It’s National Tutoring Week this week (Oct. 7-11, 2019)! Make time to learn about the free tutoring help available to Black Hawk College students.
Options include on-campus tutoring during walk-in hours or by appointment, and online tutoring help 24/7, so no matter what your schedule is, help is available.
Keep in mind that you do not have to be struggling to seek help. Some students go to tutoring regularly to stay successful.
Tutors can help you, no matter whether you need assistance understanding a specific concept or simply want to improve upon your existing skills.
Tutors are ready to help
Math tutor John Tufts loves helping students succeed as they earn degrees and prepare for careers. He encourages students to not be shy about seeking out tutoring help.
“Why struggle? It just removes the frustration, especially with math,” Tufts said. “When you’re trying to study it outside of here, math is not something you can just look it over and look it over and finally you get it. You just get frustrated, you meltdown, you end up convincing yourself you can’t do it, and all you generally need is a little clarification and it keeps you moving. I hear all the time from people, ‘I spent two hours on two problems last night.’ Don’t do that, no two problems are worth that. By coming in here, you free up that time.”
Math tutor Nimisha Bhate enjoys helping students. Her advice for students is to practice, be on time for class, and not wait until the last minute on assignments. When you have trouble understanding, tutoring could be just the thing to get you back on track.
“I like to teach students math in different ways,” Bhate said. “There are always two to three methods to solve the problems. If they didn’t understand something in class, I can show them another method, too, so they can pick whatever method is easiest for them.”
Mike Seevers tutors in a variety of subjects, including writing, economics, astronomy, and physical and environmental science. He encourages students to be in class every day they can be, pay close attention, talk to their professors, go to office hours and seek out tutoring help.
“We’re here to help and give assistance. We don’t supply correct answers for things: we work with students to arrive at the goal they’re looking for,” Seevers said. “I think we have some good, successful outcomes. I’ve had students come back after they’ve turned in a paper and tell me, and other tutors as well, ‘I did really well on that paper.’ That’s the kind of reward you get for doing this.”
Get help on campus or online
You can get tutoring help as often as you want. Some opt for daily tutoring when facing a difficult subject, and others only occasionally get help.
Online tutoring is through tutor.com, 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.
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 weekdays during the school year then from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the summer.
If walk-in hours don’t work for you, if you want your session tailored to a specific course, or if you prefer an appointment, use the easy online form to request a tutor.
The Tutoring Center at the East Campus is located in Building B, Room 208.
Walk-in hours for specific subjects and peer tutoring (tutoring by students) are scheduled at the East Campus. Additional peer tutoring can be requested through a form available in the advising office.
Stop by, make an appointment, or log into your Canvas account to benefit from free tutoring for BHC students this semester!