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

The Science Learning Center is located in Gillet Hall, room 133. Semester hours are 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.

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

The following workshops will be offered on Wednesdays from 3:00-5:30 p.m. during the Fall 2014 semester. Workshop instructors will review lecture material, answer questions, and provide additional resources to supplement course content. Students should prepare for these workshops by reading ahead, developing questions, and arriving with their textbooks.

Essentials of General Chemistry: For students taking CHEM 114.

Essentials of Organic Chemistry: For students taking CHEM 120.

Anatomy and Physiology I: For students taking BIO 181.

Workshops will run from September 10th until the end of the semester. Registration is required. Register for these workshops in the Science Learning Center (Gillet 133) or by calling 718-960-7707.

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.

Sign up for a tutor

Come by the SLC in Gillet Hall, room 133, any time during our regular hours to apply for tutoring. 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, 232; and PHY 166

Online tutoring support may vary by semester. Please call the SLC to register and schedule an online tutoring appointment.

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Research Program

Funding for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors interested in research is available through the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in Research Program (LSAMP). If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, have a GPA of 3.0 or better, and are African American or of African descent, Hispanic, American Indian, Alaskan Native, or Native Pacific Islander, you may be eligible to receive up to $10,000 for the academic year. For more info, contact the Science Learning Center's LSAMP coordinator, Uchenna (John) Unachukwu, at 718-960-7707/8169 or 914-482-0391, uchenna.unachukwu@lehman.cuny.edu, or stop by John's office in the New Science Building, room 4402.

 

Last modified: Oct 20, 2014

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