Tutoring & Learning Assistance

Current Parkland students are eligible for the following instructional and support services, all of which are offered free and on a walk-in basis:

Academic Development Lab    

The Center for Academic Success (D120) has a computer lab with a study area that is designed for students in developmental courses: CCS 098 and 099, ENG 098 and 099, and MAT 059 through 098. The Academic Development Lab is equipped with assistive technology such as Kurzweil and Dragon-Naturally Speaking for students who would benefit from hearing texts read aloud to them or from dictating their papers. Our Academic Development Specialists help students with assignments and solve problems related to computer usage, Cobra Learning, my.parkland, student email, and more.  They also provide academic support to students who have experienced learning difficulties or who have documented learning disabilities. 

Hours: Monday and Tuesday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer Hours: Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Math Faculty Tutoring

Math instructors provide free walk-in tutoring for students taking pre-college-level  (MAT 059 through 098) math, as well as MAT 124 College Algebra and MAT 143 Calculus for Business and Social Sciences. 

Hours: Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Fall and Spring semesters)

Math Faculty Tutor Schedule Fall 2019 

Peer Tutoring

Trained student tutors, carefully chosen based on their academic performance, previous experience, and interest in helping others, will help you with math (all levels), physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, accounting, business, economics, Spanish, and more.

Hours: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (hours will vary by subject)

Summer Hours: Monday through Wednesday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Peer Tutoring Schedule (by tutor) Fall 2019

Peer Tutoring Schedule (by course) Fall 2019

Writing Lab

Writing faculty work with students on any writing assignment at any stage of the writing process. Students are invited to use Writing Lab computers for writing assignments and to consult with Lab faculty. Parkland employees can also use this free service.

Hours: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 4:50 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 1:50 p.m.

Summer Hours: Monday 9 to 11:50 a.m.; Tuesday 9 to 10:50 a.m.; and Thursdays 10 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. 

Writing Lab Schedule Fall 2019

School Supplies Pantry!: Free notebooks, pens and pencils, highlighters, and other school supplies are available to students in the Writing Lab. Items have been generously donated by college and community members. 

CAS Resources

Writing and other learning handouts and videos can be found on SPARK

Remember: These services are free and available on a walk-in basis. Just come on in to D120, and we'll help you find the help you need, or call 217/353-2005 for more information.