No matter the degree or certificate program, tutoring can give you a deeper understanding
of your coursework and set you up for academic success. BCC’s Tutorial Services provides
tutoring for most courses, and is available one on one, in small groups, and even
online. Tutorial Services are offered FREE to any BCC student currently registered in a course.
Our highly skilled tutors are trained to 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
When and Where?
K-214 in the Koussevitzky Arts Center
(entrance closest to the Library)
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.*
*By appointment after 4:00 p.m.
Tutorial Services also available at our South County Center
Become a Tutor
Interested in sharing your expertise as a BCC Tutor? Both Peer Tutors and Community
Tutors are compensated for their time.
Contact Joe Hennessey, Coordinator
Become a Tutor
We’ll match you to the best available tutor—Peer or Community—for your course and
your needs. Visit us to complete a Request a Tutor form.
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
their work. Peer Tutors must have earned a B or better in the course they wish to
Community Tutors are local people from a variety of backgrounds and expertise. Some have prior classroom
experience, and all are able to offer a practical application of many fields of study.
At BCC, we use Smarthinking Online Tutoring, which allows you to access tutoring in math and writing at times that are most convenient
for you. This is especially valuable for students enrolled in online classes and for
those who are unable to visit the Tutoring Center. Through Smarthinking, students
are able to work one-on-one with a math or writing online tutor; tutors are available
on a drop-in basis for immediate help, or by appointment. You may also submit questions
to be answered by a tutor.
Drafts of writing assignments—a paragraph, an essay, or an entire paper—for any course
may be submitted to Smarthinking, and you will receive the draft back with analysis
and suggestions for improvement within 48 hours. Find the link on any Moodle page
(lower left under Moodle Help.
Like all tutoring at BCC, Smarthinking is available at no cost, to all students currently
enrolled in a BCC credit course.
Student Success Skills
When you practice proven student success skills, your learning is enhanced and your
knowledge deepened, and you feel supported on your path toward success in a degree
or certificate program. Tutorial Services provides sessions, workshops, and general
help with these strategies, including:
- Getting and staying organized
- Effective listening and note taking
- Textbook reading
- Your preferred learning style
- Memorization and test taking
- Time management
Schedule a Student Success Skills session on one or more of these topics by making
a request at the Tutorial Services center. We also have helpful handouts on these
topics and more that you can take with you.