Tutoring Center

Jackson College is committed to student success and offers all its students free academic tutoring at various college locations in friendly, supportive environments. The goal of tutoring is to provide individualized or group assistance that enables you to develop academic mastery and independence.

Tutoring

The CSS has many tutoring options available for students.  There are faculty tutors and student tutors who serve students in the CSS for in person tutoring during our open hours.

Our tutoring center is open Monday through Thursday from 9am to 6pm for in person appointments and drop-in tutoring.

The CSS also has online tutoring appointments during open hours, after hours, and weekends. Our virtual appointments will be held through Big Blue Button or Zoom.  Tutors may offer help with Canvas, homework and study support.

Request a tutor

Please view the below courses available for online tutoring. If you need a tutor for a class that is not listed, please use the following link to request a tutor.

Request a Tutor

Available courses for tutoring

  • To get started, find the class you would like tutoring for and schedule an online or in person meeting.

CourseTutorTutor TypeLocationDay & Time
ACC 231Sonya EllerStudentCenter for Student SuccessSonya Eller Schedule
ACC 231Craig MorrisStudentCenter for Student SuccessCraig Morris Schedule
ACC 231Nolan HugheyStudentCenter for Student SuccessNolan Hughey Schedule
ACC 232Sonya EllerStudentCenter for Student SuccessSonya Eller Schedule
ACC 232Nolan HugheyStudentCenter for Student SuccessNolan Hughey Schedule
ANT 131Halle CaldwellStudentCenter for Student SuccessHalle Caldwell Schedule
ART 111Writing CenterWriting CenterWriting CenterWriting Center Tutors
ART 112Brayden PearsonStudentCenter for Student SuccessBrayden Pearson Schedule
ART 112Chris CoronelStudentCenter for Student SuccessChris Coronel Schedule
ART 112Halle CaldwellStudentCenter for Student SuccessHalle Caldwell Schedule
ART 112Writing CenterWriting CenterWriting CenterWriting Center Tutors
BIO 110Brayden PearsonStudentCenter for Student SuccessBrayden Pearson Schedule
BIO 132Carissa LeeStudentVirtualCarissa Lee Schedule
BIO 140Craig MorrisStudentCenter for Student SuccessCraig Morris Schedule
BIO 140Jayce MatthewsStudentVirtualJayce Matthews Schedule
BIO 158Joshua PewseyStudentCenter for Student SuccessJoshua Pewsey Schedule
BIO 161Riley KubiakStudentCenter for Student SuccessRiley Kubiak Schedule
BIO 220Arthur FloresStudentVirtualArthur Flores Schedule
BIO 220Riley KubiakStudentCenter for Student SuccessRiley Kubiak Schedule
BIO 253Alex WagnerStudentCenter for Student Success/VirtualAlex Wagner Schedule
BIO 253Aminata SesayStudentCenter for Student Success Aminata Sesay Schedule
BIO 253Arthur FloresStudentVirtualArthur Flores Schedule
BIO 254Alex WagnerStudentCenter for Student Success/VirtualAlex Wagner Schedule
BIO 254Arthur FloresStudentVirtualArthur Flores Schedule
BIO 258Joshua PewseyStudentCenter for Student SuccessJoshua Pewsey Schedule
BUA 100Halle CaldwellStudentCenter for Student SuccessHalle Caldwell Schedule
BUA 100Nolan HugheyStudentCenter for Student SuccessNolan Hughey Schedule
BUA 111Sonya EllerStudentCenter for Student SuccessSonya Eller Schedule
BUA 150Brayden PearsonStudentCenter for Student SuccessBrayden Pearson Schedule
BUA 190Sonya EllerStudentCenter for Student SuccessSonya Eller Schedule
BUA 190Halle CaldwellStudentCenter for Student SuccessHalle Caldwell Schedule
BUA 190Nolan HugheyStudentCenter for Student SuccessNolan Hughey Schedule
BUA 220Craig MorrisStudentCenter for Student SuccessCraig Morris Schedule
BUA 220Halle CaldwellStudentCenter for Student SuccessHalle Caldwell Schedule
BUA 220Nolan HugheyStudentCenter for Student SuccessNolan Hughey Schedule
BUA 230Sonya EllerStudentCenter for Student SuccessSonya Eller Schedule
BUA 230Nolan HugheyStudentCenter for Student SuccessNolan Hughey Schedule
BUA 250Halle CaldwellStudentCenter for Student SuccessHalle Caldwell Schedule
BUA 250Nolan HugheyStudentCenter for Student SuccessNolan Hughey Schedule
CAD 152Jessica SchaedlerStudentCenter for Student SuccessJessica Schaedler Schedule
