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Health Sciences Resource and Tutorial Lab

 

                              Welcome to the

    Health Sciences Resource and Tutorial Lab

                      Cook Academic Hall - Room 401

                    Open Computer Lab - Room 402

 

       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.

                      Summer Semester, 2015 Session II

                     June 22, 2015 through August 6, 2015

Hours:  Monday through Thursday     7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

**The Health Sciences Resource and Tutorial Lab will be closed from August 6, 2015 to August 31, 2015.  Computer Labs on 1st, 2nd, and 5th Floors in the Cook Academic Hall are open until August 13, 2015.    

                                       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 (if your course has been identified as a course supported in Blackboard), 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 lab 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 only.

When is the lab open?

Lab hours can be found above in this Health Lab website.  Hours vary semester by semester.

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

May we eat in the Health Sciences Lab?

The purpose of the Health Sciences Resource and Tutorial Lab is for academic use.  There are many areas around campus where students may purchase food and eat.  Students may eat quietly in the tutorial side of the Health Lab if they are studying or part of a study group and are in-between classes.  No food or beverage is allowed in the Computer Lab area.