The Academic Support Center is here to provide academic assistance and information for you!
Each college campus has an Academic Support Center which offers a variety of free services.
Tutoring is a free service offered to all Pellissippi State Students. Our centers are staffed by Pellissippi State faculty and professional tutors in math (all levels), writing, biology, foreign language, engineering science, computer science, chemistry, Administrative Professional Technology, and more. An appointment is not necessary, so check the current tutor schedules to see when your subject is scheduled.
The Writing Center provides tutoring in all English classes, reviews writing assignments from other classes, and assists with study skills. Free information sheets to help you with the mechanics of writing and understanding sentence structure, such as subject-verb agreement, documentation, and more are available.
Math Lab: Located inside the ASC on the Parkway campus(ERC 328), the Math Lab focuses on MATH 1010(Survey of Mathematics), 1030(Introduction to College Mathematics), 1710(Precalculus Algebra), 1720(Precalculus Trigonometry) and 1730(Precalculus). It is a great place to do your homework on MyMathLab.
Computer Access: The Academic Support Center has computers loaded with Microsoft Office and instructional software used in classes that students can use for their studies. Students may also use these computers when the open computer labs are full.
Are you just looking for a place where you can spread your books out and have a little quiet time or meet with a study group to prepare for a test? In the Academic Support Center, we have tables for students' use. Group or individual study space is also available.
We look forward to serving you, drop in and meet the staff! Campuses differ in their hours of operation and offerings.
How To Make The Most Of Tutoring Services
Come to see a tutor when you need:
- help in completing homework questions or problems;
- assistance in understanding concepts or discussing ideas;
- to know more about study strategies and preparing for tests;
- help to keep you from falling behind.
Prepare for a tutoring session by bringing:
- Class notes
- Past quizzes or tests that your instructor has authorized you to have;
- Course syllabus;
- Homework or workbook problems (indicate what you have been able to complete yourself since tutors cannot go over every problem in every assignment).
Remember that tutors cannot:
- Do homework or assignments for students;
- Make up for missed classes or assignments or for missing prerequisite courses;
- Provide help for take home tests;
- Provide line-by-line correcting, editing, proofreading, or translating for students;
- Teach new material not included in the coursework;