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Academic Support Center

Welcome to the Academic Support Center. With convenient locations on each Pellissippi State campus, we are your one-stop shop for tutoring, mentoring and supplemental instruction.


On-Campus Tutoring

We offer free tutoring for all Pellissippi State students. Simply walk in to the Academic Support Center on your campus and we’ll find a qualified tutor for your subject area. All five of our campuses offer tutoring services, but all services are not available every hour of every day. View the schedules or call your campus to find out when tutoring for your subject is available.

Math Lab

Math tutors can help you with My Math Lab and other class assignments, but tutors aren’t allowed to help you with quizzes or take-home tests. And remember, you can check out a calculator from the Academic Support Center with your PNumber.

The Writing Center

Tutors in The Writing Center can review your written assignments and citation pages. Writing tutors are not allowed to edit your paper, but can offer suggestions. We can also offer writing ethics advice and creative thinking ideas.


Online Tutoring

Students who take online classes at Pellissippi State (but not TN eCampus classes) also have access to 24/7 online tutoring through in a number of subjects, from math to science, from English to business, and even nursing. The program also offers study tools, lessons, test prep and instructional videos. Log in to through Brightspace (D2L). Choose the “Connect Now” option.

Students can also email writing assignments from their Pellissippi State email to highly qualified tutors for feedback through Students should attach assignments as Word documents and include the requirements of the assignment when emailing. A response may take up to 24 hours.


Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental instruction is a peer-led program that uses regularly scheduled study sessions to allow students to discuss course content, compare notes, develop organizational strategies and prepare for tests. Check with your instructor to see if there is supplemental instruction support for your class.

Contact Us

Jan Sharp
Director, Academic Support Center

Phylicia Washington
Coordinator, Academic Support Center

Beth Scott
Administrative Assistant III, Academic Support Center


Locations & Hours

Hardin Valley Campus
Educational Resources Center,
Room 330
9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday;
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday;
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday

Blount County Campus
Room 174
865.981.5300 (ask to be transferred to the tutoring center)
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday and Friday;
9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday

Division Street Campus
Room 208
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday and Friday;
9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday

Magnolia Avenue Campus
Room 153
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday and Friday;
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday;
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday

Strawberry Plains Campus
Room 2701
865.225.2300 (ask to be transferred to the tutoring center)
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday