Tutoring

Any student experiencing academic difficulties in learning support, core, or certain entry level occupational courses may receive tutoring services free of charge. The student should first contact the course instructor. Often, the instructor can assist the student after class or at some other mutually convenient time. If the instructor cannot provide the assistance needed, the student should complete a Request for Tutoring Assistance form and have the form signed by the instructor(s) for all classes for which tutoring is needed. Request forms are available at the Student Success Center (SSC) on each campus, and should be returned to the SSC for consideration. Upon receipt of the completed form, tutoring services personnel will contact the student to confirm that he or she is eligible for tutoring and will notify the student of the location, days, and times tutoring is available. Note: General tutoring hours may range from 7:30 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; however, special arrangements may be made for students who cannot attend tutoring sessions before 5:30 p.m.

Mathematics Lab

Math is a subject with which many students struggle. Because some level of math is a part of the required curriculum for all our diploma and associate degree programs, and many of our technical certificate programs require extensive math skills, Wiregrass Georgia Tech is pleased to offer a walk-in mathematics lab on the Valdosta, Ben Hill-Irwin and Coffee campuses. Each lab is open 29 hours per week and is staffed by qualified math tutors. No appointment is needed. Students are seen on a walk-in basis. Interested students may contact the Student Success Center for locations and schedules.

