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.

Available courses for online tutoring

  • To get started, find the class you would like tutoring for and schedule a meeting online.
  • If there is not a schedule posted yet, please contact the Center for Student Success at 517.796.8415 to connect with a tutor.

CourseTutorView Schedule
ACC 231Traci BlairTraci Blair Schedule
ANT 131Randy RyeRandy Rye Schedule
ART 111Writing CenterWriting Center Tutors
ART 112Writing CenterWriting Center Tutors
BIO 110Taylor HudsonTaylor Hudson Schedule
BIO 132Kaitlin BowersoxKaitlin Bowersox Schedule
BIO 132Sydney DavisSydney Davis Schedule
BIO 140Randy RyeRandy Rye Schedule
BIO 253April TruittApril Truitt Schedule
BIO 253Abigail FrewAbigail Frew Schedule
BIO 254Abigail FrewAbigail Frew Schedule
BUA 122Traci BlairTraci Blair Schedule
BUA 220Traci BlairTraci Blair Schedule
BUA 220Randy RyeRandy Rye Schedule
BUA 230Traci BlairTraci Blair Schedule
BUA 250Traci BlairTraci Blair Schedule
BUA 250Randy RyeRandy Rye Schedule
CEM 131Abigail FrewAbigail Frew Schedule
CEM 141Stephen FosterStephen Foster Schedule
CIS 101Abigail FrewAbigail Frew Schedule
COM 231Stephen FosterStephen Foster Schedule
COM 240Sydney DavisSydney Davis Schedule
COM CoursesWriting CenterWriting Center Tutors
ECN 231Traci BlairTraci Blair Schedule
ECN 232Randy RyeRandy Rye Schedule
EMSApril TruittApril Truitt Schedule
ENG CoursesWriting CenterWriting Center Tutors
GEO 131Randy RyeRandy Rye Schedule
HIS 131Sydney DavisSydney Davis Schedule
HIS 211Sydney DavisSydney Davis Schedule
HIS 232Sydney DavisSydney Davis Schedule
HIS 232Randy RyeRandy Rye Schedule
HIS 235Randy RyeRandy Rye Schedule
HOC 110Kaitlin BowersoxKaitlin Bowersox Schedule
HOC 130Kaitlin BowersoxKaitlin Bowersox Schedule
HOC 145Kaitlin BowersoxKaitlin Bowersox Schedule
HUM 131Sydney DavisSydney Davis Schedule
HUM 131Writing CenterWriting Center Tutors
MAT 033Kaitlin BowersoxKaitlin Bowersox Schedule
MAT 130Megan EdwardsMegan Edwards Schedule
MAT 131Stephen FosterStephen Foster Schedule
MAT 131Sydney DavisSydney Davis Schedule
MAT 133Abigail FrewAbigail Frew Schedule
MAT 133Kaitlin BowersoxKaitlin Bowersox Schedule
MAT 133Stephen FosterStephen Foster Schedule
MAT 133Taylor HudsonTaylor Hudson Schedule
MAT 133April TruittApril Truitt Schedule
MAT 139Stephen FosterStephen Foster Schedule
MAT 141Stephen FosterStephen Foster Schedule
MAT 141Randy RyeRandy Rye Schedule
MAT 151Abigail FrewAbigail Frew Schedule
MAT 151Stephen FosterStephen Foster Schedule
MAT 154Stephen FosterStephen Foster Schedule
MAT 251Stephen FosterStephen Foster Schedule
MAT 254Stephen FosterStephen Foster Schedule
MOA 120Kaitlin BowersoxKaitlin Bowersox Schedule
MUSVirginia ImperialVirginia Imperial Schedule
MUS 131Kaitlin BowersoxKaitlin Bowersox Schedule
MUS 131Randy RyeRandy Rye Schedule
NRS 145Kaitlin BowersoxKaitlin Bowersox Schedule
NRS 212Abigail FrewAbigail Frew Schedule
NRS 213Abigail FrewAbigail Frew Schedule
NRS 214Abigail FrewAbigail Frew Schedule
NSC 131Sydney DavisSydney Davis Schedule
NSC 131Taylor HudsonTaylor Hudson Schedule
PHL 232Stephen FosterStephen Foster Schedule
PHY 131Stephen FosterStephen Foster Schedule
PHY 232Stephen FosterStephen Foster Schedule
PSY 140Kaitlin BowersoxKaitlin Bowersox Schedule
PSY 140Sydney DavisSydney Davis Schedule
PSY 245Taylor HudsonTaylor Hudson Schedule
PSY 251Sydney DavisSydney Davis Schedule
PSY 251Taylor HudsonTaylor Hudson Schedule
PSY 290Sydney DavisSydney Davis Schedule
RES 100Kaitlin BowersoxKaitlin Bowersox Schedule
RES 101Kaitlin BowersoxKaitlin Bowersox Schedule
RES 104Kaitlin BowersoxKaitlin Bowersox Schedule
RES 110Kaitlin BowersoxKaitlin Bowersox Schedule
RES 114Kaitlin BowersoxKaitlin Bowersox Schedule
RES 115Kaitlin BowersoxKaitlin Bowersox Schedule
RES 205Kaitlin BowersoxKaitlin Bowersox Schedule
RES 207Kaitlin BowersoxKaitlin Bowersox Schedule
SEM CoursesWriting CenterWriting Center Tutors
SOC 231Sydney DavisSydney Davis Schedule
SOC 231Randy RyeRandy Rye Schedule
SPNVirginia ImperialVirginia Imperial Schedule

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