Learning Center

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Welcome To The Learning Center

The Learning Center supports Porterville College's Mission by offering academic support to students at every level of skill and ability through peer and faculty tutorial services and a supervised learning software lab.


If you are on campus, come in and see what is happening in the Learning Center, located in LRC-503 inside the Learning Resource Center building.  We have had many changes over the past couple of semesters.  In our lab area, we continue to offer self-paced lab classes.  Our reading and writing lab students are now using MyReadingLab, MyWritingLab, Townsend Press and Connect software.  Our math lab students are now using MyMathLab and ALEKS software.


We continue to offer peer tutoring in a wide variety of subjects.  In addition to peer tutors, instructors from the Science/Math and Language Arts divisions are available to assist students on a drop-in basis.  Come in and see which of our services will best suit your needs. 

Learning Center Hours


  • 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


  • 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


  • 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


  • 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


  • 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Closed Weekends


Student Success Workshop


Commas Workshop

Date: Monday, March 3, 2014
Place: AC-119
Time: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Presented by: Tamara Lynde


Test Taking Strategies Workshop

Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014
Place: AC-118
Time: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Presented by: Elizabeth Buchanan

Lab Links

Click on the link below

to go to the login page.


(Use the MyLab/Mastering link for

MyReadingLab, MyWritingLab and MyMathLab.)

Pearson Software Login


Townsend Press




McGraw Hill Login

Services Offered

The Learning Center offers a variety of services designed to help students achieve academic success.  Our tutors, lab instructors and writing mentors assist hundreds of students on an individual basis every semester.

Free tutoring services are available to PC students who feel a need for assistance. Appointment with tutors are made in the Learning Center. 

Monday - Thursday:  8:00 - 12:00, 12:30 - 5:30 and Friday:  8:00 - 12:00



We have Language Arts and Math/Science instructors in the Learning Center who are available for drop-in assistance.  The lab instructor schedule is posted in the Learning Center as well as on the web.  Click here to see the lab instructor and writing mentor schedules. 


Exam proctoring is available at Porterville College. Please contact Charlene Whitfield at 791-2227 for additional information.

Proctoring is free to all PC students. Students who are not currently enrolled at PC will have a $20 per exam fee. This fee is payable at the Business Office (AC-102) and must be paid prior to arriving for the exam appointment. Take your receipt and photo ID with you to your exam appointment.



Charlene Whitfield
Learning Center Technician

100 E. College Ave.
Porterville, CA 93257
559-791-2227 office
559-791-2289 fax

Elizabeth Buchanan
Assistant Professor of Reading/Basic Skills(LRC-558)

100 E. College Ave.
Porterville, CA 93257
559-791-2356 office