The Academic Coaching and Tutoring Center
Main Campus | B-Building, Room 6 (B-6)
Mon - Thu: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri:9:00am - 12:00 pm
Academic Coaching and Tutoring Center Goals:
- Help students learn and apply appropriate academic skills and strategies to promote success in academic work.
- Help students develop a positive attitude toward learning and confidence in their ability to learn.
- Introduce students to the learning expectations of college-level course work.
- Support the academic standards of York Technical College.
- Help students achieve their potential for learning.
Academic coaching sessions give students experience and exposure to tools and methods that can help them
develop some of the skills of expert learners and can positively impact their future success. The significance
of academic coaching is that students develop academic strategies and tools that help them achieve academically
and progress on their path from novice learner to expert learner. Academic coaching is designed to help students
evaluate the effectiveness of their study techniques and to help students to learn how to learn. Because learning
is a personal matter, there is not one strategy that works for every person in every situation. Therefore, these
academic coaching sessions help students develop the skills to determine the best approach for a given situation.
Any student enrolled at York Tech is eligible to participate in Academic Coaching. Academic coaches will meet one-on-one to help students
- understand a syllabus
- prepare for exams
- get organized
- read more effectively
- conquer procrastination
- and more!
Tutoring is FREE and open to all currently enrolled York Tech students. Year-round, the ACT Center offer subject-specific tutoring to assist York Tech students with their coursework. All tutoring is done on a walk-in basis during the scheduled hours on each of the 4 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. Off-campus center hours are posted at each site.Writing Coaching - by appointment only (803) 981-7233
Our program supports writers in a variety of disciplines and range of courses. Writing coaches meet individually with students about:
- 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 to be reviewed by a writing coach. After self-registering for the Writing Lab on D2L, students can submit essays and completed request forms through the D2L Dropbox and receive a critique via email within 24 hours. The critique includes a copy of the essay with suggestions in the margins and a link to a video with feedback and recommendations. When logged in to D2L, click on the Self Registration link and select Writing Lab 2014FA.
If students are not able to physically come to campus to meet with a math tutor, an online meeting is now possible through Blackboard Collaborate. This service is FREE to all current York Tech students. On Sundays (4-10pm), students can use the link below to meet with one of our math tutors. The only requirements are a personal computer (with Java enabled) and a broadband connection. After visiting the link, students should follow the provided directions. tinyurl.com/lqek8mr
525 College Place | Chester, SC 29706
Open Tutoring Drop-in: Room 109
Math: Thurs 9:30am-12:30pm
Writing & Reading-Mon & Wed 10:00am-11:00am
Questions: stop by the Chester Center, call (803) 385-5884, or email: ACT@yorktech.edu
Kershaw-Heath Springs Center
3855 Fork Hill Road | Kershaw, SC 29067
Open Tutoring Drop-in: Check with Main Office for Room #
Writing & Reading: Mon 2:00pm-4:00pm
Questions: stop by the Kershaw Center, call (803) 475-2418, or email: ACT@yorktech.edu
Indian Land Center
1245 Rosemont Drive | Fort Mill, SC 29707
Academic Coaching - Mon & Wed 3:30-4:30pm
Questions: stop by the Indian Land Center, call (803) 396-3820, or email :ACT@yorktech.edu
For more information about academic coaching and tutoring, contact ACT or visit our Facebook page: facebook.com/yorktechACTcenter