
    Thursday 8am-7pm
    Friday 10am-4pm
    Saturday Closed

    We have: Lecture & Lab Textbooks, Calculators, Computers with software for all courses in the center, Printing, Microscopes & Slides, and Chemistry Model Kits

    ***For specific tutoring times for your course, please see "Tutoring by Course" tabs listed toward the top of the webpage.***

    For questions, contact: Laura Quintanilla - (210)486-4435 - lquintanilla44@alamo.edu

  • MLH Learning Assistance Center - MLH 104

    (3D-Animation, Anatomy & Physiology, Engineering, Game Development, Logic, Networking, Pharmacy, & Programming)
    Day Time
    Sunday Closed
    Monday

    8am-8pm

    Tuesday 8am-8pm
    Wednesday  8am-8pm
    Thursday

    8am-8pm

    Friday  8:30am-8pm
    Saturday Closed

    We have: Lecture & Lab Textbooks, Calculators, Computers with software for all courses in the center, Printing, Anatomy Models, Microscopes & Slides, Engineering Kits, and Wacom Tablets

    Software: Adobe Creative Cloud, ArcGIS, Arduino, AutoDesk(3DS Max/ AutoCAD/ Civil 3D/ Inventor/ Maya/ Motion Builder/ MudBox), Cadence (CIS/ OrCAD/ PSPISE), CityEngine, CodeBlocks, Eclipse, Epic Games Launcher, GameMaker Studio, Notepad++, Python, Substance (B2M3/ Designer/ Painter), Unity, Unreal Engine, Visual Studio, and ZBrush

    ***For specific tutoring times for your course, please see "Tutoring by Course" tabs listed toward the top of the webpage.***

    For questions, contact: Richard Crabb - (210)486-4109 - rcrabb3@alamo.edu

  • NVC STEAM Makerspace - MLH 214

    Day Time
    Sunday Closed
    Monday

    8:30am-7pm

    Tuesday 8am-7pm
    Wednesday  8:30am-7pm
    Thursday 8am-7pm
    Friday 12-5:30pm
    Saturday Closed

    We have: 3D Printers, 3D Scanner, Dremel Routers, Electronics Kits, General Tools, Motion Capture Booths, Robotics Kits, Soldering Irons, Sound Booth, Virtual Reality Booths, Wood Burning Kit

    ***Note: This is a course project & student organization space, not a tutoring or study area***

    For questions, contact: Richard Crabb - (210)486-4109 - rcrabb3@alamo.edu