Teaching & Learning Center


The Teaching and Learning Center provides academic support services that enhance students' abilities to succeed in college. Students regularly come to the TLC for academic advising, tutoring and academic mentoring programs. Study skills courses and academic efficiency seminars are also offered each quarter in our TLC Great Room. The TLC is located just north of the Dining Commons on the walkway toward Davidian and Chan Shun Halls.

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Sunday: 5 - 8 p.m.
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.



Academic Advising

Academic advisors can give you special insider tips that help you transition faster into the new college culture. Advisors can help you know which classes to take each quarter to get your degree without wasting time.


Academic Mentoring

Some students wonder why they experience a significant GPA drop between high school and their first year of college. This can happen when students approach these very different learning environments with similar time management paradigms.


College Bound

The TLC offers dynamic and fun-filled seminars in study skills and time management skills. Students learn to capitalize on which learning and organizational strengths they already possess, rather than focusing on academic weaknesses.


Study Groups: Group, Small Study Sessions & Writing Lab

The TLC offers free study groups to PUC students five nights a week, Sunday-Thursday, for over 25 different college subjects. PUC students may attend sessions in business, languages, math, science and most lower-division GE subjects.

Get to Know PUC’s Teaching & Learning Center

What do you think when you hear the acronym “TLC”? Back in the day (and today in the real estate business) it meant “Tender Loving Care.” Those of you old enough to remember the 90s (or who know a lot about music) may recall a 1990s girl band out of Atlanta called TLC, and there’s also a cable television channel by that name—The Learning Channel.

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TLC Testimony

“As a resident physician now training across the country in Boston, I can truly say the TLC helped me get where I am today. My experience with the TLC is quite larger than most; from being a tutee my first and second year, tutoring my last two years, and lastly working the front desk for three years. I have seen success stories walk out of the TLC door for four years straight and I am glad there was a location at PUC specifically made to help students better themselves!” — Daniel Amponsah 

Meet the Team


Martín Pita


I came to PUC following my passion. My passion lies in being surrounded by college students—working with them and for them. As my favourite quote says: “The Saviour mingled with men as one who desired their good. He showed His sympathy for them, ministered to their needs, and won their confidence.” The Ministry of Healing, p. 143, EGW. I strongly believe this is God’s mission for me.


Ellen Balk-Dick

Academic Mentor

Working with individual students to help discover their path to success at PUC is an exciting challenge for me. I interact with student athletes in the classroom, at the TLC and at their Pioneer games. Go Pioneers.


Tania Duncan

Academic Coach

The students I’ve mentored at the TLC have amazed me with their intelligence and creativity. It is incredibly rewarding to work with seniors wrapping up remaining classes and requirements for graduation. Many have become forever friends.


Vivian Geow

Tutoring Coordinator

I’m excited to be a part of the TLC where I can help students develop their potential while learning in a beautiful setting. Aside from a love of traveling and meeting people from all walks of life, I enjoy finding out about cultures, languages and understanding what makes each person tick.