Odessa College Tutoring Services

Tutoring is conducted by appointment (highly recommended for guaranteed time) or by walk-in. Appointments can be scheduled, changed or cancelled in advance.

Please contact the following OC Success Centers for on campus tutoring and/or online tutoring services:

Writing Success Center:  WHS 106, ph. # 335-6562, email: writingcenter@odessa.edu

Our Writing Success Center staff will be available at the LRC for Maymester.
STEM Success Center: WMS 201, ph. # 335-6537, email: stemsc@odessa.edu

 Our STEM Success Center staff will be available at the LRC for the Summer.

 Reasons to Seek Tutoring

  • Students should immediately seek tutoring when understanding of course material becomes difficult.
  • Students should not wait until the last minute to seek assistance from a tutor.
  • The tutoring process is most beneficial when pressing time constraints and deadlines are not an immediate concern.
  • Tutors can be helpful to students who are satisfied with their academic performance.
  • Tutors can assist students with preparing for tests, editing papers, and improving study skills.
  •  Students falling behind in their coursework are encouraged to seek assistance from a Center tutor.
  • Tutors can set realistic goals for students and assist them with achieving their goals.
  • Instructors and academic advisors often refer students to the tutoring services offered by the Center.

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

Most core curriculum subject areas offered on campus are tutored in the Center.

Student’s Responsibilities in the Tutoring Process

  • Students must provide the tutor with all necessary materials such as textbooks, class notes, handouts, etc. It is the responsibility of the students to provide the material for the tutoring session. Students cannot come to tutoring with the expectation that the tutor will provide materials or subject matter for the session.
  • Students must attempt to complete assignments to the best of their ability before seeking tutoring.
  • All reading assignments should be read by the student completely before the tutoring session begins. It is unreasonable to expect a tutor to teach a course to a student.
  • 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.
  •  Tutors are not allowed to give out answers to students. Students must come up with their own answers, solutions and/or conclusions.
  • 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.
  • Students must play an active role in determining what course of action is best for themselves.

The Student Success Center promotes personal responsibility by requiring that students play an active role in their tutoring appointments. 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.