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Student Success Center
 
 
Following the Center for Disease Control guidelines, WTC is canceling all group events through the end of the semester including Study Halls.

Upswing LIVE Tutoring - NOW AVAILABLE!

Get free homework help from WTC tutors with live voice and video instruction through your computer or phone! It's free, and help is available in almost all subjects. The Writing Center is available virtually through Upswing, as well.  To schedule an appointment, follow the instructions below.

To Access Upswing Live Tutoring:

1) Log in at: https://wtc.upswing.io/

Email: Log in with the email address on file at WTC.  Try your personal email address first; if that doesn’t work, try your school email.
Password: upswing  (Be sure to change your password to something only you will know!)

2) Change your password and personal settings.

  • Click on “Account.” Scroll down to “Password” and click on “change.”
  • Also in “Account” you can edit other information, such as how you prefer to receive notifications.

3) Get Tutoring!

  • In the menu, select “Tutoring.”
  • In the search box, either type in the subject you need help with or a specific tutor’s name.

By Subject:
You can use the calendar option to find tutors who are available when you are.
A list of available tutors will appear. Click “schedule” to make an appointment.
By Tutor:
On the tutor’s profile, you will see a list of when they are available. Choose the day you want to schedule an appointment and click on “select a time.”
Fill in the required information and click “schedule.” At this time you can upload attachments, such as essays for proofreading, if applicable.
If you need to send a message to a tutor, there is a button in the upper right-hand side of their profile that says “send message.”

If you can’t find your course subject or need more assistance, please reach out to us at study@wtc.edu.

 

Walk-In Hours: 
Staff and tutors will be available to assist students during specific open hours, no appointment needed.

Monday-Thursday
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Individual Tutoring Appointments:

Scheduled appointments help us to serve you better, as we can match you with a tutor who specializes in the subject matter in which you need assistance.  You can request tutoring services in one of three ways:

  1. Stop by the Student Success Center office (Bldg. 2, Rm. 211) and complete a "Request for Tutoring Services" form, found in the rack outside the office.  If you are dropping off your request after hours, slip the completed form under the door, and we will contact you with more information.
  2. Email the tutoring department at tutoring@wtc.edu.
  3. Call us at 325-574-7917. 


About the Student Success Center

Western Texas College wants you to be successful; that’s why WTC created the Student Success Center. The Student Success Center provides tutoring free-of-charge to all currently enrolled WTC students.

When a student has a question or is stuck on a problem, a tutor can help guide the student through the reasoning process to find the solution.  Tutors further assist students in locating and utilizing resources to develop time management, note-taking, and test-taking skills.

 
 
Tutoring Frequently Asked Questions
 

Is there a fee for tutoring services?
Tutoring is provided free of charge to all Western Texas College students.

What types of tutoring are available?
Tutors assist in most academic subjects, especially math, science, and English.  Please contact us for help in any subject, and we will help to find the right person and resources to assist you best. 

Where does the tutoring take place?
The tutoring center is located upstairs in the LCR/Library, Building 2.  In addition to receiving tutoring, students also have access to computers and software for academic purposes, reference books, and peer study groups.

What do I bring to tutoring?
In addition to a readiness to work and learn, students should also bring assignments, textbooks, notes, and other course resources.

Who are the tutors and what are their qualifications?
Our tutoring services are performed primarily by peer tutors (Western Texas College students). Our tutors qualify for their positions by instructor recommendations and completion of our tutor training program.

Are online tutoring services available?
Yes, students may access online tutoring 24 hours a day through Moodle by following these instructions:

  1. Log into Moodle/eCampus
  2. Click on site home
  3. Search Tutor.com
  4. Click on the Tutor.com course
  5. Click on the Tutor.com link within the course

How can I become a tutor?
If you're interested in becoming a tutor, see the job description and download the application.  Bring your completed application to the Student Success Center office (LRC/Library, Bldg. 2, Rm. 211).

 

For more information contact:
Laura Greenwood
Student Success Coordinator
LRC/Library - Bldg. 2, Rm. 211
325-574-7917
tutoring@wtc.edu