CEM 131Zoandria BammStudentCenter for Student Success Zoandria Bamm Schedule
CEM 131Emerson Breithart-VargaStudentCenter for Student Success Emerson Breithart-Varga Schedule
CEM 131Aminata SesayStudentCenter for Student Success Aminata Sesay Schedule
CEM 131Correy GrundenStudentVirtualCorrey Grunden Schedule
CEM 131Jessica SchaedlerStudentCenter for Student SuccessJessica Schaedler Schedule
CEM 131Joshua PewseyStudentCenter for Student SuccessJoshua Pewsey Schedule
CEM 131Riley KubiakStudentCenter for Student SuccessRiley Kubiak Schedule
CEM 141Riley KubiakStudentCenter for Student SuccessRiley Kubiak Schedule
CIS 101Chris CoronelStudentCenter for Student SuccessChris Coronel Schedule
CIS 101Craig MorrisStudentCenter for Student SuccessCraig Morris Schedule
CIS 101Halle CaldwellStudentCenter for Student SuccessHalle Caldwell Schedule
CIS 101Nolan HugheyStudentCenter for Student SuccessNolan Hughey Schedule
CIS 127Chris CoronelStudentCenter for Student SuccessChris Coronel Schedule
CIS 134Chris CoronelStudentCenter for Student SuccessChris Coronel Schedule
CIS 183Chris CoronelStudentCenter for Student SuccessChris Coronel Schedule
CIS 201Mary Jo CoxStudentCenter for Student SuccessMary Jo Cox Schedule
COM 231Brayden PearsonStudentCenter for Student SuccessBrayden Pearson Schedule
COM 240Olivia MartinStudentCenter for Student SuccessOlivia Martin Schedule
COM 240Olivia RichardsStudentVirtualOlivia Richards Schedule
COM CoursesWriting CenterWriting CenterWriting CenterWriting Center Tutors
CRJ 117Mary Jo CoxStudentCenter for Student SuccessMary Jo Cox Schedule
ECN 231Brayden PearsonStudentCenter for Student SuccessBrayden Pearson Schedule
ECN 231Nolan HugheyStudentCenter for Student SuccessNolan Hughey Schedule
ECN 232Nolan HugheyStudentCenter for Student SuccessNolan Hughey Schedule
ENG CoursesWriting CenterWriting CenterWriting CenterWriting Center Tutors
GEL 109Brayden PearsonStudentCenter for Student SuccessBrayden Pearson Schedule
GEL 109Halle CaldwellStudentCenter for Student SuccessHalle Caldwell Schedule
GEL 109Nolan HugheyStudentCenter for Student SuccessNolan Hughey Schedule
HIS 211Joshua PewseyStudentCenter for Student SuccessJoshua Pewsey Schedule
HOC 130Olivia RichardsStudentVirtualOlivia Richards Schedule
HOC 145Correy GrundenStudentVirtualCorrey Grunden Schedule
HUM 131Olivia MartinStudentCenter for Student SuccessOlivia Martin Schedule
HUM 131Writing CenterWriting CenterWriting CenterWriting Center Tutors
MAT 033Mona BaarsonFacultyTuesdays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 033Erik BrownFacultyMondays & Wednesdays, 9:30 - 11 a.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 033Lisa FellowsFacultyMonday & Wednesday 6:50 - 7:20 p.m.Hillsdale Campus
MAT 033Brian GemalskyFacultyMondays 3-4 p.m., Wednesdays 8 - 9 amJC @ LISD
Student Lounge
MAT 033Kristi LairdFacultyTuesdays & Thursdays 3 - 4 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 033Jamie ShepherdFacultyWednesdays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 033Alana TuckeyFacultyTuesdays & Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 033Steve TuckeyFacultyTuesdays & Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 039Mona BaarsonFacultyTuesdays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 039Erik BrownFacultyMondays & Wednesdays, 9:30 - 11 a.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 039Lisa FellowsFacultyMonday & Wednesday 6:50 - 7:20 p.m.Hillsdale Campus
MAT 039Brian GemalskyFacultyMondays 3-4 p.m., Wednesdays 8 - 9 amJC @ LISD
Student Lounge
MAT 039Kristi LairdFacultyTuesdays & Thursdays 3 - 4 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 039Allison PriceFacultyMondays & Wednesdays, 9 - 10:50 a.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 039Jamie ShepherdFacultyWednesdays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 039Alana TuckeyFacultyTuesdays & Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 039Steve TuckeyFacultyTuesdays & Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 040Erik BrownFacultyMondays & Wednesdays, 9:30 - 11 a.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 040Lisa FellowsFacultyMonday & Wednesday 6:50 - 7:20 p.m.Hillsdale Campus
