Peosta Learning Center
The Peosta Learning Center is a comfortable, friendly place where staff helps underprepared students prepare, prepared students advance and advanced students excel. Student are encouraged to visit the Learning Center to take advantage of its open computer lab and academic assistance in a variety of subjects.
Drop-in help is available for all levels of mathematics. Using an informal, kitchen-table style of working with students, professional math instructors work their way from student to student, guiding them toward understanding. Help is offered in areas such as algebra, statistics, physics, calculus and dosage calculations.
Writing help is by appointment or drop-in basis; appointments may be made by phone or at the sign-in desk. Students may receive individualized writing help for any class. To receive help with editing and revision, bring in a printed copy of your essay. The Peosta Writing Center sponsors an annual writing contest for current students, with submissions taken in the month of February.
The Learning Center offers strategies leading toward academic success for those who may feel overwhelmed and need to brush up on basic study skills. A one-on-one approach is used to teach time management, testing skills, textbook reading, memorization and note-taking.
Extra help is available for courses such as anatomy and physiology, microbiology, biology and chemistry. An open lab also gives students hands-on experience with laboratory concepts.
Student peer tutors offer help in a variety of subjects from computers to accounting. The Peosta Learning Center is always looking for peer tutors, so if you’re an academically successful student who is interested in being paid to help other students, please contact the Learning Center.
High School Equivalency Diploma
For those who are working on achieving a high school diploma, a professional high school equivalency instructor is available to guide students through the testing process for a high school equivalency diploma (HSED, formerly the GED). Reading, writing, math, and social sciences are taught based on the individual student’s needs.
|Instructor||Area of Specialty|
|Frank||Study skills, Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Environmental Science, Basic Math, Computer Business Applications, Intro to Computers, and science enrichment.|
|Jerry||Basic Math, Prealgebra, Elementary, Intermediate and College Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus, Trigonometry, Physics, Dosage Calculations and remediation for the ALEKS® math test.|
|Kari||Composition I & II, Foundations of Writing, Communication Skills, Public Speaking, remediation for HESI or ACCUPLACER Writeplacer® testing, ESOL student assistance, research essays, Strategic Reading, Intro to Reading.|
|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 ALEKS® math placement test.|
|Michelle||Intro to Reading, Strategic Reading, writing assignments for Composition I and II or any class, APA or MLA research papers.|
|Pamela||Writing and revising essays for Composition I & II or any class, ACCUPLACER Writeplacer® remediation, general computer questions, scholarship applications, APA or MLA research papers.|
|Sue||Basic Math, Prealgebra, Elementary, Intermediate and College Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus, Trigonometry and remediation for the ALEKS® math test.|
|Sharon||High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) preparation, Intro to Reading, Strategic Reading, ESOL assistance.|