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Tutoring Services: Tutoring Support Overview

Tutoring Services and Supplemental Instruction available at Tri-County Technical College.

Tutoring Overview

We are committed to your success, which is why we offer free tutoring services for all of our students.  We encourage you to come early and often to stay on top of your class material.  Tutoring is meant to supplement the work required in your class by working through the concepts, ideas, and problems.

Schedule an online or in-person tutoring session with a professional tutor today by
calling 864-646-1367 or emailing


Content-Specific Instructional Support in These Areas:

  • Math
  • Science (Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
  • Economics
  • Spanish
  • Accounting
  • Nursing
  • Writing for any Subject Area

Learning Strategies, Tips, Tools, and Workshops on Topics Like:

  • Study Techniques
  • Note-Taking Strategies
  • Plagiarism and How To Avoid It
  • Reading Skills for College
  • Controlling Procrastination
  • Test-Taking Tips
  • Technology at TCTC


Learn about drop-in, peer-led Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions virtually or in-person for traditionally difficult classes.  Review the SI Schedule and Information.  

Tutoring Hours and Locations

Tutoring Schedule 

Summer 2024 Schedule 

Pendleton Campus

Learning Commons, Third Floor - Student Success Center
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Community Campuses

Hours vary - please call the Tutoring Service Desk at 864-646-1367


Tutoring FAQs

Tutoring assistance is available free of charge to all Tri-County Technical College students.
Right away. Tutoring can benefit all students - not just those struggling with their course work. Students who begin receiving tutoring at the beginning of a semester, or at least as soon as they receive the first grade, typically do much better than those students who wait until after midterms to get help.s.
Our professional tutors include retired teachers; retirees from business, industry, and engineering; graduate students; adjunct instructors; current and former college professors; and college students. Most of our tutors have master's degrees in their fields.
Tutoring is available for all math courses, all science courses, Spanish, accounting, economics, psychology, and writing for all subject areas. Many of our tutors can help with additional subjects, such as CPT 170, history, etc. Call 864-646-1367 and ask to speak with the Tutoring Services Coordinator for information about specific subject area tutoring. All of our tutors are trained to help with time management, learning strategies, and technology as well..
Yes. The majority of our appointments are one-on-one sessions with a professional tutor.
Yes, groups of two or more students may make appointments for group tutoring sessions. Group tutoring is great for test, midterm, or exam review.
Yes, online tutoring is available during our business hours. We are also developing handouts and resources that can be accessed day or night at any time.
Each tutoring session lasts thirty minutes for both online and in person. Consecutive sessions are not permitted except with special permission of the Tutoring Services Coordinator. However, when tutors have open sessions, they will usually continue working with you.
Yes, but please schedule no more than one appointment in any one subject in a day.
Be sure to cancel your appointment through Starfish or call 864-646-1367 to ask that the appointment be canceled for you; otherwise, the tutor will enter an outcome on Starfish marking you as a no show.
First, attempt to do the assignment. Identify areas where you need help and come with specific questions to ask a tutor. Come prepared with all necessary materials, such as class notes, textbook, syllabus and handouts, paper, pencil/pen, etc. Be ready to actively participate in the tutoring session. The tutor wants your complete attention.
At the Pendleton Campus, be sure to check in at the front desk or notify a staff member that you are present. If you are a walk-in, tell the person at the main desk the type of tutoring you need-writing, math, biology, etc. If no one is at the main desk, talk to a tutor or to the Tutoring Services Coordinator.
Probably not. All of our tutors are part-time and work varying schedules. Since some of our tutors are undergraduate or graduate students, they have their own classes and commitments that prevent exclusive tutoring arrangements. However, depending on your schedule, you may be able to make some appointments with the same tutor. Keep in mind that getting feedback from different tutors can be helpful.
No. One of the main goals of the Tutoring Center is to help you become an independent learner. Tutors will review papers and homework with you, demonstrate tips and techniques for you, and coach you through practice sessions designed to develop your skills so you can successfully work on your own.
Yes. The tutoring areas have 10 computers in the space. In addition, there are several more computers and 3 local b/w and color printers for student use across the Learning Commons.
Absolutely! Students are encouraged to come to the Learning Commons to study.
No. Cell phones and other mobile devices should be silenced while you are in the Tutoring Center. If you must make or take a call, please exit the Tutoring Center to do so.
No, the Tutoring Center is an instructional space. The College's official position is that "[m]inors will not be permitted in Tri-County Technical College classrooms, labs, or other instructional venues."
Workshops are announced in a variety of ways, and most sessions are open to the entire College community. To request a workshop, call 864-646-1367.