Peosta Learning Center

As a college student, you are expected to do more with less instruction in an independent atmosphere that requires greater expectations, responsibilities and time management. Required reading will increase exponentially, and instructors will cover chapters instead of pages in days instead of weeks. Time management, stress management, reading skills and note-taking skills are imperative.

The Peosta Learning Center is staffed with faculty who are experts in preparing students for success. The Learning Center offers skills training in all these areas and assistance in subjects such as math, writing, computers, health science and more.

Writing Support

Professional instructors and student tutors provide one-on-one assistance for problem areas in student writing. As a part of the Learning Center, the Writing Center offers its services on both a walk-in and appointment basis. Some writing services are also offered at the Dubuque Center for Education.

Writing Tips Worksheets

Math Support

Employing a “kitchen table” style of working with students, math faculty work one-on-one and in small groups. They address all levels of math coursework including developmental and college math. Help is also offered in areas such as Physics, Chemistry and Dosage Calculations. Computer-aided technology may also be used to improve student skills in math.

High School Equivalency Diploma (formerly GED) Preparation

The Peosta Learning Center is staffed with an experienced high school equivalency diploma, or HSED (formerly GED), instructor. Reading, writing, math and social science are taught based upon the individual student’s needs. Students can improve basic skills and increase their success rate when taking the high school equivalency diploma tests.

Health Science Support

The College is committed to serving its students by providing tutors in a variety of subjects. The health science tutors can assist in Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Microbiology, Chemistry, Human Biology and General Biology. Tutors work with individuals or small groups on study skills and concept comprehension.

Peer Tutoring

Peer tutoring is one-on-one, student-to-student tutoring by those students who have already mastered a course. The peer tutors provide assistance for classes which require expertise in a specific area of study. Arrangements for tutors must be made through the Learning Center. If you are interested in becoming a peer tutor, contact the Learning Center to discuss eligibility.

Instructor Areas and Schedule

Instructor Areas
InstructorArea of Specialty
Diana High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) preparation, Basic Math, reading, writing, and English skills (also open to college credit students).
Frank Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Environmental Science, Basic Math, Computer Business Applications, Intro to Computers, study skills and science enrichment.
Jerry Basic Math, Prealgebra, Elementary, Intermediate and College Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus, Trigonometry, Physics, Dosage Calculations and remediation for the ACT Compass® math test.
Kari Reading, Foundations of Writing, Communication Skills, Public Speaking, Composition I & II, learning styles, remediation for ACT Compass® testing and ESL student assistance.
Kathy Basic Math, Prealgebra, Elementary, Intermediate and College Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus, Trigonometry, Statistics, Business Statistics, Math for Liberal Arts, Dosage Calculations and remediation for the ACT Compass® math test.
Larry Writing and revising for Composition I and II or any class, Writeplacer remediation, Public Speaking, scholarship applications and résumés, reading, grammar, ESL student assistance and research papers.
Pamela Writing and revising for Composition I and II or any class, Writeplacer remediation, general computer questions including Computer Business Applications, Public Speaking, scholarship applications, résumés and research papers.
Sue Basic Math, Prealgebra, Elementary, Intermediate and College Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus, Trigonometry and remediation for the ACT Compass® math test.