Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to the Basic Skills Learning Center! To help you learn more about us and what we offer, here are some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ, for short):

Question: What is the Basic Skills Learning Center?
Answer: The Basic Skills Learning Center, or BSLC for short, is a place where college students come together to build up their reading and writing skills with the help of skilled, caring tutors.

Q: Who can use the BSLC?
A: Any student who is registered in a Basic Educational Skills (BES) class can attend.

Q: When is the Learning Center open?
A: Monday through Thursday 8AM to 5PM and Friday 8AM to 3PM
    Evening hours by appointment.

Q: Is there a fee for tutoring?
A: Not at all! The Learning Center provides tutoring absolutely free of charge. For more information on tutoring, simply check out our Tutoring page.

Q: How many hours of support can each student receive?
A: Usually, students receive one hour of support for each BES course they take.

Q: Who are the tutors?
A: While our tutors come from diverse educational backgrounds, each has attended a tutor training program, and is completely trustworthy.