Tutor Program


To be recognized as a valuable academic support service among faculty, staff, and students at Southwestern Community College.


The Tutor Program at Southwestern Community College is an academic support system designed to help curriculum students achieve success by providing high quality tutorial assistance to meet their academic needs. Our mission seeks to encourage and facilitate independent learning and critical thinking skills that can help students be successful in their current educational pursuits, their continuing academic tenure, and their future careers. Highly qualified and trained tutors offer problem-solving strategies and content review. Tutors not only focus on ‘what’ to learn, but they incorporate strategies on ‘how’ to learn. Tutors assist students with course content, provide a safe, engaging and motivational environment, and promote student achievement and academic excellence.


  • Offer high-quality academic tutorial support.
  • Improve student retention, reduce course withdrawal/failure rates, and achieve a minimum 70% success rate in the courses in which students receive tutoring.
  • Create a learning environment that presents material according to students’ learning needs and styles, helps boost student self-confidence, and demonstrates a positive attitude toward learning.
  • Reinforce and clarify classroom instruction and textbook lessons to enhance students’ understanding of course material.
  • Provide opportunities to develop and improve study strategies.
  • Engage students in their learning and present tutorial support in a manner that helps them achieve the necessary skills to become more independent, self-directed, and successful individuals.


Laurie Butler 
SCC Tutor Program Coordinator 
Oaks Hall, Room G-9 
828.339.4231 or 800.447.4091, x4231
A.A.S., Southwestern Community College 
B.S.B.A., M.E., Western Carolina University