MAT 040Brian GemalskyFacultyMondays 3-4 p.m., Wednesdays 8 - 9 amJC @ LISD
Student Lounge
MAT 040Allison PriceFacultyMondays & Wednesdays, 9 - 10:50 a.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 040Jamie ShepherdFacultyWednesdays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 130Abigail WitterStudentCenter for Student SuccessAbigail Witter Schedule
MAT 130Levi LaneStudentCenter for Student SuccessLevi Lane Schedule
MAT 130Hayden LaddStudentCenter for Student SuccessHayden Ladd Schedule
MAT 130Jayce MatthewsStudentVirtualJayce Matthews Schedule
MAT 130Erik BrownFacultyMondays & Wednesdays, 9:30 - 11 a.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 130Lisa FellowsFacultyMonday & Wednesday 6:50 - 7:20 p.m.Hillsdale Campus
MAT 130Brian GemalskyFacultyMondays 3-4 p.m., Wednesdays 8 - 9 amJC @ LISD
Student Lounge
MAT 130Allison PriceFacultyMondays & Wednesdays, 9 - 10:50 a.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 130Jamie ShepherdFacultyWednesdays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 133Zoandria BammStudentCenter for Student Success Zoandria Bamm Schedule
MAT 133Calli BorresonStudentCenter for Student Success Calli Borreson Schedule
MAT 133Lance DrakeStudentCenter for Student Success Lance Drake Schedule
MAT 133Craig MorrisStudentCenter for Student SuccessCraig Morris Schedule
MAT 133Dmitri MatthewsStudentHillsdale Dmitri Matthews Schedule
MAT 133Erinne SiskStudentVirtualErinne Sisk Schedule
MAT 133Gabrielle PackerStudentCenter for Student SuccessGabrielle Packer Schedule
MAT 133Halle CaldwellStudentCenter for Student SuccessHalle Caldwell Schedule
MAT 133Hayden LaddStudentCenter for Student SuccessHayden Ladd Schedule
MAT 133Mary Jo CoxStudentCenter for Student SuccessMary Jo Cox Schedule
MAT 133Nolan HugheyStudentCenter for Student SuccessNolan Hughey Schedule
MAT 133Mona BaarsonFacultyTuesdays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 133Erik BrownFacultyMondays & Wednesdays, 9:30 - 11 a.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 133Lisa FellowsFacultyMonday & Wednesday 6:50 - 7:20 p.m.Hillsdale Campus
MAT 133Brian GemalskyFacultyMondays 3-4 p.m., Wednesdays 8 - 9 amJC @ LISD
Student Lounge
MAT 133Kristi LairdFacultyTuesdays & Thursdays 3 - 4 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 133Jamie ShepherdFacultyWednesdays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 133Alana TuckeyFacultyTuesdays & Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 133Steve TuckeyFacultyTuesdays & Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 139Aminata SesayStudentCenter for Student Success Aminata Sesay Schedule
MAT 139Haley WallaceStudentCenter for Student SuccessHaley Wallace Schedule
MAT 139Jessica SchaedlerStudentCenter for Student SuccessJessica Schaedler Schedule
MAT 139Joshua PewseyStudentCenter for Student SuccessJoshua Pewsey Schedule
MAT 139Olivia RichardsStudentVirtualOlivia Richards Schedule
MAT 139Riley KubiakStudentCenter for Student SuccessRiley Kubiak Schedule
MAT 139Mona BaarsonFacultyTuesdays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 139Erik BrownFacultyMondays & Wednesdays, 9:30 - 11 a.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 139Lisa FellowsFacultyMonday & Wednesday 6:50 - 7:20 p.m.Hillsdale Campus
MAT 139Brian GemalskyFacultyMondays 3-4 p.m., Wednesdays 8 - 9 amJC @ LISD
Student Lounge
MAT 139Kristi LairdFacultyTuesdays & Thursdays 3 - 4 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 139Allison PriceFacultyMondays & Wednesdays, 9 - 10:50 a.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 139Jamie ShepherdFacultyWednesdays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 139Alana TuckeyFacultyTuesdays & Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 139Steve TuckeyFacultyTuesdays & Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 141Abbey ConwayStudentCenter for Student Success/VirtualAbbey Conway Schedule
MAT 141Jessica SchaedlerStudentCenter for Student SuccessJessica Schaedler Schedule
MAT 141Riley KubiakStudentCenter for Student SuccessRiley Kubiak Schedule
