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Welcome to the AVC Learning Center!

Fall Learning Center Hours

Are you looking for extra support or to reinforce what you learned in class? The Learning Center offers academic support services across all disciplines. Let us help you make the semester a success!

In the Learning Center, you can:

  • Get peer-tutoring support in small groups, individual appointments, Supplemental Instruction workshops, and even drop in to meet with a tutor!
  • Attend a faculty-led workshop in Math, Academic Study Skills, Communication Studies, and Writing. Please come if you'd like to work with faculty in a smaller group setting for more individualized assistance.
  • Check out study items, such as laptops, headphones, media, textbooks, study supplies, and more.
  • Just study! We have a large open study space and computer lab so you can study independently or meet here with your study group. 

However you prefer to study, the Learning Center is open and available for you!

The Learning Center offers both in-person and online peer tutoring.

Students are able to see a tutor face-to-face during tutoring hours or can make an appointment. For virtual assistance, students must make an appointment using the links. Please refer to the appointment links below to view tutor availability by subject.

A 30-minute appointment can be requested, no more that 12 hours in advance, or students can stop by during tutoring hours for help. 

Lancaster Tutoring Services

Tutoring Hours | Monday - Thursday 10am - 5pm | Friday 9am - 11am

Click here to request a tutor session in Lancaster (Appointment Request)

For more information or questions, please contact via phone: (661)722-6300 ext.6458 | email:

Palmdale Tutoring Services

Tutoring Hours | Monday 11am - 2pm | Tuesday 10am - 5pm | Wednesday 9am - 1pm |Thursday and Friday Closed

Click here to request a tutor session in Palmdale (Appointment Request)

For more information or questions about our Palmdale location, please contact via phone: (661)722-6300 ext.6285 | email:

Virtual Tutoring Services by Appointment

Tutoring Hours | Monday - Thursday 10am - 5pm | Friday 9am - 11am

Click here to request a virtual tutor session (Appointment Request)

*Please make sure to select "Tutoring (Virtual)" on the link above!

For more information or questions, please contact via phone: (661)722-6300 ext.6458 | email:

Can't make it to tutoring hours? Need after-hour tutor help?

Check Out Our Extended Tutoring Services


We are CRLA certified!

Department Office

  • Lancaster LC Number: 661.722.6300 ext. 6458
  • Palmdale LC Number: 661.722.6300 ext. 6285
  • Main LC Email:


  • Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • Friday 8:00am - 11:00am


Visit our Lancaster Learning Center at Sage Hall (1st Floor)

Sage Hall

Visit our Palmdale Learning Center (P.137, West Entrance)

Palmdale Learning Center

LC Hiring Now


The Antelope Valley College Learning Center is now hiring peer tutors for both Lancaster & Palmdale Locations!

We are accepting applications for all subjects, but have a high need for tutors for the following:

  • Accounting
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Communications
  • Computer Applications
  • Computer Science
  • Digital Media
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Math - All Levels
  • Physics
  • Writing

To apply, please submit your application using the link below and send any required documents to To tutor a course, you must have taken and passed the course with an A or B.

**Please note, all student workers must be registered with the Job Placement Center to be eligible for these positions.**

To register with Job Placement, please complete the Student Worker Inquiry Form here.

All Fall Workshops begin Monday, August 21, 2023

We offer workshops in-person and online via Zoom for Academic Skills, Communication, Writing, and Math. 

Zoom Link: | Password: Workshops

For more information or questions please email:

Study Jam

Cramming for an exam? Join us for:

Study Jam

Thursday, September 28, from 6-10 p.m. in the Learning Center (Sage Hall)

Need help preparing for your midterms? Join Student Equity and the Learning Center for Study Jam on Thursday, September 28, from 6-10 p.m. Take part in small group study sessions led by faculty and tutors. You'll have a great time with music, pizza and snacks.

Register Here

Cramming for an exam? Join us for:

Exam Cram

TBA | Learning Center (Sage Hall, 1st Floor) 

Stop in for free coffee & muffins and get help from the LC tutors with exam prep and your final papers. 

