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.
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.
Available courses for online tutoring
- To get started, find the class you would like tutoring for and schedule a meeting online.
|ACC 231||Amber Schrameyer||Amber Schrameyer|
|ART 111||Hannah Jeffrey||Hannah Jeffrey|
|ART 111||Writing Center||Writing Center Tutors|
|ART 112||Lane Kellogg||Lane Kellogg Schedule|
|ART 112||Writing Center||Writing Center Tutors|
|BIO 132||Sandra Douse||Sandra Douse Schedule|
|BIO 158||Erin Zakraysek||Erin Zakraysek Schedule|
|BIO 158||Olivia Rhinier||Olivia Rhinier Schedule|
|BIO 161||Erin Zakraysek||Erin Zakraysek Schedule|
|BIO 258||Lane Kellogg||Lane Kellogg Schedule|
|BIO 258||Olivia Rhinier||Olivia Rhinier Schedule|
|BUA 100||Amber Schrameyer||Amber Schrameyer|
|BUA 190||Hannah Jeffrey||Hannah Jeffrey|
|BUA 230||Hannah Jeffrey||Hannah Jeffrey|
|BUA 250||Hannah Jeffrey||Hannah Jeffrey|
|CIS 101||Amber Schrameyer||Amber Schrameyer|
|CIS 101||Lane Kellogg||Lane Kellogg Schedule|
|CIS 134||Chris Coronel||Chris Coronel Schedule|
|CIS 183||Chris Coronel||Chris Coronel Schedule|
|COM 231||Jefferson Cordeiro||Jefferson Cordeiro|
|COM 231||Lane Kellogg||Lane Kellogg Schedule|
|COM 240||Hannah Jeffrey||Hannah Jeffrey|
|COM 240||Jefferson Cordeiro||Jefferson Cordeiro|
|COM 250||Jefferson Cordeiro||Jefferson Cordeiro|
|COM 260||Jefferson Cordeiro||Jefferson Cordeiro|
|COM Courses||Writing Center||Writing Center Tutors|
|CRJ 102||Lane Kellogg||Lane Kellogg Schedule|
|CRJ 111||Lane Kellogg||Lane Kellogg Schedule|
|CRJ 112||Lane Kellogg||Lane Kellogg Schedule|
|CRJ 114||Lane Kellogg||Lane Kellogg Schedule|
|CRJ 117||Lane Kellogg||Lane Kellogg Schedule|
|CRJ 141||Lane Kellogg||Lane Kellogg Schedule|
|ECN 231||Hannah Jeffrey||Hannah Jeffrey|
|ECN 231||Lane Kellogg||Lane Kellogg Schedule|
|ECN 232||Hannah Jeffrey||Hannah Jeffrey|
|ENG Courses||Writing Center||Writing Center Tutors|
|GEL 109||Erin Zakraysek||Erin Zakraysek Schedule|
|GEL 109||Lane Kellogg||Lane Kellogg Schedule|
|GEO 131||Lane Kellogg||Lane Kellogg Schedule|
|HIS 231||Jefferson Cordeiro||Jefferson Cordeiro|
|HIS 232||Jefferson Cordeiro||Jefferson Cordeiro|
|HUM 131||Jefferson Cordeiro||Jefferson Cordeiro|
|HUM 131||Writing Center||Writing Center Tutorssuccess/writing-center/"]Writing Center Tutors[/button]|
|MAT 130||Kim McKeown||Kim McKeown Schedule|
|MAT 130||Sandra Douse||Sandra Douse Schedule|
|MAT 130||Chris Coronel||Chris Coronel Schedule|
|MAT 131||James Marshall||James Marshall Schedule|
|MAT 133||Lane Kellogg||Lane Kellogg Schedule|
|MAT 139||James Marshall||James Marshall Schedule|
|MAT 139||Lane Kellogg||Lane Kellogg Schedule|
|MAT 139||Olivia Rhinier||Olivia Rhinier Schedule|
|MAT 141||James Marshall||James Marshall Schedule|
|MAT 141||Olivia Rhinier||Olivia Rhinier Schedule|
|MAT 151||James Marshall||James Marshall Schedule|
|MAT 154||James Marshall||James Marshall Schedule|
|MAT 251||James Marshall||James Marshall Schedule|
|MAT 254||James Marshall||James Marshall Schedule|
|MOA 120||Sandra Douse||Sandra Douse Schedule|
|MUS 131||Hannah Jeffrey||Hannah Jeffrey|
|MUS 131||Olivia Rhinier||Olivia Rhinier Schedule|
|NSC 131||Lane Kellogg||Lane Kellogg Schedule|
|PHY 251||James Marshall||James Marshall Schedule|
|PHY 252||James Marshall||James Marshall Schedule|
|PLS 141||Lane Kellogg||Lane Kellogg Schedule|
|PSY 140||Hannah Jeffrey||Hannah Jeffrey|
|PSY 140||Jefferson Cordeiro||Jefferson Cordeiro|
|PSY 140||Lane Kellogg||Lane Kellogg Schedule|
|PSY 140||Sandra Douse||Sandra Douse Schedule|
|PSY 152||Jefferson Cordeiro||Jefferson Cordeiro|
|RES 101||Sandra Douse||Sandra Douse Schedule|
|SEM Courses||Writing Center||Writing Center Tutors|
|SOC 231||Jefferson Cordeiro||Jefferson Cordeiro|
|Spanish||Jefferson Cordeiro||Jefferson Cordeiro|
The CSS faculty writing tutors are here to serve you! Meetings can be held either in person or via Zoom.