MAT 141Mona BaarsonFacultyTuesdays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 141Erik BrownFacultyMondays & Wednesdays, 9:30 - 11 a.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 141Brian GemalskyFacultyMondays 3-4 p.m., Wednesdays 8 - 9 amJC @ LISD
Student Lounge
MAT 141Kristi LairdFacultyTuesdays & Thursdays 3 - 4 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 141Allison PriceFacultyMondays & Wednesdays, 9 - 10:50 a.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 141Jamie ShepherdFacultyWednesdays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 141Alana TuckeyFacultyTuesdays & Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 141Steve TuckeyFacultyTuesdays & Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 151Abbey ConwayStudentCenter for Student Success/VirtualAbbey Conway Schedule
MAT 151Riley KubiakStudentCenter for Student SuccessRiley Kubiak Schedule
MAT 151Mona BaarsonFacultyTuesdays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 151Erik BrownFacultyMondays & Wednesdays, 9:30 - 11 a.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 151Kristi LairdFacultyTuesdays & Thursdays 3 - 4 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 151Allison PriceFacultyMondays & Wednesdays, 9 - 10:50 a.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 151Alana TuckeyFacultyTuesdays & Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 151Steve TuckeyFacultyTuesdays & Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 154Mona BaarsonFacultyTuesdays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 154Erik BrownFacultyMondays & Wednesdays, 9:30 - 11 a.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 154Kristi LairdFacultyTuesdays & Thursdays 3 - 4 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 154Allison PriceFacultyMondays & Wednesdays, 9 - 10:50 a.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 154Alana TuckeyFacultyTuesdays & Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 154Steve TuckeyFacultyTuesdays & Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 251Kristi LairdFacultyTuesdays & Thursdays 3 - 4 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 251Alana TuckeyFacultyTuesdays & Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 251Steve TuckeyFacultyTuesdays & Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 254Kristi LairdFacultyTuesdays & Thursdays 3 - 4 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 254Alana TuckeyFacultyTuesdays & Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MAT 254Steve TuckeyFacultyTuesdays & Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.McDivitt Lobby
MOA 112Joshua PewseyStudentCenter for Student SuccessJoshua Pewsey Schedule
MOA 120Haley WallaceStudentCenter for Student SuccessHaley Wallace Schedule
MOA 120Joshua PewseyStudentCenter for Student SuccessJoshua Pewsey Schedule
MOA 120Olivia RichardsStudentVirtualOlivia Richards Schedule
MUS 131Brayden PearsonStudentCenter for Student SuccessBrayden Pearson Schedule
NRS 111Arthur FloresStudentVirtualArthur Flores Schedule
NRS 116Alex WagnerStudentCenter for Student Success/VirtualAlex Wagner Schedule
NRS 116Arthur FloresStudentVirtualArthur Flores Schedule
NRS 119Arthur FloresStudentVirtualArthur Flores Schedule
NRS 120Arthur FloresStudentVirtualArthur Flores Schedule
NRS 210Alex WagnerStudentCenter for Student Success/VirtualAlex Wagner Schedule
NRS 215Alex WagnerStudentCenter for Student Success/VirtualAlex Wagner Schedule
NSC 131Abbey ConwayStudentCenter for Student Success/VirtualAbbey Conway Schedule
NSC 131Abigail WitterStudentCenter for Student SuccessAbigail Witter Schedule
NSC 140Mary Jo CoxStudentCenter for Student SuccessMary Jo Cox Schedule
PLS 141Riley KubiakStudentCenter for Student SuccessRiley Kubiak Schedule
PSY 140Aminata SesayStudentCenter for Student Success Aminata Sesay Schedule
PSY 140Gabrielle PackerStudentCenter for Student SuccessGabrielle Packer Schedule
PSY 140Olivia RichardsStudentVirtualOlivia Richards Schedule
SEM CoursesWriting CenterWriting CenterWriting CenterWriting Center Tutors
SpanishVirginia ImperialWriting CenterCenter for Student SuccessVirginia Imperial Schedule
SPN 132Olivia MartinStudentCenter for Student SuccessOlivia Martin Schedule

