Academic Assistance Center

Important: With the closure of campus and the college’s shift to virtual services for students all tutoring services will be conducted remotely.

  • If you have questions for the Academic Assistance Center (AAC) or would like to schedule an appointment with an AAC tutor please email AcademicAssistanceQuestions@ssc.edu or call (708) 596-2000 ext. 2649 and leave a voicemail. Someone will follow up as soon as possible.
  • You can also access Brainfuse Live Help in Moodle. Online appointments will utilize Brainfuse Meet.
  • AAC tutors will be available from 8 am – 8 pm Monday through Thursday and 8:00 am – 2:00 pm on Friday. Brainfuse tutors are available 24/7.
  • Student Specialist Rebecca Arnold can be reached at RArnold@ssc.edu from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm Monday through Friday.
  • Student Specialist Roger Desouza can be reached at RDesouza@ssc.edu from 12:30 pm – 8:00 pm Monday through Thursday and 8:30 am – 4:00 pm on Friday.
  • AAC Manager William J. Radtke can be reached at WRadtke@ssc.edu from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Thursday and 8:00 am – 4:00 pm on Friday.

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.

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