Tutoring Services

Tutoring Services Center

Select one of these centers to access live online tutoring.

CIS/COSC Learning Center

Connect with us through Zoom for free tutoring

Summer I
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/99904134501

Summer II
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/96153502182

Monday–Thursday: 
8 a.m.–6 p.m.

Isidro "Sid" Perez
iperez@alamo.edu
Specialist

Phone: 210-486-3314 

Integrated Reading and Writing (INRW) Learning Center

Connect with us through Zoom for free tutoring

Summer I
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/98758607529

Summer II
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/91110451567

Monday–Thursday: 
8 a.m.–6 p.m.

Troy Headrick
theadrick2@alamo.edu
Specialist

Phone: 210-486-3262

Math Learning Center

Connect with us through Zoom for free tutoring

Summer I
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/94758974487

Summer II
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/91417037849

Monday–Thursday: 
8 a.m.–6 p.m.

Darlene Price-Johnson
dprice-johnson@alamo.edu
Specialist

Phone: 210-486-3273 

Science Learning Center

Connect with us through Zoom for free tutoring

Summer I
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/97476726724

Summer II
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/99576903550

Monday–Thursday: 
8 a.m.–6 p.m.

Ed Gildemeister
egildemeister@alamo.edu
Specialist

Phone: 210-486-3281

Writing Assistance Center

Connect with us through Zoom for free tutoring

Summer I
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/99670960513

Monday–Wednesday: 8 a.m.– 6 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

 

Summer II
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/91338848007

MondayThursday: 8 a.m.– 3 p.m.

Thomas Murguia
tmurguia@alamo.edu
Specialist

Phone: 210-486-3257

Refresher Sessions for Math and Science Classes

Each free refresher session is just 2 hours long and will review skills necessary to be successful in your class. You only attend one session. No registration necessary—just show up!

Biology

BIOL 1406 (BIOL for Science Majors I) and BIOL 2401 (A&P I)

Session will be through Zoom

Date

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 6
BIOL 1406
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/94222660504
BIOL 2401
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/96382602340

BIOL 2401 (A&P)

BIOL 1406

Friday, Aug. 7
BIOL 1406
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/94222660504
BIOL 2401
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/96382602340

BIOL 1406

BIOL 2401 (A&P)

Monday, Aug. 10
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/96382602340

BIOL 2401 (A&P)

 

Tuesday, Aug. 11
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/96382602340

 

BIOL 2401 (A&P)

For more information, contact Ed Gildemeister at egildemeister@alamo.edu

Math

MATH 1314 (College Algebra), MATH 1414 (College Algebra Pre-Calculus Track), MATH 2412 (Pre-Calculus), MATH 2413 (Calculus I)

Session will be through Zoom

Fall 2020

Date

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 10
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/91417037849

Math1314/1414
College Algebra

Math 2412
Pre-Calculus

Math 2413
Calculus

Tuesday, Aug. 11
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/91417037849

Math 2412
Pre-Calculus

Math 2413
Calculus

Math1314/1414
College Algebra

Wednesday, Aug. 12
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/91417037849

Math 2413
Calculus

Math1314/1414
College Algebra

Math 2412
Pre-Calculus

Thursday, Aug. 13
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/91417037849

Math1314/1414
College Algebra

Math1314/1414
College Algebra

Math1314/1414
College Algebra

Monday, Aug. 17
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/91417037849

Math 2412
Pre-Calculus

Math 2413
Calculus

Math1314/1414
College Algebra

Tuesday, Aug. 18
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/91417037849

Math 2413
Calculus

Math1314/1414
College Algebra

Math 2412
Pre-Calculus

Wednesday, Aug. 19
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/91417037849

Math1314/1414
College Algebra

Math1314/1414
College Algebra

Math1314/1414
College Algebra

Thursday, Aug. 20
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/91417037849

Math 2412
Pre-Calculus

Math 2413
Calculus

Math1314/1414
College Algebra

For more information, Darlene Price-Johnson at dprice-johnson@alamo.edu

Chemistry

CHEM 1405 (Intro to CHEM I), CHEM 1411 (General CHEM I), and CHEM 1412 (General CHEM II)

Session will be through Zoom

Date

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 6
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/98258055385

CHEM 1405/1411

 

Monday, Aug. 10
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/98258055385

CHEM 1405/1411

CHEM 1405/1411

Tuesday, Aug. 11
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/98258055385

