Learning Commons

The LCCC Learning Commons helps students become independent, active, confident learners through a range of high quality tutoring services and academic success skills assistance.

Every student can benefit from discussing course content, homework, questions, study strategies, and test preparation with one of our trained, experienced tutors!

Tutoring is FREE for all LCCC students enrolled in one credit hour or more.  During the Fall 2020 semester, most tutoring will be virtual.  However, some in-person sessions are available by appointment.  In-person tutoring appointments must be made a minimum of 24 hours in advance.

The Learning Commons is here to help you find success, however you define it. Our tutors, writing consultants, and PASS leaders are here to support your academic journey at LCCC.  Learn more about our various services and resources.

Tutoring is available during the Fall and Spring semesters seven days a week, Monday to Sunday, in almost all subjects – math, statistics, anatomy/physiology, biology, chemistry, history, psychology, computer science, economics, business, accounting, humanities, criminal justice, art, medical terminology, geology, physics, political science, philosophy, and more! During the summer, tutoring is available five days a week, Monday to Friday, in most subjects.

During the Fall 2020 semester, most tutoring will be conducted virtually.  Virtual sessions will be available seven days a week.  Limited in-person sessions will be available Monday through Wednesday. In-person appointments will be limited to 30min and must be made a minimum of 24 hours in advance.

Writing, public speaking, English, and communications assistance is also available. Our writing consultants help students become more independent, confident writers, speakers, and thinkers through a range of writing and public speaking support services and college success skills assistance. By listening, asking questions, and providing resources, our writing consultants empower students to evaluate and make decisions about their own work, encouraging them to develop positive attitudes about their communication skills.

During the Fall 2020 semester, most writing and communication assistance will be conducted virtually.  Virtual sessions will be available seven days a week.  Limited in-person sessions will be available Monday through Wednesday. In-person appointments will be limited to 30min and must be made a minimum of 24 hours in advance.

Some classes are hard—why not attend built-in, fun group study sessions led by someone who recently passed the class? Experience a supportive, exciting approach to learning: PASS offers the opportunity to study the exact course material covered in class with experienced tutors and former students. PASS is limited to specific, historically-challenging courses here at LCCC—ask your instructor if PASS is available for your class!

See your PASS leader for locations and meeting times.

During the Fall 2020 semester, all PASS sessions will be conducted online.

Online tutoring is available with LCCC tutors during open hours.  For online tutoring instructions, visit LCCC Tutoring Policies.

If it's 3 a.m. and students need help, they can try NetTutor, a free online service that offers tutoring in many subjects, including math, accounting, chemistry, humanities, and more, 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Students access NetTutor from their Canvas account under Help >> Student Resources Site.

 

New to the Learning Commons? Please review our policies tab regarding appointments and services.

Schedule Your Own Tutoring Appointment Online!

For the Fall 2020 semester, most Learning Commons tutoring and writing assistance sessions will be online.  Limited In-person sessions are available. In-person sessions must be made a minimum of 24 hours in advance and are limited to 30min each to allow sufficient time for cleaning between sessions. To schedule a tutoring appointment online or to see which tutors are available, go to:

myLCCC >> Library Resources >> LCCC Tutoring.   

If you are having trouble scheduling an appointment, or if you have questions about the Learning Commons and our services, please visit our Virtual Front Desk during our hours of operation.  One of our knowledgeable, friendly tutors will be happy to assist you! 

Online Walk-in Tutoring Available!

Have a spare minute and need some tutoring assistance? Have a quick question but don’t need an entire tutoring session?  Try our Online Walk-In service.  Simply go to the Virtual Front Desk and tell us what subject you are working on.  If a tutor is available, we will connect you. 

Asynchronous Writing Assistance Available!

Need help on a paper but don't have time for a tutoring appointment?  Try our asynchronous writing assistance option! Just fill out the Asynchronous Writing Webform, upload your paper, and we will put one of our trained writing consultants on the job! You will receive an email from the Learning Commons with comments and any relevant resources within 72 hours.

After Hours Tutoring Available!

It's 2 a.m. and you need assistance on your math, science, or English homework. What do you do? 

Check out NetTutor for 24 x 7 x 365 online tutoring help in any academic subject! 

Canvas >> Student Resources Site >> Links >> NetTutor

The Learning Commons is here to assist instructors as well as students.  We offer in-class workshops on study skills, test preparation strategies, paper formatting and much more!  Looking for consistent, reliable academic support for your course? Our Peer Assisted Study Session program offers semester-long engagement with a tutor who is with your students every step of the way.  Click below to learn more about the ways the LC can help.

 Experience a supportive, exciting approach to learning: PASS offers the opportunity for your students to study the exact course material covered in class with experienced tutors and former students. PASS is limited to specific, historically-challenging courses here at LCCC.  If you are interested in setting up PASS support for your course, contact Jesse Dorst at jdorstFREELARAMIE

 

The Learning Commons is delighted to support faculty and help develop students' success skills and learning toolboxes through in-class and out-of-class workshops. 

You can request any combination of workshops for any length of time (though we encourage 45 min - 1 hour workshops for more class participation and activities). You can schedule  any of the workshops on the Writing and Success Skills Workshops Menu by filling out this request form. One of our tutors will reach out to you shortly!

Want a particular success skills or writing workshop but not seeing it on the menu? Contact the Learning Commons at tutorFREELARAMIE with a description of what you are looking for, and we will develop a workshop around your request!

 

For more information on our course enrichment options, to schedule a workshop, or to establish PASS support for your course, please contact Jesse Dorst (jdorstFREELARAMIE) at your convenience.

