Tutoring Services

Tutoring Services Centers

PAC tutors are available to help students, free of charge, Monday through Friday, through live Zoom sessions. The centers are also open on campus Monday through Thursday. No appointment is necessary for online or on-campus tutoring. Just drop in. There are no limits to usage. Help is offered for math, science, computer science, and all writing assignments. Select one of these centers to access live online tutoring and to view hours of operation.

CIS/COSC Learning Center

Fall Schedule


Online

Connect with us through Zoom for free tutoring. No appointment is necessary.

Mon-Thurs, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fri, 8 a.m.– 3 p.m.

https://alamo.zoom.us/j/97674034262

 

On Campus

Mon-Thurs, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Location:
Ozuna Learning Center 150

Isidro "Sid" Perez
iperez@alamo.edu
Specialist

Phone: 210-486-3314 

Integrated Reading and Writing (INRW) Learning Center

Fall Schedule


Online

Connect with us through Zoom for free tutoring. No appointment is necessary.

Mon-Thurs, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Fri, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

https://alamo.zoom.us/j/94027391098

 

On Campus

Mon-Thurs, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Location:
Nueces Hall 114

Troy Headrick
theadrick2@alamo.edu
Specialist

Phone: 210-486-3262

Math Learning Center

Fall Schedule


Online

Connect with us through Zoom for free tutoring. No appointment is necessary.

Mon, 8 a.m.–7 p.m.

Tue-Thurs, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

Fri, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

https://alamo.zoom.us/j/98741658518

 

On Campus

Mon, 8 a.m.–7 p.m.

Tues-Thurs, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

Location:
Gutierrez Learning Labs 106

Darlene Price-Johnson
dprice-johnson@alamo.edu
Specialist

Phone: 210-486-3273 

 

Science Learning Center

Fall Schedule


Online

Connect with us through Zoom for free tutoring. No appointment is necessary.

Mon and Thurs, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m
Fri, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m

https://alamo.zoom.us/j/98741658518 

On Campus

Mon and Thurs, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m

Location:
Frio Hall 111

Darlene Price-Johnson
dprice-johnson@alamo.edu
Specialist

Phone: 210-486-3273

Writing Assistance Center

Fall Schedule


Online

Connect with us through Zoom for free tutoring. No appointment is necessary.

Mon, 8 a.m.–7 p.m.

Tue-Thurs, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

Fri, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

https://alamo.zoom.us/j/97130843470

On Campus

Mon, 8-9:30 a.m., 12-7 p.m.

Tues, 8-9:30 a.m, 11 a.m-6 p.m.

Wed, 10:30-11 a.m, 4:30-6 p.m.

Thurs, 8-9:30 a.m, 11 a.m-6 p.m.

Location:
Gutierrez Learning Labs 102/104

Troy Headrick
theadrick2@alamo.edu
Specialist

Phone: 210-486-3257

STEM Center (Math and Science)

Fall Schedule


Online

Connect with us online for free tutoring. No appointment is necessary.

Mon-Thurs, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

Fri, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

https://alamo.zoom.us/j/98741658518

 

On Campus

Mon-Thurs, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

Loction:
Frio Hall 111

Erron Gonzalez
egonzalez366@alamo.edu

Refresher Sessions for Math and Science Classes

Get ready for your fall math and science classes before the semester starts.  Attend a free refresher session.  It's just 2 hours long and will review skills necessary to be successful in your class. You only attend one session per course. No registration necessary—just show up!  Attendees often earn higher grades in the courses

Biology

BIOL 1406 (BIOL for Science Majors I) and BIOL 2401 (A&P I)

Session will be through Zoom

Date

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 9
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/98555754867

BIOL 1406

 

Tuesday, Aug. 10
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/98555754867

Biol 2401

 

Wednesday, Aug. 11
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/98555754867

Biol 2401

 

Thursday, Aug. 12
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/98555754867

Biol 2401  
Wednesday, Aug. 18
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/98555754867
  BIOL 2401

Thursday, Aug. 19
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/98555754867

 

BIOL 2401

Friday, Aug. 20
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/98555754867

