Palo Alto College is committed to providing excellent academic support with tutoring in various subjects FREE to all currently enrolled students. PAC provides several centers and labs dedicated to the success of each student. Our staff are here to assist with your academic needs.
Math Learning Center
Location: Gutierrez Lab 106
The MLC provides tutoring services to students for homework, test preparation, and classroom skills. Our tutors educate on math concepts and computations, teach calculations, and help improve studying habits. Visit MLC for math assistance.
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Science Learning Center
Location: Frio Hall 111
In the SLC, our tutors will help students in their academic pursuit of science. We provide extra education and support to help each student progress academically by providing 1-on-1 tutoring, assessing a student's level of education in that subject, and supporting a student throughout the course.
Writing Assistance Center
Location: Gutierrez Lab 102/104
At the Writing Assistance Center (WAC), tutors help students improve their writing skills by teaching various techniques, guiding them in their papers, and adjusting their teaching strategies accordingly.
Location: Brazos Hall 100
The STEM Center is a centralized location at Palo Alto College for STEM programming and academic support services. We integrate various resources and instructional support for students interested in STEM to make informed decisions related to their academic journey.
Meet Your Tutors
Ronald “Kurt” Wilson
All PAC tutors are certified through the college’s CRLA Training Program.
College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA) tutor training provides professionals with the opportunity to create, improve, and expand tutor and mentor training for a campus’ unique programs. CRLA-certified programs demonstrate high standards:
- Certification provides recognition and positive reinforcement for tutors’ and mentors’ successful work;
- Certification sets professional standards of skill and training for tutors and mentors;
- Certification augments program credibility for administrators and institutions.
Brainfuse Online Tutoring
In addition to free tutoring provided by the learning centers, students can access Brainfuse services on nights and weekends. Each student receives 7 hours of free online tutoring during the academic year. No appointment is necessary. Questions? Please contact Paula A. Garza, academic program coordinator for Tutoring Services, at email@example.com.
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 two options.
- Live Help: Connect with a Brainfuse tutor instantly (depending upon the subject) for a 30-minute tutoring session.
- Writing Lab: To submit a paper for review by a Brainfuse tutor, select any of the options listed. You will receive feedback within 24 hours, seven days per week.
Live Help and Writing Lab sessions with Brainfuse tutors are limited to 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.
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