Tutoring and Labs

There are several computer labs on Kentfield Campus and Indian Valley Campus for COM students to work on your academics, study, research, and write papers. Use this guide to find your way around the computer labs and Tutoring and Learning Center on campus.

COMPUTER LABS

SMN 130, SMN 132

Science, Math, Nursing Building, Kentfield Campus

Days Hours
Monday 9 am – 5 pm
Tuesday 9 am – 5 pm
Wednesday 9 am – 5 pm
Thursday 9 am – 5 pm
Friday 9 am – 3 pm
Lab Features

Windows
Each lab has 22 computers for student use

Softwares:
MS Office, Starry Night College, ArcGIS, MatLab, Interactive Physiology, and Visual Studio

Contact information

Chris Dunkle
(415) 457-8811 ext. 7739
CDunkle@marin.edu


CIS/BOS Lab, LC 35

Learning Resources Center, Kentfield Campus

Days Lab Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Lab Features

Windows 10

Software:
MS Office 2013

Contact information

Gregory Smith
(415) 457-8811 ext. 7603

ENGLISH SKILLS LABS

LC 120

Learning Resources Center, Kentfield Campus

Days Hours
Monday 8:30 am – 7 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am – 6 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am – 7 pm
Thursday 8:30 am – 5 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 2 pm
Saturday 9 am - noon

The English Skills Lab offers a variety of one-unit classes in which you can learn select English skills at your own pace. Each course is built around its own textbook or computer program. Before you start a course, you must consult with an instructor to determine which class and text are best for you.

  • English 92, 98, 120AC, and HUM 101
Contact information

(415) 457-8811 ext. 7363


Career Study Center

Building 17, Indian Valley Campus

Days Hours
Monday 9 am – 9:30 am
11 am – 11:30 am
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9 am – 9:30 am
11 am –11:30 am
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Contact information

(415) 457-8811 ext. 7363

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) LAB

AC 111

Academic Center, Kentfield Campus

Days Hours
Monday 9 am – 2 pm
5 pm – 6:30 pm
Tuesday 9 am – 2 pm
5 pm – 6:30 pm  
Wednesday 9 am – 2 pm
5 pm – 6:30 pm
Thursday 9 am – 2 pm
5 pm – 6:30 pm
Friday Closed

The ESL Lab in the Academic Center provides computers where students practice their English and write papers for their classes.  It also has a library of books for ESL students to check out to use for assignment in their reading classes and Books on Tape that they can listen to in the Lab. An instructor is always there to answer questions and give assistance.

Contact information

Rebecca Beal
RBeal@marin.edu

Wendy Walsh
WWalsh@marin.edu

(415) 457-8811 ext. 7445

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE LAB

LC 150

Learning Resources Center, Kentfield Campus

Days Hours
Monday N/A
Tuesday N/A  
Wednesday N/A
Thursday N/A
Friday N/A

This lab is for students to come with their classes and teachers. Noncredit students and Credit students in the pronunciation and listening speaking classes use this lab as well as classes from World Languages and Cultures. There are no open hours.

Software includes Rosetta Stone, Side by Side Interactive, Focus on Grammar, Live Action English. Internet access is available.

Contact information

Cheo Massion
(415) 485-9768

cmassion@marin.edu

MATH LAB

SMN 129

Science, Math, Nursing Building, Kentfield Campus

Days Hours
Monday 10 am – 4 pm
6 pm – 9 pm
Tuesday 10 am – 4 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 4 pm
6 pm – 9 pm
Thursday 10 am – 4 pm
Friday 10 am – 2 pm

A credentialed instructor, instructional specialists, and tutors provide math help for students in regular and self-paced courses. COM students could have access to ALEKS, MyMathlab, and Maple if they have site licenses.

Contact information

(415) 457-8811 ext. 7608

Mathlab Coordinator
Laurie Ordin
lordin@marin.edu

Mathlab Instructional Specialists
Jesse Jestadt
jjestadt@marin.edu

Santi Walker
swalker@marin.edu

 


Career Study Center / Room 100

Building 17, Indian Valley Campus

Days Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 5 pm – 9 pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
Friday Closed

 

Contact information

(415) 457-8811 ext. 8510

TUTORING AND LEARNING CENTER (TLC)

LC 160

Learning Resources Center, Kentfield Campus

Days Lab Hours
Monday 10 am – 4 pm
Tuesday 10 am – 4 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 4 pm
Thursday 10 am – 4 pm
Friday Closed

The Tutoring and Learning Center (TLC) at College of Marin offers free peer-tutoring for currently enrolled students in a variety of subjects including biology, business, chemistry, foreign languages, medical assisting, math and more! All tutors are faculty recommended and have completed a course in tutor training.

Contact information

Oksana Pensabene 
(415) 485-9620
opensabene@marin.edu

 

WRITING CENTER/ENGLISH LAB

LC 120

Learning Resources Center, Kentfield Campus

Days Lab Hours
Monday 7:30 am – 7 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am – 7 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am – 7 pm
Thursday 7:30 am – 7 pm
Friday 10 am – 2 pm

IVC Writing Center

Building 12, Room 100, Indian Valley Campus

Days Lab Hours
Monday 4 pm – 6 pm

The Writing Center is a resource for all writers, not just students working on papers for English courses. We encourage students from all courses, as well as those working on college entrance essays, to take advantage of the services we have available. Writers may work with instructors and writing specialists in a one-on-one tutoring session at any point in the writing process, from brainstorming for a topic, to developing and organizing ideas, to making final revisions. The Writing Center also provides computers for word processing and research purposes. Students can receive tutoring or work on computers at their own pace. English 120 students may fulfill the lab requirement in the Writing Center.

Lab Features

Windows
17 computers for student use and workstations for laptops
GoPrint print station

Contact information

Beth Sheofsky
(415) 457-8811 ext. 7609
esheofsky@marin.edu

ONLINE WRITING CENTER (OWC)

The OWC is just a click away!

Free online writing tutoring is available to all currently enrolled COM students. The Online Writing Center (OWC) is open 24/7 and is staffed with experienced COM tutors—instructional specialists and English instructors—who help students with their questions. The site includes helpful grammar and composition links, as well as instructional materials about all aspects of the writing process. The COM writing tutors can help you with:

  • Writing assignments for all college subjects
  • Brainstorming, essay and paragraph organization, idea development, research, and grammar
  • College entrance essays, UC/CSU applications
  • Scholarship applications
  • Resumes and cover letters

 

All COM students and faculty can self-register to access the OWC by completing the following 3 steps:

Login to your MyCOM account using your username and password.
Click on "Canvas" on the left-hand side of the screen.
Click on the "Help" icon on the left-hand side of the menu.
Click on the Online Writing Center link.
Click the Enroll in Course button.

If you need help, please visit the Writing Center in LC 120 or click on the "Help" icon in Canvas.

OWC Canvas Access and Instructions

Contact information

Beth Sheofsky
(415) 457-8811 ext. 7609
esheofsky@marin.edu