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Program Objectives

The TCC Learning Commons is a comprehensive, integrated learning center that provides learning assistance and resources to all TCC students. The Learning Commons offers students and faculty a broad range of services, including diagnostic assessments, learning materials, electronic resources, individual conferences, one-on-one and small group tutoring, whole-class support, workshops and seminars, success strategies, technology support, and individual learning plans. 

Throughout the Learning Commons, students have open access to computers, computer applications and technology support. Tutoring is available in a range of content areas, including math, science, accounting, reading, writing, language skills, and support for non-native speakers of English. Distance delivery of learning resources is provided by the Learning Commons Web site.

Services and resources are available in a variety of modes to meet different learning styles and demands of students. Tutor training focuses on content, best practices, resources and learning strategies. The aim of the Learning Commons is to be proactive in helping students identify their learning needs and then use the resources and services that are available to improve their academic performance.

The Learning Commons fulfills its mission by its commitment to high academic standards, effective use of technology, integration of resources and support services, just-in-time delivery of services, a diverse, trained and professional staff, and faculty participation and confidence.

 

 Learning Commons Procedures

 

The following procedures describe the roles and responsibilities expected of students using the Learning Commons and open access computer areas.

Learning Commons Procedures

 

 Meet the Staff

 
Meet the staff members of the Learning Commons.
 

 Employment

 

​The mission of the Learning Commons is to help students become better prepared for class. This is accomplished by having qualified staff who offer assistance in a variety of subject areas.  All tutors must participate in the CRLA Tutor Certification training program.

 

To help facilitate the hiring process you will need:

 

1.  A completed OPS application (.pdf)

 

2.  Two letters of reference

 

3.  College transcript(s) (unofficial transcripts are OK) 

 

4.  A completed Tutor Availability Form (.pdf) indicating classes you can tutor and times your are available to work.

 

5.  A personal statement including your qualifications and reasons for applying for this position. Please describe ways in which the experience would be related to your future educational or vocational/professional goals and/or past experience.

 

Then:

Set up a time for an interview with the Coordinator/Supervisor.

 

For Math/Science (includes Accounting, Economics, and Computer Programming) information, please call Vera Mayes (201-8122).

 

For Communications (Writing, Reading, Grammar and EAP) information, please call Greg Schaberg (201-8270)

 

For Technology Assistance information, please call Jessie Clayton (201-8267) or Bob Crowdis (201-8685).

 

Applicants will be given a screening test to assess their ability to assist with the various tutoring positions.

 

Successful applicants will then be called in for an interview that will determine suitability for the position and joining the Learning Commons team.

 

If hired, successful applicants will complete additional paperwork and turn in hiring documents to TCC Human Resources.

     

     Newsletters

     

    ​The Learning Commons staff attempt to keep faculty and students informed about new resources and learning opportunities via the newsletter.

    Newsletter - Fall 2012 (.pdf)

    Newsletter - Spring 2011 (.pdf)

    Contact Information

    For more information contact the Learning Commons by phone (850) 201-8193 or e-mail learningcommons@tcc.fl.edu.

    Hours
    7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Mon - Thu
    7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fri

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