Writing Center

The CSS faculty writing tutors are here to serve you! Meetings can be held either in person or via Zoom.

As tutors, we use a Socratic Questioning process, which guides and inspires you while writing and revising your papers.  We will be reviewing the papers together with you. Please note that we can work with all disciplines where papers are required, and this includes English language learners.

Need help?  See our appointment hours and contact information below. You can make a virtual or in person appointment with any of the writing faculty.  We are also available for drop-in tutoring at the CSS during our open hours: Monday through Thursday 9am to 6pm. Reminder: A copy of the assignment, along with a grading rubric, and any other documents would help us help you.

Together, we will make this work!

Contact

  • Phone: 517.796.8415
  • E-mail: JCCSS@upsbeijing.net

Writing Center Tutors

Pam Fitzgerald

Welcome Jets! My name is Pam Fitzgerald, but most of my students call me, “Ms. Fitz”. I received my BA and MA from Spring Arbor University, and have recently re-entered a doctoral program.  I look forward to working with you on anything that has to do with writing, note-taking, organizing, studying, or whatever else you need to be successful at Jackson College. I have also worked with many students on their resumes and college application letters. Writing sometimes appears more difficult than it really is; you just need to have a plan and a formula. We will work on those things together. During my career, I taught a plethora of English courses for over 20 years at Jackson High School and East Jackson High School. I retired as head principal of Jackson High, a position I loved, but I missed the positive student interactions. Currently, I am in my 8th year as an adjunct instructor in the JC Center for Student Success, a position I love because it allows me to work with individual students again. I strongly encourage each of you to utilize the offerings of the Center for Student Success right from the start. Don’t wait until you have a problem, then try to fix it after the fact. In college, it’s extremely hard to catch up and keep up at the same time. We are here to help you with anything you need to have a wonderful experience as a Jackson College Jet. I look forward to getting to know you, even if it’s online for a while longer. You can schedule a tutoring session with me below or .

