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We offer tutoring in all major academic areas to OC students. Tutoring is conducted by appointment (highly recommended for guaranteed time) or by walk-in. There is no charge for tutoring in the SSC. Please check the schedule above for subjects and times.

Have a question? Stuck on a problem? Online tutoring available.

The Student Success Center provides online tutoring by on-site tutors during their scheduled hours. Use Bold Chat to reach an SSC tutor live through a message board. Click on the chat button on the home page. Then, simply ask if a tutor is available. For longer sessions, you will be directed to Blackboard Collaborate.

 Keep in mind that on-site tutors are also providing one-on-one tutoring to students on campus and some responses may take longer than expected.

Smarthinking - Help when you need it, 24 hours a day!

It’s 12 am the night before your final and you’re stuck on a problem. You decide it’s too late to email your professor or call classmates.  As you slip deeper into panic mode, you gulp your caffeinated drink and mumble under your breath, "Where is help when I need it?"

FREE Online Tutoring for OC students: Anywhere, Anytime!

Bilingual | Math | Introductory Anatomy & Physiology | Biology | Chemistry | Writing | Reading | Organic Chemistry | Physics | Economics | Finance | Accounting | Statistics | Spanish | Business | Nursing and Allied Health | Computers and Technology |

With SMARTHINKING, you can:

  • Connect with an e-structor and interact with a live tutor.
  • Submit your Writing for any class to our Online Writing Lab.
  • Submit a Question and receive a reply from a tutor.

Access Smarthinking in your Blackboard classes or Click here for the Portal now.

or Follow these steps to get started:

  • Go to
  • You will be given instructions on getting into the Student Portal
  • Once in the portal click on the “Smarthinking” login link
  • Once you're there, you have access to all the resources
  • If you are taking Online Courses you may also access Smarthinking through Blackboard

For help call us at 432-335-6673 or email

 Reasons to Seek Tutoring -

  • Understanding of course material becomes difficult.
  • Preparing for tests, editing papers, and improving study skills.
  • Referred by instructors and/or academic advisors.
  • Tutors can set realistic goals for students and assist them with achieving their goals.
  • Tutors can also be helpful to students who are satisfied with their academic performance.
  • Students should not wait until the last minute to seek assistance from a tutor.

Students who receive referrals are strongly encouraged to follow the advice of their instructors or academic advisors. These referrals are made because tutoring works, and they know it!

Student’s Responsibilities in the Tutoring Process

  • The tutor’s primary purpose is to assist the student in comprehending the coursework, provide feedback to the student, and assist the student with related study skills.
  • Tutors do not give out answers, but assist students in understanding and working out assignments.
  • Students must bring all necessary materials such as textbooks, class notes, handouts, etc. 
  • Students must attempt to complete assignments to the best of their ability before seeking tutoring.
  • All reading assignments should be read by the student before the tutoring session begins.
  • The student must do his/her part by attending class regularly, taking notes, reading assigned material, and attempting to complete assignments before the tutoring session.
  • Students must play an active role in determining what course of action is best for themselves.

Tutoring sessions generally last for one hour each. However, the student and the tutor must mutually determine what is best for the student concerning the frequency and duration of tutoring sessions.

Please call the SSC at 432-335-6878 or 335-6673 to schedule a tutoring appointment today.

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