The Academic Success Center offers a wide variety of FREE tutoring services for all Penn College students.
The Tutoring Center, located in the Klump Academic Center, Room 145, provides academic assistance in math, biology, and a variety of other courses for all Penn College students.
- Walk-in and by-appointment tutoring for math and biology classes
- Walk-in tutoring for a variety of technical courses during scheduled hours
- On-site tutoring in various labs on campus and in the Madigan Library
The Tutoring Center has earned Advanced/Level II Certification from the College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA).
Small Group Tutoring
Students meet with a trained tutor in a quiet, distraction-free environment to work on the material for a single course in an identified subject area.
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a study group that is led by a trained professional educator who actually attends the lectures. SI offers additional support to learn material for courses that are typically found to be very difficult for students. The following courses are offered during the fall, spring, and, if needed, summer semesters:
- PSY 111, General Psychology
- BIO 115, Anatomy and Physiology
- MTH 180, College Algebra & Trigonometry I
- MTH 160, Elementary Statistics with Computer Applications.
The SI leader reviews material presented in the last lecture and reading materials assigned by the instructor. Students who attend learn the material using various techniques used by the SI leader and also discover that they learn from working together with the other students in the group.
Online Tutoring Service
Students can also receive tutoring online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in accounting, biology, chemistry, economics, math (basic through calculus II), physics, Spanish, statistics, and writing through SMARTHINKING.
"It is there when it is needed and all subjects are in one location."
"Availability to be seen when needed. Not having to make appointments."
"Large number of people available for English and Math. No long waiting period to get help."
"There is always somebody here."
"They can explain things that an instructor wants. That helps you understand in an atmosphere that is not intimidating, more relaxed. Some people are intimidated by instructors."
Visit the myPCT Portal to for Tutoring Center hours, tutoring schedule by subject, SI schedule, SMARTHINKING login instructions, and more.