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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.

Mission Statement

The Academic Support Center provides a safe, non-judgmental environment that empowers students to become self-sustaining life-long learners by offering academic tutoring, supplemental instruction, and student success services.  


Tutors are available to assist you on campus and virtually beginning the first day of each semester. View the tutoring schedules here. Virtual tutors are available via Microsoft Teams. View the instructions to access a virtual tutor here (PDF).


Be Prepared for Tutoring

To help make your tutoring session successful, please come prepared.

  • Bring your textbook, syllabus and class notes along with extra paper, pens/pencils and any other helpful items (calculator, notecards, calendar/planner, etc.).
  • Have your Pellissippi ID number and instructor’s name available to speed up the check-in process.
  • Read the chapter and attempt the assignment before meeting with a tutor.
  • Do not wait until the last minute to come in for assistance.
  • Plan to spend up to 45 minutes with a tutor.


Math tutors can help you with My Math Lab and other class assignments, but tutors cannot assist with quizzes or take-home tests.

Writing tutors can review your assignments and citation pages but cannot edit your paper. Tutors can offer suggestions and writing ethics advice along with creative thinking ideas.


Contact Us

Jan Sharp
Director, Academic Support Center

Phylicia Washington
Coordinator, Academic Support Center

Beth Scott
Administrative Assistant IV, Academic Support Center

View the tutoring schedules and hours of operations.