Writing and STEM labs open for student support

By Doc Anderson

Managing Editor

Northeast Texas Community College began construction on two new study rooms in the Fall semester 2021. The Humanities building, room 108, is home to NTCC’s first writing lab. The STEM lab is located in the Math Science building room 112. Currently, both rooms are open and have dedicated tutor schedules posted. Students in need of tutoring can check the schedule posted outside of each lab.

The Math Science building has needed a dedicated study/tutor room for quite some time. Mark Ellermann, Instructor of Physics, said the chemistry and physics classes were staggered to allow for students a place to study in between classes.

“They [students] used to use MS 124 and MS 106.They knew mine and Dr. Murphy’s schedules,” Ellermann said. “They would go to 106 when they knew it was open and then literally pack up all their stuff and move to 124. They would do this all day. Now with a set room, they don’t have to pack up and move.”

Ellermann said the new lab will allow students to learn complicated material in the best way possible.

“One of the biggest issues we have is it’s best to learn our stuff as a group, not as an individual. Having that collective time and especially a place they know is going to be open, is the most beneficial to our students,” Ellermann said.

Similarly, the writing lab allows for students to meet and collaborate on group assignments or work one on one with a tutor. Spring 2022’s writing tutors are Brandon Petty, Emily Reed, and Joelle Weatherford.
For more information about tutoring contact Erika Garza egarza@ntcc.edu

Brandon Petty– M/W- 930am-1230pm

T/R- 11am-5pm

Emily Reed– T- 9am-1pm


Joelle Weatherford M/W- 10am-3pm

R- 10am-2pm

Math Tutors

James Nash M/W 11am-2pm

Jonathan Wilcox M-R 1230pm-130pm