Amarillo College offers multiple tutoring services around campus.
Whether a student needs help in biology or deferential equations, there is someone on campus who can help.
Still, there are not always enough tutors for every student on campus who needs help. Appointments are strongly encouraged for one-on-one sessions.
“We love walk-ins, but with walk-ins it’s kind of iffy,” said Charlie Clark, the Writers’ Corner coordinator. “If we’re full we have to turn people away, and we absolutely hate to turn people away.”
The Writer’s Corner, a tutoring service for writing, is located in 102 Ordway Hall.
It’s not just for English papers; the tutoring help is for a variety of subjects.
Clark said tutors can help any student with an engineering paper, psychology paper or even a scholarship essay.
The main goal is to help students gain confidence in their writing.
The tutors show students their frequent mistakes and then show them how to fix them while going over the rules of writing.
AC also offers a tutoring service for those who are struggling to understand their math homework or just do not understand their math professor.
“We help you understand your notes,” said Chrystelle Nokam, a chemistry major and Math Outreach Center supervisor. “We don’t want them to memorize; we want them to make sure the really know what they’re doing.”
The Math Outreach Center is in 104 Durrett Hall. Tutors will pull additional examples from the students’ textbooks and show the students how to get through them.
On the other side of the campus is the Science Enrichment Center. Unlike the Writers’ Corner and Math Outreach Center, tutors in the SEC would rather have walk-ins.
“Personally, I like walk-ins a lot better,” said part-time SEC employee David Campos, a biochemistry and biology major. “But there is mandatory tutoring which we do by appointments.”
Workers at he SEC will help any student with homework or even help them review for a test.
Campos said he hopes students have an easier time in class and will pass the class with ease after they’ve been tutored.
There also is general tutoring available in a variety subjects besides math or science, such as writing, accounting, business computer information systems and computer graphics.
Students currently enrolled in spring 2015 classes can sign up for tutoring based on the schedule in the office in L-115 Lynn Library.
Online tutors also are available for students enrolled in online courses.
“If a student wants to request a tutor who is not available, they can come in and request a one-on-one tutor,” said Charlotte Goebel, peer tutoring supervisor. She said her hope is for students to become independent learners.
To request a tutor, call 806-371-5432. For online tutoring, visit actx.edu/tutoring/online.