The Tutoring Center provides resource services to assist in student success at the College. While the Tutoring Center can provide services in a number of ways, the support service in greatest demand is tutoring.
Our staff is eager to assist and would like to encourage students to come and see what types of resource services are available to you as a student.
Please remember to come to the Tutoring Center early and talk about the assistance you may need to obtain the greatest level of success.
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Tutoring Center Resources at WSCC
Check out the information below. Still have questions? Contact us and we can help.
We Are Here to Help
The Tutoring Center is an integral part of the broad range of student success services offered to West Shore students. We are available to help students learn about college and community resources, assist in locating materials, places, and people on campus, and offer support, encouragement, and positive reinforcement. The Tutoring Center provides tutoring, study skills assistance, academic and personal counseling as well as many other services designed to meet the unique needs of each student seeking our help.
Tutoring is Free of Charge
Free tutoring –both individual and group—is available for eligible students through 1-1 tutoring and small groups. Students requesting these services must fill out an application at the Tutoring Center. Feel free to either drop-in to the Center or contact us via email or phone for an appointment.
The Tutoring Center also offers Accounting Help Labs to assist students who need occasional or intermittent help. Staffed by either adjunct faculty or professional tutors, the hours and location of these workshops vary each semester. Current information is available at our website, in the Tutoring Center and Student Services, as well as from English and Math faculty.
The Tutoring Center is located in The Commons of the Schoenherr Campus Center on the upper level in Suite 761. Both stairs and an elevator are available for easy access.
Policies & Frequently Asked Questions
It is the policy of the college that no persons shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, sex, or marital status or be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination in any program or activity for which the college is responsible or which it receives federal financial assistance. This policy of non-discrimination also applies to otherwise qualified handicapped individuals.
The Tutoring Center and Disability Access Services are funded by a grant from the The State Of Michigan, Workforce Development Agency, Division of Education and Career Success and West Shore Community College.
Do you have to be failing before you can get a tutor from the Tutoring Center?
No, tutoring is available to help students who are struggling in their courses. If you feel that your grade is at risk of going under a C (or a B- in Intro to Chemistry, A&P I, and A&P II), please contact the Tutoring Center for help. If you are retaking a class, contact the Tutoring Center as soon as possible once the semester has begun.
Does the Tutoring Center only has tutors for particular classes?
No, the Tutoring Center has provided tutoring assistance in almost all of the classes offered at West Shore. It may take us a bit longer to locate a tutor in some courses, but we will make every effort to find a tutor that can help you regardless of the course in which you need help.
Is it true that only people with disabilities can get tutoring help from the Tutoring Center?
No, that is not true! The Tutoring Center is a combination of a tutoring center, a disability access office, and an outreach and informational office. Therefore, we help people in varying ways depending on their individual needs. You do NOT have to have a disability in order to get tutorial assistance. You do have to meet our criteria, which is basically being at risk of falling under a grade of C or having taken the class previously and withdrew, audited, or failed it.
Is tutoring free?
Yes, while we pay tutors an hourly wage, there is no cost to WSCC students.
Does the Tutoring Center can help Veterans, Single Parents, Displaced Homemakers, and English as A Second Language Speakers?
Yes, we can help depending on each person’s unique needs.
If I participate in tutoring does that information follows me when I transfer to another school or quit taking classes?
No, by law, the College keeps all personal information private, including your participation in the Tutoring Center. The staff will only release information if you request in writing that we do so.
Is tutoring only available for classes that are held at West Shore?
No, we will provide tutoring help for all West Shore classes regardless of whether that help is needed for an online class or for a class held at a location other than West Shore, for instance, at the Manistee Center.
Does the Tutoring Center help students with disabilities?
Yes, that is true, through our Disability Access Services Office! Academic accommodations at no cost to the student are available for individuals with documented disabilities. Please drop by the Disability Access Office in the Tutoring Center, for details.
Is it true that my instructor may not want me to ask for tutorial help?
No, that is not true! The professors and instructors at West Shore are very supportive of the Tutoring Center and will welcome your participation in it.