Tutoring | Southwestern Illinois College


Summer 2020 Online Tutoring Schedule

All Campuses

Free online tutoring assistance is available through the Success Center Online Tutoring for You (SCOTY) program accessible through the students’ Blackboard platform.

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.

All tutoring services are free and available on a drop-in basis through SCOTY. Walk-in tutoring has been temporarily suspended during the college closure.

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.


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!

Learn How to Make the Most of your Tutoring Session


Our specialists and tutors are here for you ONLINE through SCOTY. Visit the Success Center webpage to get started! ##swic ##swiccess ##hereforyou

♬ I’ll Be There for You – Meghan Trainor

In-Person Tutoring

In-person tutoring has been temporarily suspended during the college closure. Visit the Success Center Online Tutoring for You (SCOTY) program available to students through Blackboard.

Online Tutoring

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. Tutoring is available Monday through Friday. 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.

Due to Shelter in Place, no face-to-face tutoring is available at any campus Success Center.

Tutoring Schedule

Online tutoring through SCOTY is available Monday through Saturday. See the tutoring schedule for details.


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.