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Tutoring Services

Everyone needs help now and then to understand difficult concepts, to get schoolwork organized, or to move past a mental block.  To help you succeed in your classes, HCC hires many tutors whom you can visit for free.  Over the 2016-2017 school year, around 80% of students who received tutoring in math or writing earned an A, B, or C in their class.

Tutors equip you to learn independently.  Thus, they will not to give you answers or do the work for you.  Instead, they will clarify ideas, teach you study skills, help you manage your time and class papers, ask you questions to broaden your thinking, give you extra opportunities to practice and quiz yourself, and help you find and use resources.  They can be your cheerleaders, helping you gain the confidence and skills you need to successfully direct and manage your own learning.

Drop-In Tutoring

Whenever RLRC is open, HCC students can drop by the front desk for help with writing, or drop by room 109 for help with math.  The accounting tutor in the math lab, and the Supplemental Instruction groups for General Biology and Anatomy & Physiology are also drop-in, but have a specific schedule.  Whether you drop in or make an appointment for tutoring, come prepared with a specific question and with your class assignment, books, notes, and anything else you may need. 

Online Tutoring

If you can’t make it to RLRC to get tutoring, you may receive tutoring online

For math and writing tutoring, HCC students may email us privately at or submit questions to our discussion forums in the public LearningZone course Tutor Services.  The tutoring course also provides helpful handouts and web links.  Whether you email or post on a forum, please provide your full name, instructor's name, class, a description of the assignment, its due date, and the specific question(s) or topic(s) you need help with.  Tutors will try to respond within an hour during RLRC's open times.  However, please note that we may be slower if the face-to-face labs are busy.

To arrange a web conferencing appointment for tutoring in most HCC courses, contact RLRC by phone or email, or fill out an online request for personal tutoring.  We communicate through an easy-to-use program called Zoom, which is similar to Skype and Facetime.  It permits optional real-time video and audio and includes features for chatting, screen-sharing, highlighting, and more.

Personal Tutoring

Perhaps you need help in another subject that the drop-in labs and SI sessions don’t cover, or perhaps those sources of help don’t suit your style of learning or schedule.  Then you can request a personal tutor who will meet with you and perhaps one other person in your class.  You may arrange regular appointments for one or two hours a week in Rimmer or online.  If we do not currently have a tutor for the class you’re in, we will try to find one or will recommend another method for you to get the help you need.

To set up personal tutoring, you may complete the Personal Tutoring Request Form, stop by Rimmer's front desk, or call 665-3449.

Athletic Tutoring

Athletes’ schedules are filled with practices and games, which can cut into their study time.  To help athletes succeed academically, certain coaches and RLRC staff arrange tutoring in the evenings during the fall and spring semesters in Rimmer.  This provides athletes with tutors, as well as access to a computer lab to work on assignments and online classes.  Student athletes may contact their coaches about expectations for their attendance and for the team’s study time slots.  Alternately, contact Jan Stutzman, RLRC's coordinator for athletic tutoring, at or, after 5 pm, call her at 620-665-3449.

For Fall 2016, football tutoring is scheduled for 7:00-7:45 and 8:00-8:45 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

Baseball tutoring is scheduled for 7:00 - 8:30 pm Mondays and Wednesdays.

Departmental Tutors

Specific academic departments provide tutoring for courses offered through their departments. Please contact your department to see what tutoring they provide.

Want to be a Tutor?

Academic Support Services provides opportunities for students to be hired and trained as tutors.  Students who are interested may fill out the application linked below and either return it to Brad Fenwick in Rimmer room 103 or email it to

Tutor Application

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