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College Success Skills

This guide is designed as an introduction to the Learning Commons, Library and library resources for new and first-year 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 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


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.

What to Expect from Tutoring


Peer and professional tutors are available to assist you in a better understanding of your course work. They will help you, but their ultimate goal is to help you learn how to be a better learner, so you can become a successful student. This is a FREE service and an appointment is not necessary. A tutor is waiting just for you in Building A, Room 248.

What should you do to prepare for a tutoring session?

First, have all your materials (including your textbook, assignment instructions, and notes from class or sample problems). This will give both you and the tutor the information you need to start the session.

Next, the tutor will review a sample problem with you or part of a writing assignment. After they have explained this concept, they may leave you alone to work independently and come back soon to make sure you are comfortable to move on to the next question you may have. They will not be able to work through an entire assignment with you. A tutor is meant to clarify the concept and help you strengthen your understanding so that you will be able to find the correct answer on your own.

Remember, tutors only offer suggestions. These suggestions are not intended to replace what your instructor has asked of you. Always ask your instructor for clarification if you are unsure of something that is tutor reviewed with you.

Tutoring Center tutors provide:

One-to-one support for all learners;
Assistance with logging onto computer based programs;
Guidance with study skills and techniques

Subjects Tutored:

Computer Information System
Math Courses 097-112, 114, 210, and 250
Physical Science

Call 318-678-6059 for specific courses.



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.