Salt Lake Community College offers free tutoring for students struggling with Math, Physics, Biology and Chemistry. Students continuing to struggle in these areas can utilize the skills of the tutors at the Learning Center.
Getting a tutor can be the difference between passing and failing a class. Tutors can help a student better understand a subject and help improve his or her grades.
Avanl Vyas, Coordinator of the Learning Center explained that getting tutored surely helps.
“It’s our help that improves their grades,” Vyas said.
The Center at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus is located on the first floor of the Technology Building, room 213. All a student has to do is show up, take a seat and put up either a red or a blue flag, depending on the subject in which he or she requires help with. The blue flag is for Math and Physics and a red flag is for Biology and Chemistry. Tutors are more than happy to help and explain the subject to the student. The tutor’s spend an average of 5 to 7 minutes on each student before moving on to the next student.
There is no need to make an appointment. The Learning Center serves students on a walk-in basis and is free to all students.
The tutors can also help students one-on-one. Students wanting a private session with a tutor simply fill out a tutor request form. The request forms can also be found online. The Learning Center is open Monday through Saturday at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus. About 1,500 students sought help from the Learning Center last semester. Of those students, Vyas said 30 to 40 percent were habitual users. 80 percent of the tutors in the Learning Center are math tutors. Students may also help tutor in the Learning Center. However, it’s required that all student tutors have passed Math 1050 with a grade B or better.
Knowing the resources available at SLCC can be critical to a student’s success and students should be aware of the resources available to them. The Learning Center not only operates from the Taylorsville Redwood Campus, but also the Jordan, Miller and South City Campuses. The hours vary from location to location. Online tutoring is also available.
Visit slcc.edu/learningcenter for more information.