Tutorial Services

Welcome to BCC Tutorial Services

Summer 2024 Tutoring

*If you are looking for tutoring in the fall, please fill out the request form after Aug. 10, 2024.
*Please understand we have very few tutors during the summer session. Start by reading the following and then do your intake form!

Tutorial Services Policies

  • Students will be limited to two hours a week or two courses for the semester, unless there is permission of the Coordinator.
  • Students can access Tutor.com for 14 hours per semester in addition to services at the Center. If you need more, please ask for more!
  • All new tutor requests will require an intake form and students to confirm their appointment.
  • Students who don't cancel within two hours of their appointment or no-show will have to discuss with Loretta that they understand the policy and confirm their next appointment. If this isn't done prior to 24 hours before the next appointment, all appointments will be cancelled.
  • Students with a second late cancellation or no-show will lose their appointments with that tutor for the rest of the term until you speak with us. Students will need to discuss options with Loretta or Elaine.
  • Students may be re-assigned and given one more chance if open slots are available with a tutor after working with Loretta and getting approved for more appointments. Any other missed or late cancelled appointments will result in no more appointments for the rest of the term.
  • Students who lost their appointment option can reapply the next term by filling out a new intake form and confirming their appointment.

How to contact Tutorial Services

Please stop by the Library building top floor (not where the library services are currently housed), email or text us! We will respond as soon as we can. If you need to cancel, please do so at least two hours before your appointment. Email tutorial@berkshirecc.edu We are also available by text! You may send texts to 413-422-6606 and we can reply. Submit your intake form! We look forward to a new and exciting semester! Please reach out to us at tutorial@berkshirecc.edu if you have any questions or concerns! Tutorial Services

About BCC Tutorial Services

Tutorial Services can give you a deeper understanding of your coursework and set you up for academic success, no matter the degree or certificate program. Berkshire Community College's (BCC) Tutorial Services provides tutoring for most courses. Tutoring and other services are free to any BCC student registered in a BCC course.

The BCC Tutorial Services has many options to assist you in success, including workshops, skills sessions, small group tutoring, individual tutoring, and access to online remote tutoring outside of regular center hours.

The Tutorial Services staff will work with you to find the best options for your needs. We will work with you to determine how to help you best and match you with a tutor; access Tutor.com, join a study group, and attend drop-in sessions, skills sessions, or workshops.

Tutorial Services is here 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
  • Help you manage your time
  • Plan and organize a term project
  • Access Tutor.com
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Jonathan Edwards Library
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Evening hours by appointment

Contact Us

tutorial@berkshirecc.edu
413-236-1650

Stop in the Tutorial Center. Students: Request assistance from Tutorial Services

What is available?

Tutoring

In-person and remote options with our local tutors. Online tutoring through Tutor.com. Small group tutoring, drop-in options, and project help are also available.

Workshops

Success Skills Strategies Workshops and individual sessions are available. A schedule will be posted in the Center and on the Tutorial Services Moodle page.

Tutor.com

BCC is pleased to partner with Tutor.com, where students can access tutoring for free through their Moodle page. Tutor.com allows students to access a tutor on their time or find available tutors when the student needs them any time, day or night. Tutorial staff will help you access Tutor.com if you need assistance.

Student Success Skills, Workshops and Individual Sessions

When you practice proven student success skills, your learning and knowledge are enhanced, 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

Please see our calendar of workshops or email tutorial@berkshirecc.edu for more information about workshops or skill sessions.

How do I access services?

Tutors

Peer Tutors are current BCC students whose professors recommend them to tutor in a particular course or subject. They bring a valuable connection to the classroom and faculty to their work.

Community Tutors are local people from a variety of backgrounds and expertise. Some have prior classroom experience, and all can offer a practical application of many fields of study.

Become a Tutor

Are you interested in sharing your expertise as a BCC Tutor? Please email us at tutorial@berkshirecc.edu for more information.