ON CAMPUS TUTORING
We offer tutoring in all major academic areas to all
OC students. Tutoring is conducted by appointment
(highly recommended for guaranteed time) or by walk-in.
Appointments can be scheduled, changed or cancelled in
advance. There is no charge for tutoring in the SSC.
Have a question? Stuck on a problem?
Online tutoring available.
The Student Success Center provides online tutoring by
on-site tutors during their scheduled hours. Use
Bold Chat to reach an SSC tutor live through a
message board. Click on the chat button on the home
page. Then, simply ask if a tutor is available. For
longer sessions, you will be directed to Blackboard
Keep in mind that on-site tutors are also
providing one-on-one tutoring to students on campus and
some responses may take longer than expected.
Smarthinking - Help when you need it, 24 hours a
It’s 12am the night before your final and
you’re stuck on a problem. You decide it’s too
late to email your professor or call classmates.
As you slip deeper into panic mode, you gulp your
caffeinated drink and mumble under your breath, "Where
is help when I need it...?"
FREE Online Tutoring for OC students:
Bilingual | Math | Introductory
Anatomy & Physiology | Biology | Chemistry | Writing
| Reading | Organic Chemistry | Physics | Economics
| Finance | Accounting | Statistics | Spanish |
Business | Nursing and Allied Health | Computers and
With SMARTHINKING, you can:
- Connect with an e-structor and interact with a
- Submit your Writing for any class to our Online
- Submit a Question and receive a reply from a
Access Smarthinking in your Blackboard classes or
for the Portal now.
or Follow these steps to get started:
- Go to
- You will be given instructions on getting into the
- Once in the portal click on the “Smarthinking”
- Once you're there, you have access to all the
- If you are taking Online Courses you may also
access Smarthinking through
For help call us at 432-335-6673 or
Want to Learn More?
Please join this
session to learn more about this service and the ways in
which it can help you succeed. Register for a session by
going to the URL listed below the date and time. Once
registered, you will receive an email confirming your
registration with information you need to join the
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Reasons to Seek Tutoring
- Students should immediately seek
tutoring when understanding of course
material becomes difficult.
- Students should not wait until the
last minute to seek assistance from a
- The tutoring process is most
beneficial when pressing time
constraints and deadlines are not an
- Tutors can be helpful to students
who are satisfied with their academic
- Tutors can assist students with
preparing for tests, editing papers, and
improving study skills.
- Students falling behind in their
coursework are encouraged to seek
assistance from a Center tutor.
- Tutors can set realistic goals for
students and assist them with achieving
- Instructors and academic advisors
often refer students to the tutoring
services offered by the Center.
Students who receive such referrals are strongly
encouraged to follow the advice of their instructors or
academic advisors. These referrals are made by these
professionals because tutoring works, and they know it!
Most core curriculum subject areas offered on
campus are tutored in the Center.
Student’s Responsibilities in the Tutoring Process
- Students must provide the tutor with
all necessary materials such as
textbooks, class notes, handouts, etc.
It is the responsibility of the students
to provide the material for the tutoring
session. Students cannot come to
tutoring with the expectation that the
tutor will provide materials or subject
matter for the session.
- Students must attempt to complete
assignments to the best of their ability
before seeking tutoring.
- All reading assignments should be
read by the student completely before
the tutoring session begins. It is
unreasonable to expect a tutor to teach
a course to a student.
- The student must do his/her part by
attending class regularly, taking notes,
reading assigned material, and
attempting to complete assignments
before the tutoring session.
- Tutors are not allowed to give out
answers to students. Students must come
up with their own answers, solutions
- The tutor’s primary purpose is to
assist the student in comprehending the
coursework, provide feedback to the
student, and assist the student with
related study skills.
- Students must play an active role in
determining what course of action is
best for themselves.
The Student Success Center promotes personal
responsibility by requiring that students play an active
role in their tutoring appointments. Tutoring sessions
generally last for one hour each. However, the student
and the tutor must mutually determine what is best for
the student concerning the frequency and duration of
Please call the SSC at
432-335-6878 or 335-6673 to schedule a tutoring