Teaching & Learning Center

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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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Hours

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

Highlights

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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.

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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.

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Study Skills Courses

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.

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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

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Nancy Jacobo

Director TLC, Academic Mentor Advisor & Masters Public Health

It’s a joy to be a part of the competent TLC team, impacting student lives. Besides my administrative responsibilities I work closely with student athletes and serve as sponsor for the Veteran’s Club. I also enjoy attending the varsity Pioneer sports events and hosting students for Mexi-Rican food.

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Martín Pita

Academic Advisor & Mentor

My name is Martín. I am from Argentina. 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.

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Michelle Kendrick

Tutoring Coordinator & Freshman Success Mentor

There is nothing better than seeing students who have struggled during high school or during their first year at PUC, try a new method for learning and find it works for them. These students often go on to be the best tutors!

Helpful Documents

Class Schedule Worksheet

Use this worksheet for planning your class schedule for the year.

Boost Your GPA

Here are some tips to boost your GPA.

How To Read Your Textbook

Learn how to fully understand and read your textbook.

Identifying Your Goals

What short-term goals do you want to achieve this term?

Quarter Timeline

Use this quarter timeline to plan your assignments, quizzes and tests.

Your Plan of Attack

Create a plan so that you can maximize your time usage.

Tutoring Schedule

Current tutoring schedule.

Final Exam Review Sessions

Final Exam Review Sessions Schedule.