Integrated Learning Center

The Integrated Learning Center is composed of the following labs and services:

The Integrated Learning Center (ILC) can help you achieve your academic goals. The ILC brings different labs together to make a whole. The whole is an active learning center which provides professional and peer tutoring, access to various learning tools such as textbooks on loan, adaptive technology, headphones and videos, computers to check student emails and conduct research, the opportunity to make up tests or re-take tests arranged by the instructors, and a convenient setting for individual or group study sessions.

Come in and make yourself comfortable as soon as you begin your studies at MCC. Let us help you bridge the gap between confusion and comprehension. Don't wait until you're overwhelmed by tests, assignments, and research papers or projects, take charge of your future. Make a habit of using the ILC as part of your plan to achieve academic success.

The Courtesy Guidelines are in place at all times the ILC is open:

  • Silence cell phones
  • No food or drink
  • No children

Lab Descriptions:

TRS mastery lab

The ESOL/TRS Mastery Lab is located within the Integrated Learning Center 4-262

Mission Statement: Monroe Community College is committed to the success of all its students and seeks to provide the appropriate means to that end. The college has a particular concern for the success of under prepared students and recognizes that they benefit from additional supports enabling them to achieve their academic goals. These supports include the English as a Second Language, Transitional Studies and Student Support Services in the Division of Academic Foundations. Under prepared students placed in the Transitional Studies Department receive advisement, orientation, instruction and support geared for their particular needs. Likewise, the office of Student Support Services provides on going counseling, tutoring and advisement that enhance opportunities for success. Through this assistance, underprepared students build skills in reading, writing, math, study skills, and they increase their confidence in their ability to achieve academic success.

Courtesy Guidelines are in place and posted in the area. Currently these guidelines are:

1. Please silence your cell phones.

2. No food or drink in the lab

3. No children in the area

Resources:

A. Professors will sign up to use the lab during class time for a specific class to work in the TRS Lab to use the smart room technology and meet with students one on one to redirect their efforts. Notification of usage will be posted on the glass partition. If it is math specific we do have My Math Lab and Mini Tab available for students to access on their own to review concepts or to work on a project.

B. Assistive Technology is available.

  • Video Phone (VP) for communication with/for the deaf and hard of hearing students and community.
  • Zoom text for the visually challenged
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking for those who need to speak into a computer and have it do the typing of papers for those who need mobility/dexterity assistance.
  • Kurzweil is available for those who need to have texts read to them.

C. Tutoring: We have a wide variety of tutoring available to work with students in most disciplines. The tutor does not replace the professor of the subject area but is available to clarify an area of challenge.

  • Specified services for TRS English and math classes, ESOL, World Languages that supports classroom curriculum and make up testing for TRS - 092/094.
  • One-to- one and group tutorials are offered in more than 300 MCC courses including math, biology, chemistry, English, Criminal Justice, psychology, sociology, and more. Come in and make an appointment with a tutor and watch your grades and understanding of class material improve.
  • Occupational specific workshops, customized review sessions and guest speaker presentations for career and technical students upon request.
  • Customized workshops are designed to provide an over view of the learning center technology and resources.

MCC students are welcome to use the computers when they are available to type papers, research via the Internet, access on line classes and email accounts, etc.

Hours of Operation:

The TRS Mastery Lab is open

Monday - Thursday 8 am - 7 pm

Friday 8 am - 4 pm

Saturday 9 am - 2 pm

If you have any questions please contact the following:

Sandra Chamberlain

Sr. Technical Assistant

262-1556 or email at schamberlain@monroecc.edu

 

Patricia Kennedy

Director Academic Support Services

292-2348 or email at pkennedy@monroecc.edu

 

psychology learning lab

Psychology Learning Center is in room 4-259, and is where all out of class Psychology tests are given. Please check the link below for additional information about the Psychology Learning Center and what we have to offer:

http://web.monroecc.edu/psychlearning/?a-zindex

The Math Learning Center is a vital part of the ILC. Located in room 4-260, it holds ten computers with the learning software for Math 098, Math 104, and Math 160. Students in Math 098 and Math 104 can fulfill their fifth hour requirement by using these resources. Check with your instructors concerning what Math Lab resources they suggest for your class. e on one tutoring for all Math courses. Math tutors assist students in the open tutoring area of the lab. Each tutor is a professional certified math instructor, retiree, adjunct, or peer who gives their full attention and expertise to every student.

writing center

The Writing Center

Mission Statement:

The Writing Center's purpose is to guide students through the writing process. Tutoring sessions at the center are interactive discussions that encourage students to make informed decisions about their writing. The outcome of tutoring should be that the writer, not necessarily a specific piece of writing, will be changed. Tutors will not write, re-write, or line edit any protion of a student's paper. Rather, they will assist with pre-writing, drafting, researching, revision and editing. Most importantly, the Center aims to build student's confidence and improve their writing skills.

Courtesy Guidelines are in place and posted in the area. Currently these guidelines are:

1. Please silence your cell phones.

2. No food or drink in the lab

3. No children in the area

Tutors

Each tutor has at least a Master's Degree in English. Changes occur each semester. Some of those changes include, but are not limited to the availability of the tutor based on teaching schedule or other obligations and funding. Please bring your questions, your work, and your syllabus/assignment sheets with specific instructions for the assignments.

Tutors WILL work with students to :

1. Organize and develop ideas

2. Develop styles

3. Address grammatical errors/concerns

4. Work on research strategies and documentation

5. Work on editing and proofreading strategies

 

Tutors WILL NOT

1. Write or "fix" a paper for a student

2. Proofread a student's paper (though they will work with student on their proofreading and editing skills)

3.Evaluate the instructor's teaching style, written assignment or the grade given to written work submitted by a student.

4. Predict what grade a written assignment will receive or guarantee that an assignment will receive a good grade.

For Spring, 2014 the following individuals will be in the Writing Center.

Sarah G - Tuesday 9 am - 4 pm, Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm,

Friday 9am - 10 am

Karen T. - Monday 9 - 2, Thursday 9 - 2, Saturday 9 - 2

Phil S. - Tuesday 9:30 am - 3 pm, Thursday 9:30 am - 3 pm,

Thursday 11 am - 3 pm

Andrew P. - Monday 3 pm - 7 pm, Wednesday 3 pm - 7 pm

 

Hours of Operation and Location:

The Damon Writing Center is located within the Integrated Learning Center in 4-261. Each student is asked to swipe into the lab that they are using. For example: If you are going to work on Mini Tab for your statistics project you will choose the math lab. If you are working on My Math Lab for TRS 092/094 you will be using the TRS Mastery Lab where the software is located.

Hours of Operation for Fall, 2013 are as follows:

Monday 9 am - 2 pm

Tuesday 9 am- 4 pm

Wednesday 9 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday 9 am - 3 pm

Friday 9 am - 10 am

Saturday 9 am - 2 pm

 

If you have any questions please contact the following:

Sandra Chamberlain

Sr. Technical Assistant

262-1556 or email at schamberlain@monroecc.edu

 

Patricia Kennedy

Director Academic Support Services

292-2348 or email at pkennedy@monroecc.edu

mcc-web01.monroecc.edu