Tutoring at the Learning Commons

Learning Commons Tutoring

Writing, Reading, and English Skills

The 2nd floor of the Learning Commons provides learning assistance, tutoring, and conferences to individual students and small groups in English skills, grammar, writing, reading comprehension, and study strategies.

Writing

A Writing tutor can help you at any stage of the writing process for assignments in any of your TCC or University Partner courses. Writing Conferences last for 30-minutes and start at 8 a.m. 

Writing Conferences Available:

  • Organization: brainstorming, thesis, paragraph development, and transitions
  • Technical: sentence structure, grammar, and mechanics
  • Documentation: MLA, APA, and Turabian citation stylesA student working with a Writing tutor on her paper.

When you come in, please bring one or more of the following:

  • A draft of your writing if you have one
  • The assignment sheet from your professor
  • Any class handouts or notes regarding the assignment

Tips before coming in:

  • Come for the conference well before the due date of your assignment
  • Be prepared to focus on the process rather than the product; our goal is to assist you in becoming a better writer

Writing Tutor Availability

  • Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information about writing area services and tutoring, please contact the Writing Area Desk at (850) 201-8269. 

Reading and English Skills

A reading tutor or specialist can assist you with:

  • Strategies for textbook/journal readings and annotating
  • Strategies for reading comprehension
  • Understanding reading comprehension skills (i.e. - main idea, inferences, purpose and tone, etc.)
  • Study and test-taking strategies

An English skills tutor or specialist can assist you with: 

A student is working with a tutor in front of a white board, discussing the parts of an essay.

  • Grammar/mechanics skills development
  • Conventions of academic writing
  • Paragraph development

When you come in, please bring one or more of the following:

  • Assignment sheet or any other relevant handouts, notes, or practice sheets with you to the conference
  • Textbook and/or journal article for assignment

Tip before coming in:

  • Be prepared to focus on the process instead of the product, as you may need to return for further assistance.

Reading and English Tutor Availability

(Includes Just-In-Time tutoring and 60-Minute Conferences)

Room: LC 256 | Mon–Fri: 8:30 a.m. –5 p.m.

To schedule your appointment for 60-minute conferences, please contact TLC Desk at (850) 201-7977.

Math, Science, and Business

The Learning Commons offers tutoring, conferences, and resources to support students in math, science, economics, accounting, and computer programming.

30-Minute Conferences

Available starting at 7:30 a.m.:

  • ABE/GED
  • MAT: 0018, 0028, 1033
  • MAC: 1105, 1114, 1140, 2311, 2312, 2313, 2233
  • STA: 2023, 2122
  • MGF: 1106, 1107

For more information, please contact Math and Science Desk at (850) 201-8251.       

Test/Final Review Sessions

Test and final review sessions are offered throughout the semester. Check Workshops and Test Reviews for current semester review dates.

Courses Reviewed:

  • ACG 2021 & 2071
  • MAT 1033

           A student working with a Math tutor. A student working with a Science tutor.

A Math, Science, or Business tutor can help you with:

  • Understanding key concepts from your course
  • Building strategies to prevent you from falling behind
  • Developing test-prep and study skills
  • Use your calculator more efficiently

When you come in, please bring one or more of the following:

  • Relevant class notes
  • A calculator, paper, pencil, and eraser
  • Study guides or assignments

Tips before coming in:

  • Try the problems ahead of time and see what you really need help with.
  • Be organized and have everything ready to utilize your time with a tutor to the fullest.
  • Try not to wait to the last minute to process a large volume of material.
  • Prepare for your tutor by signing in on the computer and getting your questions ready. This optimizes your time with the tutor.

Math, Science, and Business Tutor Availability

Learning Commons, 1st floor

  • Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m – 7:30 p.m. 
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m – 5 p.m. 

Technology

The Learning Commons provides access to computers, printers, scanners, and video equipment in order to help students succeed in their classes. In addition, we provide learning assistance, tutoring, and conferences to individual students and small groups in basic computer skills, computer literacy, scanning, printing, and class software.

Technology Conferences

Room: LC256 | Starts at 8:30 a.m.

Offered in 30-minute sessions, you can learn how to: 

  • Navigate Canvas, Passport, and TCC email
  • Use OneDrive
  • Download Office 365 Professional
  • Use Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access
  • Set up your devices to receive your school email
  • Submit print jobs

To schedule an appointment, please contact TLC Desk at (850) 201-7977.

A student getting computer assistance.

Just-in-time Technology Assistance

Hours for AC210 Lab: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Drop-in Sessions are 10 minutes maximum and available in the open access computer areas of the Learning Commons and AC210 Lab.

You can get assistance with:   

  • Reset/retrieve your school password
  • Login into school computers and/or websites
  • Connect to TCC Student Wi-Fi
  • Format your essay (change font size, margins, double spacing, etc.)
  • Print, scan, and/or email documents
  • Save your documents to USB or OneDrive
  • Submit school assignments
  • Add images and/or graphs to your assignment

Media/Online Tutoring Lab

Room: LC 260C | Mon.-Thurs. 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Fri. 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m

  • Record and edit videos
  • Enhance your digital projects
  • Practice for your group presentations
  • Get assistance to facilitate Smarthinking Online Tutoring platform, and much more.                       

Overview of Technology Offered at the Learning Commons:

LC Computer Area Hardware

LC PC Software