Tutoring | Southwestern Illinois College

Working with students individually or in small groups, tutors provide assistance with specific content areas, basic skills, and study skills. The Success Centers have a staff of peer and professional tutors to assist students with SWIC courses.

Free in-person and online tutoring is available for SWIC students.

IN-PERSON TUTORING

In-person tutoring is available at each campus Success Center. Check the tutoring schedules for details about courses, times and tutor availability at each campus.

ONLINE TUTORING

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Online tutoring through the Success Center Online Tutoring for You (SCOTY) allows students and tutors to work on a shared whiteboard, communicate through chat or audio/video and also share screens.

After hours, students can drop a question or drop a paper for the tutors to review during operating hours.

Students access SCOTY through their Blackboard platform. Review the How to Enroll in SCOTY Student Guide and the Student Guide to Utilizing SCOTY.

1. Enroll in SCOTY
2. Find Your Course
3. Receive Tutoring

4. Drop Off
Services
5. How to Use the Whiteboard

How can I make the most of tutoring?

Start early in the semester

Don’t wait until it’s too late! The earlier you come in, the better our tutors can help!

Come prepared

Bring your books, syllabus, assignments, notes, and any questions you have.

Communicate

Let us know how we can help you! If there is something you don’t understand, ask for clarification

Be engaged and actively participate

Put away cell phones and devices to get the most out of your tutoring session.

Have realistic expectations

The Success Centers can help you on your way to success, but tutoring sessions cannot replace regular, attentive class attendance.

Remember the key to S_CCESS is U!

It is up to you to take the initiative to succeed, so visit the Success Center early and often!

Tutor Certification Program

The Success Center tutoring program is certified by the international College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). Professional and peer tutors with expertise in specific content areas work directly with SWIC students to help them master the skills to be successful in courses.