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The Learning Center - Join Our Community of Learners!

The Learning Center is on the 1st floor of the Ron E. Lewis Library. We encourage you make an appointment with a tutor, but walk-ins are welcome.

When you arrive, please check-in with your LSCO student ID. To help us serve you best, bring a copy of your assignment and any necessary texts and materials. We will do our best to answer your questions or help you locate the resources you need.


Learning Center Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 AM to 6 PM and Friday: 8 AM to 5 PM / Closed Weekends

If you are unable to visit the Learning Center, our staff can help you online or by phone:

  • Call the Learning Center at 409-882-3373 to ask a question, offer a comment, or inquire about tutoring in a particular subject.
  • Email us at learning.center@lsco.edu.
  • You may also submit questions.   
  • Please provide comments/suggestions to help us improve our services.
  • Contact information for individual Learning Center staff members is found here.

Computer Lab:

  • Up-to-date computers and printers, including a color printer, scanners, and CD burners.
  • Internet access, modern browsers (Firefox, IE, Edge, Chrome), MS Office Suite on all PCs, plus other software required for various LSCO courses.
  • DaVinci HD/OCR enhanced vision device.
  • Friendly assistance with assignments using computers.

Tutorials and Other Resources:

Individualized tutoring is available in writing, math, reading, computer applications, and other subjects requested by our students. This page provides an overview of our services, plus a number of links to resources students may find helpful.

General Education Core

Other Subjects/Fields of Study

Free Courses, Course Materials, and Lessons

  • OnlineCourses.com -- a directory of open college courses from MIT, Harvard, Princeton and other leading institutions of higher learning. Free content includes videos, audio lectures, notes, and other resources.
  • iTunes U -- a free app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod that provides access to an online catalog of free education content from leading institutions.
  • MIT Open Courseware (OCW) -- a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content made freely available to the world.
  • Educause Library (MOOC) -- information about what Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are and their role in education.
  • Class Central -- a free aggregator for finding MOOCs offered via Coursera, Udacity, edX, NovoED, and others. Search by topic of study.
  • MOOCs.co -- global directory of MOOC providers and resources in higher education, K-12, professional development, corporate training, and more.
  • Khan Academy -- video tutorials & exercises on various subjects; create a free account to track your progress.
  • GCFLearnFree.org -- tutorials for enhancing technology, literacy, and basic math skills.
  • TED-Ed -- a library of videos and mini-lessons on a variety of educational topics
  • OpenStax College -- a nonprofit initiative of Rice University committed to improving student access to quality learning materials, such as free peer-reviewed textbooks written by professional content developers.
  • Open Textbook Library -- free to use and distribute, open textbooks are licensed to be freely adapted or changed with proper attribution. Many have been reviewed by faculty from Open Textbook Network member institutions.

College Planning and Success

Technology Help

Typing Practice

  • Sense-Lang.org -- free skill level test, typing tutorials, and games.
  • GoodTyping.com -- 27 guided lessons; use as a guest or create a free account to store progress.
  • AlfaTyping.com -- create a free user account to store lesson results or share scores on Facebook.

Career Resources

Community & Miscellaneous Resources

Comments or questions: Call 409-882-3373 for the main lab or email learning.center@lsco.edu. You may also contact individual staff members