Tutoring Services

Palo Alto College offers free tutoring services for all students in computer information systems, computer science, integrated reading and writing, math, and science classes, as well as all courses requiring writing assignments. Most tutoring is provided on a drop-in basis and is first-come, first-served. The Writing Assistance Center offers scheduled appointments and individual tutoring sessions.

Final Exam Workshops - Math Learning Center

Final Exam Reviews 

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018: 

  • 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. - MATH 0302 - Gutierrez 106B 
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - MATH 1324 - Gutierrez 106C 

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018: 

  • 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. - MATH 1325 - Gutierrez 106B 
  • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. - MATH 0320 - Gutierrez 106C

Friday, Dec. 7, 2018: 

  • 9 – 10 a.m. - MATH 1314/1414 - Gutierrez 106B 
  • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. - MATH 2412 - Gutierrez 106C 
  • 12 – 1 p.m. - MATH 2413 - Gutierrez 106B 

Reviews for All Math Course Topics 

Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018

  • 6 – 9 p.m. - All Math Courses - Ozuna Library 217 

Monday, Dec. 10, 2018

  • 6 – 9 p.m. - All Math Courses - Ozuna Library 217

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018

  • 6 – 9 p.m. - All Math Courses - Ozuna Library 217

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018

  • 6 – 9 p.m. - All Math Courses - Ozuna Library 217

Other course reviews are available by request. For more information, call 210-486-3273. 

Final Exam Workshops - Science Learning Center

Physiology and Chemistry Final Exam Reviews 

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018

  • 1 – 3 p.m. - Anatomy and Physiology - Frio Hall 111 
  • 2 – 4 p.m. - CHEM 1405/1407/1411/1412 - Frio Hall 111 
  • 3 – 5 p.m. - Anatomy & Physiology - Frio Hall 111 

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018

  • 1 – 3 p.m. - CHEM 1405 - Frio Hall 111 
  • 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. - CHEM 1411/1412 - Frio Hall 111 

Friday, Dec. 7, 2018

  • 8 – 10 a.m. - CHEM 1405/1407/1411/1412 - Frio Hall 111 
  • 9 – 11 a.m. - Anatomy & Physiology - Frio Hall 111 
  • 12 – 2 p.m. - CHEM 1405/1407/1411/1412 - Frio Hall 111 
  • 1 – 3 p.m. - Anatomy & Physiology - Frio Hall 111 

Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 

  • 6 – 9 p.m. - All Science Courses -Ozuna Library, Room 217

Monday, Dec. 10, 2018

  • 9 – 11 a.m. - CHEM 1405/1407/1411/1412 - Frio Hall 111 
  • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., CHEM 1405/1407/1411/1412, Frio Hall 111 
  • 1 – 3 p.m. - Anatomy & Physiology - Frio Hall 111 
  • 3 – 5 p.m. - Anatomy & Physiology - Frio Hall 111 
  • 6 – 9 p.m. - All Science Courses - Ozuna Library 217 

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018

  • 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. - All Science Courses - Frio Hall 111 
  • 6 – 9 p.m. - All Science Courses - Ozuna Library 217 

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018

  • 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. - All Science Courses - Frio Hall 111 
  • 6 – 9 p.m. - All Science Courses - Ozuna Library 217 

Other course reviews are available by request. For more information, call 210-486-3281.

Final Exam Workshops - Writing Assistance Center

English 1301 Final Exam Reviews 

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018

  • 2 – 2:50 p.m. - ENGL 1301 - San Jacinto 116 

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018

  • 11–11:50 a.m. - ENGL 1301 - San Marcos 110 

Friday, Dec. 7, 2018

  • 9 – 10 a.m. - ENGL 1301 - San Jacinto 128 
  • 10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. - ENGL 1301 - San Jacinto 128 

Writing Help for All Classes 

Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018

  • 6 – 9 p.m. - All Writing Topics - Ozuna Library, Room 217 

Monday, Dec. 10, 2018

  • 6 – 9 p.m. - All Writing Topics - Ozuna Library, Room 217 

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018

  • 6 – 9 p.m. - All Writing Topics - Ozuna Library, Room 217 

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018

  • 6 – 9 p.m. - All Writing Topics - Ozuna Library, Room 217 

For more information, call 210-486- 3257.

