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Academic Support Center

Reaching your academic potential goes beyond studying hard

Academic Coaches and Peer Tutoring Services.

Academic Coaches will be available for consultations on Monday, August 23, 2021, as the fall semester begins. Click here to access their schedules on the Spartan Learning Services (SLS) website.  They will meet with you via Zoom or in-person.  

  • To connect with a Coach via Zoom, schedule an appointment. Then at the time of your meeting, go back to the SLS website and click on your scheduled appointment time slot.  From there, click on the coach's Zoom link, highlighted in yellow.
  • To connect with a Coach in-person, schedule an appointment.  Then at the time of your meeting, go to the Academic Support Center, HUM01. The coach's office is in the Center.

 

Peer Tutors for select non-MAT courses are available to meet with you in one of two modes, in-person or via Zoom.  To see a schedule of tutoring days/times, locations and modes of tutoring, click here. All in-person meetings are drop-in. All Zoom meetings occur when you click on the Zoom link listed on the schedule above.  No appointment needed for either mode.

 

Math or PHY110 Tutors are available by appointment.  Click here to schedule an appointment on Spartan Learning Services (SLS).  Math or PHY110 tutors will meet with you in-person or via Zoom.  All in-person meetings take place in the Academic Support Center, HUM01.  To meet with a tutor via zoom, go back to the SLS website and click on your scheduled appointment time slot.  From there, click on the tutor's Zoom link, highlighted in yellow.

 

Peer Tutoring begins on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

 

Enhance your studying skills, get access to subject matter experts, and find new ways to improve your academic performance.

Tutoring and Coaching Services

  • Schedule an appointment with a Tutor or Coach

    Fall 2021 Academic Support Services 

    Academic Coaches - They will resume services on Monday, August 23, 2021.

    Make an appointment with a coach to learn how to create strategies to successfully negotiate your academic and personal challenges. Look at how you are spending your time, discuss what your priorities are, and work to master effective study habits. During a consultation, create a plan and then stay in touch with the Academic Coach for support in these areas: 

    • time management
    • note-taking
    • test anxiety
    • test-taking strategies
    • comprehension strategies
    • textbook reading

     

    Peer Tutoring Services

    Click here to see tutoring information for the 2021 fall semester.  

     

    Writing Center

    Writing essays, designing websites, giving presentations--college students from all majors are constantly composing. All these forms of writing are vital ways in which students learn, share what they've learned, and develop their communication skills as future professionals.

    The Writing Center supports how all forms of writing are taught and learned at York College. We seek to provide space, services, and programming to cultivate a community of writers across the campus and work to encourage both students and tutors to continually grow as writers.

  • Drop-In Tutoring Hours

    Peer tutoring for the fall semester begins on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.  

    For the schedule of tutoring days/times, locations, and modes of tutoring, click here.

    All in-person meetings are drop-in. All Zoom meetings occur when you click on the Zoom link listed on the schedule above.  No appointment needed for either mode.  Below is a list of courses for which we offer tutor support.

    Behavioral Sciences: Select Psychology courses

    Biological Sciences: Biology 142/150/152: Genetics; Biostatistics; Micro-Biology; A&PI/II; Bio-Chem

    Graham School of Business: Financial, Managerial, and Intermediate I/II/III Accounting; Business Stats; Economics; select Management and Marketing courses

    Music, Art, and Communication: Music Theory and Aural Skills courses; Select Art courses

    Nursing: Med-Surg; Pharmacology; select upper level nursing courses

    Physical Sciences: General Chemistry I/II; Organic Chem I/II; Chem 122/123; PHY110/112 and math courses

    Engineering: Select Computer Science courses; Computational Methods; select Physics courses

     

  • Interested in being a tutor?

    Interested in being a tutor?

    Interested in being a math tutor?

    Students who want to tutor mathematics need a recommendation from a professor with whom they've taken a YCP calculus course. Students must also be in good academic standing with an overall GPA of at least 3.2.

    It’s also strongly recommended that math tutors take the course MAT210, Teaching Basic Math Skills, a 3-credit course offered in the spring. This course reviews math content most often tutored in the Academic Support Center and introduces future math teachers to research-based best practices in the field. If a student is unable to fit MAT210 into his or her schedule, exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis. 

    To be a Math Tutor students must apply for the position of Peer Tutor on the Spartan Career Path.

    Interested in being a content tutor?

    To be considered for a position as a content tutor you must have successfully completed the course you wish to tutor and have a recommendation from your professor to tutor that course. In addition, you must apply on the Spartan Career Path.

    Recommendations should be sent to Barb Zmolek at bzmolek@ycp.edu or call 717.815.6598.

Contact Us
Academic Support Center
Barb Zmolek, Director, Academic Support Center
Humanities Center, 01A
Phone: 717.815.6598
bzmolek@ycp.edu
Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.