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TLC Rancho Bernardo

Helping all Palomar students to prepare, prepared students to advance, and advanced students to excel

Teaching and Learning Center Information

Plenty of space in the TLC!

Plenty of space in the TLC!

Group studying

Group Study Rooms!

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Whiteboards for you to use.

FREE tutoring during the spring semester to all Palomar students: 
math, English/writing, chemistry, and biology     


Glass room in TLC

Come study in the TLC!

 The TLC is located on the fourth floor (SEC-401).


Laptops and calculators are available for students to check out while in the TLC. Come up to SEC-401 and print! Come in and get a free Scranton before your next test.

Located at the Rancho Bernardo campus, fourth floor(SEC-401).  Tutoring is available for all Palomar College students.

Welcome you to the Rancho Bernardo TLC website.  This site provides general information about our services.  Please let us know if you would like a class visit or a TLC tour.  We are ready to provide the best services to all Palomar students.  All students are encouraged to visit the TLC on a regular basis.  There are three study rooms and a large area for students to work on assignments, collaborate with peers, etc.. The TLC is staffed with CRLA certified tutors.  Please check the tutoring schedule for availability.

  • Tutoring (English, math, biology, and chemistry) is a free service available to all currently enrolled Palomar College students.  Please see schedule for tutor availability.  Summer hours may vary.
  • Tutoring is available on a walk-in, first-come, first-served basis:
    • 20 minute sessions for math/sciences;
    • 30 minute sessions for English/writing

No advance sign-ins/reservations. Come in as many times as you want and stay as long as you want. 

Why Work with a Tutor?

  • Receive supportive, focused and on-task assistance
  • Develop strategies for success in your courses
  • Acquire effective learning and problem-solving strategies
  • Work through confusing course concepts
  • Develop exam preparation skills
  • Receive guidance on homework problems
  • Reinforce the knowledge you know and build new knowledge through discussion with a tutor


  1. Check in at the front for tutor time availability for your course or if you want to use our space for independent study.
  2. Once per semester you must fill out a “Registration for Tutoring” form.
  3. Put your name, course you need help with, and arrival time on the walk-in sheet.
  4. Work independently and wait for the tutor.

Collaborative Group Study Rooms

There are three collaborative group study rooms for currently enrolled students to use.   Please see the front desk for availability and visit this link for all policies.

Plenty of Space Available

The TLC has plenty of space for you to come in and work independently and/or get tutoring when you need it.  Outlets are available for you to plug in your computer or phone for charging throughout the TLC. Bring your classmates!

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All Tutors are CRLA Certified

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Last modified on January 6, 2020