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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 Remote Tutoring for most courses. Tutoring and other services are offered FREE to any BCC student currently registered in a BCC 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
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When and Where?

Jonathan Edwards Library

Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.*
*Remote Tutoring by appointment

Contact Us

Email: tutorial@berkshirecc.edu
Phone: 413-236-1650

Remote Tutoring

Remote one to one tutoring is available for most courses.  You can meet with a tutor through Zoom Meeting, email exchange, email Q & A, and even over the phone. Success Skills Strategies Workshops are also available upon request and on the Tutoring Services Moodle page (Select "Enroll Me Now").

Use the Request a Tutor Now link to schedule your Remote Tutoring

Online Tutoring

At BCC, we use Smarthinking Online Tutoring, which allows you to access tutoring in a variety of subjects at times that are most convenient for you. 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. 

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 emailing us at tutorial@berkshirecc.edu.

Our Staff

We’ll match you with the best available tutor—Peer or Community—for your course and your needs. Complete the Request a Tutor form to get started.

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 tutor.

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.

Become a Tutor

Interested in sharing your expertise as a BCC Tutor? Drop us a line and let us know what courses you can tutor, and when. Both Peer Tutors and Community Tutors are compensated for their time.