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Instructional Support Services Program/Tutoring

Science Tutoring & Workshops

What We Do

Since 1995, the Science Learning Center (SLC) has provided tutoring and additional academic support for students pursuing science and math coursework at Lehman. The SLC is committed to the following goals:

  • hiring and training highly qualified tutors,
  • providing workshops which target student academic needs,
  • fostering a positive, motivating atmosphere for student learning, and
  • promoting students' acquisition of knowledge and critical thinking, independent learning and study skills.

Location, Hours & Semester Schedule

The Science Learning Center is located in Gillet Hall, room 133. During the spring and fall semesters the SLC is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Center is not open for tutoring when classes are not in session and when the College is closed. It may, however, be open for scheduled workshops. Please call the Center at 718-960-7707 to confirm workshop hours. Please also call the Center (718-960-7707) for information about whether summer session 1 tutoring is available and hours during which the Center may be open.

The schedule of tutoring for the Fall 2017 schedule of tutoring is avaialable in PDF form (PDF)

For BASIC MATH tutoring (including CUNY Assessment in Mathematics prep) and for information about the Math Lab's hours, please go to the Mathematics Department's Math and Computer Science Learning Center in Gillet Hall, Room 222. The Math Lab may be reached by phone at 718-960-8878.

*Note that the Science Learning Center does not offer tutoring in math. All math tutoring and workshops are offered through the Math and Computer Science Science Learning Center.

Areas of Tutoring

Tutoring is available in the following subject areas:

  • Biology
  • Biostatistics (for Nursing, Public Health, Health Sciences, and pre-med students)
  • Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physics

If you need assistance in an area not listed above, contact us.

See our FAQ page for answers to general questions about tutoring.                        

Science Learning Center Workshops (Biology and Chemistry Course Review Workshops) for Fall 2017

The SLC will offer review workshops for the courses listed below. Workshops will be conducted two weeks prior to exams. Workshop facilitators will review lecture material, answer questions, and provide additional resources to supplement course content. Students should prepare for each workshops by reading ahead, developing questions, and arriving with their textbooks. Please check Blackboard or your email for more information, or call the SLC for more information (718-960-7707).

  • Chemistry 114: Essentials of General Chemistry I 
  • Chemistry 120: Essentials of Organic Chemistry 
  • Biology 181: Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Biology 182: Anatomy & Physiology II

Register for these workshops in the Science Learning Center (Gillet Hall, Room 133) or by calling 718-960-7707.

Peer-led Team Learning (PLTL) Workshops for Fall 2017

PLTL workshops will be conducted each week, and are course- and instructor-specific. PLTL workshops are offered in some sections of Biology and Physics courses as well. Times and locations TBA. Please check your e-mail, Blackboard, or call the SLC (718-860-7707) for more information.

  • Chemistry 114: Essentials of General Chemistry (Melissa Deri)
  • Chemistry 120: Essentials of Organic Chemistry (Ravi Malini)
  • Biology 166: General Biology 1 (Rena Quinlan)

Students in any section taught by PLTL instructors may attend PLTL workshops. PLTL workshops will be automatically conducted each week, and are course-and instructor-specfic.

The Lehman College Counseling Center offers different workshops to help students improve their motivation, study and test taking skills. For information about the Counseling Center's Academic Success workshop series, click here.

See a Tutor

Come by the SLC in Gillet Hall, room 133, any time during our regular hours to see a tutor. Please note tutoring is not offered when the College is closed or during the summer and winter intersession. It may, however, be open for scheduled workshops. Please call the Science Learning Center at 718-960-7707 for information about the Center's hours.

Additional Resources (Technology and Online)

The following learning software is available on computer stations at the Science Learning Center:

  • ADAM Interactive Anatomy
  • ChemBio DRAW
  • BioTutor Excalibur
  • ChemTutor Excalibur
  • PhysicsTutor Excalibur
  • Graphical Analysis
  • Multimedia Organic Chemistry
  • Maple (for Calculus)
  • Real Anatomy
  • Spartan'14
  • SPSS

The Science Learning Center also provides a small number of loaner laptop to students want to work in the Center.

The SLC offers online tutoring through the Blackboard Collaborate platform in the courses listed below:

  • Online Tutoring in: BIO 182; CHE 114, 120, 166, 168

Online tutoring in some natural science courses is also available through the NetTutor service.

Online tutoring support may vary by semester. Please call the SLC (718-960-7707) to register and schedule an online tutoring appointment.