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About Us

Director's Message

Welcome! Thank you for taking a moment to visit the Learning Commons Online. The Learning Commons is your one-stop-shop learning support center at Tallahassee Community College. I encourage you to browse our website to learn more about the services we provide. You will also find a wealth of virtual resources to support you in your success.

Here at the Learning Commons, you will discover a qualified team of Learning Specialists, Tutors, and Academic Success Coaches available to provide targeted academic support for most classes offered by the College. We offer one-on-one and group conferencing, workshops, test reviews, boot camps, technology support, online resources, and more. Our goal is to create a student-centered environment that provides the tools that you need to thrive as an independent learner.

Director

Whether it is through our main campus location, online, or in the classroom, I hope that we have a chance to work with you! Contact me if you have any questions.  

Sam DeZerga 
Director 
sam.dezerga@tcc.fl.edu  
(850) 201-7810 

Learning Commons is Nationally Recognized

The National College Learning Center Association(NCLCA) awarded TCC's Learning Commons the Frank L. Christ Outstanding Learning Center Award. This national recognition is for the center's ability to foster growth and development in education.

Mission Statement

The mission of the TCC Learning Commons is to support students, both on campus and online, in their cognitive and affective development by providing academic support and learning strategies with professional and individualized service. The Learning Commons aspires to contribute to TCC’s role as the college of choice for students through a trained, respectful staff in a welcoming, nonjudgmental, and helpful environment.

History

The William D. Law, Jr. Learning Commons first opened its doors in 2008. Before that, the building had been used as the Legislative Research Center and Museum that housed historic items that were eventually moved to the old Capital building in downtown Tallahassee.

In 2006, Dr. William D. Law, Jr., fifth president of TCC from 2002-2010, announced that the building would be converted to the new “Learning Commons.”

Faculty and staff from across TCC’s campus collaborated tirelessly as they planned the physical layout of the building, and developed best practices that allowed the newly formed division to provide tutoring for all TCC students. Before the opening of the Learning Commons, learning assistance was spread out across campus.

Today, the Learning Commons has and is constantly evolving in order to be able to serve TCC’s growing diverse student population. Here, students can find quiet study spaces and friendly faces who are here to support their academic journey, and much more.