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LSC-Cypress Center Online Tutoring

Online Tutoring Services are now being offered by all LSC campuses. All tutoring services are absolutely FREE for students enrolled at Lone Star College! If you have any questions, email them to cyfair.asc@lonestar.edu.

How to use our Online Tutoring Services?

The Cypress Center Tutoring Center will offer opportunities for online tutoring in the following courses:

ACCT 2301 BIOL 2402 MATH 0310 MATH 2413
ACCT 2302 BIOL 2404 MATH 0314 MATH 2414
ACCT 1303 CHEM 1405 MATH 1314 MATH 2415
ACCT 1371 CHEM 1411 MATH 1316 PHYS 1401
ACCT 1372 CHEM 1412 MATH 1324 PHYS 1402
ACCT 2303 CHEM 2423 MATH 1325 PHYS 2425
ACCT 2304 CHEM 2425 MATH 1342 PHYS 2426
BIOL 2401 MATH 0308 MATH 2412  
In addition to Writing Center Email Paper Review and asynchronous English and writing tutoring through the BrainFuse Writing Lab (by LSC tutors!) (see below)

Students have several options:

Option 1: Brainfuse Tutor Match

Brainfuse Tutor Match provides students the ability to schedule a live online tutoring session with a Lone Star College tutor for assistance in their course. If you prefer a Cypress Center tutor, look for 'CYC' at the end of the tutor's name. Through Tutor Match, students will connect with tutors using the Brainfuse Whiteboard.  

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How to schedule an appointment in Brainfuse Tutor Match

Step 1: Log into your course in D2L and click on the Brainfuse link.
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Note: if you do not see this link please ask your instructor.

Step 2: Schedule an appointment:

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A Tutor Match session is typically limited to 30 minutes, so please have your questions ready. If your tutor sees that you could benefit from an extended session and he or she is available, they may extend the session.

For asynchronous English and writing tutoring: Once you are logged into BrainFuse, find the Writing Lab tab on the right hand side of the home page and select 'Submit Paper'. Next, select 'Lone Star College Writing Tutor Review', then click on 'Select'. Enter all of the required information, and then finally upload your document and hit 'Submit'. You should receive your reviewed paper back within one business day.

Option 2: Writing Center Email Paper Review

The purpose of a paper review is to assist students with basic grammar, thesis statement development, organization, and critical thinking. Tutors will not proofreader/edit papers and will not change the voice or tone of the studentís paper. The central role of the tutor is to offer suggestions and to assist with brainstorming, to encourage independent learning and to develop the studentís writing style and critical thinking skills.

Same day paper review is not available. The Cypress Center Writing Center (CYCWC) mailbox is checked Tuesday Ė Thursday from 9am - 3pm and it is checked one time a day, midday on Fridays. Any submissions sent after these cut off times will not be seen until the following business day. Please allow 48 hours from the time you submit your paper if it is submitted between Monday and Thursday and up to 72 hours for papers submitted between Friday and Sunday. We do not currently have English tutoring via the CYCWC mailbox on the weekend, but students may access tutoring services via BrainFuse.

Please adhere to following instructions for submitting a paper via the Writing Centerís email-based service:

To submit your paper to the Writing Center, you must address an email using your Lone Star College Email to CypressWC@lonestar.edu and include the following information:

  • Your name (First and Last)
  • Your LSC student ID#
  • The course name and number (Ex: ENGL 1301)
  • Your professorís name
  • The due date for the assignment
  • The time the assignment is due
  • Assignment Description (Ex: Research Paper)
  • A Microsoft Word compatible copy of your assignment instructions
  • A Microsoft Word compatible copy of your paper

IMPORTANT:  Tutors can only review 2 drafts of any assignment.

If you omit any of the above information, your paper will not be reviewed. Thank you for using the Writing Center for your academic needs!

Option 5: Brainfuse Live Help

Students have access to Brainfuse online tutoring services through the Lone Star College Virtual Learning Assistance Center (VLAC). Please click on this link to find out more information: https://vlac.lonestar.edu/help/a366?

How to schedule an appointment in Brainfuse Live Help

Step 1: Log into your course in D2L and click on the Brainfuse link
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Note: if you do not see this link please ask your instructor.

Step 2: Schedule an appointment in Live Help

90 minutes of tutoring each semester for all students through the end of the Spring 2020 semester. (If you have any questions regarding Brainfuse minutes, please contact onlineadvisor@lonestar.edu)

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