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College Success Skills (EDUC 099)

This guide is designed as an introduction to the Learning Commons, Library and library resources for EDU 099 students.

General Information

The Tutoring Center

Located 2nd Floor of Learning Commons (Building A)

The Tutoring Center provides free tutoring in math, English, computer information system, and the sciences on a first-come-first-served basis. 

Peer Writing Tutors are also available to help with your writing through Writing Support Services.

You may also submit an assignment electronically through our Writing Support Services page. 

Note: when citing in your research paper or project, be sure to double check with your instructor/professor on their use of MLA and APA citations. 

     Hours for the Tutoring Center:

Fall and Spring semesters:

     Monday-Thursday 7 am- 8 pm

     Friday 7 am- 4:30 pm

Summer semester:

     Monday-Thursday 7 am- 7 pm

     Friday 7 am- 4:30 pm

     (Tutors are not available on Fridays during the Summer semester.)

Visit the Learning Commons homepage for specific holiday closures.

Tutors are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. We strive to always have someone available to assist you.

Please call (318) 678-6059 for any questions. 

Resources

Resources in the Tutoring Center include all the models and equipment that support hands-on learning:

  • Anatomy resources
  • Calculators
  • Allied Health, Math, Nutrition, and Science DVDs
  • 3 Microscopes with slides
  • 3 Study rooms
  • Vernier Caliper and Depth Measuring Device

Click on the Resources page to find more equipment in the Tutoring Center.

 

Writing Support Services

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Need Help With Your Paper?

Visit the Tutoring Center!

Submit your paper online for Peer Writing Tutors to review for FREE!

 

Visit BPCC Online Writing Services, and click on the "Submit an Assignment" button and follow the directions. Please allow up to 48 hours for a response (Monday through Friday). For help, contact the Tutoring Center at 318-678-6059.

Prep for Your Tutoring Session

 

What you can expect from a tutoring session:

  • The tutor’s purpose is to help you help yourself, to assist you so that you can become an independent learner.

In order to receive the maximum benefit from your tutoring session:

  • Be prepared by bringing all materials (textbook, notes, homework, pen/pencil, etc.).
  • Do as much of the homework or assignment for the course before the tutorial session.
  • Get help early. Do not wait until the last minute before class.
  • During busy times, tutors may get you started, then help someone else, then come back to you.
  • If a tutor forgets to return and you still need help, please give them a courteous reminder.
  • Be considerate of other student’s needs and do not monopolize the tutor’s time.
  • No Eating, drinking, or using tobacco products.
  • Cell phones must be silent and any calls must be taken outside.

Tutors can:

  • Review and help clarify assignments.
  • Help you understand concepts that the instructor has already presented in class.
  • Provide you with additional examples and practice problems.
  • Help you understand the textbook and utilize the information.

Tutors cannot:

  • Teach new material missed in class.
  • Always give assistance at the computer stations. The majority of tutoring takes place at the tables.
  • Do your homework for you.

 

For more details please click on What To Expect in a Tutoring Session.  

The Tutoring Center cannot guarantee an error-free assignment or a better grade. It is still your responsibility to do the work.