Schedule a tutoring session with Pam


 

Virginia Imperial

Hello students! I am Virginia Imperial, an Adjunct Instructor at Jackson College since 2008 and a Writing Lab tutor since 2010. I look forward to getting to know you and encouraging you to take ownership of your writing, mindful that my colleagues and I all work to support your professor’s course requirements. Specifically, I will ask questions to help you clarify your ideas and strengthen certain areas such as thesis development, organization, and structure. Each of you is unique, possessing inherent dignity; therefore, I strive to make this philosophy of teaching visible with every encounter. I am excited to meet you and show you that writing is a skill you can enjoy and use throughout your life. Welcome to the Center for Student Success!

You can schedule a tutoring session with me below or

Schedule a tutoring session with Virginia


Kim McKeown

Hello!  My name is Kim McKeown, and I have been at Jackson College since 1999 working as an English instructor and a writing lab tutor at the CSS.  My goal is to help each student become a confident, independent learner and writer.  We all need help at times, especially when we feel stressed or overwhelmed with life and with school. As a writing lab faculty tutor, I will help you understand your assignments, how to organize and gather the content of your essays, and clarify that the words you use impact the meaning of what you are trying to say.  The process of writing is your own.  I, and my colleagues, are here to aid you in getting what is in your head down on paper in the best way possible. Writing can be like putting together a set of Legos.  You have an idea of what you want to create but need some help picking out the right blocks and fitting them together. That is what tutoring is – helping you put together your own creation.  I look forward to meeting with you and being a part of your educational journey! You can schedule a tutoring session with me below or .

Schedule a tutoring session with Kim


Sandy Schultz

Hi!  My name is Sandra Schultz, and I am an alumnus of California State University Long Beach, where I graduated with by BA and MA in English.

As a life-long writer, learning and teaching how to successfully communicate through writing resonates deeply inside of me.  The importance of effective writing cannot be underestimated. Teaching students how to write as a communication tool greatly contributes to their success as a student.  Not only are they learning to write papers for classes, but they are learning how to express their needs, desires, ideas, opinions, and wisdom.  They can take this tool out into their world to better their relationships, to navigate their path towards their goals, and to participate more fully as a social being.

First and foremost, I work to create an environment within which the student will feel safe, welcomed, and respected.  I consider each student as an individual with unique learning styles, and in the best scenario, I will also learn from them.  I present content in the most efficient way that I can, striving for clarity and cohesion, so that no student who is willing and able to learn will be left behind.  I make myself available to answer questions, clear confusion, and help students to discover and strengthen their unique voice.

Teaching and tutoring are my passion!  I look forward to meeting you and helping you in any way I can. You can schedule a tutoring session with me below or .

Schedule a tutoring session with Sandy


Teri Utz

Hi! My name is Teri Utz. I am new to the Center for Student Success, but I have been teaching English and writing since graduating from Ohio University with my BSEd in English.

After graduation, I moved to South Korea and taught English as a Foreign Language and English Language Arts to international students living there. When I returned to the United States, I continued teaching English at a variety of levels until graduating with my MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and Intercultural Studies from Wheaton College. Along with my work at the CSS, I am also active with JC’s Global Student Organization (GSO) and teach in the English Language Institute (ELI).

My goal in tutoring writing here at the CSS is to work with students to make assignments clear and the completion of them manageable and less overwhelming. I am glad for this opportunity to tutor and get better acquainted with our students here at Jackson College!

I look forward to helping you experience success and satisfaction in your work. You can schedule a tutoring session with me below or .

Schedule a tutoring session with Teri

Supplemental Instruction

Our Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic assistance program that uses peer-assisted study sessions with SI Leaders. SI leaders are students who are independent learners who have successfully navigated their courses and are prepared to share what they have learned. Sessions are regularly scheduled, informal review sessions in which students compare notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools, and predict test items. Students learn how to integrate course content and study skills while working together.

At each session, you will be guided through this material by your SI leader. They know the course content and are anxious to help guide you through it. They’ll be in class with you every day, hearing what you hear. What they won’t do is lecture; their job is to help you think about the lectures and practice techniques, and then put it all together during the SI sessions.

