Getting Started

All students who use or participate in activities led by the Student Success Center will need to complete the Online Orientation found on the Student Success Center Resources Canvas site. Once the orientation is complete, the student can get fill out our online contract and agree to our policies. From there, students gain access to all the resources and support that the SSC has to offer!

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an interactive academic program that incorporates hands-on learning activities for students enrolled in specific courses. Courses that are affiliated with SI will offer ongoing, weekly SI sessions that deliver course material in fun and engaging ways.

Statistically, those who regularly attend SI sessions see an increase in course achievement. SI session day and times will be determined by students’ availability in the course and will be geared to their needs.

To see a list of current SI classrooms, please click this link to view a Google doc of current teachers and sections that utilize SI leaders.

Subject Tutoring

The Student Success Center provides one-on-one and group tutoring assistance for any math or science course. Our tutors use independent learning strategies to help students better understand course concepts. Tutors will not do students’ works but will guide students through the material for a more holistic understanding.

Subject Tutoring assistance in:

  • Troubleshooting problem(s)
  • Study tips
  • Understanding of concepts

Along with homework already completed and/or attemptedplease bring:

  • Syllabus for the course
  • Textbook and/or Lab Manual
  • Notes from class
  • Pen/pencil/paper/eraser/calculator

What we do:

  • Provide assistance and support for most levels of Math and Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), as well as basic Social Science courses
  • Discuss individual concepts, formulas, and assignments.
  • Assist in how to approach a problem (such as steps and/or which formula(s) to use)
  • Provide suggestions for improvement (i.e. formulas to know, logical steps to follow).

What we do not do:

  • Correct your mistakes and hand your homework back to you without a discussion.
  • Solve your homework problems for you.
  • Sit with you for more than one problem at a time.

Reading and Writing Tutoring

The Student Success Center offers students one-on-one assistance with reading and writing strategies in ANY discipline. Our RAWC tutors are trained to assist students with any phase of the writing process for all courses and will help with reading skills for any textbook or literary form. We recognize that reading and writing skills are important across the curriculum and are equipped to help students at any stage preparedness.

Writing assistance includes:

  • Draft reviews
  • Ideas and approaches to an assignment
  • Computer software assistance

Along with a draft copy of the paperplease bring:

  • A copy of the assignment
  • Any writing you may be responding to
  • Notes from class
  • Pen/pencil and paper

What we do:

  • Provide assistance and support for all levels of writers.
  • Discuss individual topics and assignments.
  • Provide personal writing profile and suggestions for improvement.
  • Revise rough drafts.
  • Help with research papers, works cited pages, and all citation styles

What we do not do:

  • Correct your mistakes and hand your paper back to you without a discussion.
  • Write your essay or tell you what to say.
  • Judge writing; please do not ask us to give your paper a grade or to predict the grade you will earn on your essay.

Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA) Program

The MESA program is for students who have declared a major within mathematics, engineering or sciences. MESA is designed to help students within STEM fields excel academically, build community, participate in internships, capitalize on scholarship opportunities, and transfer to a four-year university. Click here to learn more about the MESA program and/or apply.