A Tutor can help you:
Clarify an assignment,
Organize your materials,
Understand course content,
Connect readings to lectures,
Prepare for tests and quizzes,
Evaluate and revise your writing,
Develop study strategies.
Tutoring for most BCC courses is available through Tutorial
Services. Most students meet one-on-one
with a tutor, some in small groups and others take advantage of online
tutoring. Many tutors are current BCC
students who have taken the course they tutor.
Other tutors come from the community with expertise in many areas. Come to the Tutoring Center and complete a
"Request for Tutor" form. Tutorial
Services is dedicated to matching students with the best available Tutor for
The Tutoring Center is located in Koussevitzky Arts Center,
Room K-214 (entrance closest to the Library).
The Center's hours of operation are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Tutoring is
available after 4:00 PM and at the South County Center.
Tutorials Services staff is here to help you. Please call us
Hennessey, Coordinator of Tutorial Services, (413)236-1651
Rinaldi-Sciola, Tutorial Assistant, (413)236-1650
Wanamaker, Tutorial Assistant, (413)236-1652
Tutorial Services offers a number of activities designed to
support your academic success. One-on-one
and small group tutoring is available for most classes. Drop-in Help Centers for Math and Writing are
open at various times through the week. Find
Drop-In Help Center schedules in the Tutoring Center.
BCC uses Smarthinking Online Tutoring to allow students to access tutoring in Math and Writing at
times most convenient to the student. This ideal for students enrolled in
online classes and for those unable to get to the Tutoring Center. All students currently enrolled in a BCC
credit course may use Smarthinking at
no cost. Students may work one-on-one with a Math or Writing Online Tutoring,
or submit questions to a Tutor. Online
Tutors are available on a drop-in basis for immediate help, and by appointment.
Drafts of writing for any course may be submitted to Smarthinking and students will receive
the draft back with analysis and suggestions to improve the written document
within 48 hours. This may be a
paragraph, an Essay or an entire college paper.
Find the link, with log-in instructions, here, (link), or on
any Moodle page, lower left under Moodle Help.
Strategies for Academic Success
Success in college is enhanced by learning and putting into
practice proven Student Success Skills strategies. Tutorial Services provides sessions,
workshops and general help with these strategies, including; Getting and
Staying Organized, Effective Listening and Notetaking, Textbook Reading, Your
Preferred Learning Style, Memorization and Test Taking, and Time Management.
Come to the Tutoring Center to schedule a Student Success
Skills session on one or more of these topics.
Students may also find helpful printed handouts on these topics, and
more in the Center.
Want to Become a Tutor?
Peer Tutors are current BCC students who are recommended by
their professors to tutor in a certain course or subject. They bring a valuable connection to the
classroom and faculty to Tutoring. Peer
Tutors must have earned a "B" or better in the course they wish to tutor. Peer Tutors are paid at the current student
Community Tutors are local people from a variety of
backgrounds and expertise. They can
offer a practical application and experience with many fields of study to the Tutoring
Center. Community Tutors are also paid for their time.
If you would like to become a Tutor at BCC's Tutorial
Services, call Joe Hennessey, Coordinator, at 413-236-1651 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.