The Learning Center is a one-stop center for tutoring and academic support, located in Cascade Hall, Room 113. Open days and evenings during the regular academic year, the Learning Center offers tutoring sessions for math, writing, and some college subjects. Tutoring is free to enrolled students. Tutors are paid, qualified students who have been recommended by faculty and have completed tutor training.
Come to the Learning Center to see what subjects we have--staff tutors available for scheduling. If we don't have staff tutors available in your subject, obtain a "Request for Tutoring" form from the Learning Center. Then, see your instructor to complete the form. Bring this form to the Learning Center and we will do our best to locate a one-on-one tutor or group tutoring session for you. We also encourage you to form study groups with other students in your classes. Working in a study group is a great way to share knowledge and improve skills. Check with your instructor for help in contacting other students and forming a study group.
Fall, Winter & Spring Quarter Hours
M-Th: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Fridays: 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
M-Th: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Contact and Location
Cascade Hall, Room 113
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How to be a Tutor
If you communicate well, enjoy working with other students, received high marks in a given class, and are dependable, we invite you to apply for a tutoring position in our Learning Center. Three options are available: Math Center, Writing Center, and Learning Center. You will need a faculty recommendation for any subject in which you wish to qualify to tutor. We will provide ongoing training. Whatcom students who tutor receive pay for their time and some receive college credit. To work in the Writing Center, pick up an application and job description at the Reception Desk in the Learning Center, Cascade 113. To work in the Math Center, complete the Math Center Tutor Application. To tutor in any other discipline, complete the Application to Be A Tutor form, and return it to the Learning Center.
Call Reception for more information about any of these opportunities at (360) 383-3090 or email Dean Hagin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Searching for a Private Tutor?
Although Whatcom Community College's Learning Center provides limited free tutoring for Whatcom students - we often receive inquiries from college and non-college students that wish to hire a private tutor. Private tutoring / privately paid tutoring is not coordinated by the College. Thus, the College does not take any responsibility in setting up these private sessions, neither by evaluating nor recommending any particular tutor. As a service to you, we have developed a list of Whatcom tutors that are interested in private tutoring. Since the tutors have different communication styles, academic skills, and may charge different rates - it is advisable that you interview your potential tutor.
Located in the Learning Center, the Math Center offers drop-in assistance and tutoring for all currently enrolled WCC students. The Math Center supports your learning in all WCC math/math-related courses.
- Elementary, Intermediate, and College Algebra
- Survey of Mathematics
- Pre-Calculus and Calculus
- Math questions in non-math classes
Visit the Online Math Center--available 24 hours a day.
The Writing Center helps you with writing for all WCC classes and for job and college applications. Trained tutors will read your paper with you and talk with you about it, focusing on your concerns and questions. We will attempt to answer any and all writing-related questions. Our goal is to assist you in your work for college classes and to help you become a more self-directed, independent writer.
Visit the Writing Center for:
- Reading assignments and exploring possible topics
- Generating ideas
- Writing papers for college
- Conducting and organizing research
- Citing sources, using citation systems
- Formatting papers
- Punctuating, editing, proofreading
- Reading for style and voice
- Writing job and college applications
Visit the Online Writing Center--available 24 hours a day!