Pi shop


Pi Shop (LACC’s Mathematics and Computer Science Tutoring Center) opened officially in the fall of 1998. At that time there were only six tutors and 100 students. Because of its value to students, it has grown to 15 tutors helping over 700 students, and is still growing. Many students consider the Pi Shop crucial to their learning of mathematics, and the student success rates speak very highly for it: 85% of those who use the Pi Shop pass their math classes, compared with a pass rate of 76% for those who take Math classes but don’t use the Pi Shop. Our tutoring center helps students learn how to succeed in mathematics; provides them tutoring at all levels of math and helps them to develop the study skills that make learning math easier and more enjoyable.


Our Goals

  1. Increase retention, success, and enrollment rates.
  2. Help students improve performance and grades in the Math classes they are taking.
  3. Help students understand concepts needed to solve Math homework and assignments.
  4. Provide different ways of learning Math concepts in order to increase the degree of student understanding.
  5. Provide a friendly & helpful environment conducive to student learning.
  6. Help students overcome math anxiety.
  7. Provide math skills for competency in the technical workplace.


Location & Hours of Operation

PI SHOP (FH 104)
Monday 10am - 7pm
Tuesday 10am - 7pm
Wednesday 10am - 7pm
Thursday 10am - 7pm
Friday 10am - 3pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed


MATH LAB - Computers (FH 106)
Monday 8 - 9 am, 10 - 1 pm, 2 - 3 pm
Tuesday 8 - 9 am
Wednesday 8 - 9 am, 10 - 1 pm, 2 - 3 pm
Thursday 8 - 9 am
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

How to Enroll

By Phone - use STEP (Student Telephone Enrollment Program).
In Person - use the Student Assistance Center during the In-person Registration Period.
By Internet - use LACC web site at www.lacitycollege.edu
Open Entry - you can join us any time during the semester; come to the Pi Shop for an add card.


Tutoring Opportunity

If you want to become a tutor, you can apply for a Student Tutor position. While working as a tutor in the Pi Shop you get excellent experience in teaching and communicating skills. Applications are available in FH 103.

Contact Persons

Robert Mardirosian
Project Director
Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2817

Sofya Mednik
Project Assistant
Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2810

Kian Kaviani
Department Chair
Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2810

Pi Shop is a state of-the-art Mathematics Tutoring Lab that has been recognized by the State Academic Senate with an honorable mention in its competition for the “Exemplary Program Award.”