Every student will likely need some homework help during a semester.
Regardless of the situation — prepping for a math final, setting up an ePortfolio, struggling with a biology assignment — Salt Lake Community College has great resources that many students don’t know about, including free tutoring.
Tutoring for many subjects
SLCC students can get tutoring help for most math classes and some science, information technology, health sciences and accounting courses. Tutoring is spread out across six SLCC campuses, with some subjects only available at a specific campus.
Tutoring centers provide a quiet place to study and get homework done, and help is readily available in case a student has questions.
Any student who needs help with their ePortfolio can visit the designated lab areas at the Taylorsville Redwood, South City or Jordan campuses.
Different types of tutoring
The Tutoring and Learning Centers offers two primary methods of tutoring.
Walk-in tutoring consists of 15-minute private sessions where a student gets one-on-one time with a tutor. Students are welcome to sign in again and get more help if they need it.
Tutoring appointments are typically 30 minutes in length and can be reserved through TutorTrac on All Access. Students can browse by times and subjects, and in some cases, request a particular tutor.
Students who need more focused tutoring can schedule two 60-minute sessions a semester. This option is only offered at Taylorsville Redwood, South City or Jordan campuses.
SLCC also offers free online tutoring for math, biology, chemistry and physics. The video chat is a convenient option for students who cannot travel to campus.
Anyone can visit a tutor
Some students may perceive a stigma against getting tutoring. They think it might make them look unintelligent or they think the tutors might think they are not intelligent, but this is not the case.
“Tutoring is for everyone, even ‘A’ students,” says Lori Reagan, the North Region Coordinator for tutoring at the South City Campus.
According to Reagan, the best part of tutoring for students is “confidence and independence building in the student.” She adds that the tutors are not there to judge and these individuals are hired because they like to teach.
There are some tutors with a lot of tutoring experience at SLCC, too. One of the tutors, named Thomas, has been tutoring for 10 years and sees the value of the work in his own life.
“Teaching other people helps me better myself,” he says.
Any student with questions about tutoring hours and services can call 801-957-6800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.