Academic Learning Center

Academic Learning Center Mission Statement

The mission of the Community College of Aurora is to serve our diverse community by providing high-quality instruction and support services to prepare students for transfer and employment. The Academic Learning Center (ALC) supports this mission by:

  • Helping students become independent learners
  • Increasing student confidence
  • Cultivating skills that will lead to student success

The Academic Learning Center empowers students to achieve their learning goals through a collaborative tutoring and learning approach. We also work to transform student learning into something both meaningful and personal.

Services for Students:

  • Writing Studio: Writing Studio sessions are designed to help students implement writing concepts learned in class, organize and develop ideas, integrate source materials, recognize and revise grammar and syntactical issues, and argue effectively.
  • English Second Language (ESL) Tutoring: Drop-in ESL tutoring supports students with assignments meant to build basic English writing and language skills. Tutors assist with speaking, listening, reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar course work.
  • Math Tutoring: Drop-in math tutoring provides help with math related homework and provides strategies for studying, organizing, and finding relevant materials. Math tutors also encourage independence by guiding students to check their own work.
  • Resource Handouts: The ALC has various handouts related to grammar, writing, and math available for student use.
  • Learning Strategies Workshops: The ALC provides learning strategies workshops on a variety of topics related to student success such as: basic computer literacy, research and citations, and study skills.
  • Basic Computer Assistance: Both the West Quad and Classroom Building locations offer basic computer assistance such as help with D2L and Microsoft word. 


Collaborative – Supportive – Encouraging – Resourceful – Empowering – Transformational

Tutoring Schedule

Location and Hours

Over winter break, our locations will have limited hours. We will return to our regular schedule once the Spring 2019 Semester begins on January 22, 2019.

Academic Learning Center at CentreTech, Classroom Building, C109 - 303-360-4742

Summer 2019 Semester

Monday through Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed



Academic Learning Center at Lowry, West Quad, Room 106 - 303-340-7247

Summer 2019 Semester 

Monday through Thursday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday Closed



The Spot at Lowry, North Quad, Room 118 - 303-340-7213

Summer 2019 Semester

Monday through Thursday     10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday          Closed

Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sunday         Closed




Patti Nazaryk Molai
Director, Academic Learning Center
CentreTech Campus, Classroom Building, Room 109C

Jess McDermott
Writing Studio Coordinator
CentreTech Campus, Classroom Building, Room 109B

Mike Pfaff
Math Lab Coordinator
CentreTech Campus, Classroom Building, Room 109A

Kevin Dunbar
Academic Learning Center Specialist
Lowry Campus, West Quad Building, Room 106





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