Student Success Center/Tutoring

What is the Student Success Center?

The Student Success Center (Room 2629) provides academic support to all credit students and faculty intent on improving student success. We assist students in their scholastic pursuits at Prairie State College. Please visit our FAQ page.

Where is the Student Success Center and when is it open?

We are located on the second floor on the far north side of the building.
Hours vary for the various services during the semesters.

Spring Semester 

Tutoring is available Jan. 20 through May 14.  The Student Success Center will be closed for Spring Break
(March 16-20) and Spring Holiday (April 3-5).

Attached is the updated schedule for make-up testing, which is linked a bit further down the page -- here schedule



Lab Hours

Tutoring Schedules

Mon. - Thur.

7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

STEM Schedule (Science & Math)


7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Math Schedule


8 a.m. - 12 noon


Watch SSC Video

Make-up Testing (Room 2639)

Check schedule outside 2639 for weekly schedule or download the schedule online. A valid PSC ID OR a State Issued Picture ID and a copy of your current schedule is needed to take an exam.

What services are available if my students need tutoring?

Whether trying to avoid failure or achieve honors status, all students can benefit from tutoring in Student Success Center. The main focus is to provide individualized and small group tutoring to improve skills, reinforce motivation and support classroom instruction.

The Student Success Center staff is composed of part-time faculty, educators, and peer tutors who are trained to meet students' needs and to help them achieve their potential.

Are any other services offered?

Printed handouts for English, math and study skills are available in the tutoring area. In addition, study skills videos, such as time management and test-taking techniques, are available for viewing by students or groups. The center also offers links to online resources for Math and English.

Is there a student-dedicated computer lab?

Yes, an open computer lab is part of Student Success Center's services (located in Room 2645). It includes a library of computerized learning programs for students needing review or reinforcement in a particular academic area, word processing program, other course-related software and access to the Internet. No computer experience is needed to use the lab facilities; assistance is always available.

The PSC library and the Learning Achievement Center (LAC) also have computer labs open to PSC students.

Are there any specific workshops available to help students succeed?

The Student Success Center periodically conducts workshops on various topics of interest to students. Topics include: grammar reviews, nursing skills, math anxiety, research papers, study skills and time management.

What are the cost of services provided by the Student Success Center?

All services are free to currently enrolled Prairie State College credit students.

Innovative Exam Kiosk

The Innovative Exams Kiosk will now be housed in room 3211.

For further information:

Alysse (Lisa) Hansen, Manager, Student Success Center and Testing
(708) 709-3507, Office 2635

Hattie Gipson, Receptionist
(708) 709-3663, Office 2643