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How to Use the Tutoring Center
  1. Come in!  We’re located in A350.
  2. Bring your current El Centro College or Dallas County Community College system ID to the front desk.
  3. Tell us what you need.
  4. We will sign you in and direct you to your resources.

Tutoring Center Student Expectations

We must all do our parts to ensure that Learning Center remains a comfortable place for students to study.  Therefore, we ask that you please adhere to the following expectations:
  1. You must present a valid El Centro College or Dallas County Community College system ID to use the center.
  2. Set all electronic devices to silent. If you must answer your cell phone, please leave the center before doing so.
  3. Computers in the center are for academic purposes only.  Do not surf the internet or browse social websites from these computers.
  4. Do your part to keep the noise level low so others can concentrate.
  5. Be respectful towards peers, tutors, and staff; this is a shared space.
  6. Do not bring food or beverages without a lid into the center.  The staff will occasionally provide popcorn to students who are signed into the center; we ask that this is the only food in the center.
  7. Come prepared to ask questions and discuss your assignments.  The success of the visit depends on the collaboration between the student and the tutor. The tutor will not do the work for the student.
  8. Bring notes, books, and any other resources that the instructor may have provided as well as the assignment sheet.
  9. Respect the tutor. We are a drop-in service.  Tutors walk around and assist students as soon as possible. If the student is waiting for a tutor, the student needs to work on something else until the tutor can assist

What a Learning Center Tutor Does

  • Promotes independence in learning
  • Facilitates students’ insights and light bulb moments
  • Makes an effort to reinforce classroom methods
  • Respects individual differences
  • Refers students to resources
  • Makes sure that the concepts are understood
  • Models good learning habits

What a Learning Center Tutor Does Not Do

  • Teach or lecture class material
  • Contradict instructor’s methods
  • Know everything
  • Do the work for the student
  • Help on Quizzes or Test
  • Check answers

Hours and Location

Fall & Spring Hours
Monday - Thursday :: 8:00am-7:00pm
Friday :: 8:00am-4:30pm
Saturday :: 10:00am-2:00pm

For summer & flex term hours, please call our front desk.

Location :: A350
Phone :: 214-860-2133


Maggie Johnson
Learning Center Director

Myrna Jones
Departmental Assistant III

Cara Haug
Learning Center Writing Instructional Specialist

D. Nickie Ray
Learning Center Math Instructional Specialist

Jourdain Southerland
Department Assistant I

Subject Areas

Math, Developmental Math
English, ESL, Dev. Reading & Writing
Anatomy & Physiology
American Govt., History
Psychology, Sociology