Academic Support Center

The Wilkes Community College Academic Support Center offers FREE tutoring assistance for all WCC students.

With multiple locations and online tutoring options, students can receive assistance in a way that best meets their scheduling needs. The ASC offers tutoring in multiple subject areas including writing, math, computers, sciences, health sciences, and other specific subject areas. Students can also receive assistance for any course in study skills, test-taking strategies, student success workshops, and more. For students needing to make up a test, proctored testing is available at several locations.

To schedule an online or in-person tutoring appointment, students can click on the tutoring icon found on the WCC Prowler page or in Moodle.

All WCC students and employees are welcome in the ASC! The ASC strives to serve students’ needs across the curriculum, and our services are FREE to all WCC students. Come see how we can be of support to you!

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Services

Writing tutors will assist students at any stage in the writing process – from brainstorming and organizing to revising for final submission. Tutors encourage students to visit early, as soon as they receive an assignment, and to visit often for assistance. Students who plan for multiple visits to the writing center for each paper are more successful. Writing assistance is offered for English classes but is also available for all subject areas in which students write papers.

Students can make an appointment or check for drop-in tutoring availability. Tutoring is offered both online and in-person. Students may also submit a paper online for a writing tutor to review.

Online Tutoring / Submit a Paper for Review

Math tutoring is available for all MAT courses as well as for courses with math concepts such as business math, physics, chemistry, culinary math, automotive math, nursing, and other courses.

Students can make an appointment or check for drop-in tutoring availability. Tutoring is offered both online and in-person.

Open computer labs at each campus are available for students. Computer lab assistants can help students with password resets, signing into email, submitting assignments in Moodle, and other technology-related questions.

Computer tutors assist with computer course concepts such as web design, networking, and other computer coursework. They can also assist with how to use Microsoft Office in any course.

Special software is available in the computer labs for practice. Mac computers, loaded with software for students in graphics design courses, are available at the Wilkes and Ashe ASC locations.

Students experiencing a technology issue may call 336-838-6566 or submit a Prowler Help Desk ticket.

Professional tutors are available for most health science programs including nursing, radiography, respiratory therapy, and more.

What should I expect from a Health Sciences tutoring session?

  • Tutoring is by appointment. In order to make sure that a professional tutor is available for your area, please contact Bruce Hollar to schedule an appointment.
  • Most tutoring for health science courses will be conducted as group tutoring. Due to availability of professional tutors, scheduled sessions will be open to multiple attendees.
  • During tutoring sessions, your tutor will work with you to increase your skills and knowledge in your subject. Tutors will not help you complete homework, quizzes, or tests. Although your tutor will be happy to help you with problems/scenarios similar to homework questions, the goal of tutoring is not a homework help session.
  • Even attending one tutoring session can be beneficial, but we recommend multiple sessions with your tutor to achieve the most positive results. Tutors cannot and will not guarantee you a specific grade on an assignment or in a course, but studies have shown that students who attend tutoring do better in classes and complete courses at a higher percentage.

Are all Health Sciences tutoring sessions program specific?

Tutors are typically available for the specific Health Science program in which you are enrolled. Tutoring can, however, be arranged in Herring Hall for study skills tutoring as well as math and writing assistance. Contact Bruce Hollar for more information.

To schedule an appointment, contact:

Image of Bruce Hollar
Bruce Hollar, MS
Director of Academic Support Center
Phone: 336-838-6167
bahollar052@wilkescc.edu

Students may work with WCC tutors or connect with ThinkingStorm to access tutoring for a variety of subjects.

Science tutoring is available for physics, chemistry, and biology. Tutoring for anatomy and physiology may also be available.

Students may receive tutoring in subjects such as accounting, business, education, history, or other courses depending on tutor availability. ThinkingStorm online tutoring also offers additional subject-specific tutoring.

For questions about tutoring offered, students may call 336-838-6566 or click on the Tutoring icon to check available offerings.

Study Skills tutoring and Test Taking techniques are available for students who would like to review strategies to help them be more successful. These can be conducted one-on-one or in a small group.

Workshops on various student success topics will be offered at different times throughout the semester. Contact 336-838-6566 or check the Academic Support Center Moodle course for more information.

The Wilkes Campus ASC and Ashe Campus ASC provide secure test proctoring for make-up tests. Students are required to show proof of identity by providing an official photo identification in order to take a test.

Locations and Hours

The Wilkes Campus Academic Support Center is located in the Learning Commons on the second floor of Alumni Hall (building 1 on the campus map) and offers the Writing Center, Math & Science Center, and the Testing Center. Tutoring in a variety of subjects is available along with study skills assistance and test-taking strategies for any subject.

Tutoring may be online or in-person and is available through scheduling an appointment or by a drop-in session.

Students have access to an open Computer Lab where they can receive computer assistance and computer tutoring. Specialty software is available in the computer lab for practice. Additionally, the Learning Commons has several areas, including quiet study rooms, where students can bring their own device and use the free Wi-Fi.

For information or assistance, call 336-838-6566.

Hours

  • In-Person Hours for Fall and Spring Semesters
    • Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • In-Person Hours for Summer Term
    • Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Friday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Online tutoring is offered during all terms at a variety of hours including nights and weekends. Check the tutoring icon for availability.

