Limited tutoring service is available to assist students who drop in to find help with a specific problem. Tutors will not do assignments for students but they will help students with problems in the following areas: accounting, anatomy & physiology, biology, CESL writing, chemistry, computer systems, developmental and credit-level math, English, physics, reading, science, statistics, word processing and writing. Consult the posted schedules to see when tutors are available in each subject.
Video disc players
The learning center has players and a number of video discs to help students of nursing and radiologic technology. The discs include: Nursing care of the elderly patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Managing the experience of labor and delivery, Intravenous therapy, Urinary catheterization, Ethical dilemmas and legal issues in care of the elderly, Recognizing radiographic artifacts, An interactive approach to radiographic anatomy and positioning.
Videos, filmstrips, slides, models, microscopes and specimens
The learning center has a large collection of videos, audio tapes and filmstrips for general education, and health career education that can be listened to/viewed in the learning center. The topics are as varied as reading, math, writing, ophthalmic dispensing, radiographic imaging, dental flossing, dental base esthetics and nursing diagnosis. A skeleton, bones, human organ models, preserved specimens, microscopes, and slides are available for individual and group study.
Textbooks in some subject areas are available for use in the learning center. Handouts, review sheets and practice tests are stocked for some math, grammar, and study skills topics. Handouts are also available to accompany some of the learning center videos in the health career areas.
Self Paced Multimedia Program
A wonderful new addition to the Learning Center services is the program which allows students to learn Microsoft Word 2000 and Excel 2000 at their own pace under the supervision of a super tutor. Come to the Atrium Learning Center, G18, to register for this free program. Most students need to pass a qualifying examination to satisfy the computer literacy requirement for graduation. Successful completion of this program satisfies that requirement.
** Certificates are given to students who successfully complete the program. **
Intensive five-week workshops are offered during the first half of the fall and spring semesters for students who have previously been unsuccessful in passing the CUNY assessment tests in writing and math. Students who qualify should come to the ALC or call 718.260.5874 for information.
ESL students who wish to practice speaking American English have the opportunity to join informal groups assembled in the ALC and facilitated by a tutor. For information call 718.260.5874.