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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Tutor Center located?

The Tutor Center is located in the upper level of the Learning Resources Center.

How can a tutor help me?

The best tutoring experience is when you come to a session prepared with specific questions. Tutors will work with you to help you understand where you are having difficulty.  Tutors can help with note taking, test preparation, time management, and study techniques.  Also, tutors can explain concepts, suggest resources, and provide encouragement.

What are the hours of operation?

Tutor schedules vary each semester and are subject to change due to tutor availability.  Tutor schedules are available in the Tutor Center, Learning Lab, Titan Talk student newsletter, and on the College’s website.  The Tutor Center and Learning Lab are closed on the weekend and on holiday/campus closings.

How much does it cost?

It’s FREE!  Please take advantage of the Tutor Center.  Our services are free to you!

Do I have to make an appointment for tutoring?

No appointment is necessary for tutoring.  Students are assisted on a first-come, first-served basis, so be prepared to wait, especially during peak hours.  Tutors may be helping several students or groups of students from different classes at the same time.  Please allow adequate time for tutors to review papers.

For what courses can I be tutored in?

You can obtain tutoring help in a variety of subject areas, including math, accounting, English, reading, science, psychology, and basic study skills.  We apologize, but we are not able to offer tutoring for all CCBC courses. Additional assistance is available for students with limited English proficiency, upon request.

Can I get tutoring at CCBC if I’m not an enrolled student?

No.  You must be a currently registered student to use the Tutor Center and Learning Lab.

What should I bring with me when I see a tutor?

Most students bring their books, papers, and notes.  For writing assistance, please remember to bring the assignment so the tutor can help you make sure you have addressed it thoroughly.  Also, bring a printout of what you have written so far.  You may wish to bring your laptop, or you may print out the written assignment in the Learning Lab.

Do I have to bring a completed paper to the Tutor Center?

No.  The English tutor and/or writing tutor can help you with any stage in your writing process, from understanding the assignment to polishing a final draft. Bring whatever you have completed thus far.

Can I leave an assignment with a tutor and return to pick it up?

No.  Our practice is to meet with students for face-to-face collaboration, and our focus is to support students in improving their writing.  The revising process is the best way to learn and strongly encouraged.

Who are the tutors?

Professional tutors —Tutors hold at least a bachelor's degree. They may be adjunct instructors on campus.

Why do I have to sign a form when I visit the Tutor Center?

Signing a form helps track the usage of the Tutor Center.  We use this information to get funding, grant reporting purposes, and ensure adequate tutor coverage.

I cannot make it to campus.  Is online tutoring available?

Online tutoring services are available through Brainfuse to all CCBC students 24/7 and free of charge.  There is a link to Brainfuse in each student’s Blackboard account.

How do I schedule a make-up exam?

Make-up exams are proctored in the Tutor Center located in the Library on the following days:  Mondays and Tuesdays from 11:00 am to 2:00 p.m., Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  No appointment is necessary.  Student photo ID is required; tests will not be administered without proper identification.