Helpful Tutorial Sites

SCIENCE AND HEALTH
Anatomy
http://www.getbodysmart.com/
This is an online text book for anatomy and physiology. It provides tutorials through interactive animations and quizzes.
http://www.forensicnursing.org/resources/a-nursing-students-guide-online-anatomy-simulations-and-tutorials/
This is site has numerous links to provide tutoring in specified areas of anatomy. Some of the links include more in-depth lectures, while others provide online quizzes to allow you to test your skills.
http://nhscience.lonestar.edu/biol/ap1int.htm
This site provides links to interactive tutorials regarding anatomy.
Biology
http://bcs.whfreeman.com/thelifewire/content/chp00/00020.html
This website contains over 100 topics aimed at demonstrating and illustrating complex topics in Biology.  Each topic includes a tutorial and quiz.  Each topic includes an animation illustration that gives a clear understanding of the topic.
http://www.hippocampus.org
This website includes a large variety of science topics at several levels.  Biology topics are explained using videos and slideshows.   This site is not limited to biology.
http://www.biology.arizona.edu/
The online tutorial website introduces several study tutorials to include vocabulary words for all areas of Biology to include Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Human Biology as well as many others.  The website also introduces to other language options (Spanish and Italian).
http://www.biology-online.org/kb/tutorials.html
This site aims to promote the understanding of various aspects of the area of Biology.  Topics covered to include plant biology, developmental biology, cell biology, control of growth and development as well as many others.  Each of the topics includes vocabulary for a better understanding of the subject they are exploring.
Chemistry
http://www.chemistry.wustl.edu/~coursedev/Online%20tutorials/chemtutorials.htm
This online chemistry tutorial from Washington University is very detailed and includes instruction, help and quizzes.
http://www.chemreview.net/
This site includes helpful links that include review on conversions, word problems and scientific notation.
http://antoine.frostburg.edu/chem/senese/101/tutorials/
This site has tutorials, drills and quizzes on measurement, matter, atoms, compounds, chemical changes and gases.
http://www.chemistrylecturenotes.com
This site provides very detailed, clear explanations including diagrams.
Drug Calculation
http://www.unc.edu/~bangel/quiz/quiz5.htm
This site includes quizzes and help sections on metric conversions, and dosage and IV calculations.
http://www.testandcalc.com/
This site includes quizzes with helpful tips. Some parts of the website require registration and a fee.
http://www.siue.edu/nursing/slchs/pdf/drug_calculation_tutorial_091407.pdf
This a printable review sheet with very useful information.
http://dosagehelp.com
This site includes detailed tutorials with examples.
Medical Terms
http://www.dmu.edu/medterms/welcome/
This Des Moines University site provides tutorials and quizzes to help students succeed in medical terminology.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/medicalwords.html
This is an interactive website from the National Library of Medicine that provides tutoring in medical terminology. The tutorials begin with word building and provide quizzes for students to test their knowledge.
http://www.medword.com/suffixes_test.html
This site is a quiz site that allows you to test your medical terminology knowledge. It would be useful when preparing for a test.
http://www.theonlinelearningcenter.com/free-medical-games/MISC002/medical-terminology.html
This site provides quizzes and online testing material to help students prepare for tests in their medical terms class.
Physics
http://www.hippocampus.org/
This site includes slideshows, videos, worked examples and simulations relating to physics. The site also has other science information.
http://www.physics.uoguelph.ca/tutorials/tutorials.html
This University of Guelph site includes remedial exercises and tutorials. Some links are not active.
http://www.physicsclassroom.com/
This website includes videos, interactive study and review materials for physics.
COMPUTER SKILLS SITES
Basic Computer
http://tech.tln.lib.mi.us/tutor
This site is a very simple, interactive introduction to using a mouse and basic keys.
http://rc.dimes.org/alternet/main/com-bas/com-bas.htm
This is a good resource for beginners. It identifies the parts of the computer and explains their uses. It has simple information about software, email and internet access.
http://www.jegsworks.com/Lessons/lesson1-2/lesson1-1.htm
This site is more advanced and goes in to detail about applications, input, processing, output, storage, system software and programming.
http://www.gcflearnfree.org/topics
This site covers basic computer skills, search engines, Microsoft programs, email and more.
Introduction to Search Engines
http://webquest.sdsu.edu/searching/fournets.htm
This site provides clear explanation and examples of using Google.
http://library.acadiau.ca/tutorials/websearching
This interactive PowerPoint explains using search engines.
Keyboarding Tests and Practice
www.typingweb.com
This is a fun website that goes from the most basic practice to advanced exercises.
http://www.typingtest.com
This site includes practice and measure of typing speed.
www.learn2type.com
This is a large site with multiple options. It includes pop-ups and may not work with some security settings.
Microsoft Office Resources
These links from Microsoft offer training, as well as highlighting differences between older version and the 2010 version. They are also available for download.
Word 2010- http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/CH010369478.aspx
Excel 2010- http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/CH010369467.aspx
Access 2010- http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/access-help/CH010372755.aspx
PowerPoint 2010- http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint-help/CL010370721.aspx
ACADEMIC SITES
Accounting
http://www.accountingdegreeonline.net/resources/introduction-to-accounting/
This website provides a general introduction to accounting, its principles, concepts, and methods. The website contains additional links to resources helpful to those interested in the field of accounting. http://www.accountingcoach.com
This site includes explanations, quizzes, and questions with answers for a broad range of topics from accounting basics to payroll and financial accounting. It includes information on very specific areas including depreciation, income statements, and costing.
http://www.financial-accounting.us/
This website is focused on the production of financial statements. It has multiple chapters that cover topics including the balance sheet, income and cash flow statements, and assets and liabilities. This site is very detailed.
http://www.quickmba.com/accounting/fin/
This easy to read and understand site provides information including financial accounting, bookkeeping, the accounting cycle, financial statements, and accounting standards.
Reading
www.eduplace.com/ss/wtp/testprep/reading.html
This site offers students tips for understanding questions about reading passages. It gives steps on how to find the answer to questions accompanying a passage. Sample paragraphs and questions are provided along with excellent strategies for improving reading comprehension skills.
www.dartmouth.edu/~acskills/success/reading.html
This page is designed to help students understand reading as an activity and to become a more efficient and effective reader. It provides links for learning how to improve reading skills through such components as the SQ3R Method, Getting to Know Your Texts, Pivotal Words, etc. It also explains common reading myths, how to read textbooks, and where to read to find important information.
