Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a supportive environment that promotes active learning and encourages collaboration among members of our diverse community.

Toward this goal, we assist our students in achieving their academic, vocational, and personal goals through our academic-support services that include: student-centered peer tutoring, college and career success courses, workshops and peer-collaborative small groups; an open-access computer lab; and a grant-funded writing project.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of courses in the Learning Assistance Discipline, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate personal responsibility for learning.
  • Apply study strategies to academic courses.
  • Examine and demonstrate critical analysis techniques.
  • Assess personal growth and values and apply them to lifelong learning.
  • Apply computer and technology skills to facilitate academic achievement.
  • Recognize and appreciate diversity in themselves and others.

Courses

Learning Assistance

LERN 10, Introduction to Tutoring
Lec-17.5 P/NP Only

PREREQ.: Acceptance into a CCSF peer-tutoring program

Introduction to theories and methods of effective tutoring. Students will learn best practices, techniques, and strategies for effective
tutoring. Areas covered will include, but not be limited to: the tutor role and responsibility, the tutor-tutee relationship, the tutoring cycle, strategies and techniques to implement when tutoring students of various backgrounds, learning preferences, academic abilities and specific strategies for tutoring in identified subject-specific areas.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
LERN 1000, Supervised Tutoring

Tutoring and learning support activities outside of class. Assistance in achieving academic course learning outcomes, basic skills, study strategies and computer skills. Students work with tutors who are recommended, trained and supervised by faculty. Students must have a referral by faculty to receive tutoring.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
LERN 1010, Introduction to Tutoring

Introduction to theories and methods of effective tutoring. Tutoring purpose, goals and techniques; questioning and positive reinforcement; active listening and study skills; culture and multicultural awareness; learning styles and strategies.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
LERN 12, Tutoring/Mentoring Work Experience
P/NP Only

ADVISE: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: LERN 10

Work experience tutoring or mentoring in a specific subject matter, course or program under the supervision of the Learning Assistance Center Coordinator or an Instructor for a specific course or program.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Replaces LERN 12A, 12B, and 12C

LERN 50, College Success
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

Integrates personal growth and values, study strategies, and communication and critical analysis in to lifelong success in academic, professional and personal development. Includes life management, learning styles, personal and educational values, instructor-student communication, diversity, financial literacy, health, memory, concentration, note taking, textbook reading, test-taking, library skills, problem-solving.

Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

LERN 50=IDST 50

LERN 51, College Success Basics
Lec-17.5 P/NP Only

This brief course introduces students to basic college success strategies: goal setting and time management, memory and concentration, lecture notetaking, accessing campus resources, textbook studying and test taking.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
LERN 52A, Study Strategies: Discipline Specific
Lec-17.5 P/NP Only

This brief intensive course increases student success by introducing content-specific study strategies particular to a targeted academic discipline, course or section within a discipline. Study strategies are unique to the discipline to assist students with assigned content.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
LERN 53A, Test Prep for CBEST Basic Skills Test-English
Lec-9 P/NP Only

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ENGL 88B or readiness for college-level English

This brief review course is designed to prepare students for the CBEST - California Basic Education Skills Test: English. This is the standardized exam that future K -12 teachers must pass prior to being hired as a teacher for particular subjects.

CSU
Units: 0.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
LERN 53B, Test Prep: Standardized Exams: CBEST-Math
Lec-9 P/NP Only

This short-term course is designed to prepare students for the mathematics section of the CBEST, standardized, timed test. This course covers formatting, scoring standards, test-taking and study strategies and specific content. This is the standardized exam that future K-12 teachers must pass prior to being hired as a teacher.

CSU
Units: 0.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
LERN 53C, Test Prep: Standardized Exams: CSET
Lec-9 P/NP Only

ADVISE: ESL 188 or ENGL 88 or readiness for college-level English

This short-term course is designed to prepare students for the English section of the CSET Multiple Subjects standardized test. This course covers formatting, scoring standards, test-taking, study strategies, and specific content related to the Reading, Language, and Literature sections of Subtest 1 of the CSET Multiple Subjects Exam.

CSU
Units: 0.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
LERN 53D, Test Prep for CSET Multiple Subjects Exam: Math
Lec-9 P/NP Only

ADVISE: MATH 40

This short-term course is designed to prepare students for the mathematics section of the CSET Multiple Subjects standardized test. This course covers formatting, scoring standards, test-taking and study strategies, and specific content related to each subset of the particular test.

CSU
Units: 0.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
LERN 54, Multiple Subjects CSET I Intensive Preparation
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: MATH 40; ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

This intensive course is designed to prepare future K-12 teachers to take any one of the CSET, or for multiple CSET tests. This course includes timed practice tests, peer review, lecture and seminar discussions. These activities lead to improved test-taking and addresses study skills, time management, stress and anxiety management, goal setting, accountability, gaining content specific proficiency, accessing resources, and networking.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
LERN 55, Successful Online Learning
Lec-17.5

Master successful online learning in 6 weeks. Gain proficiency using Canvas as a holistic learning environment: access instructions and course materials; participate in community; complete assignments, and receive help from the instructor. Implement behaviors conducive to successful online learning: time management, goal setting, and self-motivation. Apply study strategies to reading e-books, and create study tools for an e-portfolio. For students new to, or seeking to master online learning.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable