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!
ACCUPLACER® Test Prep Workshops
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
Online Success Workshop
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
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
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.
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
|Monday||2pm – 4pm||Jean Gardner|
|Tuesday||1pm – 3pm||Jim Chalker|
|Wednesday||2pm – 4pm||Jean Gardner|
|Thursday||1pm – 3pm||Jim Chalker|
|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|
|Tuesday||9:30am – 11:30am||Jessica Clark|
|Wednesday||2pm – 4pm||Jessica Clark|
|Monday||11am – 12:30pm||Amanda Ward|
|Tuesday||11am – 12:30pm||Amanda Ward|
|Wednesday||12pm – 1:30pm||Heather Washburn|
|Thursday||12pm – 1:30pm||Heather Washburn|
|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 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.
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
The staff of the Tutoring Center are here to provide you with support and guidance. Feel free to contact them with any questions you may have!
For more information or services, please complete and submit this form and we will get back with you as soon as we can!