SPCC Virtual Academic Support Center

Tutoring Services

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Tutoring is a proven method of academic intervention that produces higher levels of academic achievement, promotes critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and improves graduation rates. Improve your grades and graduate faster by taking advantage of the free academic tutoring offered at SPCC.

Tutoring Policies

Having a tutor is a privilege, not a right. Your time and the tutor’s time are very valuable. Students who request tutoring are required to abide by all applicable policies.

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 Content Tutoring

  • Skills tutoring
    Academic Support Center tutors can help you gain the skills you need to be an academic all-star. Our skills tutoring includes areas such as reading comprehension, written and oral communication, study skills, and test-taking skills.
  • Course tutoring
    Many Academic Support Center tutors have earned advanced degrees in either Arts and Science, or Applied Science and Technology, disciplines. Visit either Academic Support Center to obtain a list of specific courses for which tutoring is offered.

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 Delivery Formats

Tutoring may be delivered in any of the following, convenient formats:

  • Face-to-face. The immediate response a student receives from working face-to-face with a tutor helps to create relationships, enhance student engagement, and promote mastery of course topics. Drop-in to either Academic Support Center during operating hours and take advantage of this tutoring option, or schedule a convenient time to meet with a tutor for a face-to-face session. Students who drop in during this time are required to complete a Tutoring Request form.
    • About the drop-in option:
      • While we do our best to accommodate any student that comes to the Center, we do have a limited amount of space and a limited number of tutors. As a result, drop-in tutoring operates on a first-come, first-served basis.
      • Individual tutoring sessions will be limited to 30 minutes. After this time, students are encouraged to apply the strategies they learned in their tutoring session to the remainder of their assignments on their own before returning to drop-in tutoring.
      • Students are encouraged to plan ahead to maximize the time they may spend working with a tutor. It may be difficult to judge when drop-in tutoring will be busy and when students may have to wait for an available tutor. The busiest times are typically during the middle and end of the semester.
      • Students are encouraged to visit drop-in tutoring as soon as they receive an assignment. Tutors may not be able to provide assistance with assignments that are due that day.
         
  • Communication Center. The skilled tutors in the Communication Center, housed in each Academic Support Center, believe that writing is a collaborative process. Their goal is to help students become stronger and more confident writers and speakers. Tutors are available to assist students at every stage of the composing and revising process: from getting started, to developing and organizing ideas, to editing prose and documenting sources, and more. All student writers in every discipline can benefit from the feedback and support the Communication Center provides. Learn more about the Communication Center.
     
  • Supplemental Instruction (SI). Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic support program that utilizes peer-assisted study to target historically difficult courses. SI is a non-remedial approach to learning enrichment that increases student performance and retention. SI offers regularly scheduled, out-of-class review sessions to all students enrolled in a targeted course. SI study sessions are informal seminars in which students review notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools and prepare for examinations. Students learn how to integrate course content with reasoning and study skills. The sessions are facilitated by “SI leaders”, students who have previously done well in the course and who attend all class lectures, take notes, and act as model students. Learn more about Supplemental Instruction.

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Meet the Tutors

 

 

 Brenda McDonald

Campus(es) where Brenda tutors:

OCH

 

 

Subject tutoring

 DRE 096-099, ENG 111, ENG 112, ENG 113, ENG 232, ENG 233, ENG 243

 

 

 

 

 Bill Woodson

Campus(es) where Bill tutors:

OCH

 

 

Subject tutoring

 DMA 010-080, MAT 140, MAT 151, MAT 171, MAT 172, MAT 175, CHM 131, CHM 132

 

 

 

 

 Amanda Winfrey

Campus(es) where Amanda tutors:

LLP

 

 

Subject tutoring

 DRE 096-099, ENG 111, DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, DMA 050, DMA 060, DMA 070, DMA 080

 

 

 

Art Harris

Art Harris

Campus(es) where Art tutors:

OCH

 

 

Subject tutoring

DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, DMA 050, DMA 060, DMA 070, DMA 080 MAT 140, MAT 141, MAT 142, MAT 171, MAT 172, MAT 271, MAT 272

 

 

 

 

 

 Grace Hutaff

Campus(es) where Grace tutors:

OCH

 

 

Subject tutoring

BIO 163, BIO 165, BUS 110, BUS 121, DMA 010-080, MAT 140, MAT 143, MAT 152, MAT 171, PHY 110, PHY 151, PHY 152

 

 

  

Dorothy Morrison

Dorothy Morrison

Campus(es) where Dorothy tutors:

LLP

 

 

 

 

Subject tutoring

ACA 090, BIO 163, BIO 111, BIO 112, BIO 163, BIO 165, BIO 166, CIS 070, COM 110, COM 231, DRA 122, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 111, ENG 113, ENG 125, ENG 133, ENG 231, ENG 232, ENG 233, ENG 235, ENG 243, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 131, HIS 132, HUM 120, HUM 130, HUM 220, MED 121, MED 122, PSY 150, RED 080, RED 090, SPA 111, SPA 112

 

 

 

 Ayeishia Neal

Ayeishia Neal

Campus(es) where Ayeishia tutors:

OCH

 

 

 

 

Subject tutoring

DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, DMA 050, DMA 060, DMA 070, DMA 080, CIS 110, EGR 150, MAT 140, MAT 141, MAT 142, MAT 171, MAT 172, MAT 175, MAT 271, MAT 272

 

 

 

Elizabeth Short

Elizabeth Short

Campus(es) where Elizabeth tutors:

LLP

 

 

Subject tutoring

ACA 122, COE 110, EDU 280, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 125, ENG 111, ENG 113, COM 110, RED 080, RED 090

 

 

 

 

 April Watkins

Campus(es) where April tutors:

LLP

 

 

Subject tutoring

ACA 090, ACA 122, CIS 070, CIS 110, EDU 280, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 111, ENG 113, MAT 060, OST 136

 

 

 

Judy Steverson

Judy Steverson

Campus(es) where Judy tutors:

OCH

 

 

Subject tutoring

ACA 090, ACA 122, BUS 121, COM 110, COM 231, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 111, ENG 113, ENG 232, MAT 060, MAT 070

 

 

 

 

Shelly Trudell

Campus(es) where Shelly tutors:

OCH

 

 

Subject tutoring

ENG 111, REL 210, REL 212, SOC 210, CIS 110, ACA 122