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Instructional Support Services Program/Tutoring

Science Learning Center (SLC)

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 and How to See a Science Tutor

As of March 2020, all tutoring and workshops take place online, primarily through the Blackboard Collaborate platform.

For drop-in tutoring in natural sciences courses, email the Science Learning Center (SLC) at or visit the virtual Science Learning Center by clicking here. Link to the Center is accessible only during the Center’s business hours. Students who visit the virtual Science Learning Center will be assisted on a first-come first-serve basis during the Center’s hours of operations.


During the fall and spring semesters, the SLC will be open during the following hours:

  • Monday-Thursday 10:00 am -7:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am -2:00 pm

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 visit the virtual center, email (, or call the Center at 718-960-7707 to confirm workshop hours.

Semester Schedule

The Spring 2024 schedule is available here.

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.

The Science Learning Center does not offer tutoring in Math.

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

Science Learning Center Workshops (Biology and Chemistry Course Review Workshops) for Fall 2023

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 workshop by reading ahead, developing questions, and arriving with their textbooks. Please check Blackboard, your email, or call the SLC for more information (718-960-7707).

  • CHE 114: Essentials of General Chemistry (Melissa Deri/Shuvashish Kundu)
  • CHE 120: Essentials of Organic Chemistry (Raghu Chamala) 
  • BIO 230: Microbiology (Sarah Moroianu) 
  • BIO 166/CHE 166: General Bio & Chemistry I (Sebastian Rojas Villa/Donna McGregor)
  • BIO 183/CHE 168: Human Bio & General Chemistry I (Luis Vega/Patricia Gonzalez-Periche) 

Peer-Led Team Learning Workshops

Students in any section taught by instructors participating in Peer-Led Team Learning may attend PLTL workshops. PLTL workshops will be conducted twice each week, and are course- and instructor-specific. However, students in other CHE sections are welcome to attend.

  • CHE 114: Essentials of General Chemistry (Wallace)
  • CHE 120: Essentials of Organic Chemistry (Gonzalez-Periche)

Register for these workshops by calling the Science Learning Center at 718-960-7707 or stopping by the virtual tutoring center.

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