Academic Assistance Center

IMPORTANT: TUTORING SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE IN PERSON AS WELL AS ONLINE

  • All in person tutoring will be conducted in the Academic Assistance Center in Rm. 2264. While appointments are appreciated, they are not required. Masks are required for all in person services. Please email AcademicAssistanceCenter@ssc.edu or call (708) 596-2000 ext. 2397 to schedule an appointment.
  • Online tutoring will be conducted over Zoom. click here to enter the Academic Assistance Center Zoom or go to zoom.us/join and enter 962 0996 2139 for the Meeting ID. Appointments are not required to receive assistance, but they are encouraged
  • We are now accepting applications for student tutors! Please email William Radtke for more details.
  • 24/7 tutoring assistance is also available through the Brainfuse Live Help menu. Brainfuse can be accessed through D2L at d2l.ssc.edu. A helpful Brainfuse how-to guide is located below, as well as links to SSC’s other tutoring resources.

    How to Access the Brainfuse Live Help Menu Through D2L

Are You Looking for a Way to Get Better Grades?

Structured Learning Assistance (SLA) sessions normally occur in classrooms near the course classroom instead of a learning center. SLA sessions are open to all students in the course. If you attend SLA sessions regularly, chances are you’ll earn a better grade. You’ll have developed a better understanding of course content as well as more effective ways of studying. This will help you in other classes as well.

Placement Review Sessions for Incoming Students

SSC requires students who intend to pursue a degree or certificate to take a college placement test (computerized, un-timed test) in reading, english, and mathematics. This is not an entrance exam. It is a placement exam to ensure that all new students are placed into courses which are appropriate to their skill level.

The Placement Review Sessions are provided to help students prepare for placement/compass test. All sessions will be held in Room 2264 (Academic Assistance Center) located on the second floor of the Main Campus or in Room 5183 located on the first floor of the Oak Forest Center, 16333 S. Kilbourn Ave., Oak Forest, IL.

SSC Students

  • If you are a SSC student, you are automatically eligible for these FREE services for the classes in which you are enrolled. The Academic Assistance Center provides you with individual and/or group tutoring.
  • If you are uncomfortable with asking for tutoring, you may prefer our “self help” tools: Math, Accounting and Medical Terminology video tapes or printed academic aids on many topics of interest to you.
  • Whether you are trying to avoid failure or trying to achieve honors status, the Academic Assistance Center is the place to be!

Student Responsibilities

You Must Attend Class!

  • You are required to study, complete homework, and identify the problem areas which need clarification before attending the tutoring sessions.
  • Bring your books and class notes to your tutoring session.
  • Do not expect the tutor to do your work.

Additional Tutoring Options

  • Academic Skill Sessions – Virtual online help sessions conducted by our AAC Student Specialist and SSC Faculty designed to help you succeed in the college environment
  • SSC Math 1:40 Club – Virtual online math help sessions conducted by our SSC Math Faculty
  • SSC Math Lab – Virtual online math help sessions conducted by our SSC Math Faculty
  • SSC Reading Help Sessions – Virtual online math help sessions conducted by our SSC Reading Faculty
  • SSC Writing Center – Aids students, employees and the college community with writing related assistance. Sponsored by the SSC English Department.
  • SSC Speaking Center – Aids students, employees and the college community with public speaking related assistance. Sponsored by the SSC Department of Communication and Humanities.
  • PBI Project SUCCEED Tutoring – Tutors are here to help with: Math, Biology, Chemistry, Sociology, English, Psychology, Spanish.
  • Academic Skill Sessions – Virtual online help sessions conducted by our AAC Student Specialist and SSC Faculty designed to help you succeed in the college environment

Remember that our staff is here for YOU.
Stop in or give us a call to find out what we have to offer.