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The ACT Center

Academic Coaching and Tutoring


The mission of the ACT Center is to help students become independent, self-confident, and efficient learners.

Main Campus | B-Building, Room 6 (B-6); Email: ACT@yorktech.edu; Phone: (803) 981-7233
Mon - Thu: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm; Fri: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Satellite Locations:

Chester Center | Room 109; academic coaching and tutoring hours -

Phone: (803) 385-5884

Kershaw-Heath Springs Center | Main Office; academic coaching and tutoring hours -

Phone: (803) 475-2418

Indian Land Center | 1245 Rosemont Drive; academic coaching and tutoring hours -

Phone: (803) 396-3820


Academic Coaching – By Appointment Only

Because learning is a personal matter, there is not one strategy that works for every person in every situation. Academic coaching gives students experience and exposure to the tools and methods of expert learners and is designed to help students evaluate the effectiveness of their study techniques so that students become more consistent, responsible, and effective learners.

Academic coaches will meet one-on-one to help students

  • understand a syllabus
  • prepare for exams
  • get organized
  • read more effectively
  • conquer procrastination

In-Person Tutoring - No Appointment Necessary

Subject-specific tutoring is on a walk-in basis during the scheduled hours on each of the four York Tech Campuses. Students are welcome to stop in at any one of the ACT Centers to meet with a tutor during any of the scheduled hours.

Writing Coaching – By Appointment Only

Our program supports writers in a variety of disciplines and range of courses. From comparative essays to biology lab reports, writing coaches are available to meet individually with students to discuss

  • brainstorming topics
  • organizing ideas
  • formulating a thesis
  • structuring paragraphs
  • developing an argument

Coaches do not proofread or edit papers; they provide feedback and suggestions on how to write concise sentences, coherent paragraphs, and well-organized papers. Coaches also work with non-native speakers of English.

Online Writing Critiques - available 7 days a week

The ACT Center offers students the ability to submit essays online for review through D2L. Within 24 hours, students can receive a critique that includes a copy of the essay with suggestions in the margins and a link to a video with feedback and recommendations.

Instructions for Self-Registration and Submission:

When logged in to D2L, students can click on the Self-Registration link and select Writing Lab 2015SU. After registration is complete, students can instantly access the Writing Lab in their list of courses and submit papers in the dropbox along with the required request form.

For more information about our services or satellite locations, email us at ACT@yorktech.edu or call (803) 981-7233.

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LAST UPDATED: 05/26/15

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