Learning Assistance

Tutor Program


Click on the "Tutoring" button in any Blackboard course to schedule SCC in-house tutoring sessions, using the left side of the split screen that appears. (You may use Online Tutoring on the right side of the screen.) If you experience any problems or need help, please call Tutor Program Coordinator Julie Bennett at 828.339.4304, email tutoring[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu or visit the Tutor Program office in the back of the Jackson LAC on the upper level of Oaks Hall. You also may get help with this process, as well as with accessing and using Online Tutoring, in the Jackson and Macon LACs. 

This program offers free ongoing tutoring services for students (tutees) who need help in curriculum courses.  Tutoring is provided by trained tutors, many of whom have College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA) certification.

Will tutoring really help me?

Yes; during 2017-18, our overall success rate was 87%.  That means that 87% of our students earned a passing grade (C or above) in the class(es) for which they received tutoring services!

Who can schedule tutor sessions?  

Any SCC student can schedule one session or more sessions; however, after requesting, Tutor Program Coordinator Julie Bennett will contact you to confirm.  Fulfillment of tutor services depends on scheduling and availability of tutors.

Will a tutor do my work for me?

The short answer is “no.” Highly qualified and trained peer and non-peer tutors provide encouragement, problem-solving strategies, examples, feedback, and gentle reminders as students ponder and complete their work in a safe, engaging, motivational environment. Mentors focus not only on “what” to learn but also incorporate approaches for “how” to learn.

What are the requirements to be a tutor?

All SCC tutors must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and have earned an "A" or a "B" in each course being tutored. SCC’s Tutor Program is certified and provides necessary training for this position. Tutors are positive role models promoting academic excellence.  

How do I become a tutor?

We are always looking for individuals who will positively contribute to the success of students served by the SCC Tutor Program!  If you meet the requirements to be a tutor, please complete an online application.  

Are you a faculty member and know someone who would be an effective tutor for SCC students?  

If so, please share a tutor flyer with the student you feel meets the requirements and displays the aptitude and attitude to be an SCC Tutor.

Also, please complete a tutor referral form. Then, Tutor Program Coordinator Julie Bennett will contact the student.