Reading Lab

Reading Lab

coles building - cb 121 - Heritage campus

The Reading Lab is open to the DMC community. The Reading Lab offers many programs and tools to assist students and instructors of READ 0305, INRW 0408, and ESOL courses. Students are encouraged to seek help from the Reading Lab staff with lab assignments, coursework, vocabulary, and general questions about DMC student life. Instructors of READ 0305, INRW 0408, and ESOL courses can utilize the Lab for their classes (by appointment only) and request use of equipment such as the StarBoard and Aquos TV. Books are also available to take, borrow, or trade for recreational reading through the free library- there is always a good selection! 

fall & spring semester hours

  • Monday-Thursday:  8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday:  8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Saturday:  9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

summer semester hours

  • Monday-Thursday:  8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday:  8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Saturday:  9:00 AM - 2:00 PM


  • By appointment only - Call (361) 698-1535 for more information
  • Consulting and scheduling hours:  Mon-Thurs 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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Lab Resources

  • Reading program to practice reading skills and comprehension
  • READ 0305 and INRW 0408 textbooks are available for use within the Reading Lab
  • Study guides available 
  • Touch-screen computers available for Canvas, Connect, WebDMC, and study use
  • Printing (6 page limit, black & white only) 

Lab Etiquette

  • Bring your DMC student ID card when you visit the Reading Lab
  • All phones, tablets, and other electronic devices must be silenced and out of sight
  • No food or drinks permitted
  • Please use the lab quietly as others are reading
  • Please be respectful to the Reading Lab staff and your classmates by leaving your computer station neat and clean before you exit the lab

How May we Assist you?

For Students

  • To reserve study room 103, please click the following link: Reading Lab Booking
  • To schedule a tutoring session, please click the following link: Reading Lab Booking
  • Prepare students for success in college level course work
  • Help students to become independent learners and critical readers
  • Ensure opportunities for learning through technology

For Professors

  • To schedule a Weaver Orientation for your class, please click on the link to reserve: Reading Lab Booking
  • To reserve a room (CB 103, 119, or 121) for meetings and small instruction, please click the following link: Reading Lab Booking
  • Supports DMC professors in reading and writing courses
  • Meets Texas directed Student Learning Outcomes (for READ 0305 and INRW 0408)
  • Provides opportunities for active learning

Reading Lab Coordinator


Dr. McDowell

Reading Lab Assistants


Sheridon Dyer


Nicholas Vela


Nabila Intisar


Work Study


Patricia Yunnie White

Page last updated August 24, 2021.

Contact Information

Dr. Dale Anderson
Department Chair
Del Mar College
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 698-1533

Dr. Forrest McDowell
Reading Lab Coordinator
(361) 698-1952

Raquel Almodovar
Administrative Assistant
Coles Building Coordinator
(361) 698-1534