The Porterville College Learning Center offers the lab component of several writing, reading and math courses. Writing, reading, Spanish, chemistry, science, and math instructors are available to help students with specific academic questions and concerns. The Learning Center also houses the mentor programs, which are drop-in services for students who need help with writing assignments for a class as well as assistance with all levels of math, and tutorial services. The Porterville College Learning Center also offers proctoring services to all students in the Porterville and surrounding area. For more information on these services call 559.791.2236.
Free tutoring services are available to PC students who feel a need for assistance in a variety of subjects. Appointments with tutors may be made in the Learning Center. Further information can be obtained by calling 559.791.2227 or 559.791.2236.
The writing mentors are students (selected and trained by Language Arts faculty) who assist other students with their writing. Students may talk to mentors about any writing assignment they are completing for any class at the college. Mentors work out of an office in the Learning Center where they have available a computer, writing manuals, and other resources. Students are free to drop in on a first come, first serve basis whenever a mentor is in the office.
The math mentors are students who have completed at least Intermediate Algebra (selected and trained by the math mentor supervisor) who aid other PC math students at all levels of math through Trigonometry. Students may visit the mentors on a drop in first come, first serve basis whenever the mentors are available. The mentoring office is located in the LRC lab. The mentors will help with homework, class work, test preparation or any related math problem.