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Places to go if you need help with a science course 
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light bulb Online Science Tutoring Center (OSTC)   light bulb SmartThinking Online Tutoring 
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Science Tutoring Center (STC)

Free tutoring by faculty members is available in the Science Tutoring Center (STC) located in room 5 of the Dragun Science Building. This tutoring is available on a walk-in basis, whenever the Center is open. No appointment is necessary.

Many laboratory materials, including microscopes and prepared slides, anatomical models, and bones are also available in the STC.

The exact operating hours of the Center vary each semester. The current schedule is shown below.


Science Tutoring Center Schedule - Sunner 2014 (updated 15 June 2014)

Schedules for Summer 2014 (pdf): May 27 - June 12 / June 16 - July 17 / July 21 - August 7

Biology Open Labs

In addition to the Science Tutoring Center, several Open Labs are held each semester in biology laboratories in both the Science building and the Florestano building for students who want to review laboratory materials. Biology faculty are available to tutor and answer questions. The Open Labs are not to be used as make-up labs or to conduct experiments. They are designed for students who need additional time to review prepared materials such as slides, models, or dissections.

The schedule for Open Labs varies from semester to semester. The schedule for the current semester is shown below.


Biology Open Labs Schedule - Summer 2014 (updated 15 June 2014)
There are no Biology Open labs for Summer 2014


Online Science Tutoring Center (OSTC)

Cyberprofessors (faculty currently teaching the courses on campus) are available for live chats, and also may provide review materials, links to other useful web sites, etc.   Only certain courses are targeted each semester, and each course has different features accessible through the OSTC. 

All students registered for the targeted courses have access to the OSTC, through Canvas community groups - CHE Tutoring Center and BIO Tutoring Center.  You can access Canvas via myAACC, then under the Courses tab you will find a list of all courses and community groups to which you have access. 

The OSTC typically becomes available for student access sometime during the first week of classes.  The chat sessions typically begin the second week of the semester.

For Summer 2014, here is what is available:

  • CHE 111:  various lab materials, lab schedule, data tables from the textbook

  • CHE 112:  lab schedule, data tables from the textbook

Science Computer Lab (updated 31 January 2014)
The Science Computer Lab is in Room 120 of the Dragun Science building (410-777-6370).  The lab has about 20 computers equipped with software to support a variety of science courses.  Internet access is also available.  You may use these computers during Computer Lab open hours, when a lab technician is present.

Open Hours for Spring 2014:

Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Much of the science-related software is also found in other computer labs on campus, particularly in the Library.

Supplemental Instruction (SI) (updated 15 June 2014)

A student leader, who previously had been successful in the courses, directs several sessions each week, reviewing material covered in class and involving students in activities to enhance understanding and retention of that material.  The free S.I. sessions are available to all students enrolled in the course.

SI at AACC now has a Facebook Page:

*Some SI sessions will be held through E-lluminate on the Canvas online platform.  To attend a session or access recordings of previous sessions, log in to myAACC.  Find the appropriate SI session listed as a Community Group under the Courses tab.

There is no Supplemental Instruction for Summer 2014

Academic Support - Tutoring Services (updated 3 October 2010)
Tutoring is available in many formats at AACC, including on-campus, online, and peer tutoring.  For more information about the tutoring services, go to the Tutoring Office web page.  Or you can visit the Tutoring Office in person (Library 111), by phone (410-777-2642), or by email.
SmartThinking Online Tutoring (updated 3 October 2010)
Online tutoring is provided by an outside company.  Help is available for many subjects, including math, chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, biology, anatomy & physiology.

With SmartThinking, you can
-  connect with an e-structor and interact with a live tutor
-  submit your writing for any class to the online writing lab
-  submit a question and receive a reply from a tutor

Here is an AACC web page with some more information, including hours of operation and frequently asked questions.



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