for Science Students
at Anne Arundel Community College
Places to go if you need help with a science course
(click on the light bulb)...
|Science Tutoring Center||Supplemental Instruction (SI)|
|Biology Open Labs||Tutoring Office|
|Online Science Tutoring Center (OSTC)||SmartThinking Online Tutoring|
|Computer Open Labs|
Have you tried your professor's office hours or web page?
|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 - Fall 2014 (updated 28 August 2014)|
Schedule for Fall 2014 (pdf)
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 - Fall 2014 (updated
11 September 2014)
Online Science Tutoring Center
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 Fall 2014, here is what is available:
Computer Lab (updated
28 August 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 Fall 2014:
Much of the science-related software is also found in other computer labs on
campus, particularly in the Library.
16 September 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: www.facebook.com/AACCSI
*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.
Supplemental Instruction schedule for Fall 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
page. Or you can visit the Tutoring Office in person (Library
111), by phone (410-777-2642), or by
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
Here is an AACC
page with some more information, including hours of operation and
frequently asked questions.
AACC Science Webmaster: firstname.lastname@example.org