CIS/COSC Learning Center
The CIS/COSC Learning Center provides assistance with all computer information systems and computer science courses, including C++, Java, and other software applications. Assistance is also provided to all students wanting help with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access). 

Location: Sabine Hall (SABINE 208)

Phone: 210-486-3314

Fall 2018 Hours of Operation:
Monday:
8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

 
Integrated Reading and Writing Learning Center

The Integrated Reading and Writing (INRW) Learning Center provides assistance to students enrolled in INRW 0420. Students are required to attend the center once per week for the course’s lab requirement. Assistance is also available outside of lab time. The center has computers and a printer to complete classwork. The INRW LibGuide is a one-stop destination for improving English reading, writing, and speaking. A variety of multimedia resources (videos, apps, databases, helpful websites, and book listings) are pulled together into one convenient, user-friendly guide that has something for students of every learning style.

Location: Nueces Hall (NUECES 114)

Phone: 210-486-3262

Fall 2018 Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 
Math Learning Center

The Math Learning Center provides assistance with all math and accounting courses. Computers, study rooms, printing, and handouts on various math topics are available to complete classwork.

Location: Gutierrez Learning Labs (GUTIER 106) & STEM Center*

Phone: 210-486-3273

Fall 2018 Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Tuesday/Wednesday: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

*The STEM Center, located in Brazos 101, will serve as an additional tutoring space for math and science. Hours of operation are TBD.

 
Science Learning Center

The Science Learning Center, which has two locations, provides assistance with all science courses. Anatomy models, computers, a printer, microscopes, and handouts on various science topics are available to complete classwork. There are two locations for the center.

Location: Frio Hall (FRIO 111) & STEM Center*

Phone: 210-486-3281

Fall 2018 Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

*The STEM Center, located in Brazos 101, will serve as an additional tutoring space for math and science. Hours of operation are TBD.

 

 

 

Writing Assistance Center

The Writing Assistance Center provides assistance to students enrolled in any course that requires writing assignments. Computers, printer, reference books, and writing and grammar handouts are available to complete classwork. Tutoring is offered on a drop-in basis or by appointment.  

Location: 
Gutierrez Learning Labs (GUTIER 102/104)

Phone: 210-486-3257

Fall 2018 Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

 
Online Tutoring (Brainfuse)

Palo Alto College offers students free online tutoring services through Brainfuse in the following subjects:

  • Math (including Statistics)
  • English (Writing, Reading, Speech)
  • Language Lab (Spanish)
  • Science (Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics)
  • Social Science (History and Government)
  • Business (Economics, Accounting, Finance)
  • Computers and Technology (Windows, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Visit Brainfuse Resources and learn how Brainfuse works and check for subject availability by day and time.

Online Workshops

To view our online workshops, students should use Internet Explorer 7.0 or later and must have Microsoft SilverLight 5.0 or later downloaded onto their computers. Viewers will be prompted to install Microsoft Silverlight when attempting to view a presentation if Silverlight is not already installed on a student's computer. You may also download SilverLight through this link Microsoflt Silverlight. To view system requirements for Mozilla Firefox (Firefox Safari) and Google (Chrome), click here.

Writing Assistance Center
Online Workshops  
These workshops cover core writing concepts such as The Writing Process, Grammatical Sentences and Critical Thinking as well as course specific topics for English 1301 and 1302.

Math Learning Center
Online Workshops

INRW Learning Center
Online Workshops

Science Learning Center
Online Workshops

CIS/COSC Learning Center
Online Workshops

 

Face-to-Face Workshops

  • Workshops - Fall 2018
    Gutierrez Lab 106

    MATH 1314/1414

    Sept. 21
    Oct. 5
    Oct. 19
    Nov. 2
    Nov. 16
    Nov. 30
    Dec. 7

    9 a.m.

