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 (if students are unable to keep them) in person,
via phone or email. Email reminders can also be sent.
Click here for the
Spring 2013 tutor schedule.
Have a question? Stuck on a
Use Blackboard Collaborate to reach
an SSC tutor live through a message board. Click on the
link below to sign in and see which tutor is available.
Then, simply say hello to start your session.
to view tutor availability.
SSC Online/ On-site Tutoring
The Student Success Center provides online tutoring
by on-site tutors during their scheduled hours. 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. Please watch the chat room
for updated schedules or call the Center to make sure
the tutor will be available for questions.
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
to go to SMARTHINKING on 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
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 Webinar.
Click here for more info.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
7, Vista, XP or 2003
Required: Mac OS® X
10.4.11 (Tiger®) or
Reasons to Seek Tutoring
- Students should immediately seek
tutoring when comprehension of course
material becomes difficult.
- Students should not wait until the
last minute to seek assistance through
the tutoring process.
- 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 and editing tests, editing
papers, and improving study skills.
- Students who have fallen 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
will 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!
All core curriculum subject areas offered on
campus are tutored in the Center.
Student’s Responsibilities in the Tutoring Process
- Students seeking tutoring 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
provide feedback to the student in
regards to their coursework 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