We currently use two tools to help us in accomplishing our work: Microsoft Word Review and Big Blue Button. As tutors, we use a Socratic Questioning process, which guides and inspires you while writing and revising your papers. We will be reviewing the papers together with you, although virtually of course, and conference calling to speak directly with you. Please note that we can work with all disciplines, where papers are required, and this includes English language learners.
Need help? We have a system up and running to process your requests. See our hours and contact information below. Reminder: We will need a copy of the assignment you are seeking help for, along with a grading rubric, and any other documents that would help us help them. In addition, we prefer papers to be in the doc or docx Word format rather than a Google doc, Pages from Mac, or PDFs.
Together, we will make this work!
- Phone: 517.796.8415
- E-mail: JCCSS@jccmi.edu
Writing Center Tutors
Welcome Jets! My name is Pam Fitzgerald, but most of my students call me, “Ms. Fitz”. I received my BA and MA from Spring Arbor University, and have recently re-entered a doctoral program. I look forward to working with you on anything that has to do with writing, note-taking, organizing, studying, or whatever else you need to be successful at Jackson College. I have also worked with many students on their resumes and college application letters. Writing sometimes appears more difficult than it really is; you just need to have a plan and a formula. We will work on those things together. During my career, I taught a plethora of English courses for over 20 years at Jackson High School and East Jackson High School. I retired as head principal of Jackson High, a position I loved, but I missed the positive student interactions. Currently, I am in my 8th year as an adjunct instructor in the JC Center for Student Success, a position I love because it allows me to work with individual students again. I strongly encourage each of you to utilize the offerings of the Center for Student Success right from the start. Don’t wait until you have a problem, then try to fix it after the fact. In college, it’s extremely hard to catch up and keep up at the same time. We are here to help you with anything you need to have a wonderful experience as a Jackson College Jet. I look forward to getting to know you, even if it’s online for a while longer. You can schedule a tutoring session with me below or contact me by e-mail .
Hello! My name is Kim McKeown, and I have been at Jackson College since 1999 working as an English instructor and a writing lab tutor at the CSS. My goal is to help each student become a confident, independent learner and writer. We all need help at times, especially when we feel stressed or overwhelmed with life and with school. As a writing lab faculty tutor, I will help you understand your assignments, how to organize and gather the content of your essays, and clarify that the words you use impact the meaning of what you are trying to say. The process of writing is your own. I, and my colleagues, are here to aid you in getting what is in your head down on paper in the best way possible. Writing can be like putting together a set of Legos. You have an idea of what you want to create but need some help picking out the right blocks and fitting them together. That is what tutoring is – helping you put together your own creation. I look forward to meeting with you and being a part of your educational journey! You can schedule a tutoring session with me below or contact me by e-mail .
Hi! My name is Sandra Schultz, and I am an alumnus of California State University Long Beach, where I graduated with by BA and MA in English.
As a life-long writer, learning and teaching how to successfully communicate through writing resonates deeply inside of me. The importance of effective writing cannot be underestimated. Teaching students how to write as a communication tool greatly contributes to their success as a student. Not only are they learning to write papers for classes, but they are learning how to express their needs, desires, ideas, opinions, and wisdom. They can take this tool out into their world to better their relationships, to navigate their path towards their goals, and to participate more fully as a social being.
First and foremost, I work to create an environment within which the student will feel safe, welcomed, and respected. I consider each student as an individual with unique learning styles, and in the best scenario, I will also learn from them. I present content in the most efficient way that I can, striving for clarity and cohesion, so that no student who is willing and able to learn will be left behind. I make myself available to answer questions, clear confusion, and help students to discover and strengthen their unique voice.
Teaching and tutoring are my passion! I look forward to meeting you and helping you in any way I can. You can schedule a tutoring session with me below or contact me by e-mail .
Hi! My name is Teri Utz. I am new to the Center for Student Success, but I have been teaching English and writing since graduating from Ohio University with my BSEd in English.
After graduation, I moved to South Korea and taught English as a Foreign Language and English Language Arts to international students living there. When I returned to the United States, I continued teaching English at a variety of levels until graduating with my MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and Intercultural Studies from Wheaton College. Along with my work at the CSS, I am also active with JC’s Global Student Organization (GSO) and teach in the English Language Institute (ELI).
My goal in tutoring writing here at the CSS is to work with students to make assignments clear and the completion of them manageable and less overwhelming. I am glad for this opportunity to tutor and get better acquainted with our students here at Jackson College!
I look forward to helping you experience success and satisfaction in your work. You can schedule a tutoring session with me below or contact me by e-mail .
Become a Tutor
- 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.
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.
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
Make tutoring work for you!
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.
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