Tutoring Center

Jackson College is committed to student success and offers all its students free academic tutoring at various college locations in friendly, supportive environments. The goal of tutoring is to provide individualized or group assistance that enables you to develop academic mastery and independence.

Online Tutoring

Tutoring options that better fit student’s time and schedule is now available! An online tutoring service will better serve the needs of students who may have questions or need help with their classes.

Using software from Big Blue Button, students may schedule a meeting with online tutors, who will have virtual classrooms and work with students. Tutors may offer help with homework and study support. Multiple students can be involved in a group study session.

Request a tutor

Please view the below courses available for online tutoring. If you need a tutor for a class that is not listed, please use the following link to request a tutor.

Request a Tutor

Available courses for online tutoring

  • To get started, find the class you would like tutoring for and schedule a meeting online.

CourseTutorView Schedule
ACC 214Robert WrightRobert Wright Schedule
ACC 214Traci BlairTraci Blair Schedule
ACC 231Robert WrightRobert Wright Schedule
ACC 231Traci BlairTraci Blair Schedule
ART 111Writing CenterWriting Center Tutors
ART 112Sherri NidifferSherri Nidiffer Schedule
ART 112Writing CenterWriting Center Tutors
BIO 110Taylor HudsonTaylor Hudson Schedule
BIO 132Toni WalkerToni Walker Schedule
BIO 253April TruittApril Truitt Schedule
BIO 253Mackenzie BradleyMackenzie Bradley Schedule
BIO 254Mackenzie BradleyMackenzie Bradley Schedule
BUA 100Haley PresleyHayley Presley Schedule
BUA 122Traci BlairTraci Blair Schedule
BUA 220Traci BlairTraci Blair Schedule
BUA 230Traci BlairTraci Blair Schedule
BUA 231Haley PresleyHayley Presley Schedule
BUA 231Sherri NidifferSherri Nidiffer Schedule
BUA 250Traci BlairTraci Blair Schedule
CEM 141Haley PresleyHayley Presley Schedule
CIS 121Traci BlairTraci Blair Schedule
CIS 126Sherri NidifferSherri Nidiffer Schedule
CIS 127Sherri NidifferSherri Nidiffer Schedule
CIS 128Sherri NidifferSherri Nidiffer Schedule
CIS 132Sherri NidifferSherri Nidiffer Schedule
CIS 134Sherri NidifferSherri Nidiffer Schedule
CIS 135Sherri NidifferSherri Nidiffer Schedule
CIS 136Sherri NidifferSherri Nidiffer Schedule
COM 231Aliyah Maxwell-AbramsAliyah Maxwell-Abrams Schedule
COM 231Danielle Treadway-FordDanielle Treadway-Ford Schedule
COM CoursesWriting CenterWriting Center Tutors
ECN 231Traci BlairTraci Blair Schedule
EMSApril TruittApril Truitt Schedule
ENG CoursesWriting CenterWriting Center Tutors
GEO 131Aliyah Maxwell-AbramsAliyah Maxwell-Abrams Schedule
GEO 132Haley PresleyHayley Presley Schedule
HUM 131Writing CenterWriting Center Tutors
MAT 130Kim McKeownKim McKeown Schedule
MAT 130Sherri NidifferSherri Nidiffer Schedule
MAT 131Aliyah Maxwell-AbramsAliyah Maxwell-Abrams Schedule
MAT 131Haley PresleyHayley Presley Schedule
MAT 131Jeni PrattJeni Pratt Schedule
MAT 133April TruittApril Truitt Schedule
MAT 133Danielle Treadway-FordDanielle Treadway-Ford Schedule
MAT 133Haley PresleyHayley Presley Schedule
MAT 133Jaidyn HinkleyJaidyn Hinkley Schedule
MAT 133Taylor HudsonTaylor Hudson Schedule
MAT 139Aliyah Maxwell-AbramsAliyah Maxwell-Abrams Schedule
MAT 139Haley PresleyHayley Presley Schedule
MAT 141Aliyah Maxwell-AbramsAliyah Maxwell-Abrams Schedule
MAT 141Haley PresleyHayley Presley Schedule
MAT 151Aliyah Maxwell-AbramsAliyah Maxwell-Abrams Schedule
MAT 154Aliyah Maxwell-AbramsAliyah Maxwell-Abrams Schedule
NRS 116April TruittApril Truitt Schedule
NRS 116Mackenzie BradleyMackenzie Bradley Schedule
NRS 145Mackenzie BradleyMackenzie Bradley Schedule
NRS 145Toni WalkerToni Walker Schedule
NRS 214Mackenzie BradleyMackenzie Bradley Schedule
NSC 131Sherri NidifferSherri Nidiffer Schedule
NSC 131Taylor HudsonTaylor Hudson Schedule
PSY 131Aliyah Maxwell-AbramsAliyah Maxwell-Abrams Schedule
PSY 140Danielle Treadway-FordDanielle Treadway-Ford Schedule
PSY 140Haley PresleyHayley Presley Schedule
PSY 140Mackenzie BradleyMackenzie Bradley Schedule
PSY 140Sherri NidifferSherri Nidiffer Schedule
PSY 140Taylor HudsonTaylor Hudson Schedule
PSY 245Taylor HudsonTaylor Hudson Schedule
PSY 251Taylor HudsonTaylor Hudson Schedule
PSY 252Mackenzie BradleyMackenzie Bradley Schedule
PSY 252Taylor HudsonTaylor Hudson Schedule
PSY 256Taylor HudsonTaylor Hudson Schedule
PSY 344Taylor HudsonTaylor Hudson Schedule
SEM CoursesWriting CenterWriting Center Tutors
SOC 152Taylor HudsonTaylor Hudson Schedule
SOC 231Mackenzie BradleyMackenzie Bradley Schedule