Tutoring for Credit

Some instructors have found it useful to send their students to the Learning Commons for assistance with particular assignments, either as a requirement or for extra credit.  We welcome your class members and look forward to working with them.  If you would like to include an LC visit as part of one of your assignments, it would be a great help if you let us know in advance so we can ensure we have sufficient tutor coverage in your subject area.  Also, please keep in mind the following LC policies as you design your assignment

  • LC sessions are a maximum of 45 minutes long and must last a minimum of 15 minutes to be considered an official visit.
  • Individual tutors are asked not to contact instructors directly, but would be happy to sign a document confirming a student visit or take a screenshot from an online session for a student to serve as proof-of-session.
  • Writing Consultants do not provide editing services, but will be happy to talk with your students about fundamentals and provide resources to help students become stronger writers.

Video Resources

 The LCCC Tutors have a Youtube Channel! Subscribe here.

LibGuides

Tutoring is FREE for all LCCC students enrolled in one credit hour or more.

Go to myLCCC >> Library Resources >> LCCC Tutoring, then follow the prompts to schedule your appointment.  

LCCC tutoring appointment confirmation, cancellation and missed appointment email messages will automatically be sent from tutorFREELARAMIE to your LCCC email account. 

Students will play an active role in the learning process

Our tutors happily

Our tutors do not

help you become a more independent student

show you different ways of understanding subject matter

ask relevant questions and guide you as you search for answers

help you organize and focus

use appropriate study strategies to review and learn course materials

proofread, edit, or otherwise check homework for correctness

evaluate or give estimated grades on class work

simply give students correct answers

help students complete quizzes or tests

lecture or teach new class material (Only your instructor can teach his/her class.)

 
  • Tutoring is reserved for currently enrolled LCCC students and UW Outreach students only. Students are expected to adhere to LCCC’s Student Code of Conduct.
  • All appointments are scheduled for one-on-one assistance. Small group tutoring sessions can be scheduled by contacting the Learning Commons.
  • Students can schedule appointments up to two weeks in advance.
  • All visits and appointments are no longer than 45 minutes, starting on the hour. Back-to-back appointments are no longer than 1 hour and 45 minutes, with a short break between appointments.
  • Students may schedule no more than two (2) appointments back-to-back per course each week. (For example, a student can schedule math appointments at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m., but cannot schedule a 3:00 p.m. appointment for math assistance.)
  • Students may schedule up to three (3) tutoring appointments each week per course. (For example, a student may schedule three appointments for chemistry, three appointments for economics, and three appointments for writing assistance in the same week.)
  • There are no limits on walk-in tutoring sessions. When you arrive, please notify the front desk you would like a walk-in session and for what course. Walk-in sessions may not interrupt or interfere with sessions already in progress. Walk-in sessions depend on availability and demand.
 

To cancel your appointment, go to myLCCC >> Library Resources >> LCCC Tutoring, send an email message to tutorFREELARAMIE, call 307.778.4315, or stop by the Cheyenne or ACC Learning Commons. If possible, please cancel at least 24 hours in advance if you are unable to make your scheduled appointment. 

Students who cancel six (6) scheduled appointments may be unable to schedule further appointments for the remainder of that semester. Walk-in sessions may be available to these students, depending on tutor availability.

Appointments canceled 24 hours or more in advance will not count against the student’s six (6) semester cancellations.

 

Students who miss three (3) or more appointments without canceling (no-call/no-show) may be unable to schedule further appointments for the remainder of that semester. Walk-in sessions may be available, depending on tutor availability.

Arriving more than 15 minutes late for an appointment without notifying the Learning Commons will count as a missed appointment (no-call/no-show), and that appointment time is released for other students to schedule an appointment. Walk-in sessions may be available at the time of the student’s arrival, depending on tutor availability.

Online tutoring is available with LCCC tutors during open hours.

If you wish to use optional video or audio during your online tutoring session, you will need a microphone and webcam, which can be checked out at the Ludden Library. 

  1. First, schedule a tutoring appointment at myLCCC >> Library Resources >> LCCC Tutoring, and choose the appointment type "Online." You may also contact us to schedule an appointment. You will receive an email message confirming the appointment sent from tutor@lccc.wy.edu to your LCCC email account.
  2. Next, watch for a second email containing the URL link to a Zoom meeting.
  3. Lastly, at the designated appointment time, open the second message and select the link to go to the meeting. You may use video and/or audio from your computer or device, or choose to communicate through text messaging in the Zoom meeting. If you experience any difficulties with online tutoring, please contact us immediately for assistance.

If it's 3 a.m. and you need help, try NetTutor, a free online service that offers tutoring in many subjects, including math, accounting, chemistry, humanities, and more, 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Access NetTutor from your Canvas account in Help >> Student Resources Site.

 
 

Fall Hours 

Online Tutoring Services

August 24 - December 18

Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday  2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Hours are subject to change. Please check back for updates. 

Fall 2020 Closures

Monday, Sept. 7: Labor Day Holiday

Friday, Oct. 16 - Sunday, Oct. 18: Fall Break

Wednesday, Nov. 25 - Sunday, Nov. 29: Thanksgiving Break

 

In-Person Tutoring Services

August 24 - November 24

Monday  10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Hours are subject to change. Please check back for updates. 

Please be aware: After November 24th, the LCCC campus will close and all tutoring services will be offered virtually.

 

 

 

 

Now Hiring!

The Learning Commons is actively hiring tutors in all LCCC subjects, writing consultants, and PASS leaders for Fall 2020 and beyond. We will contact applicants individually to schedule Zoom interviews over the coming weeks and months. Interested candidates should submit their application (including resume, unofficial transcripts, recommended cover letter, and, if applying for the writing consultant position, a writing sample), and the Learning Commons Hiring Committee will be in touch soon. For more information, go to LCCC Jobs and Resources or contact the Learning Commons.