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Learning Commons of Tri-County Technical College

We are committed to your success, which is why we offer free tutoring services for all of our students. We encourage you to come early and often to stay on top of your class material. Tutoring is meant to supplement the work required in your class by working through the concepts, ideas, and problems.

NOTE: Tutoring has moved online through July 28th. Please email tutoringcenter@tctc.edu to set up a tutoring session or to ask any questions you may have. If you'd like to submit a paper for review, please follow these guidelines.

Remote Tutoring Schedule

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE...

Content-Specific Instructional Support in These Areas:

  • Math
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
  • Economics
  • Spanish
  • Accounting
  • Engineering
  • Writing for any Subject Area

Learning Strategies, Tips, Tools, and Workshops on Topics Like:

  • Study Techniques
  • Note-Taking Strategies
  • Plagiarism and How To Avoid It
  • Reading Skills for College
  • Controlling Procrastination
  • Creating Study Groups
  • Test-Taking Tips
  • Technology at TCTC

Tutoring Policies

When you choose to take advantage of the free tutoring services offered to you as a student at Tri-County Technical College, we ask that you read and understand our policies on attendance, responsibilities, and expectations. Click here to read the full agreement.

 

Hours and Contact Information

Hours and Locations

Pendleton Campus
Learning Commons
Third Floor - Student Success Center
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 am-6:00 pm; Friday: 8:00 am-2:00 pm

Anderson Campus
Learning Commons
Hours vary - Refer to the Tutoring Schedule

Easley Campus
Room 106
Hours vary - Refer to the Tutoring Schedule

Oconee Campus
Learning Commons
Hours vary - Refer to the Tutoring Schedule

Contact Us

Phone: (864) 646-1367
E-mail: tutoringcenter@tctc.edu

Staff

Hannah Fakoornejad
Tutoring Services Manager
Phone: (864) 646-1451
E-mail: hshuler1@tctc.edu

Appointments vs. Drop-ins

 APPOINTMENTS  DROP-INS
 An appointment guarantees a thirty-minute long session with a tutor at the student's desired time. If a tutor is available, the student can have an appointment right away. However, the student may have to wait or schedule another time.
 Appointments allow you to plan and prepare for exams and assignments over a longer period of time. Drop-ins can be used for quick questions if a tutor is available.
 Appointments can be made for individuals or groups for subjects like math or science. Though a group may not be able to see a tutor right away, study groups are always permitted to meet in the Center.

Log on to eTC to make Tutoring Appointments through Starfish. 

Online Component

We offer an online component as a supplemental service to students who cannot access the Tutoring Center at convenient hours. This service is for students taking evening classes, students taking classes at our community campuses and those taking classes online.

Guidelines for Review of Papers, Essays, Lab Reports and Research Papers

We also offer math and science tutoring using video chat through Skype for Business.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tutoring assistance is available free of charge to all Tri-County Technical College students.

Yes. The majority of our appointments are one-on-one sessions with a professional tutor.

Yes, groups of two or more students may make appointments for group tutoring sessions. Group tutoring is great for test, midterm, or exam review.

Each tutoring session lasts 30 minutes and consecutive sessions are not permitted except with special permission of the Tutoring Services Coordinator. However, when tutors have open sessions, they will usually continue working with you.

Yes, but please schedule no more than three appointments in any one subject in a day.

Be sure to cancel your appointment through Starfish or call 864-646-1367 to ask that the appointment be canceled for you; otherwise, the tutor will enter an outcome on Starfish marking you as a no show.

Yes, online tutoring is available during our business hours. We are also developing handouts and resources that can be accessed day or night at any time.

At the Pendleton Campus, be sure to check in at the front desk or notify a staff member that you are present. When you make an appointment through Starfish, you receive a confirmation e-mail giving the name of your tutor. If you are a walk-in, tell the person at the main desk the type of tutoring you need-writing, math, biology, etc. If no one is at the main desk, talk to a tutor or to the Tutoring Services Coordinator. At the Easley campus, go directly to room 106; at the Anderson Campus, go directly to the Learning Commons.

Right away. Tutoring can benefit all students - not just those struggling with their course work. Students who begin receiving tutoring at the beginning of a semester, or at least as soon as they receive the first grade, typically do much better than those students who wait until after midterms to get help.

Tutoring is available for all math courses, all science courses, Spanish, accounting, economics, psychology, and writing for all subject areas. Many of our tutors can help with additional subjects, such as CPT 170, history, etc. Call 864-646-1367 and ask to speak with the Tutoring Services Coordinator for information about specific subject area tutoring. All of our tutors are trained to help with time management, learning strategies, and technology as well.

  • First, attempt to do the assignment
  • Identify areas where you need help and come with specific questions to ask a tutor
  • Come prepared with all necessary materials, such as class notes, textbook, syllabus and handouts, paper, pencil/pen, etc.
  • Be ready to actively participate in the tutoring session. The tutor wants your complete attention

No. One of the main goals of the Tutoring Center is to help you become an independent learner. Tutors will review papers and homework with you, demonstrate tips and techniques for you, and coach you through practice sessions designed to develop your skills so you can successfully work on your own.

Probably not. All of our tutors are part-time and work varying schedules. Since some of our tutors are undergraduate or graduate students, they have their own classes and commitments that prevent exclusive tutoring arrangements. However, depending on your schedule, you may be able to make some appointments with the same tutor. Keep in mind that getting feedback from different tutors can be helpful.

Our professional tutors include retired teachers; retirees from business, industry, and engineering; graduate students; adjunct instructors; current and former college professors; and college students. Most of our tutors have master's degrees in their fields.

Absolutely! Students are encouraged to come to the Learning Commons to study.

Yes. The tutoring areas have 10 computers in the space. In addition, there are several more computers and 3 local b/w and color printers for student use across the Learning Commons.

No. Cell phones and other mobile devices should be silenced while you are in the Tutoring Center. If you must make or take a call, please exit the Tutoring Center to do so.

No, the Tutoring Center is an instructional space. The College's official position is that "[m]inors will not be permitted in Tri-County Technical College classrooms, labs, or other instructional venues."

Workshops are announced in a variety of ways, and most sessions are open to the entire College community. To request a workshop, call 864-646-1367.