To help students, Salt Lake Community College provides tutoring in different subjects for free.
“What the Learning Center is now and what it was before are two different things. We now provide more ways of tutoring, including walk-ins, focused tutoring, scheduled tutoring as well as tutoring for students with learning disabilities,” says Gary Campbell, Director of SLCC’s Learning Center.
The Learning Centers have walk-in tutoring for math, physics, chemistry and biology. There are Learning Centers in five SLCC locations: Taylorsville-Redwood, South City, Miller, Jordan and Highland.
SLCC also provides tutoring in accounting, computer information systems and writing at each of their labs located at the Taylorsville-Redwood Campus.
Jordan Campus now offers tutoring in nursing for students in the Nursing Program.
“A lot of students have heard about the Learning Centers in their classes, but they don’t use it,” says Bill Reiley, Director of the Math Tutoring Center.
According to Reiley , most SLCC students don’t know how fast and accessible learning centers can be and how much help they offer.
“In the middle of the semester, there will be a couple midterm reviews,” Reiley says. “We’ll go over chapter assessments or samples that will be on midterms.”
In these reviews, tutors go over past math final exams and important concepts from every chapter.
The Writing Centers give individualized help and feedback on the student writing. Using one-on-one help and group work, their goal is to help writers become self-sufficient.
SLCC also provides online tutoring for math and writing for those students who cannot make it to campus.
Students who get help from the Learning Center come in, log into a computer, sign in their names and provide their student numbers. A tutor will then be with them immediately.
John Steiner is a tutor who has been helping at the Taylorsville-Redwood Campus Leaning Center for 12 years.
He tutors everything from beginning math to Calculus 2.
“Every tutor here has had Math 1050 or higher as a math course, has also taken physics, biology and chemistry,” Steiner says. “We show students strategies in study habits, how to solve problems and how to use resources. When they do that on their own, that’s how we know we succeeded as a tutor.”
Steiner suggests that students coming for tutoring have ready questions with which they need help and to bring in their notes, textbooks and mark any hard concepts.
For more information visit: www.slcc.edu/tutoring.