By Spencer Ames
There are many options for tutoring offered to any Cape Cod Community College (4Cs) student looking to improve their academic experience, and you don’t even have to leave campus to do it. At 4Cs there is the Tutoring Center where peer tutors are available by appointment to give assistance whenever a student feels they need a helping hand in a specific course. The college also offers tutoring in specialized areas including the Math Learning Center, the Science Lab, and the Reading and Writing Center- all of which are located on campus.
“The Math Center was very helpful for me, it was a relaxing environment and the tutors were very helpful,” said a first-year student at 4Cs, Theo Calianos.
The Math Learning Center (MLC) is open from 9AM until 7PM with mathematics peer tutors that willing to work one-on-one or as a group with any student whether they just have a question, or they have no idea where to start. If you have any homework, need study, or have a big project due, as long as it involves numbers, they’re ready to help down at the MLC- located in the Science Building, room 112.
There is a Science Lab located in the basement of the Science Building and it’s the hotspot for students taking any sort of science course. There are diagrams, skeletal models, and tutors present to aid in helping to make science feel a little more understandable. The schedule for the Science Lab is a bit more open ended, but they are open Monday-Thursday’s from the start of the school day until the afternoon.
At the Reading and Writing Center (RWRC) tutors are patient in helping to explain things through thoroughly to student’s that bring in their essay’s. This is so that the writer can understand their mistakes and know what to do differently the next time. They offer drop-in assistance by friendly peer tutors as well as learning specialists. Located in the M.M. Wilkens Hall, Room 108, the RWRC also has computer’s available for students simply looking for a quiet place to write where they know help is available if something came up.
“My time as a peer tutor at the Reading and Writing Center has been brief, but a very educational experience,” said Tish Vargas, a peer tutor from the RWRC.
Sometimes there are students who are too shy to ask for assistance on their work because they might feel ‘dumb’ or ‘needy’, but the tutors will never make the student feel belittled.
The tutoring services on 4Cs are a free place where students should feel welcomed to ask for help and take advantage of the many opportunities available to them in order to gain the most out of their academic career at this college.