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The Learning Center is located in room 113 of the Ron E. Lewis Library building, across the foyer from the Lewis Library. Staff at the Learning Center would like to introduce our many services to you.

Appointments are available but are not required. Hours are the same as the Lewis Library. Please bring your LSC-O ID (or your Lamar-Pt. Arthur, LIT, or Lamar-Beaumont ID) and a copy of your assignment if you need help. We will do our best to answer your questions or help you locate the resources you need.

Individualized tutoring is available in writing, math, reading, computer science, 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.

When you are unable to visit the Learning Center, you can still communicate with staff online or by phone:

  • Call the Learning Center at 409-882-3373 to ask a question, offer a comment, or request an appointment.
  • You may also use this form to submit questions.   
  • Use this form to 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, image scanners, and CD burners.
  • Internet access, MS Office Suite, MS Works, and Corel Office Suite, plus other software required for various LSC-O courses.
  • Friendly, helpful assistance with any of your assignments using computers.
  • Please read The Learning Center Manual in PDF format for more details. Adobe Reader, required to read PDF files, is a free download.

Click to explore interactive lab map.

Mouse IconClick the image at the right to explore an interactive map of the Learning Center. Mouse over areas to find information about available services, equipment, and software.

Printable Learning Center Lab Map in PDF format


Tutorials and Other Resources:

General Education Core

Other Subjects/Fields of Study

Free Courses and Course Materials

  • 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, & 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.

College Planning and Success

Technology Help

  • Basic Online Skills -- a tutorial in four modules from the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium
  • GCFLearnFree.org/computers -- free training in basic computer skills and Microsoft Office programs from Goodwill Community Foundation, Inc.
  • Computer Hope -- free help (via forums, chat, & email), tips, dictionary, and links to more technology information
  • Home & Learn Free Computer Tutorials -- beginners' computing, Microsoft Office, web design, Visual Basic, Java, and more

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, questions or appointments: call 409-882-3373 or send an email to the Learning Center Director.