For More Information: Email: | Phone: (661) 722-6300 ext. 6458

Upon request five business days before the event, reasonable accommodation will be provided to facilitate the participation of covered individuals with disabilities. Call (661)722-6360 (voice/relay). 

Learning Center - Academic Skills & Communication Support

The Learning Center helps students develop academic skills that enhance their ability to succeed in college. These skills range from time management and test preparation to public speaking and AI usage. Learning Center and Communication Studies faculty work with students in individual appointments and scheduled workshops to assess their needs and help them build their academic skills.

Please see the full workshop schedule under the Academics Workshop tab. Call or email Professor Jorris to make an individual appointment.


Kristie Jorris, Instructor
Learning Center Faculty                         
661.722.6300, extension 6461
Dr. Norma Jones, Instructor
Communication Studies Faculty
661.722.6300, extension 6229

Student Study Behavior Inventory Review Sessions

Click here to access SSBI Review Schedule 

For credit, please arrive on time and bring your completed SSBI forms and student ID card.

Academic Skills Handouts & Links

Communication Studies Links

Learning Center - Math Support

The Learning Center offers services to support all math and math-related classes (i.e., vocational). Learning Center faculty and experienced peer tutors provide academic support and workshops to help students develop math learning and study skills, assist students with homework assignments and test preparation, and clarify complex topics. 


Jane Bowers, Instructor
Learning Center Faculty
661.722.6300, extension 6947

Dezdemona Ginosian, Instructor
Learning Center Faculty
661.722.6300, extension 6971

Math Quick Links:

Learning Center - Writing Support

The Learning Center offers services to support any of your academic writing needs, including writing assignments in any discipline, personal statements, and transfer applications. Learning Center faculty and experienced peer tutors provide academic support and workshops to help students in their writing at all stages, including brainstorming, drafting, revising and editing, and documenting sources in MLA or APA format.


Wendy Rider, Instructor
Learning Center Faculty
661.722.6300, extension 6702
Dr. Sarah Harano, Instructor
Learning Center Faculty
661.722.6300, extension 6821

Writing Quick Links:

What is The Learning Center? 

The Learning Center is here to help students "study smarter, not harder." Enrolled students can receive tutorial assistance for most classes as well as assistance in analyzing their learning styles and improving their study skills. Peer tutors work with students individually and in small groups to both understand the course material and learn new study strategies.

Learning Center Personnel

Mission Statement

The Antelope Valley College Learning Center values all students. We share the vision of the college that education can transform lives. Our mission is to provide a supportive, collaborative space where our diverse community of learners can discover and develop their potential for academic success. The Learning Center is committed to promoting kindness, connection, and a growth mindset. Faculty, staff, and peer tutors work together to offer personalized educational experiences and resources that help students build confidence, resilience, and greater independence as critical thinkers and lifelong learners. 

Our Values

  • Integrity— Tutors, staff, and faculty strive to be honest, keep our commitments, and do what we say we will. We trust each other and work together to achieve our goals. We extend that trust to students and expect them to act with integrity as well.

  • Equity —Tutors, staff, and faculty recognize the inherent value of each person. We appreciate each person’s unique qualities and affirm the right of every student to have equitable access to meaningful educational opportunities.

  • Service—Tutors, staff, and faculty commit to serving students first and creating a nurturing environment. Relationships are at the heart of what we do as we strive to support the AVC learning community.

  • Curiosity— Tutors, staff, and faculty approach all situations with an eagerness to listen and learn. We recognize that learning is a continual process and that everyone has something valuable to contribute.

  • Collaboration—Tutors, staff, and faculty work together toward the shared goal of helping students grow. We foster connection within the Learning Center and collaborate with all areas of campus to increase student success. 

  • Growth Mindset— Tutors, staff, and faculty courageously seek growth while recognizing that effort, challenges, mistakes, and productive feedback are essential parts of the learning process. We nurture and value the same mindset in students.