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Tutoring Center Policy

The Tutoring Center offers free individual and group tutoring to any Southern student. The Center provides peer tutoring for more than 70 upper- and lower-division courses, as well as tutoring to help students with academic success skills and ACT preparation. 

  • All tutoring appointments are scheduled through our online scheduler, WCONLINE. Students will need to use their Southern email address to create an account and log in.
  • Students may schedule either an online Zoom appointment or a face-to-face appointment.
  • All tutoring appointments need to be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Tutoring appointments are usually 50 minutes in length.
  • Students may schedule up to five appointments per week.
  • Scheduled tutoring sessions take place in the Tutoring Center, as well as other public locations on campus.
  • Students are expected to come prepared for the tutoring session with a textbook, syllabus, notes, assignment sheet, and any other necessary materials.
  • Tutors are not permitted to complete homework assignments, quizzes, tests, or online assignments with or for students.

  • Students who need to cancel a scheduled tutoring appointment must do so at least 24 hours in advance. If a student asks that an appointment be canceled on the day of the appointment, the student will be marked as a no show.
  • If a student is more than 15 minutes late to an appointment, the student will be marked as a no show.
  • If a student is marked as a no show three times, the student’s WCONLINE account will be disabled. The student will need to speak with the director or office manager to get the account reactivated.

  • After each appointment, the tutor will complete a report of the appointment. The student will receive an emailed copy of this report. The student can request that the report also be sent to a professor.
  • In an effort to ensure the quality of our tutor programming, after each appointment, students will be asked to complete a short survey to request anonymous feedback on their tutoring experience.

More Information

Please visit the Tutoring Center's webpage or contact Sonja Fordham for additional information.