http://www.managementhelp.org/prsn_dev/reading.htm
This site provides links under the “Various Perspectives” heading that introduce suggestions for improving reading speed, reading to comprehend and learn, understanding why people read, and reading test preparation page.
http://www.mindtools.com/rdstratg.html
This page provides strategies for reading intelligently, how to find information in a passage, knowing how deeply to study the material, active reading, and study methods. Links at the top of the page also cover time management, stress management, information skills, communication skills, and memory improvement.
English
http://www.ucalgary.ca/UofC/eduweb/grammar/menu
This instructional and interactive website also includes information on essay presentation and a writing guide.
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/
Good explanations at the word, sentence, paragraph, and essay levels. Also includes 170+ interactive quizzes.
www.englishgrammar101.com
This is a very detailed site where students learn about word and phrase patterns, clauses, verb tense, verb forms, punctuation, and more! The site provides English grammar lessons, quizzes, exercises, and tests for practice.
www.english4today.com/English grammar/grammar/index.cfm
This site provides a guide for grammar, writing, punctuation, and pronunciation. There are English grammar lessons, quizzes, tips and tests for practice.
Research Paper Resources
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/
This is an excellent site and is utilized by most English instructors for assistance.
www.aresearchguide.com/1steps.html
This informative tool explains the importance of planning, and the use of an outline and a draft when writing a research paper.
www.monroecc.edu/depts/library/cover.htm
This site shows all styles of writing i.e. MLA, APA , etc. and includes works sited for each style.
www.ipl.org/div/aplus/
Although this site is geared toward teens, it includes step by step guide at writing a research paper.
Math
www.math.com
This site includes homework help, practice, study tips, links to other websites, calculators and tools. Subjects include Basic Math, Everyday Math, Pre-Algebra, and Algebra help.
www.aaamath.com
This site includes basic math skills, interactive practices, explanations of math problems, and games. Explanations are good; practices are excellent with immediate feedback. The site is also easy to navigate and includes basic math and algebra topics.
www.mathforum.org
Choose Ask Dr. Math after entering website. The format is interesting. The website is large, but easily navigated. FAQ and Selected Answers are helpful for basic math and algebra.
www.algebrahelp.com
This site includes lessons on a variety of basic algebraic concepts with interactive worksheets. Some study skills tips are also included.
Psychology
http://allpsych.com/
This online text represents a great deal of information and summaries of the major theories, concepts, and treatment approaches in the field of psychology. Following the text will provide you with a strong basic understanding of the field of psychology.
http://psychology.about.com/od/glossaryfromatoz/Dictionary_Psychology_Terms_from_A_to_Z.htm
The glossary contains an A to Z listing of psychological terms with definitions and examples. Learn more about psychology one word and a time. Find both brief and extended definitions of a wide variety of psychological topics. The terms included here cover many subjects and sub-fields of psychology.
http://psych.athabascau.ca/html/aupr/psycres.shtml
This website provides a number of links to useful information related to all the different types of disorders, career and cognitive development and sensory perception. It also has a number of online demonstrations and tutorials to aid in the student’s student process.
http://www.sparknotes.com/psychology/
This site covers a series of topics relating to psychology. Each topic covered includes an introduction, summary and analysis, and a quiz.
Study Skills
http://www.ucc.vt.edu/stdyhlp.html
Choose the “Study Skills Inventory” and take the 32 question assessment to determine which of your study skills could be improved upon. Questions are then scored and grouped together under the appropriate study skill topics and a link is given to take you to information related to improving that skill. Skills measured include time management, note taking, reading comprehension, reading speed, etc.
http://www.how-to-study.com
Includes links on preparing to study, taking notes, reading strategies, listening strategies, test taking strategies, time management, and tips on solving math problems. Materials are short, concise, and are easy to read and understand. Also includes a printer-friendly version of the material.
http://www.howtostudy.org/resources.php
This site provides useful information on the studying process such as absorbing information, processing information, and test anxiety when it comes time to remember information. It also includes links for studying specific material such as accounting, math, English, and biology.
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~acskills/success/index.html
This site includes links with information on time management, reading suggestions, note taking, places and times to study, and managing stress and anxiety. Most links have additional handouts that can be downloaded and printed out for personal use.
Text Anxiety
http://www.swccd.edu/~asc/lrnglinks/test_anxiety.html
This Southwestern College site has good explanations of test anxiety, its causes and effects. It also has multiple links to sites with help on dealing with anxiety and learning how to cope.
www.testtakingtips.com/anxiety/index.htm
The site offers a check list that will aid students in reducing their anxiety prior to testing.
www.wvup.edu/academics/more_test_anxiety_tips.htm
The West Virginia University site provides information on types of anxiety and the causes of anxiety. Also, explains the different methods of relaxing to reduce test taking anxiety.
www.testanxietytips.com
The site provides numerous links to information regarding test taking anxiety, to include combating anxiety and avoiding anxiety. It also addresses different study skills students can use to prevent testing anxiety. The site offers links on dealing with anxiety pertaining to specific types of tests, such as essays and math tests.
Test Taking Skillls
http://www.testtakingtips.com
Easy-to-read guides provide information on proper note taking, studying, test taking strategies, and test anxiety reduction. Tips cover a variety of tests including multiple choice, true/false, and short answer.
http://www.ncsu.edu/felder-public/Papers/testtaking.htm
This is a short essay written by professors Richard M. Felder and James E. Stice addressing test taking preparation and best practices for timed tests.
http://www.bucks.edu/~specpop/tests.htm
This Buck Community College website provides information on test taking strategies to help students before, during, and after taking a test. Hyperlinks scattered throughout the website offer additional information on highlighted ideas, words, and material.
www.studygs.net/tsttak3.htm
This site includes guides on test preparation, true/false tests, online tests, multiple choice tests, and short answer tests. It also includes information on open book exams, oral exams, essay exams, and math exams.
Multiple Subjects Website
Khan Academy
http://www.khanacademy.org/
Contains over 3000 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice.

Student Success Centers

Valdosta Campus
Berrien Hall, Room 109
Phone:  (229) 249-4821

Ben Hill-Irwin Campus
Charles Harris Learning Center, Room 632
Phone:  (229) 468-2035

Coffee County Campus
Coffee Hall, Room  116
Phone: (229) 468-2223

Cook County Workforce Development Center
Room 108
Phone:  (229) 549-7368

Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday:
8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.