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, business, sciences, health sciences, and other subjects. 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. Students who make multiple visits to the writing center for each paper are more successful. Tutors encourage students to visit early, as soon as they receive an assignment, and to visit often for assistance. Students who make 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.

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.

In addition to providing tutoring, the Academic Support Center serves as an open computer lab, where students have access to computers. Students may use the Academic Support Center at any WCC campus to work independently. If assistance is needed while the student is in the ASC, a staff member can help. Technology assistants are available to help students with password resets, signing into email, submitting assignments in Moodle, using Microsoft Office, and other technology-related questions.

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 for health sciences is by appointment only. To find out if a professional tutor is available for your area or to schedule an appointment, please contact Stephanie Darnell or Annette Hendren.
  • Most tutoring for health science courses will be conducted as group tutoring.
  • 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 Stephanie Darnell for more information.

To schedule an appointment, contact:

Image of Stephanie Darnell
Stephanie Darnell, BS
Director of Academic Support Center (ASC)
Phone: 336-838-6187
skdarnell029@wilkescc.edu
Annette Hendren
Assistant Director, Herring Hall Academic Support Center
Phone: 336-838-6129
ahhendren084@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 Window World 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, 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • In-Person Hours for Summer Term
    • Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Friday, 7:30 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 Stephanie Darnell
Stephanie Darnell, BS
Director of Academic Support Center (ASC)
Phone: 336-838-6187
skdarnell029@wilkescc.edu
Mark Morrison
Assistant Director, Wilkes Campus Academic Support Center
Phone: 336-838-6426
mrmorrison260@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 or 336-838-6566.

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

Image of Stephanie Darnell
Stephanie Darnell, BS
Director of Academic Support Center (ASC)
Phone: 336-838-6187
skdarnell029@wilkescc.edu
Harley Nefe
Assistant Director, Ashe Campus Academic Support Center
Phone: 336-903-3126
hjnefe045@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 336-838-6566 .

Contact Information

Image of Stephanie Darnell
Stephanie Darnell, BS
Director of Academic Support Center (ASC)
Phone: 336-838-6187
skdarnell029@wilkescc.edu

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. Due to availability of professional tutors, scheduled sessions will be open to multiple attendees.

To make an appointment, contact:

Image of Stephanie Darnell
Stephanie Darnell, BS
Director of Academic Support Center (ASC)
Phone: 336-838-6187
skdarnell029@wilkescc.edu
Annette Hendren
Assistant Director, Herring Hall Academic Support Center
Phone: 336-838-6129
ahhendren084@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 page and in Moodle.

Tutoring with WCC tutors is FREE and UNLIMITED! On the booking page, select Start with WCC Tutoring to schedule an appointment or to submit a paper for review by a WCC writing tutor.

In addition, students are eligible to receive 10 hours of FREE online tutoring from ThinkingStorm each semester. Select Start with ThinkingStorm Tutoring to schedule an appointment with a ThinkingStorm tutor or to submit a paper to be reviewed by a ThinkingStorm writing 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.

Appointments are strongly encouraged and are helpful to ensure a tutor is available at a time that works for the student. Students may also drop in during open hours to see if a tutor is currently available.

Currently, tutoring in health sciences is available by appointment only. Tutoring for health sciences is offered at Herring Hall, the Ashe Campus, and online.

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 revising for final submission.

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 goal is to guide and support you.

ASC tutors can assist with most college courses. The Writing Center can assist with any course that requires writing. Along with essays for English courses, writing tutors have assisted with papers in history, psychology, sociology, education, and other subjects. Math tutors can assist students with any math course or math concepts in courses such as business math, physics, chemistry, culinary math, automotive math, and nursing. Business tutors are available for business and accounting courses. Science tutors assist with biology, chemistry, physics and other sciences. Health sciences tutors support students in nursing, radiography, respiratory therapy, and other health-related programs. Study skills tutoring and technology support is available for any subject area. Additional specific subject area tutoring may be available; contact the ASC Welcome Desk at 838-336-6566 or check the Tutoring Icon for options.

Tutoring is for everyone! Whether a student is struggling through a course or making straight As, tutoring can help to ensure students understand course content, improve writing skills, enhance math or science understanding, learn better time management or study skills, and more!

ASC tutoring is available to all WCC curriculum students regardless of course levels. Studies have shown that students who take advantage of tutoring services pass their courses at a much higher rate than those who do not. Receiving tutoring means that you are utilizing all your resources so that you will be successful in college!

  • The tutor will ask you questions about the area in which you need assistance. If possible, bring your textbook and be ready to provide any information about the assignment from your instructor or Moodle course. This will help your tutor ensure that you are meeting your instructor’s expectations.
  • Tutoring can last for just a few minutes up to an hour. We recommend frequent sessions. 
  • 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.