SEATTLE, WA October 8, 2018
Fall quarter tutoring is underway! And now, with a new system, you’ll be able to log into the North Seattle College Student Learning Center from a desktop computer, laptop or smart phone, from anywhere on campus.
The center helps students with language, math, science, business and accounting courses. The writing center, helping students with English. Walk-in one-on-one tutoring is free and does not require appointments. Two of the tutoring centers offer help with math, science, accounting and business.
Tutoring centers are located in the Health Sciences and Student Resources Building. To use any center services, you need to login, at slc.northseattle.edu/. You’ll need to set up an account, using your student ID number. You can use your own laptop or phone or computers in the building. You will no longer need to sign up at the front desk or write on a printed signup sheet in any of the tutoring centers.
Once you log in you’ll get a page with the headline “SLC.” Click on “Dashboard” to get a menu asking you to pick which tutoring center you want. You then type in the subject you’re working on, and if you’re sitting in a tutoring center you can also type in the number on the table or the computer where you’re sitting. You can also pick the tutor you want from a drop-down list.
Next, you click on “submit” and a tutor in the center you’ve chosen will find your location and come to help you. The system will say your request is on “hold” while you’re waiting and will mark “start” when your session begins. It will also record the starting and ending times.
Printed directions for using the new system will be available. The new system is designed for convenience; student will no longer have to “clock in” at the front reception desk any more before seeing a tutor because they can access the system from any computer or device.
The new system was initially intended to replace an older, failing one in the Math & Science Learning Center. But the developer, NSC fourth-year applied-sciences major Shota Takada, also expanded it for use in all four tutoring centers.
In addition to speeding up signups, the system will readily track numbers of students being tutored each day and “make tutor scheduling more efficient,” says Takada, who is also a tutor in the Math & Science Learning Center.
If the new system is shut down for any reason, students will use previous methods of requesting tutors. Those include pushing buttons on the older electronic system at the Math & Science Learning Center; placing flags for desire subject matter on tables at the Accounting & Business Learning Center; and using hand-written signup sheets at the Page One Writing & Language Center and the Biology & Chemistry tutoring center.
The tutoring centers are located in the Health Sciences and Student Resources Building. Here is where you go for help, and the hours tutors are available:
FOR ACCOUNTING and BUSINESS, Room 1636A: The Accounting & Business Learning Center provides tutoring for classes in accounting, business law and statistics, economics, information technology, and computers. Tutoring there is available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
FOR BIOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY, Room 2642A, upstairs. The Biology & Chemistry Learning Center offers tutoring seven days a week. Tutoring is available for anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, microbiology and organic chemistry.Tutors are available for anatomy and physiology and biology from 2:50 to 5:50 p.m. Monday, 1:50 to 5:50 p.m. Tuesday and 9:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Saturday. For other subjects tutoring is available from 1:50 to 5:50 p.m. Tuesday, 2:50 to 5:50 p.m. Wednesday, 1:00 to 5:50 p.m. on Thursday, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. Friday and from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday.
FOR MATH and SCIENCE, Room 1639: The Math & Science Learning Centerprovides tutoring for pre-college and 100 level math, computer science, physics and chemistry. Hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Friday and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays.
FOR WRITING and GRAMMAR: Page One Writing & Language Center, Room 1634,helps with reading, grammar, pronunciation, essays, personal statements, resumes and other college writing. Special “navigating” sessions are available for students in selected English courses. Each day each student can receive two 30-minute tutoring sessions, at least 30 minutes apart. The center is open from at 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Friday and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday
FOR WORLD LANGUAGES: Tutoring is available on weekdays for American Sign Language (ASL), Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish. Hours for individual tutors in specific languages vary through the week. For tutors’ individual hours, check the printed schedules posted in the lobby of the tutoring center, or read the world language website at: http://webshare.northseattle.edu/Student%20Learning%20Center/World%20Languages%20Schedule.htm