Supplemental Learning Assistance
Workshops, Directed Learning Activities and Directed Study Groups


Supplemental Learning Assistance (SLAs) are student learning activities tailored to specific courses that reinforce course concepts and the reading, writing, math, and study skills needed to achieve course learning objectives.

SLA is offered in three forms:

  • Workshops - 60-minute interactive sessions led by an Instructional Specialist. Appointments recommended as space is limited.
  • Directed Study Groups (DSG) – 60-minute interactive sessions led by a tutor. Appointments recommended as space is limited
  • Directed Learning Activities (DLA) - 60-minute individually-completed activities that include a brief consultation with an Instructor or Tutor; no appointment necessary.

Please be sure to bring your student ID number to the Success Center.

Workshops & Directed Study Groups

The LBCC Success Centers provide workshops and directed study groups in a small group setting to help students learn class material that is typically more challenging. Students leave workshops and DSGs more confident in their understanding and ability to apply trickier course content.

Our instructors and tutors deliver the material in an engaging and student-centered manner, whenever possible giving students a more hands-on experience.

The following classes offer Workshops or Directed Study Groups:

Directed Learning Activities

Directed Learning Activities are individual activities that are assigned by your class instructor and completed in the Success Center.  Students work independently to complete the assigned DLAs, which are typically 60-90 minutes in length, and at the completion of the DLA, the student meets with a Success Center staff member for a follow-up session.

The following classes offer Directed Learning Activities:

  • ART 1, 2, 80
  • ALLIED HEALTH: AH 60, AH 220
  • ENGLISH: ENGL 1, 105, 801A
  • LEARN 11
  • MATH 110, 130, 140
  • NURSING: ADN 12B and VN 215, 220, 230
  • READING: 82, 883AX
  • TRADES: MTFAB 50, 220B and ELECT 200A, 210A

Complete Your SLA Online

If you are enrolled in an online English or Reading course with an SLA requirement, you may complete it online using Skype by following these instructions.

  1. Log in to your instructor’s Canvas or Moodle page and download the Directed Learning Activity (DLA) assigned by your instructor.
  2. Complete the DLA form and save it to your computer.
  3. Call the LAC Writing & Reading Success Center at (562) 938-4520, and make an appointment to meet with a tutor online.
  4. Sign into Skype and search for the following email address: Our nickname, “English Tutor,” will pop up. Add this address to your Contact list.
  5. Email your completed DLA file to Make sure to include your name, course, date, and time of the appointment in the subject line of your email.
  6. At the time of your appointment, log into Skype and start a video call with the “English Tutor” contact. If you do not get an answer, try again in a few minutes or call the front desk of the Writing & Reading Success Center.
  7. Once you are finished reviewing your DLA with the tutor, they will email your instructor to confirm your completion of the activity.
  8. Repeat this process for each SLA before each deadline date.

Reading & Writing SLA Schedules

Duration Activity 1 Activity 2 Activity 3
16-week Feb. 10 – Mar. 14 Mar. 16 – Apr. 25 Apr. 27 – May 27
1st 8-week Feb. 10 – Feb. 29 Mar. 2 – Mar. 21 Mar. 2 – Mar. 21
2nd 8-week Apr. 13 – May 2 May 4 – May 27 May 4 – May 27
12-week Mar. 2 – Mar. 28 Mar. 30 – May 2 May 4 – May 27

English DSG Schedule, Spring 2020
Reading DSG Schedule, Spring 2020

Math SLA Schedules

The Math Success Center offers SLA activities for all students. All SLA activities are to be completed at designated Success Centers and should only be attempted after covering related material in class.

Math 110 Workshop Schedules, Spring 2020
Math 130 Workshop Schedules, Spring 2020
Math 140 Workshop Schedules, Spring 2020
PCC Math Workshop Schedules, Spring 2020