About the Lab
Students at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College are expected to achieve success in a competitive intellectual environment. Because of the demands of scholarship, students often require help in gaining and maintaining an adequate level of academic proficiency. Recognizing this, the Learning Lab is designed to provide students with ample opportunities to maximize their academic potential. To accomplish this goal, the Learning Lab offers a variety of methods including one-on-one or group sessions, workshops, computer programs, and other audio-visual resources – all of which are free to MGCCC students.
Learning Lab Hours
Monday – Thursday : 7:30am – 7:00pm
Friday : 7:30am – 3:30pm
Learning Lab Personnel:
- Ashley Tibbs has a B.A. degree in Philosophy and English from the University of Mississippi. Mr. Tibbs has additional graduate studies in English. He can be reached at 228.497.7871.
- Carol Pierce, B.S. and M. Ed. in Mathematics from William Carey College. She can be reached at 497-7613.
- Diane Ehrman has a M. S. degree in Science Education with an emphasis in biological sciences from the University of Southern Mississippi and a B.S. in Life Sciences from University of Minnesota. She can be reached at 497-7894.
- Michael Montgomery has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and M.Ed in Mathematics from the University of Houston. He can be reached at 228- 497- 7732.
Q: Is there any charge for students to use the Learning Lab?
A: No, the lab services are free to all MGCCC students.
Q: Do I have to have an appointment to use the Learning Lab?
A: Students desiring to receive assistance with writing should make an appointment 24 hours in advance. Other services require no appointment.
Q: May I bring my children to the Learning Lab?
A: Following College policy, the Learning Lab does not allow children. Please, as a courtesy to other lab patrons, make arrangements for your children whenever you need lab services.
Q: Am I allowed to check out materials overnight from the Learning Lab?
A: Lab materials are used in our facility. Many of the materials are video programs or software programs for which the lab owns only one copy. If an instructor places his / her materials on reserve in the lab and wishes for students to check them out, then of course that would be allowed.
Q: Am I allowed to receive tutorial assistance by telephone?
A: In most instances, tutoring over the telephone is very difficult, if not impossible.
Q: How do I know what hours the Learning Lab instructors work?
A: Hours are posted on this website, as well as in the Lab and around campus.
Q: How do students find out about workshops?
A: Flyers publishing dates and times are posted in the Learning Lab as well as around campus. Additionally, notices are posted on the website.
Q: Is the Learning Lab a quiet area for study?
A: The Learning Lab maintains a relatively quiet atmosphere, although it is not totally quiet because of instructional sessions in progress, students’ requests for materials and directions, and utilization of materials.
Q: Are computers available in the Learning Lab?
A: Computers provide students online access and also software for completion of classroom assignments.
Q: Is computer assistance available in the Learning Lab?
A: Limited assistance is available; however, for technical assistance students should visit the college’s computer lab in M 104.
Q: Are services provided for persons with physical limitations?
A: For the visually impaired, the lab provides a V-Tech reader, and a computer with both an enlarged keyboard and monitor. Additionally, a workstation with a touch-screen monitor is available.