Welcome to the Tutors, Advisors, and Professors (TAP) success guide
This guide is designed to help students in the group navigate the resources available at LSC-Montgomery with a particular focus on resources that will support their academic journey. You will find many other guides and services available via the STAR Center Resource Portal, but this guide is the best place to start.
The Student Tutoring And Research (STAR) Center offers a wide range of academic support services for students and instructional support services for faculty. Many of these services are available online and in person. Services that are only available in-person are labeled as In-person Only. For more information about the STAR Center's physical spaces and usage guidelines, visit STAR Center.
Students who need assistance understanding course content or developing study skills can use the tutoring services available at the LSC-Montgomery campus location. STAR Center (Student Tutoring And Research) offers a wide range of academic support services. The information below will assist you in accessing both in-person and online tutoring services.
Lone Star College System, in partnership with Brainfuse/TutorMatch, offers all enrolled students unlimited pre-scheduled online tutoring services for math, sciences, accounting, computer technology, and writing. Students will need to use their LSC email credentials to access these services.
In addition to online services, Students Tutoring And Research (STAR) Center offers a wide range of in-person tutoring, academic coaching, and study spaces, including computer stations and printing. Home to the campus library and tutoring services, the STAR Center provides study spaces and resources throughout the campus.
These spaces include Math Homework Lab (F-234), The Write Place & Language Lab (G-103), HUB (F-102 & F-112), and Biology Homework Lab (B-113).
In-person tutoring is available by appointment (some subjects), and walk-ins on a first-come, first-served basis. Our tutors are dedicated professionals who create a supportive environment to assist you in mastering course content and achieving success in the classroom.
Academic coaching provides support and assistance in improving your academic skills and performance. Coaches can help you mitigate and overcome perceived barriers, identify areas of strength and weakness, devise a personalized plan of action for you, and more. Here are just some of the topics in which a coach can work with you in order for you to become more effective, and more successful in your academic goals going forward:
Live, interactive one-on-one sessions with an academic coach are available by appointment online or in person. During the session, you'll work with an academic coach to identify barriers to success and develop a plan for overcoming those barriers. For more information on how to make either an in-person or an online coaching session appointment, please visit, the Appointment page.
The Student Academic Success Skills (or S.A.S.S.) video series are pre-recorded video versions of the live academic skills workshops we offer. Not only do these videos allow you to learn the content at your own pace, but they also offer most of the same handouts (pdf format which you can print out and keep with you) and activity opportunities from our in-person workshops so you can still practice the skills that you are learning.
Each topic is broken down into short easy-to-watch videos that guide you through the entire workshop presentation at your leisure. For more information on how to access the pre-recorded videos, please visit Academic Skills Video Series.
The STAR Center offers a selection of student-focused workshops hosted by faculty, tutors, and staff. Our workshops are divided into two groups: course content-based workshops that provide an in-depth review of core academic concepts and academic skills workshops that explore various skills that are key to academic success in college. For more information, visit Workshops & Events.
Librarians are available to assist students by email, text, phone, live chat, video chat, or in-person. You can even make an appointment to meet at a specific date and time. For more information, visit Library Services.
Self-study resources allow you to learn at your own pace, focusing on areas you are most interested in or want to understand better. Available for various subjects, these resources help you discover more about the topics you are studying in your courses and reduce feelings of frustration and anxiety. These resources have been identified and, in some cases, developed by LSC tutoring staff and faculty.
For more information, visit: Self-Study Resources
Jaqueline Pacheco | Math Tutor | Jaqueline.PachecoGraterol@lonestar.edu
Arlana Walters | EDUC Advisor | 936.273. 7218 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Brandon Boswell | EDUC Advisor | 936.271.6141 | email@example.com
Enar Bashimova | EDUC Advisor | 936.271.6380 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Leary | EDUC Advisor | email@example.com
Michelle Diemert | EDUC Advisor | 936.273.7049 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Shirna Suber | EDUC Advisor | email@example.com
Yamani Datta | EDUC Advisor | 936.273.7368 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Derrell Dunn | Math Professor | 936.273.7072 |email@example.com
David Quarles | Math Professor | 936.273.7277 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Marion Horn | Math Professor | 936.273.7072 | email@example.com
Jacquinita Rose | Math Professor | 936.273.7065 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Kirk Cochran | English Professor | 36.271.6373| email@example.com
Naomi Fernandez | English Professor |936.271.6151 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Chrisoula Gonzales | English Professor | email@example.com
Melissa Dennis | English Professor |936.273.7326 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Neil Phillips | EDUC Professor |936.273.7246 | email@example.com
Lauren Cash | EDUC Professor | 936.271.6338 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Deavanca Simon | EDUC Professor | 936.271.6338 | email@example.com
Natalie Foreman | EDUC Professor | 936.273.7281 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharon Williams | EDUC Professor | email@example.com |
Andrea Harris | EDUC Professor | firstname.lastname@example.org|
Jennifer Corso | EDUC Professor | email@example.com|
Barbara Keith | EDUC Professor | firstname.lastname@example.org|
Joseph Ferguson | EDUC Professor |936.271.6232 | email@example.com
Mozhgan Pourasadollah | Manager, Academic Support Services | 936.271.6216
MBA, Our Lady of the Lake University; BBA, University of Iran
Oversees subject and academic success skills tutoring, academic coaching, and day-to-day operations of STAR Center Public Services.
Yolanda Guimerans de Perarnau | Coordinator, Subject Tutoring | 936.271.6113
MSc, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, England; BA, Physics, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela
Lead for subject tutoring, including scheduling and training. LSC CORE TAP representative. Also provides physics and math tutoring.
Adam Johnson | Coordinator, Academic Coaching | 936.273.7414
Lead academic success skills workshops and academic coaching.
Nathan Zingleman | Coordinator, Writing & Language Tutoring | 936.273.7055
BS, Psychology, Sam Houston State University; AA, Lone Star College-Montgomery; AS, Lone Star College-Montgomery
Lead writing and language tutoring, including day-to-day operations of The Write Place and La
LSC-Montgomery has many academic resources available to students.
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