By Roslin Ojeda
The Learning Assistance Center has settled into their new location in E3-280.
The new location has offered them the chance to double the number of computers available to students, as well as getting two study rooms that include a TV, a projector and a board. With 20 tutors on staff and the availability of being tutored on almost every subject it is a great resource available to students who may be struggling in a certain class.
The Learning Assistance Center has been available to students for years and was previously located in the E7 building. Over winter break it was moved into the new E3 building. It is open Monday- Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. but close from 1-3, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Weekly appointment scheduling starts on Fridays at 11 a.m. in person, and at 12 p.m. by phone. Walk-ins are welcome as well. They will also be opened during summer session and hours of operation are available on the ELAC website.
With the relocating of many offices on campus, many students may not know of every new location. “ I feel like many students don’t know that we moved here. They think that they closed down the center. So I guess we need to publicize and let them know that we’re still here for them and we have all the resources for them.” said Jose Rodriguez, one of the tutors available.
The Learning Assistance Center also has the Computer Assisted Instruction Lab (CAI) available, which is equipped with computers with internet access, Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2013, printers (black & white and color), scanners and other equipment. Students are welcome to drop by and borrow a computer.
The week before finals, May 23- 27, they will be extending their hours until 11 p.m