Students at SLCC are taking on new information every time they step into a classroom. Whether it is a subject they are familiar with or something brand new, there is a lot of information to keep up with.
Many students find that learning some of these new concepts can be extremely challenging. At times it may even seem impossible. That’s the point when a struggling student can reach out and ask for help from a tutor.
Juggling a job, social life and higher education can be quite the balancing act for a college student at any level. There is a specified amount of class time when students are free to ask questions and get help from the many great professors and faculty on campus. After leaving the classroom, the work and learning is the student’s responsibility.
Students in college run into new problems all the time, problems they have never been faced with. They sit down to complete their homework and they are stumped. The professor isn’t there to answer questions.
SLCC’s Learning Centers are a great way for students to get that extra bit of help that they need. With flexible hours and a walk-in system, students can depend on the school for a helping hand. What makes this deal even sweeter for SLCC students is that the services provided by these tutors come at no charge.
Seth Bogle is a tutor at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus and really enjoys the work he is doing. He just entered his third semester at SLCC, but had previous experience as a community college tutor in Georgia.
“I was a tutor at a community college in Georgia, where I’m from. I moved out here and decided that was kind of what I wanted to do. I applied for jobs that were available in the area and tutoring was one of them,” Bogle said.
Bogle is hoping to help students gain confidence in their abilities and adapt to college situations. Bogle believes that the move to college can be a difficult transition for many students and hopes that he can make it more manageable.
“Our goal here is to make students more independent. We want them to be able to work on their own but that’s kind of hard if you’ve never been in college. We’re basically trying to put ourselves out of a job,” said Bogle.
Another option students have available is private tutoring. Private tutors usually charge for services. Private tutors are willing to meet with students off campus, which is appealing for some students. These private tutors have the same goals in mind.
Ahmed is a private tutor and former student at SLCC. He really appreciated the tutoring program the school offered. Ahmed was tutored in math and saw great benefits from that experience. He enjoys being able to help students better understand the material they are learning.
“It’s about helping the students out. Once we create a good foundation, other things can follow,” Ahmed said.
Ahmed has been tutoring for over a year now. He began helping people out as a friendly gesture. Soon Ahmed was in high demand and saw the potential to help fund some of his educational needs.
“I charge $15 per hour but I work around students budgets. I understand that students often have a hard time so I’m flexible with my rates,” Ahmed said.
Ahmed can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.