Learning Assistance

Tutor Program

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.

How do I sign up for a tutor?
There are two options for requesting a tutor.  
  1. You may complete an online application (will be available two weeks after the start of the fall semester).
  2. You may print an application or complete a hard-copy at one of the following locations:
    • Student Support Services
      • Ground Floor, Oaks Hall, Rm. G-9
    • Tutor Program Office
      • Jackson LAC, Upper Level, Oaks Hall, Rm. 101
    • Macon LAC
      • Upper Levels, Groves Center, Rm. 230

Will tutoring really help me?

Yes!  Since the start of our program, we have an 81% success rate.  While that is impressive, we have been getting better every year.  For example, during the 2016-2017 school year, our overall success rate was 88%.  That means that 88% of our tutees received a passing grade in the class(es) for which they received tutoring services!

Who can request a tutor?  

Any SCC student can request a tutor, and we will do our best to fulfill the request.  Fulfillment of tutor services depends on scheduling and availability of tutors.

Will a tutor do my work for me?

The short answer is “no.”  
We are focused on student success and supporting students to be independent learners. Thus, your tutor will help set goals and offer different ways to approach the work in your class.  You may expect a tutor to provide feedback, reminders, examples, and loads of encouragement!

What are the requirements to be a tutor?

SCC’s Tutor Program is a certified program and provides the necessary training. This is a paid position. Tutors should be positive role models promoting academic excellence. Tutors provide assistance with course content, concepts and/or processes, study strategies, and encourage student achievement.  An SCC Tutor must have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA and have received an "A" or "B" in the course for which he/she tutors.  

How do I become a tutor?

We are always looking for students who will positively contribute to the success of 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 you believe would be a great tutor for SCC students?  

If you do, please hand out a tutor flyer to the student (or students) you feel displays the aptitude and attitude to be an SCC Tutor.

You may also complete a tutor referral form and the Tutor Program Supervisor will contact the student.