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.

two female students studying and tutoring

Tutor Schedule

Central Campus – Spring 2019

If you don’t see your course listed here, you may request a tutor by contacting your site location. If a tutor cannot be identified, there are other things you can do to be successful. We can help you to develop an individualized study plan, we can provide study strategies, or we can direct you to other free resources. Also, consider creating a study group with your classmates.

ACC 115, 130, 216Monday11:00am-4:00pm
ACC 115, 130, 216Tuesday8:00am-12:00pm
ACC 115, 130, 216Thursday8:00am-12:00pm
ACC 115, 130, 216Friday11:00am-4:00pm
ACC 231, 232Monday11:00am-4:00pm
ACC 231, 232Thursday8:00am-12:00pm
ACC 231, 232Friday11:00am-4:00pm
ACC 231,232Tuesday8:00am-12:00pm
ART 111Monday8:00am-12:00pm
ART 111Tuesday12:00pm-4:00pm
BIO 110Monday10:30am-3:00pm
BIO 110Tuesday10:30am-3:00pm
BIO 110Wednesday10:30am-3:00pm
BIO 110Thursday10:30am-3:00pm
BIO 132Monday11:00am-4:00pm
BIO 132Tuesday8:00am-12:00pm
BIO 132Thursday8:00am-12:00pm
BIO 132Friday11:00am-4:00pm
BIO 161, 161Monday8:00am-12:00pm
BIO 161, 162Tuesday12:00pm-4:00pm
BIO 220Tuesday12:00pm-5:00pm
BIO 220, 232Monday8:00am-12:00pm
BIO 220, 253, 254Wednesday8:00am-12:00pm
BIO 220, 253, 254Thursday2:00pm-6:00pm
BIO 220, 253, 254Friday10:00am-5:00pm
BIO 232Tuesday12:00pm-4:00pm
BIO 253, 254Tuesday2:00pm-5:00pm
BUA 100Monday10:30am-3:00pm
BUA 100Tuesday10:30am-3:00pm
BUA 100Wednesday10:30am-3:00pm
BUA 100Thursday10:30am-3:00pm
BUA 111Tuesday12:00pm-4:00pm
BUA 111, 250Monday8:00am-12:00pm
BUA 122, 220Tuesday8:00am-5:00pm
BUA 122, 220, 250Wednesday2:00pm-4:00pm
BUA 122, 220, 250Thursday8:00am-5:00pm
BUA 250Tuesday8:00am-5:00pm
CEM 131Monday8:00am-6:00pm
CEM 131Tuesday10:00am-6:00pm
CEM 131Wednesday10:00am-6:00pm
CEM 131Thursday3:00pm-6:00pm
CEM 141Monday8:00am-6:00pm
CEM 141Tuesday12:00pm-6:00pm
CEM 141Wednesday8:00am-6:00pm
CEM 141Thursday9am-2pm & 3pm-6pm
CEM 141Friday10:00am-5:00pm
CEM 142Monday8am-12pm & 4pm-6pm
CEM 142Tuesday12:00pm-6:00pm
CEM 142Wednesday4:00pm-6:00pm
CEM 142Thursday4:00pm-6:00pm
CIS 101Monday10:00am-4:00pm
CIS 101Tuesday8:00am-12:00pm
CIS 101Tuesday10:30am-3:00pm
CIS 101Wednesday10:00am-3:00pm
CIS 101Thursday8:00am-3:00pm
CIS 101Friday11:00am-4:00pm
CIS 170Monday4:00pm-6:00pm
CIS 170Tuesday4:00pm-6:00pm
CIS 170Wednesday4:00pm-6:00pm
CNS 101, 121, 122Wednesday10:00am-1:00pm
CNS 101,121, 122Monday10:00am-1:00pm
CNS 123, 124, 131Monday10:00am-1:00pm
CNS 123, 124, 131Wednesday10:00am-1:00pm
CNS 201, 235Monday10:00am-1:00pm
CNS 201, 235Wednesday10:00am-1:00pm
COM 231Monday8:00am-6:00pm
COM 231Tuesday10:30am-6:00pm
COM 231Wednesday8:00am-6:00pm
COM 231Thursday10:30am-6:00pm
COM 231Friday10:00am-5:00pm
COM 240Monday11:00am-4:00pm
COM 240Tuesday8:00am-12:00pm
COM 240Thursday8:00am-12:00pm
COM 240Friday11:00am-4:00pm
CPS 177Monday4:00pm-6:00pm
CPS 177Tuesday4:00pm-6:00pm
CPS 177Wednesday4:00pm-6:00pm
CPS 177Thursday4:00pm-6:00pm
CRJ 112, 114, 121Monday10:30am-3:00pm
CRJ 112, 114, 121Tuesday10:30am-3:00pm
CRJ 112, 114, 121Wednesday10:30am-3:00pm
CRJ 112, 114, 121Thursday10:30am-3:00pm
ECN 232Tuesday8:00am-5:00pm
ECN 232Wednesday2:00pm-4:00pm
ECN 232Thursday8:00am-5:00pm
GEO 132Monday12:00pm-6:00pm
GEO 132Tuesday3:00pm-6:00pm
GEO 132Wednesday10:00am-6:00pm
GEO 132Thursday3:00pm-6:00pm
HIS 132Monday12:00pm-6:00pm
HIS 132Tuesday3:00pm-6:00pm
HIS 132Wednesday10:00am-6:00pm
HIS 132Thursday3:00pm-6:00pm
HIS 211Monday10:30am-3:00pm
HIS 211Tuesday10:30am-3:00pm
HIS 211Wednesday10:30am-3:00pm
HIS 211Thursday10:30am-3:00pm
HOC 150Monday11:00am-4:00pm
HOC 150Tuesday8:00am-12:00pm
HOC 150Thursday8:00am-12:00pm
HOC 150Friday11:00am-4:00pm
MAT 033Monday8am-12pm & 4pm-6pm
MAT 033Tuesday8:00am-6:00pm
MAT 033Wednesday8am-12pm & 2pm-6pm
MAT 033Thursday8:00am-6:00pm
MAT 033Friday10:00am-5:00pm
MAT 039Monday8:00am-6:00pm