 

BIOL 2401(A&P)

For more information, contact Ed Gildemeister at egildemeister@alamo.edu

 

Math

MATH 1314 (College Algebra), MATH 1414 (College Algebra Pre-Calculus Track), MATH 2412 (Pre-Calculus), MATH 2413 (Calculus I)

Session will be through Zoom

Date

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 9
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/93187904475

Math1314/1414 College Algebra

Math 2412 Pre-Calculus

Math 2413 Calculus

Tuesday, Aug. 10
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/93187904475

Math 2412 Pre-Calculus

Math 2413 Calculus

Math1314/1414 College Algebra

Wednesday, Aug. 11
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/93187904475

Math 2413 Calculus

Math1314/1414 College Algebra

Math 2412 Pre-Calculus

Thursday, Aug. 12
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/93187904475

Math1314/1414 College Algebra

Math1314/1414 College Algebra

Math1314/1414 College Algebra

Monday, Aug. 16
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/93187904475

Math 2412 Pre-Calculus

Math 2413 Calculus

Math1314/1414 College Algebra

Tuesday, Aug. 17
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/93187904475

Math 2413 Calculus

Math1314/1414 College Algebra

Math 2412 Pre-Calculus

Wednesday, Aug. 18
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/93187904475

Math1314/1414 College Algebra

Math1314/1414 College Algebra

Math1314/1414 College Algebra

Thursday, Aug. 19
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/93187904475

Math 2412 Pre-Calculus

Math 2413 Calculus

Math1314/1414 College Algebra

For more information, Darlene Price-Johnson at dprice-johnson@alamo.edu

Chemistry

CHEM 1405 (Intro to CHEM I), CHEM 1411 (General CHEM I), and CHEM 1412 (General CHEM II)

Session will be through Zoom

Date

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 10
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/98555754867

 

CHEM 1405/1411

Wednesday, Aug. 11
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/98555754867

 

CHEM 1405/1411

Thursday, Aug. 12
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/98555754867

 

CHEM 1405/1411

Wednesday, Aug. 18
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/98555754867

CHEM 1412

CHEM 1405/1411

  CHEM 1405/1411  

Wednesday, Aug. 19
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/98555754867

CHEM 1405/1411

 

Friday, Aug. 20
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/98555754867

CHEM 1405/1411

 

For more information, contact Ed Gildemeister at egildemeister@alamo.edu

Brainfuse Online Tutoring 

In addition to free tutoring provided by the learning centers, students have access to a service called Brainfuse online tutoring.  It provides tutoring during the daytime, nights, and weekends.  For the Fall 2021 semester, each Palo Alto College student has access to a total of 7 hours of Brainfuse.

Brainfuse subjects include: 

  • Math (including Statistics)
  • English (Writing, Reading, Speech)
  • Language Lab (Spanish)
  • Science (Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics)
  • Social Science (History and Government)
  • Business (Economics, Accounting, Finance)
  • Computers and Technology (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Programming)

Brainfuse allows you to:

  • Connect with live tutoring.
  • Submit your writing assignment for review by a tutor with Writing Lab.
  • View flashcards—or create your own—in FlashBulb.
  • Form online study groups with MEET.
How to use Brainfuse online tutoring

Follow these steps to get online tutoring:

  • Log into ACES
  • Select “My Courses” 
  • Click on the house icon next to the course you want to access
  • Click on the “Brainfuse Online Tutoring” link on the left side of the screen
  • Click “Launch Brainfuse”

Once Brainfuse has launched, select from two options.

  • Live Help: Connect with a Brainfuse tutor instantly (depending upon subject) for a 30-minute tutoring session.
  • Writing Lab: To submit a paper for review by a Brainfuse tutor, select any of the options listed. You will receive feedback within 24 hours, seven days per week.

Live Help and Writing Lab sessions with Brainfuse tutors are limited to a total of seven hours per semester. Live sessions with a Brainfuse tutor are deducted from a student’s seven-hour limit based on the actual transaction time. For example, if you spend 20 minutes with a tutor, 20 minutes are deducted from your seven hours. For each Writing Lab submission, 35 minutes are deducted from your seven hours.

