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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 LSC-O 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, MS Office Suite on all PCs, plus other software required for various LSC-O courses.
  • Friendly, helpful assistance with any of your 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.

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