    MATH 2412

     

    Sept. 7 
    Sept. 21
    Oct. 5
    Oct. 19
    Nov. 2
    Nov. 16
    Nov. 30
    Dec. 7

    11 a.m.

    MATH 2413

    Sept. 7 
    Sept. 21
    Oct. 5
    Oct. 19
    Nov. 2
    Nov. 16
    Nov. 30
    Dec. 7
    Noon
  • Workshops - Fall 2018
    Frio Hall 11

    Conversions Aug. 29 2–3 p.m.
    Aug. 30 2–3 p.m.
    Periodic Table Sept. 5 2–3 p.m.
    Sept. 6 2–3 p.m.

    Conversions/Periodic Table

    Sept. 7

    9 a.m.

    Cell Structure

    Sept. 7  

    10 a.m.
    11 a.m.

    Problem Solving

    Sept. 12 2–3 p.m.
    Sept. 13 2–3 p.m.
    Sept. 14 9 a.m.
    Sept. 19 2–3 p.m.

    Sept. 20

    2–3 p.m.

    Sept. 21

    10 a.m.

    Membrane Structure

    Sept. 14

    10 a.m.
    11 a.m.

    Metabolism

    Sept. 21

    10 a.m.
    11 a.m.
    Chemical Reactions Sept. 26 2–3 p.m.
    Sept. 27 2–3 p.m.

    Reactions/Balancing Equations

    Sept. 28

    9 a.m.

    Oct. 5

    9 a.m.
    Balancing Reactions Oct. 3 2–3 p.m.
    Oct. 4 2–3 p.m.

    Cell Communication

    Oct. 5

    10 a.m.
    11 a.m.

    Stoichiometry

    Oct. 10

    2–3 p.m.
    Oct. 11 2–3 p.m.
    Oct. 12 9 a.m.
    Oct. 17 2–3 p.m.
    Oct. 18 2–3 p.m.
    Oct. 19 9 a.m.

    Mitosis

    Oct. 12

    10 a.m.
    11 a.m.

    Sexual Reproduction

    Oct. 19

    10 a.m.
    11 a.m.

    Gas Laws

    Oct. 24 2–3 p.m.
    Oct. 25 2–3 p.m.
    Oct. 26 9 a.m.

    Nov. 2

    9 a.m.
    Acids and Bases Nov. 7 2–3 p.m.
    Nov. 8 2–3 p.m.

    Acids, Bases and ReDox

    Nov. 9

    9 a.m.
    Nov. 16 9 a.m.

    Genes/Proteins

    Nov. 9

    10 a.m.
    11 a.m.
    Oxidation/Reduction Nov. 14 2–3 p.m.
    Nov. 15 2–3 p.m.

    Evolution

    Nov. 16

    10 a.m.
    11 a.m.
    Review of Topics Requested by Students Nov. 28 2–3 p.m.
    Nov. 29 2–3 p.m.

    Exam Review

    Nov. 30

    9 a.m.
    10 a.m.
    11 a.m.
    Dec. 5 2–3 p.m.
    Dec. 6 2–3 p.m.

    Dec. 7

    9 a.m.
    10 a.m.
    11 a.m.

