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

Do you feel your skill levels are not accurately reflected in your ACCUPLACER® placement assessment scores for math or writing? The tutoring department has a workshop for that, and it’s free! The ACCUPLACER® Test Prep Workshops are designed for students who have had previous exposure to the assessment topics in high school or college but may need a refresher. Students must have taken the ACCUPLACER® assessment once, but not twice, in the last two years to be eligible to attend. 
Is attending a workshop the right move for you? While we cannot guarantee your scores will improve, many students who have attended these workshops in the past have seen significant improvements in their scores. Having higher scores means you can take your required courses sooner without having to worry as much about prerequisites. This translates to saving time and money.
Contact the Tutoring Center at tutoring@sscc.edu or call 800.628.7722 x2825 or x2882 to reserve a spot for one of the sessions.

Spring 2016

ACCUPLACERŽ Test Prep Workshops

Mathematics: Arithmetic
(For students who scored between 20 and 25 on the algebra section)
Schedule an appointment by contacting Jessica Clark or Cody Harper

Mathematics: Elementary Algebra
(For students who scored between 26 and 89 on the algebra section)
Schedule an appointment by contacting Cody Harper

(For students who scored between 1 and 4 on the writing section)
Hillsboro Campus: Contact Jessica Clark
Wilmington, Washington Court House and Mt. Orab Campuses: Contact Heather Cumbo

Online Success Workshops CRDW 0097

  • FC1 | Tuesday, January 5 | Central Campus, Room 101 | 9am - 12pm or 1pm - 4pm
  • FN1 | Wednesday, January 6 | North Campus, Room 207 | 9am - 12pm or 1pm - 4pm

Computer Fundamentals Workshop

  • FC1 | To schedule a workshop, contact the Tutoring Center at 800.628.7722 x2882

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 2015

Central Campus

Day Time Tutor
Monday 11:30am – 2:30pm Jackie Potts
Wednesday 11:30am – 2:30pm Jackie Potts
Thursday 1:00pm – 3:00pm Jessica Clark
Day Time Tutor
Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm Heather Cumbo
Thursday 1:00pm – 3:00pm Jessica Clark

Fayette Campus

Day Time Tutor
Tuesday 1:00pm – 3:00pm Cody Harper
Wednesday 1:00pm – 3:00pm Cody Harper
Day Time Tutor
Monday 1:00pm – 3:00pm Heather Cumbo


Day Time Tutor
Tuesday 11:00am – 12:00pm Fred Miller
Wednesday 11:00am – 12:00pm Fred Miller
Thursday 11:00am – 12:00pm Fred Miller
Day Time Tutor
Tuesday 1:00pm – 3:00pm Heather Cumbo

Brown County Campus

Day Time Tutor
Tuesday 3:00pm – 5:00pm Jean Gardner
Thursday 3:00pm – 5:00pm Jean Gardner
Day Time Tutor
Monday 9:00am – 11:00am Heather Cumbo
Day Time Tutor
Monday 2:00pm – 4:00pm Kathy Jacobs
Thursday 9:00am – 11:00am Kathy Jacobs

Note: Please note that we are currently working on a Drop-In Writing Lab for Brown County and Fayette campuses for Summer Semester 2015. If you need a 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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