Tutoring Center

Tutor with a Student

The Tutoring Center is committed to providing free, quality tutoring assistance and resources necessary to ensure the academic success of all students by offering one-on-one mentoring, drop-in labs and online services on all campuses.

Our mission is to develop independent, responsible, lifelong-learners by promoting active learning, increasing student motivation and instilling confidence. The center strives to create an open, inviting atmosphere conducive to learning. Tutors will seek to identify learning styles and assist the student in developing sets of learning strategies which address their needs.

If you think tutoring is about failure, think again! The Tutoring Center offers students an opportunity for academic success. Use the available resources to:

  • assist with time management;
  • build and reinforce basic knowledge;
  • discover Southern State student support services;
  • identify learning styles and strategies;
  • improve grades and overall GPA;
  • obtain feedback on written assignments;
  • prepare for exams and standardized tests;
  • receive assistance with formatting papers;
  • stay on top of coursework; and
  • tackle difficult concepts.

Academic success and a quality educational experience will improve your chances of completing your degree, and that will improve personal satisfaction, happiness and success in life. Find a Tutor or Contact us to begin improving the quality of your educational work!

Success Workshops

ACCUPLACER® Test Prep Workshops

Math Student

Not satisfied with your ACCUPLACER® placement assessment score for math or writing? The Tutoring Center has a workshop for that! The ACCUPLACER® Test Prep Workshops are designed for students who placed into AOC Math, AOC English, College Readiness Math, College Readiness English, or MATH 1106 and would like to place into a higher course.


  • Central Campus — October 17 @ 9am–11am
  • Brown County Campus — October 24 @ 9am–11am
  • Fayette Campus — October 31 @ 6pm–8pm
  • North Campus — November 21 @ 9am–11am
  • Central Campus — December 5 @ 9am–11am


  • Fayette Campus — October 23 @ 10:30am–11:30am
  • Brown County Campus — November 6 @ 3:30pm–4:30pm
  • Central Campus — November 20 @ 2:30pm–3:30pm

Contact the Tutoring Center at tutoring@sscc.edu or call 937.393.3431 x2825 or x2882 to reserve a spot for one of the sessions.

Online Success Workshop

Online Student

Taking your first online course? The Tutoring Center has a workshop for that! The Online Success Workshops are designed to help students get familiar with the online course platform, submit assignments online, take online tests and quizzes, and post to discussion boards.

  • Fayette Campus — December 15 @ 9am–12pm
  • Central Campus — December 17 @ 9am–12pm

Contact the Tutoring Center at tutoring@sscc.edu or call 937.393.3431 x2825 or x2882 to reserve a spot for one of the sessions.

Computer Fundamentals Workshop


Nervous about using a computer to complete your college coursework? The Tutoring Center has a workshop for that! The Computer Fundamentals workshops are designed to help students get familiar with navigating the college’s website, accessing their records, creating Word® Documents, PowerPont® presentations, Excel® spreadsheets.

  • Fayette Campus — December 15 @ 12:30pm–5:30pm
  • Central Campus — December 17 @ 12:30pm–5:30pm

Contact the Tutoring Center at tutoring@sscc.edu or call 937.393.3431 x2825 or x2882 to reserve a spot for one of the sessions.

Find a Tutor

To receive Southern State’s tutoring services, you must complete an application.

You can submit the tutor request application electronically or submit a printed copy to any faculty secretary or to the Tutoring Center. Once the form is completed, you are eligible to utilize the tutoring resources which include drop-in labs, one-on-one sessions and online tutoring through Blackboard 9.

Search for Tutors

The directory provides both drop-in and online lab schedules as well as contact information for one-on-one tutoring. The contacts are listed first by campus and then by academic discipline. When you locate a tutor for your subject, simply contact the tutor and make an appointment.

Drop-In Lab Schedule

While most labs focus on mathematics and writing, the Tutoring Center also offers drop-in labs which are manned by tutors who can provide general tutoring in all subject areas. When the drop-in lab tutor can no longer serve the needs of the student, they will then serve as tutoring ambassadors to help students connect with Southern State course-specific tutors or with virtual tutors through our online Blackboard 9 platform.

All tutoring drop-in labs are located at or near the Library on each campus.

Fall Semester 2014

Brown County Campus

Day Time Tutor
Monday 2pm – 4pm Jean Gardner
Tuesday 1pm – 3pm Jim Chalker
Wednesday 2pm – 4pm Jean Gardner
Thursday 1pm – 3pm Jim Chalker

Central Campus

Day Time Tutor
Monday 8am – 12pm Joe Gruber
Tuesday 11:30am – 4:30pm Joe Gruber
Wednesday 8am – 12pm Joe Gruber
Thursday 11:30am – 4:30pm Joe Gruber
Friday 1:30pm – 3:30pm Joe Gruber
Day Time Tutor
Tuesday 9:30am – 11:30am Jessica Clark
Wednesday 2pm – 4pm Jessica Clark

Fayette Campus

Day Time Tutor
Monday 11am – 12:30pm Amanda Ward
Tuesday 11am – 12:30pm Amanda Ward

North Campus

Day Time Tutor
Monday 1pm – 2:30pm Joe Gruber
Wednesday 1pm – 2:30pm Joe Gruber

Note: Please note that we are currently working on a Drop-In Writing Lab at Fayette, North and Brown County campuses for fall semester. If you need a Writing Tutor, please visit our Tutor Directory to locate a tutor for a one-on-one appointment.

While a tutor cannot be guaranteed for every subject, every effort will be made to fill any request received.

Become a Tutor

Southern State tutors come from a variety of backgrounds ranging from students to local community members. Tutors are evaluated and hired based on their area or areas of expertise. A student must include a faculty reference.

Complete the tutor interest form and submit it electronically or submit a printed copy to any faculty secretary or Tutoring Center. At least one reference must be a full-time faculty member in the discipline you wish to tutor.

Upon receipt of an interest form, the Tutoring Center will evaluate your transcript and recommendations. The process takes between one to two weeks. You will also need to complete an employment application for Human Resources.

Requirements for Peer Tutors

  • Achieved sophomore standing
  • Have an overall minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Know and articulate material well
  • Maintain an A/B average in subject and major
  • Submit faculty references


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