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Learning Commons (formerly the Success Center)

Learning Commons (formerly the Success Center)


The Learning Commons (formerly the Success Center) is now located in the Library Lower Level.

We provide academic tutoring and a variety of workshops, services, and resources to help students improve their study habits and develop skills essential for successful learning. 

Students improve their study habits and receive assistance through:

  • Tutoring in academic subjects
  • Study skills development
  • Homework help
  • Success coaching
  • Multimedia materials
  • Workshops, study groups, individual study plans

Note: Students must check in at the Front Desk with a current Phoenix College Student ID.

Tutoring in Academic Subjects

The Learning Commons offers FREE, drop-in (no appointment necessary), tutoring for math, science, English, ESL and reading to all students enrolled at Phoenix College. Services during the summer are available Monday through Thursday on a first come, first served basis. Additional drop-in tutoring for subjects are also available on a limited schedule. Please note that students must be enrolled in the class for which they want tutoring at Phoenix College. 

Tutoring - Writing Center

Tutors at the Writing Center will provide assistance and advice with proofreading, sentence and paragraph structure, thesis statements and much more. They will not "fix" your writing, but will help you learn how to improve your skills and become a more effective and confident writer. Note: Bring your printed work to your tutoring sessions.

ESL Conversation Circles

Conversation Circles are informal gatherings of students who meet to practice their English listening and speaking skills. There is a small fee of $7.00 per semester for participation. Sign up in the Learning Commons.

  • Tue through Thu: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Reference Materials

Over 200 books and textbooks and over 30 software titles including those from textbooks currently in use at Phoenix College, are available for on-site check out. There is also an extensive collection of lectures for most math textbooks housed on the first floor of Fannin Library. The Learning Commons also has over 50 models and study aids including a strong selection of biology and anatomy & physiology models.
Note: Students must have a valid Phoenix College Student ID to check out resources