Science Tutoring

The purpose of the ACE Tutoring Center is to assist St. Charles Community College students in their learning. It is meant to supplement class time and instructor office hours. The ACE Tutoring Center is a wonderful resource and is best utilized when following these guidelines.

Services Provided

  • Help working example problems from the text and/or class notes.
  • Access to anatomical models, flashcards, microscopes and slides.
  • Help improving study skills and problem solving techniques.
  • Facilitated study group and review sessions.
  • Supplemental handouts and study guides.
  • Access to select textbooks.

Who is Eligible

Tutoring for science is available only to students currently enrolled in a science course at SCC.

Scheduling Appointments

SCC students can schedule a time to meet with a tutor for a 25-minute session in person or by calling ahead.

Students can schedule up to four sessions per week up to one week in advance; back-to-back appointments will not be allowed.

Appointments will be cancelled for students who are ten minutes late, and the next student waiting will be helped.

Three no-shows and/or cancellations will cause restrictions on making future appointments.

Preparing for Your Session

Students must study the material and begin the problems before working with a tutor. The ACE Tutoring Center is a tutoring center, not a homework center. Homework should be done elsewhere.

Tutors will work and explain examples only from the text and/or class notes. They will also give study tips and answer specific questions.

Tutors will not assume responsibility for completing homework, but rather will seek to help students understand the concepts involved. Tutors will not assume responsibility for covering material when a student misses a class.

Tutors are required to follow the methods taught in class. Students must have their class notes so the tutors can consult them to determine the instructor’s preferred approach. The methods presented in the textbook will be the second choice.

ACE Tutoring Center tutors will not work problems on take-home exams or quizzes.

Students who need extensive review should utilize the appropriate learning aids available – websites, dvds, computer software programs, etc.

Policies

SCC student I.D. is required for any services or materials used in the ACE Tutoring Center.

Students are asked to check in at the front desk when using any of the ACE Tutoring Center services or materials- – even if only for a moment.

Cell phones should not be used while in the ACE Tutoring Center; please silence the ringers.

No food, drink or children are allowed in the ACE Tutoring Center.

Resource Pages

ACE Tutoring
Center Info

Office Hours

Monday-Wednesday
7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Thursday
9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Friday
7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Between-semester hours vary

Office Location

Social Sciences Building, Room 2201
Second Floor

Office Phone Number

Call 636-922-8444 for an appointment