Flathead Valley Community College

Flathead Valley Community College provides learning labs as a free service of the Learning Resource Center and are designed to meet people at the point of their personal academic needs.  You may use any or all of the labs by dropping in or by making appointments with the one of the three Lab instructors.

Math & Science Tutoring Lab

The FVCC Math Lab, located in LRC 148 is available to all students for free assistance in math and science coursework. Math Lab tutors Lori Nicholas, Roger Brewer, and Shannon Hoge are available on a drop in basis for the following purposes:

  • A location for one-on-one tutoring in math concepts, problems, and homework assistance
  • Computer access to online homework assignments
  • Assistance with basic chemistry concepts and problems
  • Individual or group study
  • Test preparation and review
  • GPA Calculator
  • Computer access to online homework assignments
  • Assistance with biology, chemistry and other science courses
  • Individual or group study
  • Exam preparation and review

Fall Hours:

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (subject to change)

Lab Tutors:

Mike McGarvey
(406) 756-4415
mmcgarvey@fvcc.edu

Roger Brewer
(406) 756-3892
rbrewer@fvcc.edu

Shannon Hoge
(406) 756-3892
shoge@fvcc.edu

Reading Lab

The FVCC Reading Lab, located in LRC 147 is available to all students for free one-on-one help. The Reading Lab is headed by reading specialist Carole Pinnell who also teaches courses in reading for college success on campus. Students can make an appointment with Carole with specific reading issues such as:

  • Vocabulary strengthening
  • Strategies for developing meaning from college texts
  • Note-taking strategies
  • Reading accuracy
  • Reading fluency
  • Guidance in surviving reading roadblocks

Fall Hours:

Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Writing Lab

The FVCC Writing Lab, located in LRC 147, is available to all students for free assistance in writing. The FVCC Writing Lab is headed by writing specialists and English teachers Jim Soular and Hannah Bissell.  They provide one-on-one help to students in:

  • One-on-one tutoring in English skills, e.g., grammar/punctuation
  • One-on-one tutoring on research papers and essays, e.g., introductions, organization, conclusions
  • Assistance with MLA, APA, Chicago, and other writing formats (handouts available)
  • Word processing assistance
  • PowerPoint assistance
  • Computers and printers
  • Internet searches
  • Reference books, e.g., dictionaries, thesauri, English handbooks
  • Revising, editing, and proofreading of essays in all disciplines
  • Access student portal & Eagle Mail
  • Connection to library databases, e.g., Montana Shared Catalog, Gale, SIRS Researcher
  • Assistance with résumés and cover letters
  • Scholarship letters
  • Transfer letters/essays
  • Set defaults on laptops

Fall Hours:

Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

* Lab occasionally opens or closes at hours other than those shown above.

Lab Tutors:

Jim Soular
English Instructor/Tutorial Specialist
(406) 756-3891
jsoular@fvcc.edu

Hannah Bissell
English Instructor/Tutorial Specialist
(406) 756-3891
hbissell@fvcc.edu