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Dual Credit Students

Tutoring and Academic Coaching

Understanding Your Course Content

Individual and group-based learning assistance is available for a broad selection of courses, including Accounting, A&P, Biology, Chemistry, Computing, English, ESOL, Geology, Languages, Math, and Physics. Dual credit students will need to use their LSC email credentials to access these services. 

Online Tutoring

Lone Star College System, in partnership with Brainfuse/TutorMatch, offers all enrolled students unlimited pre-scheduled tutoring services for Math, Sciences, Accounting, Computer/Technology, and Writing. For more information about how to access online tutoring, visit Online Tutoring.

In-Person Tutoring

The LSC-Montgomery Student Tutoring And Research (STAR) Center is now offering in-person library and tutoring service appointments and reserved study spaces (computer stations and study desks). For more information or to make a reservation, visit STAR Center Visit Us

Improving Your Writing and Citations

Our writing tutors are available to help you with any project at any stage of the writing process with an emphasis on structure, word choice, content, and sentence fluency. We support writing across all disciplines and projects beyond the standard essay or research paper. Our goal is to provide confidential and convenient academic support for all Lone Star College students requesting support.

Our tutors will...

  • encourage you to revise your paper critically
  • provide you with tips and techniques for brainstorming, finding a thesis, organizing, adding support, citing correctly, and other writing-related issues,
  • and ultimately helping you to become a better writer

For more information about writing consultations, visit Writing Resources.

Online Writing Tutoring

Lone Star College System, in partnership with Brainfuse/TutorMatch, offers all enrolled students unlimited pre-scheduled tutoring services for Writing, and tutors are ready to help you make the transition to online support. For more information about how to access online tutoring, visit Online Tutoring.

In-Person Writing Tutoring

The STAR Center is now offering limited in-person library and tutoring service appointments and reserved study spaces(computer stations and study desks). For more information or to make a reservation, visit: STAR Center Visit Us

Finding Resources to Learn at Your Own Pace

Self-study resources allow you to take learning at your own pace, focusing on areas you are most interested in or want to understand better. These resources help you to discover more about the topics you are studying and reduce feelings of frustration, anxiety that you may struggle with in a classroom setting.

For more information, visit: Self-Study Resources

Building Your Academic Skills

Academic Coaching provides support and assistance in improving your academic skills & 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: 

  • Time Management
  • Study Planning / Study Skills
  • Note Taking
  • Test Taking 
  • Online Learning
  • Goal Setting
  • Learning Styles
  • Student Stress Management
  • How to Handle Failure 
  • Memorization Techniques

Live Sessions

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 Academic Coaching page.

 

Pre-Recorded Sessions

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.

Contacting Tutoring and Academic Support

Here's how to contact us!

 Email - MC-Tutoring@lonestar.edu

Call - 936.273.7404

Please leave a message and a tutoring staff member will return your call as soon as possible. 

 

In-Person - LSC-Montgomery Campus, First Floor, Bldg. F 

Visit Us

Visit our FAQ page for commonly asked questions 

Need Help?

 
  

STAR Center Service Desk

MC-STARCenter@lonestar.edu

936.273.7387

lonestar.edu/STARCenter

Get Research Help:

936.273.7390

MC-ResearchHelp@lonestar.edu
Text a Librarian: 936.657.2174

 

Get Tutoring Help:

936.273.7404
MC-Tutoring@lonestar.edu
 

Sylvia Naranjo-Blaschke | Coordinator II | 936.273.7494

M.Ed, Angelo State University; BA, History, Texas A&M University

Lead for STAR Center service desk operations, including hospitality, circulation services, reserve collection maintenance, and Conroe Center library services.

Rhonda Cox | Circulation Specialist III | 936.273.7462 

BS, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Houston-Downtown; AA, Lone Star College-Montgomery

Lead for evening STAR Center service desk operations, also supports collection maintenance, and provides technical support for public computer stations, patron printing, and student ID printing process.

Monica CammackMonica Cammack | Reference Librarian/Associate Professor | 936.273.7487 

MLS, Texas Woman's University; BS, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Texas at Arlington

Subject Librarian for AnthropologyArt, Automotive Technology, Communications/Journalism, Criminal JusticeDance, Drafting, Drama/Theatre, EducationEnglish, English as a Second Language, Humanities, Human ServicesLive Entertainment Technology, Machining, Math, Music, PhilosophyProfessional PilotPsychology, SociologySpeech, Visual Communications, and Welding. 

Cole Williamson | Reference Librarian/Associate Professor | 936.273.7091 

MS Library Science, University of North Texas; BA, History, University of Houston

Subject Librarian forAccounting, Administrative Services, AstronomyBiology, Biotechnology, BusinessChemistryComputer Information Technology, Economics, Emergency Medical Services, EngineeringGeography, GeologyGovernment/Political Science, History, KinesiologyLand SurveyingManagement, MarketingNursing, Physical Therapy, Physics, and Radiology Technology

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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 desk services for all STAR Center spaces.

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Yolanda Guimerans de Perarnau | Coordinator III | 936.271.6113 

MSc, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, England; BA, Physics, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela

Lead for subject tutoring, including scheduling and training. Also provides physics and math tutoring.

Adam Johnson | Coordinator III | 936.273.7414 

 

Lead for academic success skills workshops and academic coaching.

Nathan Zingleman | Specialist IV | 936.272.7055 

BS, Psychology, Sam Houston State University; AA, Lone Star College-Montgomery; AS, Lone Star College-Montgomery

Lead for writing tutoring and The Write Place.

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Kara Castañon | Tutoring Specialist III | 936.273.7396 

BA, English, Sam Houston State University; AA, Lone Star College-Montgomery

Lead for tutoring desk services, also provides academic coaching and writing tutoring.

Sarah Palacios-Wilhelm | Dean, Academic Affairs and Libraries | 936.273.7393 

M.Ed., The George Washington University; MS/LIS, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign; BA, Philosophy, The George Washington University

Oversees academic support services, including the STAR Center: Learning Center & Library, The Undergraduate Research Institute, Center for Civic Engagement, One Book One Campus, dual credit instructional support, and faculty professional development.

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Steve Simon | Business Manager | 936.273.7453 

BS, Texas A&M University

Lead for Academic Excellence Division human resources, budget, and administrative processes.

 

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