The Learning Center’s mission is to provide academic support to meet the needs of our students. Through its various programs and services, the Academic Support Center aims to empower students to become independent learners.
The Learning Center is the central unit for the recruitment and referral of tutors to on and off campus academic support programs.
The Learning Center collaborates with academic departments for the recommendation, approval and training of tutors. Our tutors range from peer tutors with outstanding grades in the subject areas they are selected to tutor, to tutors with baccalaureate, graduate and post graduate degrees. Tutors must have an overall GPA of 3.0 and above and must have at least a “B” in the area they are selected to tutor.
The Learning Center generally has a staff of 60 tutors providing flexible hours of tutoring today, evening and weekend students, and 6 days per week.
Services provided to Medgar Evers College students include tutoring, supervision of peer study groups, study skills instruction, computer, CD and video-assisted learning, preparation for standardized exams and accommodations for Differently Abled students. The Learning Center also provides tutors for some supplemental lab classes and teacher assistants for specific courses.
Scheduled and walk-in tutoring are available. Tutoring is done in small groups, of two to four students; scheduled tutoring is also provided for Differently Abled students and students on probation, where suited; workshops are also conducted with five or more students.
The Learning Center provides academic support in several subject areas, which include computer literacy, computer science, accounting, chemistry, biology, economics, finance, Spanish, French, psychology, political science, physical science, physics, mathematics, logic, college English, English as a Second Language, study skills, nursing exam (NLN and RN) Workshops for LPN and pre-nursing students, and CUNY American College Tests (ACT) reading and the CATW writing and CUNY math workshops for floating and transfer students. The Learning Center also works with academic and counseling departments to provide other support services to students who need them.