A spring morning at the Licton Springs P-Patch
SEATTLE, WA April 7, 2021
The sun is out, the leaves and blossoms are sprouting and the sky is blue more often. Forget those freezing temperatures of winter…they’re gone, and spring is here at North Seattle College!
Free tutoring has resumed for spring quarter, with many ways to help you succeed in your coursework.
North’s Student Learning Center is again helping registered students with language, math, science, business and accounting courses. Again this quarter, all tutoring is online because of the closure of the tutoring center building in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. But – once again – there will be a place where you can study on campus. And there will be a place you can go to unwind, play games and talk with others who are getting their educations in the middle of the pandemic.
This is different for many of you, but as others also know, it works well even if you can’t meet tutors in person. You can reach them by Zoom conference six days each week in the Professional & Technical Learning Center and in the Page One Writing & Language Center, and every day of the week in the Math & Science Learning Center. At the Page One Center, students can also submit written essays and other class work online, through a web link, and tutors will reply with helpful comments in a few hours.
Once again this quarter, the college is offering on-campus study space that opened last quarter. For spring quarter it is located in the Student Leadership Office on the ground floor of the College Center Building. It is open from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The space offers students a chance to use a computer and study in a place outside their homes. Students can reserve a slot through Starfish. For more information, click at https://northseattle.edu/tutoring/campus-study-rooms
Also again this quarter, students can get help coping with the pandemic. They’ll be able to visit the “Fun Games and Well-being Online Café,” which will offer discussions of how to study and learn in computerized sessions. Every Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., starting April 14, there will be demonstrations of games, art work, and other activities to help people enjoy themselves as well as study. College counselors will be introduced. Everyone can talk about how they’ve managed their lives during coronavirus restrictions. Students can get into the café through Canvas, at https://canvas.northseattle.edu/courses/1935008/pages/online-workshops
Here is a list of the tutoring centers, their hours, and special things they offer:
* ACCOUNTING, BUSINESS, ECONOMICS, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, MEDICAL ASSISTANCE.
Tutoring for these subjects is offered at the Professional & Technical Learning Center (formerly known as the Accounting and Business Learning Center). The center is open from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday and Sunday.
The center offers tutoring in accounting, business, computers and IT, economics, medical assisting, and other classes in the Workforce Division. To find a tutor for specific courses, consult the tutor schedule after you click into the Professional and Technical Learning Center.
For IT courses, students can make an appointment with the tutor by following classroom instruction.
Check for other information about this center online at https://northseattle.edu/tutoring/accounting-business-tutoring
* MATH AND SCIENCE (Anatomy/physiology, biology, chemistry, computer science, and math).
The Math & Science Learning Center is open spring quarter from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday, 12:00 pm. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, and 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. This center provides tutoring for pre-college and 100 level math, anatomy and physiology, biology, computer science, physics and chemistry classes. Specific hours for anatomy and physiology and biology tutoring will be announced and posted separately at https://canvas.northseattle.edu/courses/1935008/pages/welcome-to-the-biology-and-chemistry-center.
To find a tutor for specific courses, consult the tutor schedule after you click into the Math and Science Learning Center.
Check for other information about this center online at https://canvas.northseattle.edu/courses/1935008
* WRITING and GRAMMAR At the Page One Writing & Language Center, hours for spring quarter are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday, and 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday.
The center is continuing group tutoring sessions online for international students and for those taking courses in English as a Second Language (ESL). This quarter, there are some new ones. To find them, go online to Courses in Canvas and click links to “online workshops” on the page entitled, “Student Learning Center – Online Tutoring and Learning Support for Students.” On that page, sign into the learning center and then click on the title of the workshop you want to attend. Six are offered for spring quarter, beginning during the week of April 12:
* For conversation development, “Talk Time,” from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Tuesday and from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday.
* “Focus on Pronunciation,” to improve speaking, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday.
* “Focus on Reading,” discussing ways to read and remember written and electronic material, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
* “Pre-writing and Writing Basics,” discussing steps to take before writing, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday. Topics will include the parts of sentences and how they work together.
* One “TED Talk Hour,” from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, when people will improve speaking and vocabulary by hearing and discussing recorded talks.
Check for other information about this center online at https://northseattle.edu/tutoring/page-one-writing-language-center
WORLD LANGUAGES. Tutoring is available on weekdays for American Sign Language (ASL), Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish. Hours are different for individual tutors; check the printed schedules posted in the lobby of the tutoring center, or read the world language website at: https://northseattle.edu/tutoring/world-language-tutoring
Now, here’s a reminder of the 2 easy ways you reach tutors:
* Zoom Tutoring, the newest and quickest way to reach North Seattle tutors. It uses the Zoom online conferencing program. First you log into the tutoring center at slc.northseattle.edu. Then you get to Zoom tutoring by logging into Canvas (https://canvas.northseattle.edu/courses/1935008) and then clicking on “Courses.” From there you click on the link titled “Student Learning Center – Online Tutoring and Learning Support for Students.” On that page you’ll find technical suggestions. There are also links to the tutoring center you want. Once you get the right center, you’ll need to request a tutor; do this by clicking on “Student Learning Center Tutor Tracking System.” When you do you’ll see qa window where you’ll enter your student ID number and ask for the writing center (you can put any number you like into spaces for computer or table numbers but we ask students to use the last four digits of their ID number in the table box). Once you have requested a tutor, click “Enter the tutoring room” and wait for the host to start the meeting and let you in. You’ll be placed in an online “breakout room,” where the next available tutor will join you and start the session (If you need to wait for a tutor, someone will tell you).
* Submit your English essay online. Go to the Page One website, https://canvas.northseattle.edu/courses/1935008/pages/welcome-to-the-page-one-writing-and-language-center Then click on https://canvas.northseattle.edu/courses/1935008/assignments/17979738 and follow the directions. Once you submit your essay, a tutor will review it and return it to you with comments and suggestions, usually within two days.
IF YOU NEED ACCESS TO A COMPUTER, the college has laptops available. You can obtain one by contacting three college staff members: D’Andre Fisher (Dandre.Fisher@seattlecolleges.edu), Christie Santos (Christie.firstname.lastname@example.org), or Ann Richardson (email@example.com).
Students who need to borrow Chromebooks or hot spots can do so through the library. Borrowing Instructions are here: https://libguides.northseattle.edu/borrowequipment
If you need assistance using a computer you can get it online at https://canvas.northseattle.edu/courses/1935008/pages/general-computer-tutoring
Computer tutors are available through Zoom to help you in math, physics, chemistry, statistics and computer science.
A tutoring calendar and hours are at https://northseattle.edu/tutoring/slc-hours-operation-and-calendar.
Check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Student-Learning-Center-at-North-Seattle-College-108724410807477/?modal=admin_todo_tour
FOR OTHER DATES: look at the Student Learning Center calendar, at: http://webshares.northseattle.edu/Student%20Learning%20Center/Student%20Learning%20Center%20%20Calendar.htm