Beat the Semester-End Rush and Register Today for Academic Support Center Tutoring
Imagine you are walking to class and as you reach the door to the building you spy a stack of $100 bills—14 in all—lying on the ground. You immediately lunge for the cash, but a gust of wind blows the bills away before you can grab them.
While this surely sounds like a dream, there’s an alternate ending to this tale that’s within reach for all OCC students: the wealth of free academic tutoring services available at the Academic Support Center (ASC) on all OCC campuses. Currently registered OCC students are eligible for tutoring services valued at more than $1,400 per student per semester. Not taking advantage of this free service is like letting money slip through your fingers.
“Tutoring services benefit every student, regardless of current academic performance. With the close of the semester just a few weeks out, now is the perfect time to schedule a tutoring session with one of our trained, certified and very capable ASC tutors,” said Lisa Nemitz, Orchard Ridge Campus ASC faculty member.
In-person tutoring is available to all students on each campus for many OCC courses. Online tutoring is also available through D2L for current students, and students previously enrolled in a D2L course.
Students who take advantage of these tutoring services, especially in the weeks leading up to finals, have higher GPAs and are more likely to complete their courses.
“Tutoring directly contributes to improvements in time management, study skills, goal achievement and student satisfaction,” said Nemitz. “OCC is committed to having these free resources available.”
Student feedback via the ASC tutoring program evaluation process is positive.
- “The tutor was knowledgeable, patient and helped me understand the topics I was struggling with and she answered all of my questions.”— Chemistry 2670 Student
- “It was so helpful! I feel much more confident about my essay now.” — English 1510 Student
- “The tutor used great examples and had great ideas about how to prepare for the test.” — Math 1100 Student
“Everything we do at the ASC is focused on assisting students develop independent learning techniques and support academic and personal growth,” said Nemitz.
For more information about the ASC tutoring options or to schedule a tutoring session, visit OCC's Tutoring page.
The OCC Academic Support Center provides programs and services that help OCC students achieve their academic and personal growth goals with tutoring, supplemental instruction, study skill seminars, peer-facilitated study sessions, faculty-led study skill sessions, and study skill strategy tips. Learn more at oaklandcc.edu/asc
With five campuses in Oakland County, OCC is Michigan’s number one transfer institution, offering nearly 100 excellent degrees and certificates. The College empowers academic and developmental experiences, allowing students to reach their full potential and enhance the communities they serve. More than a million students have enrolled in the College since it opened in 1965. Learn more at oaklandcc.edu.
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