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Learning Center


Michael Chance


718 270-5138 office


718 270-5154 fax


B-1045E - Library

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/Learning 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, 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.

On-campus and virtual 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, nursing (NLN and RN) Workshops for LPN and pre-nursing students, and Ability To Benefit (ATB) workshops and tutoring in reading, sentence skills and math workshops for students who did not receive their high school diplomas in the U.S.A..  The Learning Center also works with academic and counseling departments to provide other support services to students who need them.