Tutorial Center lends students a helping hand

Trei Flake

If you find yourself stressing over your course work, unable to keep up with the information being taught to you, or even if you just have a simple question, then the Tutorial and Learning Center is where you want to be.

There are close to 30 qualified tutors currently employed at the center to help any City College or ECC student with the majority of subjects offered on campus, excluding English and Philosophy, which are covered by the English Center.

Tutorial and Learning Center Director, Lance Soukhaseum is very optimistic on what the center can achieve.

“What we hope to accomplish here at the center is to make students individual learners so that they can master the subject themselves. That is the big goal,” he said.

The TLC offers walk-in, by appointment and online tutoring, study group sessions with tutors, a computer lab and a math cram jam offered at the end of the semester for final review in Math 38, 46, and 96.

With walk-in tutoring, you may come in to see a tutor with brief questions only. With appointment tutoring you receive the same benefits as walk-in with the exception of having the tutor’s full attention for half an hour.

“I think it is a great idea because it give students a chance to better their education and get extra help at a time that works for them. It is more resources for us,” said student Alycia Edwards.

In addition to tutoring, the TLC offers several workshops in time management, test taking techniques and dealing with test anxiety, memory techniques, and several others. These workshops are led by Adela Powers, evening supervisor of the TLC.

Other benefits students can receive by coming to the TLC is being able to talk to people who have been through the college process and are able to provide you with first hand advice from a student’s point of view.

“The tutors can help with questions you may have about transferring and offer tips on how to survive the UC system,” Soukhaseum said.

Students who are interested in utilizing the services at the TLC must be currently enrolled in the course for which they are requesting tutoring. The TLC is located in the Academic Success Center on the second floor of the L building in room L-205. They are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays.