Free tutoring help is available

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Black Hawk College director of Tutoring, TRiO, and Student Support Services Lisa Hansen

Are you having trouble in a class or just need a bit of help? Free tutoring is just a click away!

As a BHC student you can get tutoring help 24/7 online through, which you access through your Canvas account. On-campus tutoring for a wide variety of subjects is available during walk-in hours and also by appointment.

Not sure when to seek tutoring help? Start early and show up often is a good rule of thumb, but you can use tutoring services anytime. With a month left of classes, and finals on the horizon, it is a great time to take advantage of all the Tutoring Centers have to offer.

“We definitely help those struggling with a concept or how to set up a MLA paper but anyone who would like to up their game can come as well,” said Lisa Hansen, director of Tutoring, TRiO, and Student Support Services at Black Hawk College.

Hansen is a Black Hawk College graduate who earned her bachelor’s degree at Illinois State University and her master’s degree at Western Illinois University. She has a background in higher education, and joined the Black Hawk College team last semester.

Tutoring Center details

The Quad-Cities Campus Tutoring Center is located under the library in Building 1. Walk-in hours for core subjects, such as math and writing, are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on week days

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during the school year and then from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the summer.

If those hours don’t work for you, if you want your session tailored to a specific course, or if you prefer an appointment, use this easy online form to request a tutor .

The Tutoring Center at East Campus is located in Building B, Room 208. Walk-in hours for specific subjects are scheduled at East Campus. Peer tutoring is available Monday through Thursday from 12:15-2:15 p.m. Additional peer tutoring can be requested through a form available in the advising office.

How tutoring works

Hansen said students report that tutoring helps them understand concepts they initially didn’t and as a result, their grades improved. Meeting with a tutor one-on-one or with a few others allows you to explore what you need help with in-depth.

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You can get tutoring help on a frequent or occasional basis: whatever works best for you. You might need daily tutoring as you work towards understanding a particular concept, but once you master that, you might not need tutoring until another difficult concept surfaces in class.

Remember that BHC tutors are there to help you whenever you are in need. Several tutors have helped students like you for years. They are very well-versed in helping you build healthy study habits and want to help you succeed. Don’t hesitate to take advantage of this BHC resource!

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