The SLC offers tutoring services to support courses that a student is taking at Palm Beach State College during the current semester. Tutoring is not available for non-Palm Beach State College courses. The SLC is located in BB 207 on the 2nd floor of the BB Building, south of Registration. It is the only 3-story building on campus.

 

Fall and Spring Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed


Schedule an Appointment Online

  1. Click on the link below that says Schedule an Appointment Now.
  2. Use your PBSC email address to register for an account.
  3. Log in with your PBSC email address and password.
  4. Click a white box to schedule an appointment and fill in the required information.
  5. After scheduling an appointment, you will receive an email confirmation. If you cannot keep the appointment, please log in and cancel the appointment.

 

Location: BB 207
Phone: (561) 207-5200

The SLC Computer Lab provides students with academic support. Computer instructional programs are available in most disciplines including English, mathematics, physical and biological sciences, as well as business.

Our Resources Include:

  • Check/Send Email
  • Create Slideshows
  • Receive Tutoring
  • Research Online
  • Print/Scan - Documents and Pictures
  • Surf the Internet
  • Type Essays/Reports
  • Walk-in Tutoring Assistance
  • Borrow Books (for use in lab only)
  • PantherCard Money machine (to add money to card)

Available Tutoring Courses in General Computer Education:

  • CGS1100 - Microcomputer Applications
    • Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word

 

Computer Seminars

View Seminar Schedule

 

Online Computer Resources

Location: BB 207
Phone: (561) 207-5210

The English Writing Lab is dedicated to helping students become better writers. Students enrolled in credit English, Gordon Rule, Prep English, EAP, and any other courses involving writing are encouraged to frequent the English Writing Lab and make the most of its services.

Our Resources Include:

  • Meeting one-on-one with tutors.
  • Assistance with grammar and composition, lab assignments, and homework.

Plagiarism Resources:

 

English/Writing Seminars

View Seminar Schedule

 

Online English Resources

Location: BB 207
Phone: (561) 207-5200

The Student Learning Center (SLC) Math Lab offers academic support for Palm Beach State College students who require assistance with math, science, business, or computer courses. Students enrolled in the College's courses are welcome to use all of the available resources of the Math Lab free of charge.

Resources Include:

  • Walk-in tutoring
  • Tutoring appointments ((30 minute sessions)
  • Review sessions (up to 60 minutes)
  • Computer tutorials
  • Instructional CD programs
  • Texts, solution manuals, and calculators for SLC use
  • Generic Extra Credit Form

 

Math Seminars

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Help Docs - Developmental Math & Credit Math

Developmental Math courses

Credit Math courses

College Algebra (MAC1105) Practice Tests

Test 1
Test 2
Test 3
Test 4
Final

Math Lab Tips

I have a test in a few hours, and I don't know the material, can a tutor teach it to me? You should come prepared prior to seeing a tutor. This means attending class or catching up on a missed lecture by reading the book and/or watching the taped-lectures. Tutors don't teach but assist you in the areas you are having trouble understanding within the allowed time.

I have a take-home test/quiz that my instructor has given me; can a tutor help me with it? Tutors are not permitted to work on problems given on a take-home test, quiz, or graded assignment unless special permission is given by your instructor. Tutors can help with a similar problem found by you in your textbook.

 

Resources and Websites

R U Ready 4 Math

Math Videos

MyMathLab

MathXL

MathXL Getting Started Guide

Supplemental Instruction (SI)

POLO for Learning - video, podcast or animation

Science Path Resources: A Review of Math Prerequisites for Chemistry

Khan Academy

Interact Math

Hippo Campus

Algebra Nation

Calculus Help

Quizlet

Location: LL 237
Phone: (561) 207-5200 

The PASS lab is devoted to MAT1033 classes.

