Learning Center

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 to 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.

The Learning Center follows sanitation and social distancing precautions to combat the spread of COVID-19. Face masks are encouraged for all students and visitors.

Upswing - Free Online Tutoring

The Learning Center also offers free online tutoring in any subject through a platform called Upswing.

Find the Learning Center on Social Media


Access Online Class inside Learning Center

Need a place to access your online class? Ask the Library or Learning Center how they can help get you connected!

Library and Learning Center Fall 2021 Hours of Operation (PDF)

Hours are subject to change in response to emergency campus closures and other unforseen circumstances.

Library and Learaning Center Fall 2021 Hours

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Library 7:30 AM - 7 PM 7:30 AM - 5 PM 7:30 AM - 5 PM 7:30 AM - 5 PM 7:30 AM - 5 PM
Learning Center 7:30 AM - 5 PM 7:30 AM - 7 PM 7:30 AM - 5 PM 7:30 AM - 5 PM 7:30 AM - 5 PM

Saturday Rotation

Date Department Time
August 28, 2021 Library 9 AM - 1 PM
September 4, 2021 Closed Closed
September 11, 2021 Learning Center 9 AM - 1 PM
September 18, 2021 Library 9 AM - 1 PM
September 25, 2021 Learning Center 9 AM - 1 PM
October 2, 2021 Library 9 AM - 1 PM
October 9, 2021 Learning Center 9 AM - 1 PM
October 16, 2021 Library 9 AM - 1 PM
October 23, 2021 Closed Closed
October 30, 2021 Library 9 AM - 1 PM
November 6, 2021 Learning Center 9 AM - 1 PM
November 13, 2021 Library 9 AM - 1 PM
November 20, 2021 Learning Center 9 AM - 1 PM
November 27, 2021 Closed Closed
December 4, 2021 Library 9 AM - 1 PM
December 11, 2021 Learning Center 9 AM - 1 PM
December 18, 2021 Closed Closed

The Learning Center is available to work with students online during operating hours.

- Learning Center Live Chat: lsco.edu/learningcenter/learningcenter.asp

- Blackboard Collaborate sessions available by request

- Upswing: lsco.upswing.io (available 24/7)

- Email: learning.center@lsco.edu

Call the Learning Center at 409-882-3373 during business hours to ask a question, offer a comment, or inquire about tutoring in a particular subject.

Hours of availability are subject to change. Updates will be posted on the Learning Center Facebook page and sent through campus announcements. 

You may also use our online forms to submit questions and provide comments/suggestions to help us improve our services.

Contact information for individual Learning Center staff members is found here.

For immediate online contact during business hours, use the chat widget on this page.

Learning Center Computer Lab:

  • Up-to-date Windows computers, 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.

Supplemental Instruction (SI):

Face-to-face and online Supplemental Instruction sessions (via Blackboard) are available to help students in challenging "gateway" courses.

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.
  • 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.
  • Typing.com -- free tutorials for keyboarding, digital literacy, and coding fundamentals; create a free user account to store progress.

Career Resources

Adult Education & GED Prep

  • GOALS (Greater Orange Area Literacy Services) offers basic adult education and free GED classes. See this flyer with hours and map (PDF) and another flyer with QR codes (PDF). The most current information is posted on the GOALS Facebook page.
  • Region 5 Education Service Center offers adult education classes for individuals seeking to obtain their High School Equivalency (prep for GED exam), learn English, and/or need support through remediation while in college/training. View a list of classes;call 409-951-1771 for information on how to enroll.
  • The campus library at Lamar State College Orange subscribes to the Learning Express Library database, which includes a "High School Equivalency Center" containing GED practice tests, online lessons, and study materials (some in PDF format to download and save). To access these study aids, members of the public are welcome to use computers located in the LSCO Learning Center, room 113 in the library building. Visitors should be prepared to show photo ID when visiting the Learning Center. We recommend calling ahead to ensure a computer is available: (409)882-3373.

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.