CHEM 1405/1411

 

Wednesday, Aug. 12
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/98258055385

CHEM 1405/1411

Chem 1405/1411

Thursday, Aug. 13
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/98258055385

Chem 1405/1411

 

Wednesday, Aug. 19
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/98258055385

CHEM 1405/1411

 

Tuesday, Aug. 20
CHEM 1405/1411:
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/98258055385

CHEM 1412:
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/94961913226

CHEM 1405/1411

CHEM 1412

Friday, Aug. 21
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/94961913226

 

CHEM 1412

For more information, contact Ed Gildemeister at egildemeister@alamo.edu

Brainfuse Online Tutoring 

From Maymester through Summer II 2020, Palo Alto College students have access to a total of 7 hours of free online tutoring. The service must be accessed through your Canvas course within ACES.

Palo Alto College offers free tutoring services for all students. During remote learning, teaching, and learning, tutoring is available online with Palo Alto College tutors or through Brainfuse. Subjects include: 

  • 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 (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Programming)

Brainfuse allows you to:

  • Connect with Live Tutoring.
  • Submit your writing assignment for review by a tutor with Writing Lab.
  • View flashcards—or create your own—in FlashBulb.
  • Form online study groups with MEET.
How to use online tutoring

Follow these steps to get online tutoring:

  • Log into ACES
  • Select “My Courses” 
  • Click on the house icon next to the course you want to access
  • Click on the “Brainfuse Online Tutoring” link on the left side of the screen
  • Click “Launch Brainfuse”

Once Brainfuse has launched, select from three options:

  • Tutor Match*: Connect with a Palo Alto College tutor for a 30-minute tutoring session; you will be directed to set up an appointment for the tutoring session.
  • Live Help**: Connect with a Brainfuse tutor instantly (depending upon subject) for a 30-minute tutoring session.
  • Writing Lab**: To submit a paper for review by a Palo Alto College tutor, click on “Submit a Paper” and select “Palo Alto College Tutor Review.” For review by a Brainfuse tutor, select any of the other options listed. When submitting to PAC tutors, you will receive a response within 24 hours, Monday through Thursday only. When submitting to a Brainfuse tutor, you will receive feedback within 24 hours, seven days per week.

*Repeat appointments with a Palo Alto College tutor are allowed through Tutor Match, and time spent online with a Palo Alto College tutor is not deducted from a student’s seven-hour per semester limit (see ** below). 

**Live Help and Writing Lab sessions with Brainfuse tutors are limited to a total of seven hours per semester. Live sessions with a Brainfuse tutor are deducted from a student’s seven-hour limit based on the actual transaction time. For example, if you spend 20 minutes with a tutor, 20 minutes are deducted from your seven hours. For each Writing Lab submission, 35 minutes are deducted from your seven hours. Writing Lab submissions to a Palo Alto College tutor do not count against the seven-hour limit.

Online tutoring hours
SubjectPalo Alto College Online Tutors
(Central Daylight Time)
Appointment-based
Once in Brainfuse, select “TutorMatch” or “Writing Lab – Palo Alto College Tutor Review”
Brainfuse Online Tutors
(Central Daylight Time)
Once in Brainfuse, select “Live Tutoring” or “Writing Lab” 

Math

Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m

24 hours per day

Writing

Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m

24 hours per day

Reading

Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m

24 hours per day

Anatomy & Physiology

Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m

Monday – Sunday: 2 p.m. – midnight

Biology

Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m

Monday – Sunday: 2 p.m. – midnight

Chemistry/Physics

Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m

Monday – Sunday: 2 p.m. – midnight

Organic Chemistry

Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m

Monday – Sunday: 2 p.m. – midnight

Accounting/Economics

 

Monday – Sunday: 2 p.m. – midnight

Finance/Statistics

 

Monday – Sunday: 2 p.m. – midnight

Spanish

 

Monday – Sunday: 2 p.m. – midnight

History/Government

 

Monday – Sunday: 3 – 11 p.m.

Computer/Technology

Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m

Monday – Sunday: 3 – 11 p.m.

Nursing

 

Sunday – Thursday: 5 – 10 p.m.

Speech

 

Sunday – Friday: 5 – 9 p.m.

Engineering

 

Friday – Tuesday: 11 p.m. – 8 a.m.

Workshops

Pre-recorded 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

 

Contact Information

Thomas Murguia
tmurguia@alamo.edu
Director

Phone:
210-486-3350


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

 

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