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Health Sciences Resource and Tutorial Lab

 

               Health Sciences Resource and Tutorial Lab

                         Cook Academic Hall - Room 401

                         Open Computer Lab - Room 402

Fall Semester, 2014

Hours:  Monday through Thursday     7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

           Friday                               7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 The Health Lab will be CLOSED:

Thanksgiving Holiday:  

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 through Sunday, November 30, 2014.

Winter Holiday:

Thursday, December 11, 2014 through Sunday, January 11, 2015.

Winter Semester, 2015 begins Monday, January 12, 2015

Hours:  Monday through Thursday     7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

           Friday                               7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The Health Sciences Resource and Tutorial Lab is a tutorial center for students studying all nursing, radiology, occupational therapy, and dental classes offered at GRCC, as well as students in Workforce Development health programming.

Students may use this lab to study, practice skills during set practice times, view assigned audio visuals, work on assignments for classes, and seek tutorial assistance. This is an active learning center supporting course study groups and student tutoring. Tutoring services are offered by appointment. Please contact us at (616) 234-4320 or jboelens@grcc.edu to schedule an appointment.

Resources

The Health Sciences Resource and Tutorial Lab offers a range of resources to help students succeed.  For practice Math and hand-outs, click the link below.

 

To access the Health Sciences Resource and Tutorial Lab Blackboard tools, click on the link at the top of this page, go to My Organizations, find "Health Sciences Resource....." - click, and find your class.

 

Health Sciences Resource and Tutorial Lab Frequently Asked Questions

Here you'll find answers to the questions most frequently asked about the lab.

What is the Health Sciences Resource and Tutorial Lab?

The Health Sciences Resource and Tutorial Lab is a drop-in center for students studying in health programs at GRCC. The primary purpose of the lab is to offer an active learning environment which encourages students to become independent learners. Students may use the lab to study, practice skills, and work on assignments for class. The lab strongly encourages students to form course study groups and supports these groups through peer and professional tutoring. The lab also offers practice problems, handouts, practice tests, and a Blackboard web site to assist students.

How much does it cost?

Tutoring and the use of the study lab and computer is a free academic support service offered by GRCC (there is a fee for printing materials).

Where is this lab located? Can I just walk in at any time?

Yes, students can go to room 401 - Cook Hall for tutoring during open lab hours for the following courses:  NUR100, NUR101, NUR103; others courses by appointment

When is the lab open?

Lab hours can be found above in this Health Lab website.

What should I expect from tutoring?

A tutor is not a substitute for your teacher. You are expected to attend class regularly. Prior to a tutoring session, read your textbook and complete as much of your homework as possible. You will get the greatest benefit from tutoring if you come to the lab with questions about reading assignments or homework that you did not understand. You should bring your textbook, class notes, old test papers, class handouts, etc. A tutor provides expertise, experience, and encouragement. We do not provide "answers," but rather assist in problem solving and helping students find their own answers.

Do I need to have a specific question to use the lab?

No, you can use the lab as a study area, or to work in small groups. When you have a question, we try to help.

Do I need to make an appointment?

It is best to make an appointment so that a tutor with knowledge in your content area is available and dedicated to that time for you.  Some classes will serve drop-in tutoring and questions.

Why do we have to swipe in with our RaiderCard?

Our budget is justified by how well our services are used. The swipe-in process helps us keep good records of lab usage. In addition, we use this information to identify ways that we can improve our services.

Is the lab equipped with computers?

Yes, the lab has 40 computers. We also have a black and white printer for printing, copying, and scanning, and a multi-function color printer available for your use in the Business Lab – 201 – Cook Hall.

What software applications are installed on the computers?

We have the following applications installed in room 402:

  •  NCLEX-RN 2500
  • Eaglesoft - Dental
  • Microsoft Office 2013
  • Other helpful sites