Spring 2024 Supplemental Instruction Schedule

COURSE DAY TIME ROOM SI LEADER
BIO 161.01 Mondays 1pm-2pm JM 133 Marissa Benn
BIO 161.01 Wednesdays 1pm-2pm JM 133 Marissa Benn
CEM 131.I1 Tuesdays 7pm-9pm Online Correy Grunden
GEL 109.H50 Tuesdays 12pm-1pm JM 147 Nolan Hughey
GEL 109.H50 Thursdays 4pm-5pm JM 147 Nolan Hughey
MAT 130.I1 & I2 Mondays 5pm-6pm Online Kylie Spieth
MAT 130.I1 & I2 Wednesdays 8pm-9pm Online Kylie Spieth
MAT 133.01 Mondays 4pm-5pm JM 147 Gabi Packer
MAT 133.01 Thursdays 12pm-1pm JM 147 Gabi Packer
MAT 133.03 Tuesdays 12pm-1pm JM 211 Mary Jo Cox
MAT 133.03 Thursdays 12pm-1pm JM 211 Mary Jo Cox
MAT 133.81 Mondays 4pm-5pm HIL Dmitri Matthews
MAT 133.81 Wednesdays 4pm-5pm HIL Dmitri Matthews
MAT 133.I1 & I2 Tuesdays 8pm-9pm Online Erinne Sisk
MAT 133.I1 & I2 Fridays 8pm-9pm Online Erinne Sisk
MAT 139.01 Mondays 1pm-2pm JM 147 Haley Wallace
MAT 139.01 Wednesdays 1pm-2pm JM 147 Haley Wallace

Become a Tutor/SI

Tutor Eligibility requirements

  • Must be currently enrolled at Jackson College in six or more credits.
  • Have earned a 3.5 or better in the course you wish to tutor.
  • If you are currently enrolled in a course you would like to tutor, your instructor must recommend you by contacting the Center.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Supplemental Instruction Leader Eligibility requirements

  • Must be currently enrolled at Jackson College in six or more credits.
  • Have earned a 3.0 or better in the course you wish to SI.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

If you meet eligibility requirements and are interested in becoming a tutor/SI, please contact CSS at 517.796.8415, JCCSS@Jccmi.edu, stop by Bert Walker Hall, room 138, or schedule a meeting to learn more.

Schedule an information meeting

Tutor certification program

The Center for Student Success is currently CRLA Certified!

Important facts about tutoring certification:

  • Sponsored by the College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA), an international tutor certification organization that sets a standard of skills and training for tutors and provides recognition and reinforcement for tutors’ successful work.
  • Certifies programs at three levels
  • Requires 10 hours of training and 25 hours of tutoring experience for each certification level
  • Provides professional standards for tutor training
  • Rewards tutors
  • Establishes credibility for tutoring programs
  • Is endorsed by the National Association for Developmental Education and Commission XVI, Academic Support in Higher Education, of the American College Personnel Association

Make tutoring work for you!

Come prepared
Bring your textbook, notes, and assignment sheets with you. Read your assignments and do your best to work through your homework problems before your tutoring session.

Attend classes regularly
Tutoring is designed to supplement class instruction, not to replace it.

Do not ask tutors to do your work
This includes homework, proof-read your assignment, or assist in any way with take-home exams. Tutors can help clarify assignments and identify skills needed to complete assignments. They can give you extra problems and examples like the ones your having trouble with and help you learn to solve them.

Understand that student tutors are not teachers
Teaching provides students with new information; tutoring helps the students master that information by providing alternate explanations, techniques and examples.

Use tutoring services early & often
You will benefit more from tutoring if you come when you first begin having problems. If you wait until the last minute, you may not be able to master the material in time to succeed on tests and assignments.

Do not expect tutors to know everything
Remember that tutors are students like you who have mastered specific course content with a specific instructor. They are not expected to have the level of experience of your professor.

Ask questions as they arise
If you remain silent, the tutor may assume you understand. Tutors have learned many ways to explain a single concept, so continue to ask questions until the material is clear for you.

Sign in at the front desk
Doing this helps us maintain funding to continue to provide these services free of charge.