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Who can receive tutoring?
This academic support service is available free to all full- and part-time, day and evening SCCC students. Tutoring through TRIO is arranged with that office in 328 Elston Hall.
Where can applications for tutoring be found?
Applications to request a tutor may be obtained, and left when completed, at the Learning Center, 523 Elston Hall or the TRIO office in 328 Elston Hall. Applications are accepted until the second to last week of classes. TRIO students can get applications in 328 Elston Hall; the applications must be initialed by a TRIO counselor. You may also apply online by clicking here.
For how many courses may I request tutoring?
Students may request up to three courses each semester for peer tutoring.
How does tutoring work?
A student is matched with a tutor, and they meet for one hour each week, at the same time and same location. Tutoring is an ongoing process, and ends only when the student and tutor agree it is no longer needed.
What if I only need to meet with a tutor once to prepare for an exam, or if I need help writing a paper?
Tutoring is not designed to be a drop-in service, or to be done only in an as-needed circumstance. Tutoring requires a commitment to work together on a subject over the course of several weeks or even the entire semester.
Where are tutors located?
Tutors are available in the Math Lab (518 Elston Hall), Computer Tutor Lab (330 Elston Hall), Accounting Tutor Lab (330 Elston Hall) and Learning Center (523 Elston Hall).
What obligations do tutored students incur?
Tutoring is not intended to make up for lack of class attendance or prerequisite skills. Students are expected to attend classes and complete class assignments.
To get the most out of tutoring, students should come to tutoring sessions prepared with class materials, completed assignments, and questions or topics they would like clarified.
If a student must miss a scheduled tutoring session, the tutor must be given at least 24 hours advance notice. Failure to give sufficient notice (or failure to show at all) is not acceptable. For TRIO Students, two no-shows without any prior notice will result in tutoring being cancelled; for all other students, one no-show without prior notice will result in tutoring being cancelled.
Who can be a peer tutor?
Peer tutors are SCCC students who are maintaining (or have earned) an "A" or "A-" in the courses they tutor. Faculty approval is required. Many tutors have been on the President's and/or Dean's Lists.
Some Peer Tutors are SCCC graduates who have transferred to a local four-year college, and return to SCCC to tutor.
Other tutors are professionals who share their occupational expertise through tutoring on a volunteer basis.
How can I become a tutor?
Tutors are always needed and welcomed. If you are interested in tutoring, please stop by the Tutor Coordinator's Office, 328 Elston Hall. It is possible for a student to tutor a course in which he or she is presently enrolled. All interested students attend the tutor training workshops held throughout each semester.
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