Tutoring Services

Tutoring Services Center

       
PAC tutors are available to help students, free of charge, Monday through Friday, through live Zoom sessions. No appointment is necessary. There are no limits on usage. Help is offered for math, science, computer science, and all writing assignments. Select one of these centers to access live online tutoring.
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CIS/COSC Learning Center

Connect with us through Zoom for free tutoring

https://alamo.zoom.us/j/91321761272

Monday–Thursday: 
8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Friday:
8 a.m. – 3 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

https://alamo.zoom.us/j/93500183997

Monday–Thursday: 
8 a.m.–6 p.m.

Friday:
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Troy Headrick
theadrick2@alamo.edu
Specialist

Phone: 210-486-3262

Math Learning Center

Connect with us through Zoom for free tutoring

https://alamo.zoom.us/j/91868733745

Monday–Thursday: 
8 a.m.–6 p.m.

Friday:
8 a.m. – 3 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

https://alamo.zoom.us/j/91530285028

Monday–Thursday: 
8 a.m.–6 p.m.

Friday:
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Ed Gildemeister
egildemeister@alamo.edu
Specialist

Phone: 210-486-3281

Writing Assistance Center

Connect with us through Zoom for free tutoring

https://alamo.zoom.us/j/91071956413

Monday–Thursday: 
8 a.m.–6 p.m.

Friday:
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.

Tuesday, Jan. 5
BIOL 1406
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/99514683674

BIOL 2401
https://alamo.zoom.us/i/99549934547

BIOL 2401(A&P)

BIOL 1406

Wednesday, Jan. 6
BIOL 1406
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/99514683674

BIOL 2401
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/99549934547

Biol 2401 (A&P)

Biol 1406

Thursday,Jan. 7
BIOL1406
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/99514683674

BIOL 2401
https://alamo.zoom.us/i/99549934547

BIOL 2401(A&P)

Biol 1406

Friday, Jan. 8
BIOL 1406
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/99514683674

BIOL 2401
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/99549934547

BIOL 2401(A&P) Biol 1406
Wednesday, Jan. 13
BIOL 2401
https://alamo.zoom.us/i/99549934547
BIOL 2401(A&P)  

Tuesday, Jan. 19
BIOL 2401
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/94396105413

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

Spring 2021

Date

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 4
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/92860539941

Math1314/1414 College Algebra

Math 2412 Pre-Calculus

Math 2413 Calculus

Tuesday, Jan. 5
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/92860539941

Math 2412 Pre-Calculus

Math 2413 Calculus

Math1314/1414 College Algebra

Wednesday, Jan. 6
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/92860539941

Math 2413 Calculus

Math1314/1414 College Algebra

Math 2412 Pre-Calculus

Thursday, Jan. 7
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/92860539941

Math1314/1414 College Algebra

Math1314/1414 College Algebra

Math1314/1414 College Algebra

Monday, Jan. 11
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/92860539941

Math 2412 Pre-Calculus

Math 2413 Calculus

Math1314/1414 College Algebra

Tuesday, Jan. 12
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/92860539941

Math 2413 Calculus

Math1314/1414 College Algebra

Math 2412 Pre-Calculus

Wednesday, Jan. 13
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/92860539941

Math1314/1414 College Algebra

Math1314/1414 College Algebra

Math1314/1414 College Algebra

Thursday, Jan. 14
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/92860539941

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.

Tuesday, Jan. 5
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/96440968604

 

Chem 1405/1411

Wednesday, Jan. 6
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/ 96440968604

 

CHEM 1405/1411

Thursday, Jan. 7
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/96440968604

 

Chem 1405/1411

Friday, Jan. 8
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/96440968604

 

Chem 1405/1411

Wednesday, Jan. 13
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/96440968604

 

Chem 1405/1411

Thursday, Jan. 14
CHEM 1405/1411
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/96440968604

CHEM 1412:
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/93912554435

Chem 1412

Chem 1405/1411

Friday, Jan. 15
CHEM 1405/1411:
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/96440968604

CHEM 1412:
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/93912554435

Chem 1412

Chem 1411/1405

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

Brainfuse Online Tutoring 

During fall 2020, each Palo Alto College student has 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

Brainfuse Tutoring Hours 

Each student also receives a total of 7 hours of free online tutoring this fall provided by a company called Brainfuse. Help is available seven days per week, including evenings, and assists with all subjects listed below. No appointment is necessary. 

Questions? Please contact Thomas Murguia, director of PAC Tutoring Services, at tmurguia@alamo.edu.

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
Monday–Sunday: 2 p.m.–midnight

Physics
Monday–Sunday: 2 p.m.–midnight

Organic Chemistry
Monday–Sunday: 2 p.m.–midnight

Earth Science
Monday–Friday: 12 p.m.–11 p.m.

Accounting
Monday–Sunday: 2 p.m.–midnight

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.–11 p.m.

History/Government
Monday–Sunday: 3 p.m.–11 p.m.

Nursing
Sunday–Thursday: 5 p.m.–10 p.m.

Speech
Sunday–Friday: 5 p.m.–10 p.m.

Circuits
Monday–Sunday: 7 p.m.–11 p.m.

Intro to Engineering
Sunday–Friday: 1 p.m.–11 p.m.

Mechanics – Dynamics
Sunday–Monday, Wednesday–Saturday: 1 p.m.–7 p.m.

Mechanics – Statics
Sunday–Monday, Wednesday–Saturday: 1 p.m.–7 p.m.

Signals and Systems
Sunday–Friday: 7 p.m.–11 p.m.

Thermodynamics
Sunday–Monday, Wednesday–Saturday: 1 p.m.–7 p.m.

Adobe Suite
Tuesday–Saturday: 5 p.m.–11 p.m.

C++
Every Day: 11 a.m.–10 p.m.

CCNA Security & CCNA Certification
Sunday – Thursday: 12 p.m.–11 p.m.

HTML5/CSS
Every Day: 11 a.m.–11 p.m.

Java
Every Day: 11 a.m.–11 p.m.

Javascript
Monday–Friday: 11 a.m.–11 p.m.

Linux+
Every Day: 12 p.m.–10 p.m.

Microsoft Office Suite
Every Day: 3 p.m.–11 p.m.

MySQL
Every Day: 11 a.m.–11 p.m.

PERL/CGI
Mondays & Wednesdays: 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

PL/SQL
Every Day: 11 a.m.–11 p.m.

Python
Every Day: 11 a.m.–11 p.m.

Security+/Security+ Certification
Sunday–Thursday: 12 p.m.–6 p.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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