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What is the Learning Center for?
What courses can students get help with on campus?
What courses can students get help with online?
When is the Learning Center open?
Where is the Learning Center located?
Do I have to pay for tutoring?
I'm pretty good in this subject. Should I still get tutoring?
Who are the tutors?
How do I get to see a tutor?
Can I make an appointment to see a writing tutor every week?
Can I use a computer at the Learning Center?
Is there equipment available for students with special needs?

What is the Learning Center for?
The Learning Center is a place on campus where Brooklyn College students can receive free tutoring and general advice on coursework across the curriculum.
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What courses can students get help with on campus?
On campus, the Learning Center offers peer tutoring in writing, ESL, core courses, science courses, CIS, foreign languages, and mathematics.
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What courses can students get help with on-line?
The Learning Center offers on-line help by way of its SmartTutor site. You can find additional online support under our LINKS page.
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When is the Learning Center open?
Monday-Thursday, 10am-7pm
Friday, 10am-3pm
Saturday-Sunday, 12pm–4pm
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Where is the Learning Center located?
The Learning Center is located in 1300 Boylan Hall. You can find the Learning Center by using the central entrance to Boylan Hall; as you enter the building, go straight ahead: it is between the main staircases. You can't miss it.
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Do I have to pay for tutoring?
No. Due to generous funding Brooklyn College is able to provide this service free of charge.
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I'm pretty good in this subject. Should I still get tutoring?
Absolutely. Tutoring can be helpful to anyone at any skill level. This is especially true when it comes to writing.
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Who are the tutors?
The tutors are advanced, successful students who know what you are going through first-hand and are dedicated to helping you succeed. They have been recommended by at least two professors and are trained in both tutoring and advising.
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How do I get to see a tutor?
Core and gateway tutors work with students individually and in groups. Writing tutors work one-on-one with students. To see a core or gateway tutor, drop in at the Learning Center during scheduled hours. To see a writing tutor, it is best to schedule an appointment. You can do that by visiting the Learning Center or by calling (718) 951-5821.
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Can I make an appointment to see a writing tutor every week?
Yes. The Learning Center offers the option of scheduling a standing weekly appointment with a writing tutor. Weekly appointments are scheduled at the same time every week. In order to become a weekly student, you must first obtain a referral form and have it filled out and signed by a professor. You must then bring it to the Learning Center and see a Master Tutor who will make an appointment for you and answer any questions you may have.
Once you have committed yourself to a weekly appointment, you are expected to come every week ON TIME. If you are five minutes late, your tutor will be assigned to someone else for that hour (excessive lateness or absences may result in the loss of your weekly appointment).
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Can I use a computer at the Learning Center?
Yes. Computers are available for students to do their homework, write papers, and do research on-line. Some restrictions apply.
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Is there equipment available for students with special needs?
Yes. We have several computers equipped with ZoomText and JAWS. There is one dedicated computer with a scanner and braille keyboard, and we have a separate Optelec machine for text enlargement. The Learning Center is fully wheelchair accessible.

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