Tutoring: We Can HelpTutoring Services – We can help!
Northland Pioneer College tutoring services provide academic support to help you excel in your coursework while reaching your personal goals.

Tutoring is available in most NPC academic areas and is provided FREE of charge.

It is recommended that you seek a tutor when:

  1. You need help in understanding assignments.
  2. You want assistance in understanding concepts and ideas.
  3. You want to know more about study skills and preparing for tests.
  4. You believe that you are falling behind in the semester.

    To get started, complete the online Request for a Tutor form, or contact the
    Coordinator of Tutoring Services. (see bottom of page)

    For assistance with writing papers, talk to the Learning Assistant at your local Student Writing Center

      How do I prepare for a tutoring session?

      1. Bring your textbook, class notes, past quizzes or tests, course
        syllabus, homework or workbook problems.
      2. The tutor can best help you if you have already attempted the
        assignment and can specify which concepts are causing you concern.
      3. Do not expect the tutor to work on homework assignments or explain
        class lectures
        . Expect the tutor to help with understanding concepts,
        learning material, and with study techniques to improve learning and
        test scores.
      4. Always notify the tutor in advance if you cannot attend a session.
      5. Each time you receive tutoring, complete all sections of the
        Sign-In sheets
        to verify your attendance.
        • Audio/Video/and Model classrooms should have the Sign-In sheet
          in a folder on a table in the classroom; if not, get one from the campus/center librarian
        • Return the sheet to the folder after filling out the time that
          you leave.
      6. At the end of each semester, complete a tutor evaluation

        What Tutoring Labs are Currently Available?

        Tutoring is available at ALL locations beginning the 2nd week of the semester and
        ends the Friday before finals week.

        Tutoring for Spring 2016 semester starts January 25th, at the below locations:








        CHM 151 & 152
        11 - 3 WRV room 117   11:30 - 12:30  CCP classrooms at all locations      

        8:30 - 11:30 WMC - Learning   Center    CCP classroom

        11:30 - 12:30  CCP classrooms         at all locations

        CHM 130
        11 - 3 WRV room 117   11:30 - 12:30  CCP classrooms at all locations      

        8:30 - 11:30 WMC - Learning   Center   CCP classroom

        11:30 - 12:30  CCP classrooms         at all locations

        CCP Math & MAT 109

        8:45 - 12: 45 WMC - Learning Center CCP classroom

        11:30 - 2:30 ST.J room 3 

        3:45- 5:45  WMC Learning Center CCP classroom


        8:00 - 10:00 am ST.J    room 3



        10:45 - 12:45 WMC -Learning Center room 108

        11:30 - 2:30 ST.J room 3 

        4:00 - 6:00  WMC Learning Center room 108



        8:00 - 10:00 a.m.      ST.J  room 1

        CCP Math
            12 - 2:30 WMC Learning Center  room 110           9 - 11 WMC Learning Center  room 110
        CCP Read/Writ
        11:30 - 2:30 ST.J room 3   

        8:00 - 10:00 am ST.J    room 3

        2:30 - 5 WMC Learning Center ​ room 110

          11:30 - 2:30 ST.J room   8:00 - 10:00 am ST.J    room 3   11 - 1 WMC Learning Center  room 110
        MAT 189  & Calculus 
        11 - 3 WRV room 117       4 - 5  CCP classrooms at all locations  

        8:30 - 11:30  WMC - Learning   Center   CCP classroom


        11:00 - 12:50 Model classrooms at all   locations

        2:30- 4:00  CCP  classrooms at all locations

        MAT 109 - 152

        8 - 11 WMC Learning Center room 108

        11 - 3 WRV room 117

        11:30 - 12:30  CCP classrooms at all locations

        1-3 WMC Learning Center CCP classroom


        8 - 11 WMC Aspen center room 111

        11:30 - 12:30  CCP classrooms at all locations

              1 - 2:30  CCP classrooms at all locations
        BIO 181   
        4 - 5 pm CCP classrooms at all locations                
        BIO 100 - 201

        Additional tutoring is also available at campus and centers, depending on tutor availabilty.


        Frequently Asked Questions

        What do I need to do to obtain tutoring?

        1. Be currently enrolled in the course for which you seek tutoring.
        2. Complete the online Request for a Tutor form, or contact the
          Coordinator of Tutoring Services. (see bottom of page)
          • The Coordinator will contact you within 3 business days to suggest suitable
            Tutor Labs or to connect you with approved tutors.
          • In most cases you can receive 20 hours of tutoring by appointment
            per class, per semester.
          • Tutoring Labs do not have a restriction of how many hours of tutoring
            you can receive per semester.

        Will tutoring really help me pass my class(es)?

        Yes. NPC students, who attend tutoring sessions regularly and frequently, receive up to 20% more A, B, or C grades than average.

        Does it really matter how regularly I go to tutoring sessions?

        Yes. Students who study with a tutor (and/or a study group in a tutoring lab) for 1 hour, two or more times each week will gain a better understanding of the concepts and achieve long term learning.

        Bursts of studying, such as "cramming" or receiving tutoring for a solid 3-4 hours in one sitting is a common misconception on how to learn or to pass tests. After a period of time the mind gets tired, it is harder to stay focused on the subject matter, and a person may begin to feel frustrated or overwhelmed by too much information. The person who tries to study all at one time, does not clearly remember the material studied after the mind started to get tired. The more tired the mind, the less clearly material is remembered. Studying for short periods that are spread out over the week, helps keep the content manageable and the mind focused and alert.

          Whom do I contact for assistance?
          1. Contact the Coordinator of Tutoring Services by email
            (see below).
          2. Students enrolled in The Learning Cornerstone (TLC) classes
            should talk to their instructor or Learning Assistant for more details
            about tutoring for their specific course(s).
          3. If you need special assistance contact Disability Resource and
            Access Coordinator Sandy Manor via email or by phone
            (800) 266-7845, extension 6178.

              If you are interested in tutoring students:
              • A tutor must have completed the course they want to tutor with an A or B, or have completed more advanced courses in the specific
                subject area.
              • An instructor of the specific subject area must provide a reference for current students who would like to tutor.
              • Complete the online application form and submit requested employment forms.
              • Complete a course on Effective Tutoring during the first semester as an NPC tutor.

              For more information contact:

              Ruth Creek
              Coordinator of Tutoring Services
              (800) 266-7845, ext. 7367

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