Academic Support Centers

The Wilkes Community College Academic Support Centers offer 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 assistance in writing and math (across all subject areas), computers, sciences, health sciences, study skills coaching and workshops, as well as preparation for placement tests. For students needing to make up a test, testing centers are available at the Wilkes and Ashe ASC locations. All WCC students and employees are welcome in the ASC!

Please remember to bring your student ID card to sign in and out when you visit the Academic Support Center. Come see how we can be of support to you!

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Services

Tutors will assist writers at any stage in the writing process, from brainstorming and organizing to revising for grammar errors. Tutors encourage students to come early and often for assistance with papers. Students who plan for multiple visits 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 stop in for drop-in tutoring or can make an appointment. Students may also access online tutoring or submit a paper for an ASC writing tutor to view.

Online Tutoring / Submit a Paper for Review

Tutoring is available for all math courses including DMA sections. Math assistance is also available for business math, physics, chemistry, culinary, automotive math, nursing, etc. Most math sessions are conducted on a drop-in basis, but appointments can be made if needed.

Computer tutors / lab assistants are available to assist students with password reset, submitting assignments in Moodle, Microsoft Office, and computer courses. Computers are also available for students to work independently.

The Wilkes Campus Open Computer Lab has two Mac computers loaded with software for students in graphics design courses.

Professional tutors are available for all the health sciences programs:

  • Dental Assisting
  • Emergency Medical Science
  • Medical Assisting
  • Nursing
  • Radiography
  • Respiratory Therapy

Tutoring sessions are by appointment. To schedule an appointment, contact:

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

Study skills tutoring is available for students who would like to review strategies to help them be more successful. Study skills tutoring can be conducted one-on-one or in a small group. Workshops will be offered at different times throughout the semester.

ASC tutors provide free assistance for students as they prepare for the placement tests. Tutors can assist with writing, reading, and math.

The Wilkes Campus ASC and Ashe Campus ASC provide secure test proctoring for make-up tests and online courses. Students must bring a photo ID in order to take a test.

Locations and Hours

The Wilkes Campus ASC is located on the second floor of Alumni Hall (building 1 on the campus map) and consists of the Writing Center; the Math, Sciences, and Business Tutoring Center; the Testing Center; and an Open Computer Lab (with computer tutoring available). Test-taking and study skills tutoring are also provided. Tutoring is available by drop-in or appointment.

Regular Hours

  • Monday through Thursday 7:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Friday 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

Summer Hours

  • Monday through Thursday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Closed on Fridays

Contact Information

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

The Ashe Campus ASC is located in room 306 and assists with tutoring for writing, math, science, computers, and study skills. Nursing tutoring is available by appointment. There is a Testing Center and a group study area.

Hours

  • Monday through Thursday 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
  • Fridays 7:30 am – 3:00 pm on

Contact Information

Stephanie Darnell
Coordinator – Ashe Campus ASC
Phone: 336-846-3900 ext. 3126
skdarnell029@wilkescc.edu

The Alleghany Center ASC is located in room 103 and assists with writing, math, computers, and study skills.

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

Contact Information

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Susan Nilo, MA
Director of Alleghany Center
Phone: 336-903-3141
Fax: 336-903-3152
srnilo128@wilkescc.edu

The Herring Hall ASC is located in room 2128 and provides support in all the health sciences programs as well as writing, math, biology, test taking, and study skills.

Tutoring is by appointment. To make an appointment, contact:

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

Most tutoring will be conducted as group tutoring. Due to availability of professional tutors, scheduled sessions will be open to multiple attendees.

Online Tutoring

Online tutoring is available via Microsoft Teams or Collaborate.

To access tutoring, students can click the button below, the tutoring icon on Prowler, or click “Schedule Tutoring” in the Tutoring Help section in Moodle. Students can also submit papers online to be reviewed.

High school students enrolled in college courses can receive additional tutoring through Tutor.com.

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.