Contact Information

Image of Bruce Hollar
Bruce Hollar, MS
Director of Academic Support Center
Phone: 336-838-6167
bahollar052@wilkescc.edu

The Ashe Campus Academic Support Center is located in room 306 in Messer Hall.

The Ashe ASC provides assistance in writing, math, computers, nursing, and other subjects upon availability. Test-taking strategies and study skills tutoring is also offered. Tutoring may be online or in-person and is available through scheduling an appointment or by a drop-in session. Appointments are strongly recommended.

Students have access to a computer Lab where they can receive computer assistance and computer tutoring. Proctored testing is available.

For information or assistance, call 336-903-3126.

Hours

  • In-Person Hours for Fall and Spring Semesters
    • Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Online tutoring is offered during all terms at a variety of hours including nights and weekends. Check the tutoring icon for availability.

Contact Information

Stephanie Darnell
Coordinator – Ashe Campus ASC
Phone: 336-903-3126

skdarnell029@wilkescc.edu

The Alleghany Academic Support Center is located in room 103. The Alleghany ASC provides assistance in writing, math, science, computers, and study skills. Tutoring may be online or in-person and is available through scheduling an appointment or by a drop-in session.

Hours vary each semester. Please call or email for more information.

For information or assistance, call 336-372-5061 ext. 0

Contact Information

The Academic Support Center at Herring Hall is located in room 2128 on the first floor of Herring Hall. The Herring Hall ASC provides student support in Nursing, Medical Assisting, Respiratory Therapy, Radiography, Emergency Medical Services, Human Services, Dental Assisting, and General Education courses, as well as study skills assistance, and test taking strategies.

Tutoring is offered by professional tutors for the different programs of study in Health Sciences and is by appointment. Most tutoring will be conducted as group tutoring. Due to availability of professional tutors, scheduled sessions will be open to multiple attendees.

To make an appointment, contact:

Image of Bruce Hollar
Bruce Hollar, MS
Director of Academic Support Center
Phone: 336-838-6167
bahollar052@wilkescc.edu

Online Tutoring

Online tutoring is available for all WCC students! A variety of subjects and times are offered.

Students can access online tutoring by clicking on the Tutoring icon located on the WCC Prowler Student Resource Portal page and in Moodle.

Students receive FREE unlimited hours of tutoring by WCC tutors each semester. On the booking page, select Work with a Wilkes CC Tutor to schedule tutoring appointments or submit papers for review by a WCC Writing Center tutor.

Students are eligible to receive 10 hours of FREE online tutoring from ThinkingStorm each semester. By selecting Work with a ThinkingStorm Tutor, students can book appointments to work with Thinking Storm tutors for multiple subjects offered or submit a paper to be reviewed by a ThinkingStorm Writing Center tutor.

For more information or assistance, call 336-838-6566.

Online Tutoring / Submit a Paper for Review

FAQ

ASC tutoring services are provided free to all WCC students and do not require an application.

In most cases tutors are available on a drop-in basis during open hours. An appointment might be helpful during busy times, but appointments are not required for most subjects. Currently, tutoring for nursing at the Ashe ASC is by appointment only, and all tutoring (for the health sciences/nursing and all other subjects) at the Herring Hall ASC is scheduled by appointment only.

There is no limit! Students who work with a writing tutor multiple times during the process of writing a paper are more successful. ASC writing tutors will assist in any step of the writing process from brainstorming and outlining to a final edit.

Tutors are trained to provide quality, student-centered assistance. Writing and Math ASC tutors hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related subject area. Computer and health science tutors hold degrees in their areas. ASC tutors have all been in your shoes. Their sole focus is to guide and support you.

ASC tutors can assist you with most of your college courses. The Writing Center can assist with any class in which you are writing papers. Along with English papers, writing tutors have assisted with papers in History, Psychology, Sociology, Education, and other subjects. Math tutors will assist students with any math course or math questions in any class. Tutors are also available to help with nursing, biology, chemistry, and other sciences. Study skills tutoring is available in any area.

ASC Tutoring is available to all WCC curriculum students regardless of course levels. Students at any level can benefit from tutoring assistance. Tutoring may help a student who is failing pass a class, or it may help a student boost a grade from a C to an A. Tutoring may help a student improve scores on the placement test. Receiving tutoring means that you are utilizing all your resources so that you will be successful in college!

  • When you arrive, you will scan in with your student ID and indicate the area in which you need tutoring.
  • The tutor will ask you questions about the area in which you need assistance. If possible, bring your textbook or assignment sheet. That will help the tutor know where you are in class and your instructor’s expectations.
  • Tutoring can last for just a few minutes up to an hour. We recommend frequent sessions. Tutoring is usually most effective if you and the tutor work on one concept per session, and then you return for a further session to work on another concept.
  • Tutors will not help you complete homework, quizzes, or tests. During tutoring sessions, your tutor will work with you to increase your skills and knowledge in your subject area or class. Although your tutor will be happy to help you with problems/scenarios similar to homework questions, the goal of tutoring is not a homework help session.
  • The tutor will encourage you to write your own notes about the session. Instead of the tutor marking corrections on your paper, your tutor will expect you to “hold the pen”. It is the tutor’s goal to have you remember concepts that were discussed during the session after you leave.