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.

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 2019 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 (INRW) 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 2019 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 2019 Hours of Operation:
Monday
: 8 a.m.–7 p.m. 
Tuesday–Wednesday: 8 a.m.–8 p.m. 

Thursday: 8 a.m.7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.3 p.m.

 
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 2019 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.

 
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 2019 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 through a service called Brainfuse. Follow these steps to get online tutoring!

  1. Log into ACES.
  2. Select the My Courses tab.
  3. Click on the icon next to the course you want to access.
  4. Click on the Brainfuse Online Tutoring link on the left side of the screen.
  5. Click on Launch Brainfuse.

Online tutoring through Brainfuse is available during the following times:

Subject Tutoring Hours (Central Time)

Math

24 hours per day

Writing

24 hours per day

Reading

24 hours per day

Anatomy and Physiology

Monday-Sunday: 2 p.m.-midnight

Biology

Monday-Sunday: 2 p.m.-midnight

Chemistry/Physics

Monday-Sunday: 2 p.m.-midnight

Organic Chemistry

Monday-Sunday: 2 p.m.-midnight

Accounting/Economics

Monday-Sunday: 2 p.m.-midnight

Finance

Monday-Sunday: 2 p.m.-midnight

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-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.

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

CIS/COSC Learning Center

Fall 2019 workshops will be announced at a later time.

INRW Learning Center

Nueces Hall (NUECES 114)
Phone: 210-486-3262

Friday, Sept. 13

The Writing Process
9 – 9:50 a.m.
San Jacinto 127

Writing with Clarity
10 – 10:50 a.m.
San Jacinto 127

Friday, Sept. 27

MLA Citations
9 – 9:50 a.m.
San Jacinto 127

Summary
10 – 10:50 a.m.
San Jacinto 127

Friday, Oct. 4

Critical Thinking
9 – 9:50 a.m.
San Jacinto 127

Grammatical Sentences
10 – 10:50 a.m.
San Jacinto 127

Friday, Oct.11

Synthesis
9 – 9:50 a.m.
San Jacinto 127

APA Style
10 – 10:50 a.m.
San Jacinto 127

Friday, Nov. 8

MLA Citations
9 – 9:50 a.m.
San Jacinto 127

Active Reading
10 – 10:50 a.m.
San Jacinto 127

 

Friday, Nov. 15

Argumentation
10 – 10:50 a.m.
San Jacinto 127

Study Skills: Note-Taking and Test-taking
11 – 11:50 a.m.
San Jacinto 127

Friday, Dec. 6

English 1301 Final Exam Review
9 – 9:50 a.m.
San Jacinto 127

English 1301 Final Exam Review
11 – 11:50 a.m.
San Jacinto 127

     
Math Learning Center

Gutierrez Learning Labs 106
210-486-3273

Friday, Sept. 20

MATH 1314/1414
9 – 9:50 a.m.
Gutierrez 106

MATH 2412
10 – 10:50 a.m.
Gutierrez 106

MATH 2413
11 – 11:50 a.m.
Gutierrez 106

Friday, Oct. 4

MATH 1314/1414
9 – 9:50 a.m.
Gutierrez 106

MATH 2412
10 – 10:50 a.m.
Gutierrez 106

MATH 2413
11 – 11:50 a.m.
Gutierrez 106

Friday, Oct. 18

MATH 1314/1414
9 – 9:50 a.m.
Gutierrez 106

MATH 2412
10 – 10:50 a.m.
Gutierrez 106

MATH 2413
11 – 11:50 a.m.
Gutierrez 106

Friday, Nov. 1

MATH 1314/1414
9 – 9:50 a.m.
Gutierrez 106

MATH 2412
10 – 10:50 a.m.
Gutierrez 106

MATH 2413
11 – 11:50 a.m.
Gutierrez 106

Friday, Nov. 15

MATH 1314/1414
9 – 9:50 a.m.
Gutierrez 106

MATH 2412
10 – 10:50 a.m.
Gutierrez 106

MATH 2413
11 – 11:50 a.m.
Gutierrez 106

 

Friday, Dec. 6

MATH 1314/1414
9 – 9:50 a.m.
Gutierrez 106

MATH 2412
10 – 10:50 a.m.
Gutierrez 106

MATH 2413
11 – 11:50 a.m.
Gutierrez 106

       
Science Learning Center

Frio Hall 111
210-486-3281

Friday, Sept.13

CHEM 1405 & 1411
Naming Compounds
12 – 12:50 p.m.
Frio Hall 111

CHEM 1405 & 1411
Naming Compounds
1 – 1:50 p.m.
Frio Hall 111

Friday, Sept. 20

All Science Courses
Chemical Reactions
12 – 12:50 p.m.
Frio Hall 111

All Science Courses
Chemical Reactions
1 – 1:50 p.m.
Frio Hall 111

Friday, Sept. 27

CHEM 1405 & 1411
Bal. Chem Equations
12 – 12:50 p.m.
Frio Hall 111

CHEM 1405 & 1411
Bal. Chem Equations
1 – 1:50 p.m.
Frio Hall 111

Friday, Oct. 4

CHEM 1405 & 1411
Bal. Combustion Reactions

12 – 12:50 p.m.
Frio Hall 111

CHEM 1405 & 1411
Bal. Combustion Reactions
1 – 1:50 p.m.
Frio Hall 111

Friday, Oct. 11

All CHEM Courses
Grams to Moles
12 – 12:50 p.m.
Frio Hall 111

All CHEM Courses
Grams to Moles
1 – 1:50 p.m.
Frio Hall 111

 

