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Tutoring FAQ

Who can receive one-to-one 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 210 Begley Library.

For how many courses may I request tutoring?

Students may request up to three courses each semester for peer tutoring.

Where can applications for tutoring be found?

Applications to request a tutor may be obtained, and left when completed, at the Tutor Services/TRIO Office, 210 Begley Library. Applications are accepted until the second to last week of classes.

How does tutoring work?


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 as-needed.
 One- to- one tutoring requires a commitment to work together on a subject over the course of several weeks or even the entire semester.

Where are walk-in, as-needed tutors located?

Tutors are available in the Math Lab (518 Elston Hall), Computer Tutor Lab (330 Elston Hall),and the Accounting Tutor Lab (330 Elston Hall).  The Learning Center (523 Elston Hall) offers feedback on most writing assignments on a walk-in basis, and offers tutoring in a number of subjects.

What obligations do I have?

  • Tutoring is not intended to make up for lack of class attendance or prerequisite skills. You are expected to attend classes and complete class assignments.
  • To get the most out of tutoring, you should come to tutoring sessions prepared with class materials, completed assignments, and questions or topics you would like clarified.
  • Tutoring should be treated like any class commitment..you must attend at scheduled times.
  • Unlike class, however, if you “cut” tutoring, you will lose your time slot.
  • If you must miss a scheduled tutoring session, you must contact your tutor at least 24 hours in advance.  If you do not contact your tutor within this time, you will be considered a “no-show”.
  •  One no-show without prior notice will result in tutoring being cancelled.

How can I become a tutor?

Tutors are always needed and welcomed. If you are interested in tutoring, please stop by the Learning Center/Writing Lab, 523 Elston Hall. It is not 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 each semester.

Who can be a peer tutor?

  • Peer tutors are SCCC students who 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 while working on their baccalaureate degree.
  • Other tutors are professionals who share their occupational expertise through tutoring.



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