Palisano Learning Center

In support of the Mission of Trocaire College, the role of the Palisano Learning Center is to provide students with the tools for strategic learning and skills fundamental to college success and beyond. Its goals are to promote an environment that maximizes student learning.

The Palisano Learning Center (PLC) offers students a variety of academic support services. The PLC has computers and Wi-Fi access for writing papers, internet research, educational software use, web-based learning, and other learning activities. An open Health Sciences Lab, equipped with different models of the body and its systems, is also available for student use. Along with academic program-related materials and study guides, and self-guided study aids, the PLC offers workshops, small group instruction, mentoring, peer tutoring, and group study services in all academic fields. Students who want academic reinforcement in a particular course may request a tutor or academic coach.


Tutoring and Academic Coaching

Free academic support is available for Trocaire courses upon request to enrolled Trocaire students. Support is also available to recent alumni preparing for licensure exams.  Through one-on-one and group interactions, students have access to professional, alumni, and peer tutors. Professional tutors are credentialed in the academic subject(s) or skill(s) they tutor. Alumni and Peer tutors are former or current Trocaire students who have been confirmed as meeting specific academic standards to tutor in a particular subject or academic program area.

Academic Coaching is available to students seeking assistance with time management, note-taking and test-taking strategies, and general study skills. Coaching sessions emphasize critical problem solving and the students’ self-assessment of academic, social, and personal issues that impede their academic progress.

To schedule an appointment with a Tutor or Academic Coach, please click below:

Schedule Tutoring

 

Inquiries related to tutoring appointments can be made by contacting the Palisano Learning Center directly via email: [email protected] or by phone at (716)827-2425. Please do not contact us by phone or email to request a tutor. You must utilize the scheduling page first.

 

Online Tutoring  

Free online tutorial support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through our partnership with Tutor.com for the following courses:

Subject                                                            Courses
Accounting BU203
Anatomy & Physiology BIO109, BIO130 & BIO131
Biology BIO105 & BIO223
Chemistry CH100
Mathematics MA096, MA097, MA107 & MA200
Physics PHY099
Psychology PSY101
Sociology SOC101

 

Students can access online tutoring at any time by logging in to Moodle and clicking the ‘Tutor 24/7’ link.

 

Interested In Becoming A Tutor?

The Palisano Learning Center is always seeking talented Peer and Alumni Tutors. For additional information, please visit the Palisano Learning Center located in Choate Main Campus, 113.

 


Technology Assistance

The Palisano Learning Center also provides assistance with learning technology, including how to access different student accounts (webmail, moodle, e-student) and navigate required learning software. Assistance is provided by scheduling a tutoring appointment for “General Technology Support” or on a limited walk-in basis in the Palisano Learning Center, room 113.

Laptop Loan Program

Students seeking access to the required technology, whether a laptop is needed or home internet access, are asked to submit an application by following the link below:

Laptop Loan Program

 

 

Contact

Palisano Learning Center

Main Campus, Room 113
360 Choate Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14220

Hours

Monday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
*Hours of operation vary during Holidays, Easter Break, summer, and campus closings.


Meet The Staff

Joanne Warren

Director

Choate Campus, Room 112

716-827-2440

 

Jennifer Morrison

Associate Director

Choate Campus Room 114

716-827-2562

 

Amanda Biondolillo

Health Science Academic Support Specialist

Choate Campus, Library

716-827-4328

 

Paul Kochmanski

Academic Coach

Choate Campus, Room 113

716-827-4356