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Hialeah Career Cloud: Hialeah Learning Resources

MDC Hialeah Campus Career Cloud

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Christina Dillon
Contact:
Learning Resources, Room 1407
Miami Dade College, Hialeah Campus
305.237.8655 | cmachado@mdc.edu
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Subjects: Literature, Speech

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Learning Resources

Locations and Hours

Librarians are available to assist with research needs and provide guidance on the use of resources.

The Hialeah Campus Learning Commons houses state-of-the-art technology and software, as well as knowledgeable tutors that  provide face-to-face instruction in a variety of subjects such as math, writing, reading, business, natural science, health sciences, speech, test preparation, and more. We have a zero turn-away policy!

Directory

Librarians:

Faculty Librarian - Dr. Valda Adeyiga

LR Professional - Christina M. Dillon

Alina De La Barrera

Branly Fontaine

Stephanie Lewis

Tutoring:

Writing Center - Caitlin Richardson

Math & Science Lab - Alejandro Leyva

Business & EnTec Lab - Nerys Torralbas

Location & Hours of Operation:
Room 1400 (building 1, 4th floor)

Monday - Thursday, 7:30 am to 9:00 pm

Friday, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

305.237.8720
Tutoring

Tutor assisting students

 

5 Tips to Effectively Use Our Tutors:

1. Everyone benefits from tutoring. It’s a misconception that tutoring is only for struggling students. Even great students can improve with tutoring and most are great because of tutoring. So take advantage!

2. Come early and come often. Meeting with a tutor at the start of the semester and visiting once a week will reinforce the skills learned in class, build the relationship with the tutor and give you time to really polish those assignments. There’s very little a tutor can do hours before an exam or the night before a paper is due.

3. Build a team of tutors. Students are encouraged to work tutors from different subject areas to maximize success. You can work with an accounting tutor and a writing tutor on the same business paper. Each will bring a different focus to your work.

4. Bring a friend. You’re more likely to keep visiting the tutors if you bring a friend. Tutors often work with small groups of students from the same class. This can easily turn into a study group that will provide support well after the official tutoring session has ended.

5. Have realistic expectations.  If you think one meeting with a tutor is going to give you all the content of a class, you’re going to be disappointed and probably never come back. Come with clear and attainable goals, like review a chapter, to organize the flow of a paper, or practice a particular math concept. If you stick with it, you’ll see gains before you know it.

Library Quick Tips

Accessing the MDC Databases

  • Access the databases available through MDC by selecting More Databases on the MDC Learning Resources Library webpage.

  • Search the databases by subject.

  • Try different keywords and add more than one in order to narrow down or focus the results.

  • Be sure to add the following limiters to your searches, Full Text and Scholarly or Peer Reviewed when applicable.

Logging In

  • Borrower ID - Student number (located on your MDC ID or class schedule)

  • PIN - last four digits of Borrower ID / Student number

Researching

  • When conducting your search, select Advanced Search whenever possible. The more keywords and limiters you use the more focused your search will be and you'll only have a few specific articles to look through rather than thousands.

  • Always select Full Text from the filters when available. This is usually located below the search fields where you enter your keywords.

Useful Tools

  • Take advantage of tools such as:

    • E-mail to send articles to yourself so as not to loose them.

    • Cite will generate a citation for the article in a variety of styles, including MLA. Simply copy and paste into your References.