Student Services
Student Success Center/Tutoring
Student Success Center/Tutoring

Student Success Center/Tutoring

Contact Information

Beatriz Romero
Testing Specialist
Phone: (708) 709-3558
Office: 2643

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 computers with up-to-date software.
  • Make up testing (with instructor approval).
We offer assistance in mathematics, writing, reading, and science, and other college subjects. Visit the SSC in Room 2643. 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.

View STEM Calendar  View Math Calendar

Day Open Computer Lab Room 2505 Hours
Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
For tutoring appointments, send an email to testing@prairiestate.edu with the following information: Your Name, ID #, Telephone #, Email Address, Course, Instructor, Date(s) and Time(s), Available/Requested.

Make-up Testing (Room 2643)

Appointments Preferred, Potential Hours Availability May Vary

A valid PSC ID OR a State Issued Picture ID and a copy of your current schedule is needed to take an exam.

Monday - Thursday 8 a.m - 8 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m - 4 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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.

Is there a student-dedicated computer lab?
Yes, an open computer lab is part of Student Success Center's services (located in Room 2505). 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.

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.

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

Online Resources

Online Math Resources

Online English Resources

All Disciplines

Frequently Asked Questions

What Tutoring Does the SSC Offer?
We offer tutoring in many different areas - math, English, writing, reading, chemistry, physics, biology, and Spanish are only a few areas in which we have tutors. Just ask us.

Do students need a referral from a professor?
No! It's entirely your choice to come see a tutor - if you feel like you need extra help or are having trouble understanding a concept or need help writing a paper, come to the SSC and request a tutoring appointment.

Is there a fee for tutoring?
No! If you are a Prairie State credit student, tutoring is free. You can get up to an hour of tutoring every week in each subject you are taking free of charge.

How do I get a tutor? What do I need to do to sign up?
Come to room 2643 or email Lisa Hansen at testing@prairiestate.edu.

What happens at a tutoring session?
Essentially, you need to have questions in mind when you come to a session. Where are you having problems? What do you not understand? The tutor will help you with these concepts.

How long does it take to get a tutor after I submit my request?
We will try as hard as we can to get you in as soon as possible to see a tutor. Remember, tutoring is by appointment - so get in early to sign up.

Where do I meet my tutor?
In the SSC - if you are unsure of who your tutor is, ask. We will be glad to introduce you to your new tutor. Virtual tutoring is also available.

Who is eligible for tutoring?
If you are currently taking credit or developmental courses at Prairie State College you are eligible for free tutoring.

How long are the sessions?
We schedule appointments for half-hour blocks.

Does tutoring really help?
YES! A survey of students using the tutoring services was taken and we received high marks.

  • 100 percent of the students who used tutoring felt their grade improved in the subject that they received tutoring.
  • Over 60 percent would have withdrawn from the course without tutoring help.
  • 100 percent would recommend the SSC to their friends.
  • Of those returning in the spring semester, 100 percent said they would return to use the SSC's services.
In addition, data analysis showed:
  • 72 percent of the students who sought tutoring successfully completed course work with a grade of C or better.
  • 81 percent of the students either registered for another semester of classes at PSC or graduated.

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