Tutoring Center/SSTC

Success Center

The Student Success and Tutoring Center provides the following FREE services to students:


Academic Assistance/Coaching

The SSTC provides peer and professional academic coaches who are recommended by faculty to provide tutoring/academic assistance and coaching in most of the major academic subjects at HGTC. We highly recommend that you schedule appointments 1-3 days in advance through our scheduling system (TutorTrac) to ensure tutoring assistance. TutorTrac is located in WaveNet on the Student Services tab. Please feel free to drop into any Center to check availabilities if you were unable to schedule an appointment. Oftentimes, we may have someone available to assist you!

 

During your session, the academic coaches will prompt you to:

• Think actively
• Practice ungraded problems or activities
• Fine-tune specific college success skills
• Discuss your thoughts about your assignments and tutoring needs

Please come prepared with a copy of assignment instructions and to discuss any work attempted or completed.

If you need assistance using TutorTrac to make an appointment, please see the TutorTrac directions on WaveNet, visit the SSTC, or email sstc@hgtc.edu. Should you not find an available slot with an academic coach, contact us immediately.

See Directions for Using TutorTrac


Writing Center [top]

The Writing Center provides professional academic coaches and faculty volunteers who offer guidance for any kind of writing assignment.

During your session, the academic coaches will prompt you to:

• Think actively
• Compose new writing
• Fine-tune specific writing skills
• Discuss your thoughts about your paper and the writing process

Please come prepared with a copy of your assignment instructions and a draft of work attempted or completed.

If you need assistance using TutorTrac to make an appointment, please see the TutorTrac directions on WaveNet, visit the SSTC, or email sstc@hgtc.edu. Should you not find an available slot with an academic coach, contact us immediately.

See Directions for Using TutorTrac

 
College Skills Training and Support [top]

The SSTC provides academic coaches who offer guidance for college skills, such as note-taking, time-management, test-taking anxiety, study skills, and more.

During your session, the academic coaches will prompt you to:

• Try new college skills strategies
• Share college skills best practices and personal experiences with college skills
• Discuss your current methods of studying, time-management, and note-taking

Please come prepared to learn other methods of college-skills.

If you need assistance using TutorTrac to make an appointment, please see the TutorTrac directions on WaveNet, visit the SSTC, or email sstc@hgtc.edu. Should you not find an available slot with an academic coach, contact us immediately.

See Directions for Using TutorTrac

Campus2Campus Virtual Academic Assistance

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Campus2Campus Virtual Academic Assistance uses GoToMeeting (software that allows for web conferencing and online meetings), in order to provide more academic assistance/college support opportunities

to all students, especially online students.

Here’s how it works. Students will now have access to any academic coach at any campus by using state-of-the-art technology for their coaching session. The student will:

1. Search for appointment availabilities in the Campus2Campus Tutoring Center  OR any Tutoring Center location (using TutorTrac in WaveNet).

2. Locate a session that fits your schedule, and

3. Contact your campus coordinator to officailly schedule and confirm your online session and technology requirements and details. You must have a working WaveNet email address.

Your online session will take place on the campus of your choice, or, with training in GoToMeeting, in your own home using a telephone, microphone, or webcam.

Please contact the SSTC to receive further information on this program, or to schedule a Campus2Campus tutoring appointment that fits your needs.

SMARTHINKING 24/7 Online Tutoring [top]


SMARTHINKING is an online tutoring service that assists HGTC students 24 hours/day for free in most major academic subjects, including NURSING, BUSINESS, MATH, PHYSICS, BIOLOGY, and MORE. Access begins each semester during the first week of school and concludes on the last day of exams.

Please log into your WaveNet account and click on the Student Services tab to access the login link and directions for using SMARTHINKING.


Please schedule a one-on-one session in one of the SSTCs for further assistance with SMARTHINKING.