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Learning Commons


The Learning Commons is 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 to be directed to the appropriate tutor.  A current Phoenix College Student ID or student number helps expedite this process.

Tutoring in Academic Subjects

The Learning Commons offers FREE, walk-in (no appointment necessary), tutoring for math, biology, chemistry, English, ESL, reading, writing skills, study skills, and other academic subjects. Tutoring is available to all Phoenix College students for 30 minutes per day per subject for the classes in which you are currently enrolled at Phoenix College. If time permits, you may have additional tutoring, but priority is given to students that have not yet been tutored. To see the current schedule of subjects tutored and times tutoring is available, please review the Learning Commons Walk-In Tutoring Schedule.

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: Students can use a computer to display their written work or print out a copy to work with a writing tutor.

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.

  • Monday through Wednesday: 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