Friday, Oct. 18

CHEM 1405 & 1411
Equations: Heat
12 – 12:50 p.m.
Frio Hall 111

CHEM 1412
Equations: Gen CHEM
1 – 1:50 p.m.
Frio Hall 111

Friday, Oct. 25

CHEM 1405 & 1411
Equations: Gas Laws
12 – 12:50 p.m.
Frio Hall 111

CHEM 1412
Equations: Gen CHEM
1 – 1:50 p.m.
Frio Hall 111

Friday, Nov. 1

CHEM 1411 & 1412
Equilibria
12 – 12:50 p.m.
Frio Hall 111

CHEM 1411 & 1412
Equilibria
1 – 1:50 p.m.
Frio Hall 111

Friday, Nov. 15

All Science Courses
12 – 12:50 p.m.
Frio Hall 111

All Science Courses
1 – 1:50 p.m.
Frio Hall 111

Friday, Nov. 22

All Science Courses
Concepts Review
12 – 12:50 p.m.
Frio Hall 111

All Science Courses
Concepts Review
1 – 1:50 p.m.
Frio Hall 111

 

Friday, Dec. 6

All Science Courses
Exam Reviews
12 – 12:50 p.m.
Frio Hall 111

All Science Courses
Exam Reviews
1 – 1:50 p.m.
Frio Hall 111

       
Writing Assistance Center

Gutierrez Learning Labs 102/104
210-486-3257

Friday, Sept. 13

The Writing Process
9 – 9:50 a.m.
San Jacinto 127

Writing with Clarity
10 – 10:50 a.m.
San Jacinto 127

Friday, Sept. 27

MLA Citations
9 – 9:50 a.m.
San Jacinto 127

Summary
10 – 10:50 a.m.
San Jacinto 127

Friday, Oct. 4

Critical Thinking
9 – 9:50 a.m.
San Jacinto 127

Grammatical Sentences
10 – 10:50 a.m.
San Jacinto 127

Friday, Oct.11

Synthesis
9 – 9:50 a.m.
San Jacinto 127

APA Style
10 – 10:50 a.m.
San Jacinto 127

Friday, Nov. 8

MLA Citations
9 – 9:50 a.m.
San Jacinto 127

Active Reading
10 – 10:50 a.m.
San Jacinto 127

 

Friday, Nov. 15

Argumentation
10 – 10:50 a.m.
San Jacinto 127

Study Skills: Note-Taking and Test-taking
11 – 11:50 a.m.
San Jacinto 127

Friday, Dec. 6

English 1301 Final Exam Review
9 – 9:50 a.m.
San Jacinto 127

English 1301 Final Exam Review
11 – 11:50 a.m.
San Jacinto 127

     

Math and Science Refreshers

Attend a free refresher session before the semester starts! Each free refresher session is just two hours long and will review skills necessary to be successful in class. Only one session is needed. No registration is necessary.

Math Refreshers

Sessions will be held in the Math Learning Center (Gutierrez Learning Labs 106).

MATH 1314/1414 College Algebra

Monday, Aug. 12
9 – 11 a.m.
3 – 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 13
1 – 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 14
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 15
9 – 11 a.m.
3 – 5 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 19
1 – 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 20
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 21
9 – 11 a.m.
3 – 5 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 22
1 – 3 p.m.

MATH 2412 Pre-Calculus

Monday, Aug. 12
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 13
9 – 11 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 14
1 – 3 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 15
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 19
9 – 11 a.m.
3 – 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 20
1 – 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 21
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 22
9 – 11 a.m.
3 – 5 p.m.

MATH 2413 Calculus

Monday, Aug. 12
1 – 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 13
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 14
9 – 11 a.m.
3 – 5 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 15
1 – 3 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 19
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 20
9 – 11 a.m.
3 – 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 21
1 – 3 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 22
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

   
Science Refreshers

Sessions will be held in the Science Learning Center (Frio Hall 111).

BIOL 1406

Wednesday, Aug. 7
9 – 11 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 8
11 a.m. –  1 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 9
1 – 3 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 12
9 – 11 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 13
11 a.m. –  1 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 14
1 – 3 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 15
9 – 11 a.m.

BIOL 2401 (A&P)

Wednesday, Aug. 7
1 – 3 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 8
9 – 11 a.m.

Friday, Aug. 9
11 a.m. –  1 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 12
1 – 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 13
9 – 11 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 14
11 a.m. –  1 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 15
1 – 3 p.m.

CHEM 1405/1411

Wednesday, Aug. 7
11:30 a.m. –  1:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 8
2 – 4 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 9
9 – 11 a.m.

Monday, Aug. 12
11:30 a.m. –  1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 13
2 – 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 14
9 – 11 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 15
11:30 a.m. –  1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 21
2 – 4 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 23
9 – 11 a.m.

CHEM 1412

Thursday, Aug. 22
9 – 11 a.m.

Friday, Aug. 23
2 – 4 p.m.

 

For more information, contact Ed Gildemeister at egildemeister@alamo.edu or call 210-486-3281.

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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