Good help is hard to find — unless you know where to look.
Because first-year Salt Lake Community College students may get stressed over their studies, the college provides numerous tutoring resources to help students feel at ease.
One of those resources is the Student Writing Center, led by Clint Gardner, who recently won the Muriel Harris Outstanding Service Award. The award is given every four years to someone who has significantly benefited the international writing community.
The SWC is an example of a need for community college students to have access to university-level tutoring programs.
“Writing Centers at two-year schools have seen growth since around 2000, and are beginning to [outnumber] writing centers at four-year schools,” Gardner says.
The SWC, which reopens Jan. 13, is available to all students. Tutors can help with any relevant writing needs — from essays for class to job resumes, and everything in between.
In addition to helping students master the written word, SLCC also offers help for students learning a foreign language.
Located in room 418 in the Technology Building on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus is the Center for Languages.
In addition to free tutoring, students can practice speaking, reading, and writing in their foreign language with people who are proficient or near proficient in the language.
The accessibility allows students to stay on top of their classwork and keep a solid understanding throughout the semester.
While starting a new semester can be stressful, SLCC students can find comfort in knowing their school gives them the tools they need to succeed both in and out of the classroom.