With the wide variety of tutoring services offered by Salt Lake Community College, it can be difficult to know exactly where to go. Students can save hours of time by visiting one of the many free Learning Assistance Programs available.
Where do I go for help with English assignments and English tutoring?
The Student Writing and Reading Center (SWRC) is free to SLCC students and offers in-person or online tutoring. The SWRC can help brainstorm ideas, pick and research topics, edit papers, assist with annotating and more.
“We can help with any part of writing,” says Creative and Technical Writing major Felicia Prevo. “It’s for all skill levels, no matter how far along you are in your assignment. If you’re stuck, we can help.”
Clint Gardner, director of the SWRC, says he encourages students not to procrastinate on papers, especially at the end of the semester when the center gets busy.
“The sooner you get started, the better,” Gardner says.
After creating an account, students can sign up for appointments online or show up to the center during business hours to try for a walk-in appointment. Visit the SWRC website to see hours and locations.
Where do I go for math and math-related subjects?
The STEM Learning Center has tutors for several subjects, including mathematics, biology, biotechnology, physics, chemistry, engineering and geosciences. STEM also offers workshops hosted by instructors and tutors collaborating to provide interactive support.
Students are encouraged to bring difficult concepts or problems.
STEM prefers walk-in visitors, making it easier for students to drop in whenever they have spare time between classes. Go to the STEM website to learn more about their hours, locations and the workshops offered.
What if I need help with my ePortfolio?
In order to graduate at SLCC, it is required for students to create a collection of student work as an ePortfolio. Creating an ePortfolio can be labor intensive and difficult, but it doesn’t have to be.
Currently, there are four campuses with an ePortfolio lab and specialists to assist with creating or adding to student ePortfolios. Walk-ins are welcome, but those with appointments will have priority.
Students are again encouraged not to wait to get started, as the labs are very busy at the end of the semester.
In the Redwood campus, the ePortfolio lab is located in the Library room 044. Visit the ePortfolio student resource site for hours, other locations and more information.
Where can I go to get assistance with research or use computers and Wi-Fi?
The library is a great place to get homework done with librarians and computers free and onsite to assist.
Students can get help with research projects and learn how to navigate the thousands of free research articles on the databases SLCC has access to. Other resources include buying, selling or renting textbooks, and the portable Wi-Fi HOTSPOT devices available to check out for up to 28 days.
“The Wi-Fi HOTSPOT device allows students to connect other laptops, smart phones, tablets etc. to the Internet if they do not have access at home,” says Zack Allred, assistant director at the Redwood Campus library. “We also help with campus navigation, since we have several libraries around the valley. Students are welcome to come in and use computers or talk to us about where to find things, or who can help them with particular questions.”
Allred goes on to remind students that with their SLCC student ID card, they have access to all the other college and university libraries in the state of Utah.
Check out SLCC Libraries for more information on hours, locations or to begin researching your next paper.
Where can I go to get help with online courses?
Navigating online and hybrid courses brings its own unique set of challenges and learning curves. Students can visit the elearning support page for help with time management, using canvas, online advising and technical requirements.
Where do I go for language learning assistance?
The Center for Languages offers a variety of options for practicing and learning about your target language and culture. Students must be enrolled in a language learning class to meet with a tutor, but the center is open to anyone for studying.
Meet with students to have free in-person conversations and tutoring, or develop communicative skills through the audio/video and computer-based language learning programs. Languages include American Sign Language, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
The Center for Languages is located at the Redwood Campus, Technology building room 315. You can call them at 801-957-3855 to schedule an appointment or see if tutors are available for a walk-in.
Where do I go to learn and practice or get help with presentation skills?
Students who are preparing presentations for school or work can visit the Presentation Skills Lab with help on visuals, content, organization, delivery and more. The lab offers free one-on-one assistance to assist with meeting any specific requirements or challenges.
The Presentation Skills Lab is located on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus in room BB 325.