Here is something to put your mind at ease – Trident Technical College offers free academic help for TTC students, including online students. No need to worry, because help is available! Whether you are an “A” student or are struggling with the basics, The Learning Center tutors can help you achieve your academic goals and be a successful student.
The Learning Center provides an open learning environment that offers assistance to students through tutoring, workshops and various instructional materials. Tutoring options include face-to-face scheduled appointments, small group tutoring, drop-in tutoring and online tutoring. Special emphasis is placed on providing help in mathematics, writing and reading, but assistance may be available in other disciplines based upon tutor availability.
The Learning Center tutoring program is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association International Tutor Training Program, which establishes professional standards for tutoring programs, including tutor qualifications, training and evaluation.
Mentoring and academic coaching also are available to TTC students.
TIP: Although there are drop-in opportunities where students can walk in and get help, it is best to schedule an appointment several days in advance.
Students should be currently enrolled in the TTC courses for which they seek tutoring.
Appointments are 30 minutes long and may be scheduled up to two weeks in advance.
Students may have a maximum of two appointments per week per subject.
If you cannot keep a scheduled appointment, please contact The Learning Center receptionist at 843.574.6409 to reschedule.
At Main Campus, individual math tutoring for developmental, bridge and curriculum math courses is available by appointment. Students may also visit The Math Center, a collaborative learning center that provides drop-in tutoring assistance for students enrolled in TTC math classes. An appointment is never necessary in The Math Center; just walk in and get tutoring assistance or work on homework in a comfortable, supportive environment. Online tutoring assistance also is available for selected math classes, and small group tutoring sessions for specific curriculum-level math courses are scheduled each term.
TIP: Plan ahead to schedule your math tutoring appointments. The math tutors are in demand, so their schedules get booked quickly.
The Writing Center on Main Campus offers tutoring by appointment, drop-in tutoring times, and online tutoring for writing assignments for any TTC course. Tutors help students identify their strengths and weaknesses with writing and guide students toward improving their skills. Tutors do not write, edit or proofread student papers. Writers of any level can work with a writing tutor to:
Develop strategies for planning and organizing written work.
Learn to develop and clearly express ideas in writing.
Learn to demonstrate critical reading and thinking skills in writing.
Learn the conventions of academic writing.
Learn to recognize and correct common grammatical errors.
Practice proofreading techniques.
Learn to use MLA and APA formats correctly.
Improve written English language skills.
Tutoring at Palmer, Berkeley and Mount Pleasant Campuses
Tutoring assistance for math, reading and writing is also available on Palmer, Berkeley and Mount Pleasant campuses, depending on tutor availability.
Tutor availability on all campuses varies by term. Check Resources > Tutoring in the TTC student portal for current tutor schedules and workshop schedules, as well as instructions for receiving online math or writing tutoring.