In-person tutoring – Central Campus

Tutoring Center

Bert Walker Hall, Room 138

  • Monday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Math Lab

Math can be a challenging subject for many of us, especially if we do not use math on a regular basis. The good news is, with consistent practice, mathematics can become your friend. Visit the Online Tutoring tab or call 517.796.8415 to schedule an appointment to meet with one of our knowledgeable math tutors.

Writing Center

Writing assistance is available in the Center for Student Success. The center is staffed with trained professionals, with knowledge and experience in written communication. When faculty are not available, students will be referred to the Writing Fellows. The writing center can help with:

  • Active involvement in answering questions covering all parts of the writing process.
  • Reading your paper out loud to catch mistakes.
  • Working with CSS professionals on activities such as prewriting, outlining and organizing ideas.
  • Providing primary faculty/instructor’s materials for the assignment that you are working on. This assures you are guided toward the primary requirements as outlined by your instructor.
  • Advance preparation by visiting CSS with enough time to work with a CSS professional prior to your due date.

In-Person Tutoring – Hillsdale and Lenawee

Make tutoring work for you!

Come prepared
Bring your textbook, notes, and assignment sheets with you. Read your assignments and do your best to work through your homework problems before your tutoring session.

Attend classes regularly
Tutoring is designed to supplement class instruction, not to replace it.

Do not ask tutors to do your work
This includes homework, proof-read your assignment, or assist in any way with take-home exams. Tutors can help clarify assignments and identify skills needed to complete assignments. They can give you extra problems and examples like the ones your having trouble with and help you learn to solve them.

Understand that student tutors are not teachers
Teaching provides students with new information; tutoring helps the students master that information by providing alternate explanations, techniques and examples.

Use tutoring services early & often
You will benefit more from tutoring if you come when you first begin having problems. If you wait until the last minute, you may not be able to master the material in time to succeed on tests and assignments.

Do not expect tutors to know everything
Remember that tutors are students like you who have mastered specific course content with a specific instructor. They are not expected to have the level of experience of your professor.

Ask questions as they arise
If you remain silent, the tutor may assume you understand. Tutors have learned many ways to explain a single concept, so continue to ask questions until the material is clear for you.

Sign in at the front desk
Doing this helps us maintain funding to continue to provide these services free of charge.

Become a Tutor

Eligibility requirements

  • Must be currently enrolled at Jackson College in six or more credits.
  • Have earned a 3.5 or better in the course you wish to tutor.
  • If you are currently enrolled in a course you would like to tutor, your instructor must recommend you by contacting the Center.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

If you meet eligibility requirements and are interested in becoming a tutor, please fill a student tutor application by clicking here. Once your application is complete, contact CSS at 517.796.8415 or stop by Bert Walker Hall, room 138.

Timesheet deadlines

Timesheets are due by noon on the due dates listed (Saturday). Failure to turn in times sheets by the posted deadline will result in delayed payment. In rare instances, timesheets will be accepted at other times and will be communicated to you by the CSS coordinator. Time must also be entered electronically via e-Services.

Tutor certification program

The Center for Student Success is currently in Level I certification! We are very excited about this and encourage all tutors to strive for certification!

Important facts about tutoring certification:

  • Sponsored by the College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA), an international tutor certification organization that sets a standard of skills and training for tutors and provides recognition and reinforcement for tutors’ successful work.
  • Certifies programs at three levels
  • Requires 10 hours of training and 25 hours of tutoring experience for each certification level
  • Provides professional standards for tutor training
  • Rewards tutors
  • Establishes credibility for tutoring programs
  • Is endorsed by the National Association for Developmental Education and Commission XVI, Academic Support in Higher Education, of the American College Personnel Association