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Academic & Student Support

Academic support is available to El Camino College students in a variety of areas, from tutoring and writing assistance to computer and copying services. Some services are available on a drop-in basis; others require an appointment. All students are advised to take advantage of these free and/or low-cost services.

Tutoring Services

Writing Center
Humanities 122 | 310-660-3873 
The Writing Center offers free assistance in all aspects of the writing process, from pre-writing to full draft writing conferences. Students can also find help with grammar and using MLA or APA documentation. Computers are available for word processing (Microsoft Word) and research.

Basic Skills Study Center
Second Floor, West Wing, Schauerman Library | 310-660-3511
In the Basic Skills Study Center, students have free access to individualized computer programs in basic reading and basic math. These programs, with full reading and math curriculum, include diagnostic testing, evaluation, and monitoring of student progress.

LRC Tutoring Program
Second Floor, West Wing, Schauerman Library | 310-660-3511
Tutors help students prepare for tests, learn new concepts, improve study techniques, and answer questions about assignments. All Learning Resources Center Tutorial Program tutors are highly trained and certified. Tutoring is free for all ECC students; tutors are available in more than 25 different subjects each semester. Reservations are not required.

Math Study Center
Math, Computer Science, MBA 119 | 310-660-3593, ext. 6591
The Math Study Center (MSC) is open more than 45 hours each week, available to provide math help on a drop-in basis. Tutoring is free and designed to help students succeed in their classes. All levels of math are tutored; students should bring textbook and notes when attending tutoring.

Learning Resources Unit

Schauerman Library
The Schauerman Library is an excellent facility with more than 100,000 volumes, many periodicals, and computerized resources such as information databases, making it the campus research center. Materials are organized throughout the facilities for easy use. Open stacks are maintained to give students direct access to all books, except those on reserve. 

Learning Resources Center
The Learning Resources Center and labs are located at various locations throughout the Schauerman Library:

  • Learning Center,  Second Floor, West Wing, Schauerman Library
  • LRC Tutorial Program, in the Learning Center
  • Basic Skills Study Center, Second Floor, West Wing, Schauerman Library
  • LMTC Computer Commons, Basement, East Wing of Schauerman Library (enter from  the library lobby)

The Learning Resources Center offers all members of the ECC community the following programs to enhance teaching and learning: Basic Skills Study Center, LRC Tutorial Program, Learning Center Media Materials Collection, and LMTC Computer Commons.

Computer Labs

  • Basic Skills Study Center, Second Floor, West Wing, Schauerman Library
  • LMTC Computer Commons, Basement, East Wing of Schauerman Library (enter from  the library lobby)

The Learning Resources Center oversees computer labs within the Schauerman Library to serve the varied needs of ECC's students, faculty, and staff.

Other Services

Library Media Technology Center (LMTC) 
East Wing of Schauerman Library | 310-660-6715
A color copier, word processing software and scanners are available in the Library Media Technology Center (LMTC) in the East Wing Library basement. The Schauerman Library uses a copy card to operate copy machines and to make print outs from word processing programs, online databases, and the World Wide Web.

Career Center  
Counseling Division, Student Services Center | 310-660-3593, Ext. 3458
The Career Center in the Counseling Division has a copy machine available for student use. The copy machine is accessible via the same copy card service available in the Schauerman Library.