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The Learning Assistance Center (LAC) provides academic support services to all credit students enrolled at Howard Community College who would like to become more successful and efficient learners.   

See the Video about the LAC!!  (Closed caption appears when you click on the CC button under the video near the bottom of the page.)

New videos for Math 127 and 128!
The LAC now has videos to help you with Math-061, Math-067, Math 070, Math 127 and Math 128. 
Click here to get started.


Study Skills Workshops and Math Review Sessions

Here is the schedule for the Spring 2015 Study Skill Workshops and Math Review Sessions.


LAC is collaborating with Instructional Media to support students who need assistance with technology-mediated assignments.
Instructional Media staff can assist students with the following:

•       MS Office Suite – including PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Publisher

•       Web Tools – WordPress, Wikispaces, Weebly, Glogster, Blogger and many others

•       Audio Tools – Audacity, Garage Band

•       Video Tools – Moviemaker, iMovie, Screencast-o-matic, Jing

•      Canvas – accessing and uploading resources

•      Math Calculators: Limited assistance with the math calculators and proprietary software used by other disciplines.

Please contact to make an appointment either for a single meeting or on a weekly basis.

Hours are variable and may be as early as 7:30 a.m. or as late as 9:00 p.m. You can also get more information by visiting
Students should continue to contact the Help Desk at 443-518-4444 for assistance with passwords and access to Canvas and email.

Group Tutoring

The LAC provides free group tutoring in most courses offered for students not qualified for the Student Support Services Program.  

Scheduled group tutoring in MOST credit courses is offered to students who are enrolled in credit classes.
Listed below are the areas we (1) do not have tutors for or (2) have a very limited number of tutors:

Higher levels of Accounting (Acct); Anthropology (Anth); Higher Levels Of Art (Artt); Computer- Aided Design (Cad); Computer Systems (Cmsy); Dance (Danc); Farsi (Fars); Office (Offi);Telecommunication (Tele);

Tutoring in the following areas are rarely requested. If we have at least five requests for tutoring in any area, we will do our best to hire tutors to meet the need.

Aging Services (Agng); Arabic (Arab); Architectural And Construction Management(Acrm); Bioinformatics (Bfmt); Biomedical Engineering (Bmet); Computer Forensic (Cfor); Conflict Resolution (Cres); Cooperative Education (Coop); Culinary Management (Cmgt); Greek (Grek); Hebrew (Hbrw); Horticulture (Hort); Interior Design (Inds); Mass Media (Mass); Photonics (Phot); Portuguese (Port); Wireless Communication (Wcom); And Women’s Studies (Wmst).

The Learning Assistance Center is located in the Student Services Building, RCF 340. 

 Our hours are as follows:

Fall/Spring Hours

 Office HoursTutoring Hours

Monday - Thursday

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.


8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Summer/Winter Hours

 Office HoursTutoring Hours 

Monday - Friday

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Monday - Thursday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday



Our tutors are professional and peer tutors, many of whom have been certified by the College Reading and Learning Association.

Students interested in receiving tutoring need to fill out and submit the following forms to our office before a tutor can be assigned.

Learning Assistance Center (LAC) Registration Form

Learning Assistance Tutoring Application Form

We need additional tutors in many areas including accounting, sciences, computer science, and nursing.

Study Skills and Other Services

In addition to group and individual tutoring in most credit subjects, we offer a  Write Room, for walk-in assistance in English, and a series of  study skills workshops and math reviews.

The Learning Assistance Center at Howard Community College currently offers  online writing help (HOWL), 

Learning Assistance Center Phone Numbers:

General Information: 443-518-1320
Parul Shah:  443 518 1320

Debra Greene, Director: 443-518-1320