Final exams are fast approaching and Salt Lake Community College has a resource that can help students brush up on subjects learned throughout the semester. Free drop-in and focused tutoring for reading, writing, biology, chemistry, physics, accounting, finance, economics and all levels of math is available through the Learning Centers at the Taylorsville Redwood, South City, Jordan and Miller campuses of Salt Lake Community College. Online tutoring is also free and currently available for math, biology, geography and physics.
Drop-in tutoring is available at the Learning Center in TB 213 on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
“I lived in the lab [Learning Center] this last summer during my Math 990 class,” said student Rett Gunnell. “It is the only way I can survive. I frequent the Learning Center several times a week. The tutors really know their stuff. I would most definitely recommend the Learning Center to others in need of a little further clarification they did not get in their regular class time.”
Drop-in tutoring is available on the South City Campus in N 308 Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Jordan Campus Learning Center located in HTC 102 offers drop-in tutoring Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Learning Center at the Miller Campus is located in MATC 201; their hours are as posted at the location.
“I would encourage people in Math 900-990 to come here. That’s [developmental education] really what we are about. Don’t be afraid to stop in,” said Shirley Turley, the receptionist in the Learning Center at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus.
Focused one-on-one and small group tutoring is also available. Focused tutoring requires a commitment to attend a weekly one-on-one session with a tutor throughout the semester. While it is too late to utilize this resource for fall semester, now is the time to look into it in preparation for the spring.
Focused tutors are available for math, physics, chemistry, biology and some other subjects. To apply for focused tutoring sessions, an application can be picked up at the Learning Center on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus. It is recommended that you apply early during the semester for focused tutoring as available tutoring slots fill quickly.
“I have not utilized any one-on-one tutoring yet, but most definitely plan to,” said Gunnell.
The Learning Centers have resources available for students such as math solutions guides and can provide referrals for paid private tutoring if desired. Private tutoring services are not free. Pricing and available services may vary.
Employment opportunities are also available in the Learning Center. Students interested in becoming a tutor in the Learning Center must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, a B or better in the subject they wish to tutor and provide a faculty recommendation.
A schedule of available online tutoring sessions for math, biology, geography and physics, as well as the link to the online tutoring portal can be found at http://www.slcc.edu/learningcenter/OnlineTutoring.asp.
For an employment application please visit The Learning Center in TB 213 on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus or go online to http://www.slcc.edu/learningcenter/Employment.asp.