Everyone needs help now and then to understand difficult concepts, to get schoolwork organized, or to move past a mental block. HCC is committed to helping you succeed in your classes, so they hire many tutors whom you can visit for free to get that additional help. In spring of 2014, 89% of students who received tutoring in math and 86.5% of those who received tutoring in English succeeded with an A, B, or C grade in their class.
Tutors equip you to learn independently. Thus, they will not to give you answers or do the work for you. Instead, they will clarify ideas, teach you study skills, help you manage your time and class papers, give you extra opportunities to practice and quiz yourself, and help you find and use resources. They can be your cheerleaders, helping you gain the confidence and skills you need to successfully direct and manage your own learning.
Whenever RLRC is open, HCC students can drop by the front desk for help with writing, or drop by room 109 for help with math. The Supplemental Instruction groups for General Biology and Anatomy & Physiology are also drop-in, but have a specific schedule. Whether you drop in or make an appointment for tutoring, come prepared with a specific question and with your class assignment, books, notes, and anything else you may need.
If you can’t make it to RLRC to get tutoring, you may receive tutoring online.
For math and writing tutoring, HCC students may submit questions to email@example.com. Please provide your full name, instructor's name, class, a description of the assignment, its due date, and the specific question(s) or topic(s) you need help with. Tutors will try to respond to emails within an hour during RLRC's open times. However, please note that we may be slower if the face-to-face labs are busy.
To arrange an online appointment for tutoring in most HCC courses, contact RLRC by phone or email, or turn in a Personal Tutoring Request form (see "Personal Tutoring" below) with a note that you'd prefer to meet online. We communicate through an easy-to-use program called Zoom, which is similar to Skype and Facetime. It permits optional real-time video and audio and includes features for chatting, screen-sharing, highlighting, and more.
Available soon: Get help by visiting our LearningZone courses for math or writing. In DragonZone, click "Library Services." (The first time you do this, you'll need to click "Choose Links" and select "Library Services." Then go back to your main screen via "My Links," where "Library Services" will then be available.) In Library Services, click the button "HCC Math Tutor" or "HCC Writing Tutor." These will take you to their respective course home pages where you can view handouts, click links to other helpful websites, or post a question in our public forum. Tutors will respond to such questions within an hour during RLRC's open hours.
Perhaps you need help in another subject that the drop-in labs and SI sessions don’t cover, or perhaps those sources of help don’t suit your style of learning or schedule. Then you can request a personal tutor who will meet with you and perhaps one other person in your class. You may arrange regular appointments for one or two hours a week in Rimmer or online. If we do not currently have a tutor for the class you’re in, we will try to find one or will recommend another method for you to get the help you need.
Athletes’ schedules are filled with practices, classes, and games. To accommodate this, and help athletes succeed academically, the coaches and RLRC staff arrange tutoring at certain times in the evenings during the fall and spring semesters in Rimmer. This provides athletes with tutors, as well as access to a computer lab to work on assignments and online classes. Athletes may contact their coaches about expectations for student athlete attendance and for the team’s study time slots. Alternately, contact the Learning Success Coordinator at 620-665-3369, or after 5 pm, contact Jan Stutzman at 620-665-3449 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Fall 2015, football tutoring is scheduled for 7:00-7:45 and 8:00-8:45 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Basketball and softball tutoring are TBA.
Specific academic departments provide tutoring for courses offered through their departments. Please contact your department to see what tutoring they provide.
Student Tutoring Services and Rimmer Writing and Math Labs provide opportunities for students to be trained and hired as tutors. For more information and tutor requirements as well as an online application click on the following link.