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 Northwest Vista College Library
1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
(210) 486-4513 
mailto:nvc-library@alamo.edu
Mon - Thu: 7:30am - 8:30pm
Fri: 7:30am - 4 pm
Sat: 8:30am - 2:30pm
Sun: CLOSED 
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Biology

We have models, microscopes with slides, and software that can help you understand and learn the material for your lab or lecture. If you prefer, a tutor will help explain the material presented in class.  


Chemistry

Whether you need some guidance of just need help, our tutors are available to help you.  


Physics/Engineering

Having some issues understanding word problems, or how to set them up...we have tutors available who can help you out in both Physics and Engineering classes.


Geology/Astronomy

One on one tutoring or group tutoring will help you master concepts. We also have some resources from class and labs. Our tutors will be eager to help you out.


Supplemental Instruction (SI) Program:

"Supplemental Instruction is an academic assistance program that utilizes peer-assisted study sessions. SI sessions are regularly-scheduled, informal review sessions in which students compare notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools, and enhance critical thinking skills through problem solving. Students learn how to integrate course content and study skills while working together. The sessions are facilitated by “SI leaders”, students who have previously done well in the courses and who will in the future semester (spring 2015) attend all class lectures, take notes, and act as model students."

The Benefits of Supplemental Instruction:

Benefits to Faculty

  • SI participants are often more actively engaged during class time.
  • Leaders can act as liaison between faculty and students.
  • Improves communication in and out of the classroom.
  • Helps maintain high expectations and standards.
  • Improved student learning is reflected in final course grades, retention rate, and course evaluations.

Benefits to Students

  • Sessions promote and model effective study strategies.
  • Proactive approach is inclusive and unintimidating.
  • Provides opportunity for students to make vital connections with classmates.
  • Elevates learning skills for success in future courses.
  • Encourages students to become strong, independent thinkers.

 Benefits to SI Leaders

  • Gain perspective by developing relationships with faculty.
  • Hone critical thinking skills.
  • Develop invaluable leadership skills.
  • Improve performance in academic courses.
  • Gain life skills and increase employability.

  

 Work individually or form study groups...

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Contact Information

Richard Crabb
Room: LOH-230
Phone: (210) 486-4109
E-mail: rcrabb3@alamo.edu