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Student Success Center/Tutoring

What is the Student Success Center?

The Student Success Center (SSC) is a well-equipped facility located on the second floor of the main campus that provides individualized and small group tutoring. With support, students can improve their academic skills. Tutoring reinforces motivation and supplements classroom instruction. Our philosophy is that every student can learn.  Please visit our FAQ page.

The following services are free to all PSC credit students with a current PSC ID card:

  • Tutoring
  • Computer lab, equipped with more than 50 PCs and three Macintosh computers with up-to-date software, with assistance always available
  • Study skills workshops and audiovisual library
  • Subject area handouts such as math reviews, grammar tips, research paper (MLA & APA), study skills, time management and Internet information

We offer assistance in mathematics, writing, reading, and science, and other college subjects. For more information, call (708) 709-3663 or visit the SSC in Room 2643. It is located on the second floor at the north end of the main building.

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.

Attached is the updated schedule for make-up testing.

Day

Lab Hours

Tutoring Schedules

Mon. - Thur.

9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Professional Tutoring - Math and Science
(Link to Google Calendar)

 

 

Other Subjects: By Appointment 

For tutoring appointments other subjects, send an email to ahansen@prairiestate.edu with the following information:

Your Name
ID #
Telephone #
Email Address
Course
Instructor
Date(s) and Time(s) Available/Requested

Watch SSC Video

 

Make-up Testing (Room 2639)

Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. 5 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Check schedule outside 2639 for weekly schedule. 
A valid PSC ID OR a State Issued Picture ID and a copy of your current schedule is needed to take an exam.

Download Full Fall Schedule

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

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