MAT 039Tuesday8:00am-6:00pm
MAT 039Wednesday8:00am-6:00pm
MAT 039Thursday8:00am-6:00pm
MAT 039Friday10:00am-5:00pm
MAT 130Tuesday8:00am-5:00pm
MAT 130Wednesday2:00pm-4:00pm
MAT 130Thursday8:00am-5:00pm
MAT 131Monday8:00am-6:00pm
MAT 131Tuesday8:00am-6:00pm
MAT 131Wednesday8:00am-6:00pm
MAT 131Thursday8:00am-6:00pm
MAT 131Friday10:00am-5:00pm
MAT 133Monday8am-12pm & 4pm-6pm
MAT 133Tuesday8:00am-6:00pm
MAT 133Wednesday8am-12pm & 2pm-6pm
MAT 133Thursday8:00am-6:00pm
MAT 133Friday10:00am-5:00pm
MAT 139Monday8:00am-6:00pm
MAT 139Tuesday8:00am-6:00pm
MAT 139Wednesday8:00am-6:00pm
MAT 139Thursday8:00am-6:00pm
MAT 139Friday10:00am-5:00pm
MAT 141Monday8:00am-6:00pm
MAT 141Tuesday8:00am-6:00pm
MAT 141Wednesday8:00am-6:00pm
MAT 141Thursday8:00am-6:00pm
MAT 141Friday10:00am-5:00pm
MAT 151Monday8:00am-6:00pm
MAT 151Tuesday8:00am-6:00pm
MAT 151Wednesday8:00am-6:00pm
MAT 151Thursday8:00am-6:00pm
MAT 151Friday10:00am-5:00pm
MAT 154Monday8:00am-6:00pm
MAT 154Tuesday8:00am-6:00pm
MAT 154Wednesday8:00am-6:00pm
MAT 154Thursday8:00am-6:00pm
MAT 154Friday10:00am-5:00pm
MAT 251Wednesday12:00pm-6:00pm
MAT 251Thursday2:00pm-6:00pm
MAT 251, 254Monday4:00pm-6:00pm
MAT 251, 254Tuesday4:00pm-6:00pm
MAT 254Wednesday4:00pm-6:00pm
MAT 254Thursday4:00pm-6:00pm
MUS 130Monday8:00am-12:00pm
MUS 130Tuesday12:00pm-4:00pm
MUS 131Monday12:00pm-6:00pm
MUS 131Tuesday3:00pm-6:00pm
MUS 131Wednesday10:00am-6:00pm
MUS 131Thursday3:00pm-6:00pm
NSC 131Monday10:00am-3:00pm
NSC 131Tuesday10:30am-3:00pm
NSC 131Wednesday10:00am-3:00pm
NSC 131Thursday10:30am-3:00pm
PHL 236Monday12:00pm-6:00pm
PHL 236Tuesday3:00pm-6:00pm
PHL 236Wednesday10:00am-6:00pm
PHL 236Thursday3:00pm-6:00pm
PHY 131Monday12:00pm-6:00pm
PHY 131Tuesday3:00pm-6:00pm
PHY 131Wednesday10:00am-6:00pm
PHY 131Thursday3:00pm-6:00pm
PHY 231Monday8:00am-12:00pm
PHY 231Tuesday12:00pm-4:00pm
PHY 251Wednesday12:00pm-5:00pm
PHY 251Thursday2:00pm-4:00pm
PLS 141Monday10:30am-4:00pm
PLS 141Tuesday8:00am-3:00pm
PLS 141Wednesday10:30am-3:00pm
PLS 141Thursday8:00am-12:00pm
PLS 141Thursday10:30am-3:00pm
PLS 141, 262Friday11:00am-4:00pm
PLS 262Monday11:00am-4:00pm
PLS 262Tuesday8:00am-12:00pm
PLS 262Thursday8:00am-12:00pm
PSY 140Monday10:30am-6:00pm
PSY 140Tuesday10:30am-6:00pm
PSY 140Wednesday10:00am-6:00pm
PSY 140Thursday10:30am-6:00pm
SOC 231Monday10:00am-6:00pm
SOC 231Tuesday10:00am-6:00pm
SOC 231Wednesday10:00am-6:00pm
SOC 231Thursday10:30am-6:00pm

Central Campus

Tutor Center Hours

  • Monday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Other Tutoring Locations

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.

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 Math Lab in the Center for Student Success during our regular hours 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, who meet with students in William Atkinson Hall breakout rooms.

What you can expect:

  • 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 instructor prior to your due date.

Please understand:

  • Our professionals cannot correct your work. Instead, we teach proofreading strategies.
  • We cannot predict grades or the success of an assignment.
  • We cannot rewrite or retype student papers. Instructors are assured that a paper is not co-authored by a consultant.
  • While we counsel on plagiarism and proper citations, we do not accept responsibility if a paper is submitted with plagiarized text.


We assist students in understanding what they read in textbooks, articles and homework assignments. We aim to teach strategies to increase read comprehension.


We offer ideas for taking notes, preparing for tests, and tips on organizing study time.


Every student has a different approach to learning, and there are methods to accommodate these approaches. We will help you to identify your preferred learning style and provide strategies best utilize.

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