Brainfuse online tutoring hours and subjects

Brainfuse Tutoring Hours 

Each student receives a total of 7 hours of free online tutoring during the spring fall 2021 semester provided by a company called Brainfuse. Help is available seven days per week, including evenings, and assists with all subjects listed below. No appointment is necessary.

Questions? Please contact Thomas Murguia, director of PAC Tutoring Services, at tmurguia@alamo.edu.

Math
24 hours per day

Writing
24 hours per day

Reading
24 hours per day

Anatomy and Physiology
Monday–Sunday: 2 p.m.–midnight

Biology
Monday–Sunday: 2 p.m.–midnight

Chemistry
Monday–Sunday: 2 p.m.–midnight

Physics
Monday–Sunday: 2 p.m.–midnight

Organic Chemistry
Monday–Sunday: 2 p.m.–midnight

Earth Science
Monday–Friday: 12 p.m.–11 p.m.

Accounting
Monday–Sunday: 2 p.m.–midnight

Economics
Monday–Sunday: 2 p.m.–midnight

Finance
Monday–Sunday: 2 p.m.–midnight

Statistics
Monday–Sunday: 2 p.m.–midnight

Spanish
Monday–Sunday: 2 p.m.–11 p.m.

History/Government
Monday–Sunday: 3 p.m.–11 p.m.

Nursing
Sunday–Thursday: 5 p.m.–10 p.m.

Speech
Sunday–Friday: 5 p.m.–10 p.m.

Circuits
Monday–Sunday: 7 p.m.–11 p.m.

Intro to Engineering
Sunday–Friday: 1 p.m.–11 p.m.

Mechanics – Dynamics
Sunday–Monday, Wednesday–Saturday: 1 p.m.–7 p.m.

Mechanics – Statics
Sunday–Monday, Wednesday–Saturday: 1 p.m.–7 p.m.

Signals and Systems
Sunday–Friday: 7 p.m.–11 p.m.

Thermodynamics
Sunday–Monday, Wednesday–Saturday: 1 p.m.–7 p.m.

Adobe Suite
Tuesday–Saturday: 5 p.m.–11 p.m.

C++
Every Day: 11 a.m.–10 p.m.

CCNA Security & CCNA Certification
Sunday – Thursday: 12 p.m.–11 p.m.

HTML5/CSS
Every Day: 11 a.m.–11 p.m.

Java
Every Day: 11 a.m.–11 p.m.

Javascript
Monday–Friday: 11 a.m.–11 p.m.

Linux+
Every Day: 12 p.m.–10 p.m.

Microsoft Office Suite
Every Day: 3 p.m.–11 p.m.

MySQL
Every Day: 11 a.m.–11 p.m.

PERL/CGI
Mondays & Wednesdays: 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

PL/SQL
Every Day: 11 a.m.–11 p.m.

Python
Every Day: 11 a.m.–11 p.m.

Security+/Security+ Certification
Sunday–Thursday: 12 p.m.–6 p.m.

Workshops

Pre-recorded Online Workshops

To view our online workshops, students should use Internet Explorer 7.0 or later and must have Microsoft SilverLight 5.0 or later downloaded onto their computers. Viewers will be prompted to install Microsoft Silverlight when attempting to view a presentation if Silverlight is not already installed on a student's computer. You may also download SilverLight through this link Microsoflt Silverlight. To view system requirements for Mozilla Firefox (Firefox Safari) and Google (Chrome), click here.

Writing Assistance Center
Online Workshops  
These workshops cover core writing concepts such as The Writing Process, Grammatical Sentences and Critical Thinking as well as course specific topics for English 1301 and 1302.

Math Learning Center
Online Workshops

INRW Learning Center
Online Workshops

Science Learning Center
Online Workshops

CIS/COSC Learning Center
Online Workshops

 

Contact Information

Thomas Murguia
tmurguia@alamo.edu
Director

Phone:
210-486-3350


Our tutors are certified by the College Reading and Learning Association. 

 

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