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Learning Center

Welcome to the Fall Semester!

Please see below for information about the services offered by the Learning Resource Centers this fall

LRC Building
Hours of Operation: Mon-Thu 8AM-5PM
Services offered: Study space, computer use, black and white printing and calculator rentals

Computer Commons
Hours of Operation: Mon-Thu 8AM-3PM, Sat 10AM-3PM
Services offered: Study space, computer use with webcam support, black and white printing and drop-in tutoring

Online Tutoring
Hours of Operation: Mon-Thu 3PM-10PM, Sun 2PM-6PM

See the Fall Subject Area Tutoring Schedule

Steps to Get Online Tutoring:

  • Students will sign in to the LSS system: https://apps.southmountaincc.edu/tutoringsignin/default.aspx
  • You will need to use your MEID and password to access our tutors.
  • You will need to choose the reason for the visit and click sign in.
  • Once we see your request on our end we will invite you to a Google Meet or GoBoard session. These invites will be sent to you student email accounts. There will also be a phone number to call into if you do not have a camera for the meet request.

Guidelines for Students:

  • Have the assignment instructions and/or syllabus at the top of your page, ready to screen share.
  • Some session will include more than one person and we ask for proper etiquette when addressing staff and others
  • We understand that this may not be your preferred way of seeking support but we promise our best efforts to assist you.
  • If you have limited access to technology please let us know and we will do our best to help you. Which may include other Google platforms like google docs or sheets.

What we can assist with: Concept review, Exam preparation, Lab reports, Math, Chemistry, Biology, CIS, Excel

What we do not assist with: Exams/Quizzes, non-SMCC homework, legal/personal assistance

Overview

The SMCC Learning Center provides free tutoring to all current students, on a drop-in basis.

Tutoring is available for many courses, with an emphasis on math and science; other academic areas are supported upon request.

The Learning Center tutors and staff are available to assist faculty as well.  We will come to your classroom to present information about our services.

Out tutors are ITTPC certified

About Us

The SMCC Learning Center’s mission is to enhance the academic success of our students by reinforcing and supplementing classroom instruction. We create learning communities in a dynamic, student-centered environment.

We are here to assist you—don’t be shy!

Drop-in services are available during our regular office hours.

Call us at 602-243-8189 if you have questions.

Student Resources

These online resources are available to assist you:

Student Success Skills:

Test Anxiety:

Resources by Subject: BIO (Biology)

CHM (Chemistry)

Foreign Languages

MAT (Mathematics)

FAQs

Do I need an appointment?

  • No appointment is necessary. Drop in anytime—tutoring is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

What are the hours for the Learning Center?

  • Hours are subject to change during holidays, and may change periodically to allow for staff training.

Who can use the Learning Center?

  • Any student currently enrolled in any South Mountain Community College course. The Learning Center tutors assist with Math, Biology, and a variety of other courses.

Is there a fee for tutoring services?

  • No, the Learning Center is a free service for any currently enrolled South Mountain Community College student.