Maier Hall Learning Center
Peninsula College’s Maier Hall Learning Center is open to students at all levels and abilities working on projects for any class (including online courses) in any discipline. The Maier Hall Learning Center is located on the first floor of Maier Hall (Building E). The Learning Center includes these free services: Writing Response, Research and Writing, Math and Computer Labs, and Tutoring/e-Tutoring.
At the Writing Lab students can make individual appointments for writing help or use the lab’s computers to work on essays and research. The Writing Lab is open weekdays to all students engaged in writing projects in any discipline. Writing instructors staff the lab and respond to student writing. Students sign up for 30 or 60 minute response sessions. During these sessions responders will discuss the paper’s strengths and weaknesses, focusing first on larger issues such as clarifying ideas, developing and supporting those ideas, structuring them for readability and coherence, and using mechanics (grammar and punctuation) for clarity. The lab can also help students understand an assignment’s expectations and generate ideas before they begin their writing. The computers in the Writing Lab are also open to students who would like a place to work independently on research and writing assignments. The computers have Microsoft Office and internet access, and a number of writing handbooks are available. Students also have access to a printer in the nearby Computer Lab.
The Math Lab is a drop-in tutoring center for math students.
The Computer Lab is available for students working on computer-based classes or for general use in any course.
Tutoring is available to students at any level and ability free of charge. The following types of tutoring are available:
- One-on-one peer tutoring
- Writing response
- E-Tutoring (online tutoring assistance)
- Math assistance and computer help also are available in the math and computer labs (see above).