Academic Skills Center

The Academic Skills Center is committed to providing a comfortable learning environment, which fosters respect for all and the expectation that all students can succeed. Our goal is to help students learn more effectively and independently. Contact the Academic Skills Center as soon as you feel like you're having difficulty with a class. Don't wait until the end of the semester. 

The Academic Skills Center (ASC) is located in room 114 and provides free tutoring on a walk-in basis with peer tutors. The Academic Skills Center is committed to providing students with a comfortable learning environment, which fosters good study habits. Our goal is to help students study more effectively and independently through tutoring, student success workshops and support services.

Services to help you succeed

A place to study- ASC is open Monday- Friday for all students to study. The ASC has a wide variety of textbooks and computers for student use. Stop in and see what you've been missing.

Basic computer assistance- Not sure how to make a PowerPoint presentation, save a Word document to RTF, or how to save your paper to a jump drive? Not sure how to access your PTCC email? Just ask!

D2L Brightspace assistance- Need help logging into D2l Brightspace, posting a discussion, or uploading assignments? ASC staff and tutors are available to assist students with D2L Brightspace.

Group work- The ASC is a great place to meet your classmates to work on group projects. Computers and group tables are available.

Study Tips- Most college courses are designed to enhance critical thinking skills and require you to apply knowledge in new ways. Tutors can help with study tips and strategies. Also, visit GPS LifePlan on Study Skills for more tips.

Time Management- Successful students have good time management skills including prioritizing, self discipline, goal setting and techniques that help to control procrastination. Stop in and find out what you can do to improve your time management skills. Also, visit GPS LifePlan on Time Management for more tips. 

Tutoring services are offered at no charge to all current PTCC students. Tutors will assist when needed and help students gain the study skills required to be successful in class. All tutoring is provided by peer tutors. Peer Tutors are students who have taken the courses, received high grades, and been recommended by instructors.

Student Responsibilities

To get the most out of your tutoring session come prepared. Peer Tutors are not substitutes for your instructors, so they will not re-lecture your course material, they will assist you with learning the material in a different format. Tutors can help with brainstorming ideas, researching topics, thesis statements, outlines, topic sentences, and grammar for your research paper. Tutors will not do your work for you.

Online Academic Resources

There are many different resources for students online. Here are a few different ones ranging from math, science to English.

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Contact us

Erin White
Phone: 320-629-4574