Learning Assistance

Learning Assistance

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The Jackson and Macon LACs will close at 6 p.m., Tuesday, November 26, for the Thanksgiving Break. Also, the Tutor Program will not operate. All programs will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, December 2. Students, remember that you have 240 minutes of Online Tutoring to use during each semester, as well! 

Learning Assistance (LA) comprises the Jackson and Macon LACs, the in-house Tutor Program, and Online Tutoring provided by ThinkingStorm. The LACs offer free drop-in assistance (no appointment is necessary) provided by Learning Consultants who possess at least a bachelor's degree in their field(s) and a variety of skills. Advanced Math help (with all SCC mathematics classes) is most popular; thus, these Consultants are on duty during most operating hours. Also, advanced writing help is available; students may use Grammarly for editing and proofreading. Sciences and Advanced Computer Consultants are on duty at certain times, as well. (Click the Subject Assistance Schedule link for each LAC at the bottom of this page.) All Learning Consultants help to strengthen basic skills, such as test preparation, computer/Internet use, reading comprehension, and research.

Additionally, two weeks after each fall/spring semester begins, LA offers free one-on-one or small-group tutoring for curriculum classes via the CRLA-certified Tutor Program. It provides valuable academic assistance through competent, qualified Peer and Non-Peer tutors who strive to encourage student motivation and achievement as well as promote academic excellence. (Most Jackson LAC Consultants also tutor.) 

In addition to the earlier mentioned services, Online Tutoring is offered. Each SCC student is given 240 minutes each semester/summer session to gain professional live help with a variety of subjects as well as to submit essays and papers. 

Please click on the links to the left for more information about the LACs, Tutor Program, and Online Tutoring.

The fall/spring semester operating hours for the Jackson and Macon LACs are 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday - Thursday, and 8 a.m. - Noon, Friday. Summer operating hours vary, according to enrollment; click on the Subject Assistance Schedule links below for each summer's hours.  

The hours for specific drop-in assistance vary and can be found here:
Jackson LAC Subject Assistance Schedule
Macon LAC Subject Assistance Schedule

Jackson Campus LAC, Located in Oaks Hall, Room 101 - Phone: 828.339.4325 or 800.447.4091 ext. 4325,
tknott[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu

Macon Campus LAC, Located in Cecil Groves Center, Room 230 - Phone 828.306.7028 or 800.447.4091 ext. 7028,
j_willis[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu

SCC Tutor Program, Located in Oaks Hall, Room 101 - Phone 828.339.4304 or 800.447.4091 ext. 4304, tutoring[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu