Welcome Back!

The Learning Support Center (LSC) is open for face-to-face operations in fall 2021!


About the Learning Support Center (LSC)

The Learning Support Center (LSC) at the Downtown campus offers free tutoring for a variety of courses, as well as free equipment rentals.

Free Services We Offer

Tutoring

  • Free walk-in tutoring is available in the LSC for a variety of courses/subjects. Frequently supported courses include:
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Anatomy & Physiology
    • Psychology
    • Developmental Math
    • Algebra
    • College Mathematics
    • Math for Liberal Arts
    • Statistics
    • And many more!
  • Check to see when a tutor is available for your course: Fall 2021 LSC Tutoring Schedule  
    • Sometimes life happens and a tutor may not be able to make it in.  If that's the case, you can find schedule updates here:
      • 10/20, Wednesday: Avi covering science (in place of Veronica)
      • 10/21, Thursday: Avi will be available to assist both math and science students (Veronica out)
      • 10/25, Monday: Veronica out; No science tutoring
      • 10/27, Wednesday: Science tutoring offered from 10 am - 1:30 pm by Avi (Veronica out)
    • Scheduled Closures for Fall 2021:
      • Labor Day: Monday, Sept. 6th
      • Veteran’s Day: Thursday, Nov. 11th  
      • Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, Nov. 24th - Sunday, Nov. 28th 
  • Who are the LSC Tutors?
    • LSC Tutors are individuals who have demonstrated their content knowledge in the classes that they are tutoring. They have been trained in effective tutoring techniques so that in addition to course content, they are able to help students learn study strategies that will aid students in their success in future classes as well.
    • LSC Tutors will work with students to break down difficult concepts using various interactive approaches to learning.
    • LSC Tutors will help students utilize effective study strategies to learn and understand the material for their courses.  
  • Review sessions for PERT math and AAF:
    • If you are retaking the PERT math or AAF, you may want to go over the review packets prior to the test.  If you need a refresher on some of the topics, feel free to visit the LSC and a tutor will be more than happy to assist you.
      • Please keep in mind that you will be asked to identify a few specific problems from the sample tests and/or review materials that you would like to work on with the LSC Tutor.  The tutor will not be available to go over the entire sample test or review packet with each student.
    • For more information about each placement test and to view sample tests and review materials, please visit the Testing Center website and go to the Placement Testing section near the bottom of the page.

Materials & Equipment Rentals

  • With a valid Valencia/UCF student ID, downtown campus students can check out the following items for 4 hours at a time:
      • Laptop
      • Logitech webcam
      • iPad and Apple Pen
      • Wacom (writing) tablet
      • TI-84C Graphing Calculator
      • Scientific Calculator
      • Headphones
      • Select Textbooks
  • Upon checkout, you are permitted to leave the LSC to utilize items at your leisure for all of the items listed above EXCEPT for the iPads and Apple Pens.   iPads and Apple Pens will not be permitted to leave the LSC space.
  • Note: Make sure to return the item on time to the same location it was checked out from in order to avoid incurring a $1.00/hour fine. 

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Partnership with UCF Student Academic Resource Center (SARC)

Tutoring for Select Upper Division Courses in the LSC

There is limited in-person tutoring provided by UCF's Student Academic Resource Center (SARC) for select upper division courses. These tutoring sessions are on a drop-in basis for select Digital Media and Legal Studies courses.  Check out this semester's tutoring schedule: Fall 2021 UCF SARC Downtown Tutoring Schedule

Academic Coaching

  • Free virtual academic coaching is available for all downtown campus students by the Student Academic Resource Center (SARC)
  • Academic coaches meet one-on-one with students via Zoom
  • Academic coaches guide students in learning effective study strategies and implementing them into their academics
  • Students choose the session topic, but topics commonly discussed include:
    • Time management & organizational skills
    • Study skills & test prep
    • Textbook reading & note-taking
    • Succeeding in online courses
      • How to navigate Webcourses
      • Understanding different course modalities (mixed-mode, online, video-enhanced, etc.)
      • Using the syllabus to plan for the semester in an online course
    • Motivation & goal setting
    • Stress management & overall wellness
    • Campus resources & opportunities

Distance Tutoring

Distance Tutoring, which is live online tutoring provided by Valencia Tutors, is available beginning Monday, August 23rd, for the fall.  

You can easily access Valencia’s FREE Distance Tutoring & Tech Support from a computer, laptop or mobile device.

Distance Tutoring services are provided fully online via Zoom.   Through this service, you will receive real-time assistance via a Valencia tutor.  Online tutoring is offered in: mathematics, sciences, accounting & economics, computer programming, EAP and foreign languages, and writing.

Online Learning Technology Support services are also available. You can receive assistance with navigating: Canvas, OneDrive, Zoom, YouTube, and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, & PowerPoint).  Support is also provided for video editing (via iMovie and MovieMaker) and converting documents from a Mac to a PC.  Tech support is available live (on-demand) via Zoom, by appointment, or via email.   You are encouraged to use the 24/7 Canvas Help located inside Canvas by clicking on the “Help” icon.

To get started using the Distance Tutoring & Tech Support services, please visit www.valenciacollege.edu/tutoring.  Through this site, you can view the schedule of tutors/tech support assistants, find available times, learn more about the services, and access a collection of supplemental resources that are available 24/7.

Distance Tutoring Hours of Operation*:

Monday-Friday: 10 am – 9 pm

Saturday & Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm

* Available times and tutors vary by course, so please be sure to check the most up-to-date on the webpage.

Scheduled Distance Tutoring Closures for Fall 2021:

  • Labor Day: Monday, Sept. 6th
  • Veteran’s Day: Thursday, Nov. 11th  
  • Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, Nov. 24th - Sunday, Nov. 28th   

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the LSC located?
Dr. Phillips Academic Commons (DPAC), Room 330 (in the middle of the bridge on the 3rd floor)

When does tutoring start for Fall 2021?
Face-to-Face tutoring in the LSC begins on Monday, August 30th.  Distance Tutoring begins on Monday, August 23rd.

When does tutoring end for Fall 2021? 
Face-to-Face tutoring in the LSC ends on Tuesday, December 7th.  Distance Tutoring ends on Saturday, December 11th.

Have questions?
Swing by the Learning Support Center (LSC) in DPAC 330 or call (407) 235-3725.  


Looking for Free Writing Assistance? 
Click here to learn about the Writing Center (WC).

Location & Hours

  • DPAC, Room 330
  • 407-235-3725
  • Monday to Thursday: 9am to 9pm
    Friday: 9am to 2pm
    Saturday to Sunday: Closed

Closures/Holidays