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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 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 required for all students and visitors.


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

Learning Center Hours of Operation Flyer, Fall 2020

Learning Center Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday, 7:30 AM - 5 PM

Evening Hours: Wednesday & Thursday: 5 PM - 8 PM

Open every other Saturday, beginning Sept. 5th: 9 AM - 1 PM

Click here for our printable Fall 2020 Schedule.

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

- Learning Center Live Chat: lsco.edu/learningcenter

- Blackboard Collaborate sessions available by request

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

- Email and phone: 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. A tutor is also available on campus. You may also contact us by email or phone.

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, use the chat widget on this page.

Printable version of the Hours of Operations flyer.

Learning Center 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.

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

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.