Fall/Spring Hours:
Tuesday – Thursday
10:00am - 6:00pm

Summer Hours:
Closed

Location: BB 207
Phone: (561) 207-5210

Reading Lab PBGThe Reading Lab is designed to help students become better readers to support their academic success across the curriculum. Learning specialists, tutors, and a support staff are available for individual assistance. The Reading Lab offers:

  • Free Tutoring
  • Reading Seminars
  • Exam Reviews
  • Online Reading Software
  • Practice Tests & Academic Resources

 

Reading Seminars

The SLC Reading Lab offers 30-minute review sessions to supplement student success in critical thinking. Each “Gist” review session will cover subject overview, tips & tricks, and skills based practices.

View Seminar Schedule

 

Online Reading Resources

Tutor Hints for Reading Skills Reading Practice
Finding Main Ideas Brush Up on Your Reading Skills
Implied Main Ideas Practice Exam: Grade Yourself
Identifying Supporting Details Popular Books that Build Brainpower
Vocabulary in Context Books Recommended by Professors
Dictionary Use  
Identifying Patterns of Organization Improving Vocabulary
Identifying Relationships between Ideas Build Your Vocabulary
Transitions and Signal Words 145 Words Students Should Know
  Words that Describe an Author's Tone
Tutor Hints for Critical Thinking  
Making Accurate Inferences Literature & Poetry
Identifying the Author's Purpose How to Discuss Literature
Sensing the Author's Tone What is Poetry?
Distinguishing Fact from Opinion  
Evaluating the Author's Argument  

 

Location: SC 224
Phone: (561) 207-5200

The SLC Science Lab conveniently located in the BioScience Building, the Science Lab is an extension of the Student Learning Center and provides hands-on tutoring to support all science courses. With A&P models, microscopes, and chemical glassware as well as a tutoring staff with expertise in STEM-fields, students are able to optimize their learning of the sciences.

Fall/Spring Hours:
Tuesday – Thursday
10:00 - 6:00

Summer Hours:
Closed

 

Science Seminars

View Seminar Schedule

 

Online Resources

Science Path Resources: A Review of Math Prerequisites for Chemistry

Location: BB 207
Phone: (561) 207-5200

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a learning enhancement program. SI is designed to organize and improve the ways in which students prepare for class outside of class. SI targets specific courses to provide students with a systematic and disciplined approach for processing the subject matter assigned by the professor.

SI Leaders are typically former students selected by professors of our most challenging courses. They undergo training where they learn techniques to facilitate weekly sessions. During these sessions, SI leaders use interactive learning strategies which encourage involvement, comprehension and synthesis of subject content.

SI attendees typically earn ½ to one full letter grade higher in the targeted courses than non-attendees.

Instructors: If you are interested in using SI in one of your classes, please fill out the form and email Jesse Rogers at rogersjj@palmbeachstate.edu with SI Request in the subject line.  If you would like more information feel free to contact Jesse Rogers by phone at (561) 207-5202.

Online Tutoring

Online tutoring through Upswing is available to students in the following courses:

  • College Algebra (MAC 1105) - 12-week classes 
  • Financial Accounting (ACG 2022)
  • Intermediate Algebra (MAT 1033C) -12 week classes
  • Statistics (STA 2023)

To register for a live Upswing tutoring session:

  • Go to palmbeachstate.upswing.io
  • Follow the login instructions to set up your profile
  • Search for your class
  • Schedule A Session with a Tutor 
  • Go to Room in your profile to start learning

Each session is up to 1 hour with a maximum of 3 hours per week.

 

Important SLC Policies

  • You must have your PantherCard on you to gain access to the Labs.
  • Talking on your cell phone inside the Labs is prohibited.
  • Food & Drinks are not permitted inside the Labs.
  • Children are not permitted inside the Labs.


SLC Staff - Palm Beach Gardens
Helena Zacharis SLC Manager  (561) 207-5207
Jesse Rogers Math Learning Specialist (561) 207-5202
Mara Abrams Math Learning Specialist (561) 207-5201
Wesley Wells Reading Learning Specialist (561) 207-5213
Florence Bennett English Learning Specialist (561) 207-5208
Marie Francois Office Assistant I (561) 207-5200/5210
Rebecca Peter Administrative Assistant I (561) 207-5200/5210
Scott MacLachlan Dean, Student Services
(561) 207-5325

 

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