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The Academic Coaching and Tutoring Center

Academic coaching is an approach to tutoring which combines consistency, responsibility, and efficiency. The mission of the Academic Coaching and Tutoring Center at York Technical College is to help students become independent, self-confident, and efficient learners. Our services help foster student success and retention through the mastery of academic skills and course content.

B-Building, Room 6

Spring Semester Hours:

Monday - Thursday 8 am - 7 pm
Friday 8am-12pm

ACT Center Referral Slip for Instructors
 
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.

For more information about academic coaching and tutoring, contact ACT.



Writing and Reading Center


Located in B-6 Lab
For Writing and Reading Center hours, please visit the Center in B-6.

Goals: As a part of the Academic Coaching and Tutoring Center, the Writing and Reading Center strives to help students master the writing skills necessary to achieve success both in their classes and their lives. Our main focus is to:
  • Help students understand and utilize the entire writing process
  • Help students develop a level of writing proficiency and confidence that helps them feel comfortable writing in any area
  • Support the academic writing standards at York Technical College

Information about Online Academic Coaching:

The ACT Center now has an Online Academic Coaching session in D2L! The D2L Academic Coaching is available to any current York Tech student and is now where you go to get online required academic coaching for your course. Please follow the directions below to become an active member of the Academic Coaching community:

  1. Log into your D2L account
  2. At the right side of the screen, you'll see a box that says Self Registration.
  3. Click on Self Registration.
  4. Follow the prompts.
  5. Click done.
  6. Go back to My Home and check under class listings to make sure you have a link to Academic Coaching.
  7. Read the directions under News when you are in the Academic Coaching course.
  8. Once you complete the course as directed (including quiz), your instructor will be notified that you completed the Academic Coaching course.

Information about online tutoring:

The ACT Center now has an Online Writing Lab in D2L! The D2L Writing Lab is available to any current York Tech student and is now where you go to get online tutoring for your writing assignments in any course. Please follow the directions below to become an active member of the Writing Lab community:

  1.  Log into your D2L account and click on any class.
  2. At the left side of the screen, you'll see a box that says Extra Class Tools.
  3. In that box, you'll see a link called Self Registration.
  4. That page will redirect to a page with a link that says Writing Lab. Click that link.
  5. Follow the prompts.
  6. Click done.
  7. Go back to My Home and check under class listings to make sure you have a link to the Writing Lab.

Once you've registered, you can begin submitting rough drafts of writing assignments via the dropbox under the Writing Lab course. Please be sure to read the News Feed that explains the submission process, and check out the Content section for the necessary forms.

Feedback for your assignment will be uploaded as feedback in the Writing Lab's D2L dropbox within 24 hours of your submission. You will get the same type of feedback you would get in an appointment at the Writing and Reading Center, but the online tutoring lab is open 24/7.

This service will allow access to tutoring and coaching services to students from other YTC campus locations and will give students with difficult schedules a chance to access tutoring.

For more information about the new Writing and Reading Center, email writingcenter@yorktech.edu.


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LAST UPDATED: 02/24/14


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