  • Workshops - Fall 2018

    Writing with Clarity Sept. 7 9 a.m. SJ 127
    The Writing Process Sept. 7 10 a.m. SJ 127
    The 5-Paragraph Essay Sept. 14 9 a.m. SJ 127
    Grammatical Sentences Sept. 14 10 a.m. SJ 127
    Thesis Statement Sept. 14 11 a.m. SJ 127
    Study Skills: Note-Taking and Test-taking Sept. 21 10 a.m. SJ 107
    MLA Style Sept. 21 11 a.m. SJ 107
    Critical Thinking Oct. 5 9 a.m. SJ 107
    Active Reading Oct. 5 10 a.m. SJ 107
    Fiction Analysis Oct. 12 10 a.m. SJ 128
    Synthesis Oct. 12 11 a.m. SJ 128
    MLA Style Nov. 2 9 a.m. SJ 128
    Argumentation Nov. 2 10 a.m. SJ 128
    Nov. 16 10 a.m.
    11 a.m.
    SJ 128
    Study Skills: Note-Taking and Test-Taking Nov. 16 9 a.m. SJ 128
    Exam Review Dec. 7 9 a.m.
    10 a.m.
    SJ 128
  • Workshops - Fall 2018
    Ozuna 133

    Introduction to the Library

    Sept. 28
    Oct. 19
    Nov. 16
    9 a.m.

    Evaluating Information

    Sept. 28
    Oct. 19
    Nov. 16
    10 a.m.

    Find Books, Media, and E-Resources

    Sept. 28
    Oct. 19
    Nov. 16
    11 a.m.

    Using the Web for Assignments

    Sept. 28
    Oct. 19
    Nov. 16
    Noon
  • Come let the excellent tutors of the Writing Assistance Center guide you through some of the tougher areas of writing! Bring a question, and we’ll work through the answer. Our workshops are also offered online at the following link Online Workshops.

    NOTE: To view our online workshops, students should use Internet Explorer 7.0 or later and must have Microsoft Silverlight 5.0 or later downloaded onto their computers. Viewers will be prompted to install Microsoft Silverlight when attempting to view a presentation if Silverlight is not already installed on a student's computer. You may also download Silverlight through this link Microsoft Silverlight.

    Workshops - Fall 2018

    The Writing Process

    Sept. 4 11 – 11:50 a.m. SJ 115
    Sept. 5

    2– 2:50 p.m.

    SJ 128

    Grammatical Sentences

    Sept. 11

    3 – 3:50 p.m.

    SJ 106

    Summary

    Sept. 12

    2 – 2:50 p.m.

    SJ 107

    Thesis Statement

    Sept. 18

    2 – 2:50 p.m.

    SJ 116

    MLA Style

    Sept. 18

    6 – 6:50 p.m.

    SJ 107

    Sept. 19 9:30 – 10:20 a.m. SM 112
    Nov. 7 2 – 2:50 p.m. SJ 107

    APA Style

    Sept. 19

    2 – 2:50 p.m.

    SJ 107

    Oct. 23 2 – 2:50 p.m. SJ 116

    Poetry Analysis

    Sept. 25

    9:30 – 10:20 a.m.

    SM 108

    Synthesis

    Sept. 26

    2 – 2:50 p.m.

    SJ 107

    Oct. 10 2 – 2:50 p.m. SJ 107

    Fiction Analysis

    Oct. 9

    12:30 – 1:50 p.m.

    SJ 138

    Final Exam Review

    Oct. 9

    3 – 3:50 p.m.

    SJ 106

    Dec. 4 2 – 2:50 p.m. SJ 116
    Dec. 5 11 – 11:50 a.m. SM 110

    Synthesis

    Sept. 26

    2 – 2:50 p.m.

    SJ 107

    Oct. 10 2 – 2:50 p.m. SJ 107

    Critical Thinking

    Oct. 16

    11 – 11:50 a.m.

    SJ 115

    Active Reading

    Oct. 17

    2 – 2:50 p.m.

    SJ 116

    Argumentation

    Nov. 13 3 – 3:50 p.m. SJ 116
    6 – 6:50 p.m. SJ 107

    Study Skills: Note-Taking and Test Preparation

     
    Sept. 25

    3 – 3:50 p.m.

    SJ 111

    Nov. 27

    3 – 3:50 p.m.

    SJ 127

Contact Information

Thomas Murguia
Director

Location:
Gutierrez Learning Labs 105

Phone:
210-486-3350


Our tutors are certified by the College Reading and Learning Association. 

 

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