SEATTLE, WA — December 30, 2018
Greetings, newcomers, and welcome back, returning students! We’re in a new year! Winter quarter is here, and starting this week so is tutoring help for many of your courses.
North Seattle College’s Student Learning Center begins opening this Friday, January 4, to help registered students with language, math, science, business and accounting courses. Walk-in one-on-one tutoring is free to registered students and does not require appointments. The Page One Writing & Language Center, which tutors students in English and other languages, opens Wednesday, January 9. The Biology & Chemistry Learning Center will also open soon, at a date to be announced. Tutoring centers are located in the Health Sciences and Student Resources Building.
SIGNING IN. You can sign up for tutoring anywhere on campus – from a college computer, a laptop or a phone. Log in at http://www.slc.northseattle.edu) Once you set up an account, select which center you want (accounting/business, biology/chemistry, writing, or math and science.) Then fill out the form on the screen, with your name, which table you’ll sit at, and what subject you want help with.(see “dashboard” graphic, below).
The system will ask you to request a particular tutor from a list of those working, if you want, or will allow you to select “any tutor” if you are willing to work with whichever one is available.
FOOD & DRINK: You can bring drinks into the tutoring center as long as they have lids tightly-secured on top. You are not allowed to bring food into the centers.
Here are the tutoring centers where you go for help and when the centers open for the quarter:
ACCOUNTING and BUSINESS (Room 1636A): The Accounting & Business Learning Center opens Friday, January 4. Tutoring for general accounting, business and economics. Hours: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday.
When you need help here, check the tutor work schedule just to the right of the front door. Tutors are assigned to work on specific subjects, and it’s good to find and request one who is knowledgeable in the area you’re studying. Ten tutors will help with accounting and business subjects; four will help with business software for Bus 124 and 169, one of them at the library; two will help with business law; and they all work at different hours.
Tutoring for IT 102 and IT 125 is by appointment, from classroom instructions, and is available only to students registered in the class. The Accounting/Business Center conducts tutoring for the medical terminology class (AMA 117), through workshops; two will be held on January 10 and January 24 in Room 1637A. Other dates will be announced.
BIOLOGY & CHEMISTRY (Room 2642-A, on the second floor). Opening day and hours will be announced. This center provides tutoring for classes in biology, chemistry, human anatomy and physiology, and micro-biology.
MATH and SCIENCE (Room 1639): The Math & Science Learning Center also opens January 4. Tutoring is offered for math, computer science, chemistry and physics.
Hours: 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 Sunday.
This center provides tutoring for pre-college and 100 level math, computer science, physics and chemistry classes. Special group “navigating” sessions are available for students in selected math courses.
WRITING and GRAMMAR (Room 1634): On Wednesday, January 9, PAGE ONE WRITING & LANGUAGE CENTER will open. Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Friday and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Page One helps with reading, grammar, pronunciation, essays, letters, personal statements, resumes and other college writing. Each day each student can receive two one-on-one 30-minute tutoring sessions, at least 30 minutes apart. Special group “navigating” sessions are available for students in selected English courses.
Separately, from individual sessions three sets of group tutoring sessions also will be available and are aimed at international students and those taking courses in English as a Second Language. “Talk Time,” held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, practices conversation. “Focus on Vocabulary,” held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, helps students learn English words. “Pronunciation Practice,” held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Wednesdays, focuses on learning to make English sounds. All three sessions are conducted by staff tutors.
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 details 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