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Tutoring Center

Welcome

Welcome to the Tutoring Center! Here you will find information regarding the Center's hours, subjects available and the link to request an appointment with a peer tutor!

Our Peer Tutor's must have two recommendations from faculty, an A or B in the subject they are tutoring, complete an interview process and complete a College Reading and Learning Association certified training program.

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Taylor Crawshaw

Associate Dean for Tutoring and Accessibility
620.332.5457
1057 W. College Ave
Independence, KS 67301

Tutoring Center Frequently Asked Questions

 

When is the Tutoring Center open?

Tutoring Center hours are 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Fridays.

 

Are the peer tutors trained or just students that took classes at ICC?

All ICC peer tutors complete a training program certified by the College Reading and Learning Association and must meet specific requirements to tutor. They are evaluated at mid-semester and at the end of each term.  

 

How do I know if someone is in the Tutoring Center to help with a specific subject?

Peer tutors hours are posted by subject in the Academic Building. These subject hours are also on an Outlook calendar that can be shared with facuty and staff.

Students can receive tutoring in the Tutoring Center, online using skype, zoom, etc. or access Net Tutor 24/7 using Canvas. Questions regarding NetTutor should be directed to the Online Director, Jared Wheeler.

Students can walk in to the Tutoring Center to use computers and study, for a peer tutoring session or for a place to be between classes.

 Students can request a scheduled appointment on this page  or in person.

What subjects are tutors typically available to help with?

This list can vary each semester but we try to have the following subjects covered:

  • College Algebra
  • Intermediate Algebra
  • Beginning Algebra
  • English Skills
  • Composition Prep
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition II
  • U.S. History I & II
  • World History I & II
  • Physical Science
  • Chemistry
  • Astronomy
  • Computer Concepts and Applications
  • Theatre Appreciation
  • U.S. Government
  • Music Apprecation
  • General Biology
  • Biology I & II
  • General Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Art Appreciation
  • Public Speaking
  • Ethics 
  • Intro to Literature

If you need help in another subject please ASK! Tutors can also assist with creating flash cards and study guides, reviewing notes and test preperation! 

 

What if all the Tutoring Center computers are full?

There are Chromebooks students can check out to use while in the Tutoring Center. Instructors can also check out Chromebooks to use in smaller classrooms – there are 12 available.

 

Study Hall & Study Groups

If you would like to host a study hall in the Tutoring Center or schedule a study group for a specific course please let me know!

 

Will my instructors know if I attended a tutoring session?

During/after a tutoring session, peer tutors and tutoring clients complete a “Tutor Contact Form.” The Tutoring Center collects data from these forms and then provides a copy of the form to each instructor. Student Support Services also collects and maintains copies of forms for program participants.

 

Why isn’t the Tutoring Center open on weekends or later in the evening?

The Tutoring Center is staffed by the Associate Dean for Tutoring and Accessibility and peer tutors. Student Support Services (a federal TRIO grant) and the Tutoring center are co-located. This co-location allows the Tutoring Center to be open for around 60 hours a week – more hours than any other department on campus. The Tutoring Center and SSS program work hard to maintain this level of service to students and additional hours are not feasible at this time.

Each semester during “dead week” or the week before finals, the Tutoring Center is open until 9:00 p.m. to provide services to students.

To further assist students, the Tutoring Center began staying open until midnight once a month. The date chosen is coordinated with faculty members.

 

What programming does the Tutoring Center offer?

The Tutoring Center hosts “Living Room Conversations” every Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. in the lower level of the Student Union. Other dates and times are available upon request. For more information about Living Room Conversations, check out www.livingroomconversations.org

Monthly seminars are also hosted in AC 132 or in other areas of campus. Topics include: notes, reading textbooks, memory, using visualization in notes and more! Seminars are scheduled at various times to try and accommodate students but any department, activity or sport can request a seminar for study hall or as an activity for students.