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Tutoring for Students

Tutoring services

The Student Success Center (SSC) at Marshalltown Community College, Room 406, strives to provide an academic support system for students who need help reaching their goals. Part of those services includes a Peer Tutoring Program.

  • Tutoring services are free of charge
  • Tutors are usually MCC students (peers) who have successfully completed the course
  • Maximum of three hours per week per subject
  • Subject availability varies by semester
  • Tutoring is scheduled for specific times
  • No tutoring during the first two weeks of a semester nor during the week of final examinations
  • Tutors are employed by the District and paid minimum wage

Tutoring Schedule

Applications

Both prospective tutors and students who want tutoring assistance are required to fill out separate applications. If you have questions about your application or the process, please contact us.

  • All applications will include instructor input
  • Students’ grades, class attendance and study habits are evaluated
  • Other options may be recommended

Apply for Tutoring Assistance – If you need help, here is what to do:

  1. Complete the online Tutoring Request Form, which will generate an email to the Student Success Center.
  2. Your application will be evaluated, and you will be contacted by an SSC representative, usually within 24 hours.
  3. The SSC will attempt to secure a tutor for your subject area(s) during the semester you applied; however, tutor assistance is not guaranteed.

Apply to be a Peer Tutor – If you possess these skills, you may enjoy being a peer tutor:

Are you particularly good with certain subjects? Do you enjoy helping others? Are you able to guide and facilitate discussion without giving students the answer, doing the problem for them, or performing the task for them? If so, then…

  1. Students interested in helping other students should complete the online Application for Tutor Position, which will generate an email to the SSC Office Associate.
  2. You will be contacted to meet with an SSC representative, usually within 24 hours, to review your application.

Alternative Tutoring Options

DISCLAIMER: The following alternatives are not affiliated with nor recommended by MCC or the MCC Student Success Center. MCC accepts no responsibility for the quality or accuracy of information obtained from any tutoring option(s) not affiliated with MCC.

Tutoring for Military personnel

  • This program is funded by the Department of Defense MWR Library Program and Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program.
  • FREE for Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve members in the Army, Marines, Navy or Air Force and their dependents. Get help from a professional tutor anytime you need it. Tutors are online 24/7 and available to help in more than 16 subjects.

Youtube Videos

  • Tutoring and instructional videos listed by topic or by university/college.

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Success Center Office Associate

Donna Thompson

Donna Thompson

Hired in September 2011, Donna enhances the teamwork and genuine customer service in the MCC Student Success Center.  Her career includes 2...

Hired in September 2011, Donna enhances the teamwork and genuine customer service in the MCC Student Success Center.  Her career includes 22 years in hospital administration; 15 years of operating her own home business; 11 years in graphic design including creating national ads, press releases, and designing product packaging and catalogs; two years as a...

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