For Yuba College students taking a difficult course load this semester, struggling or just hoping to get an edge over high-demand classes like math and science, there is help available at the College Success Center. In a temporary location at the 500 building, Tony Jow, Instructional Assistant, and a team of tutors are continuing to provide assistance while an 18 month remodel of the library takes shape.
Students seeking help should be prepared to set a schedule with a tutor and meet for at least two fifty minute sessions a week. Taking advantage of all that the center has to offer is up to the students themselves if they want to see positive improvements in their grades.
Signs that the Center continues to help students build up their grades.
Signs that the center works is backed up by the data Jow has been collecting at the end of each semester. He cross references the names of students who have used the center’s resources with their performance in class and a clear picture develops that a ratio of student commitment and tutoring expertise is paying dividends.
Students are using the college as a launching pad for transferring in to four year colleges.
Another sign that the center is getting results is shown in its popularity. Between the hours of 10 – 2 pm there are often lines around the corner when the center is swamped by an in flux of students logging in and preparing for their sessions.
Tutors must meet the following requirements in order to work at the center. They need to have earned an “A” in the class they are tutoring, hold a steady 3.0 GPA and be approved by a faculty member. It’s clear that their dedication to learning is an important part of the center’s success rate.
If you are taking a class and already feeling the pressure it may be time to drop by and meet with a tutor. Tutors are located in building 500 – right on your way to the “Cafebrary” – the nickname some have given to the temporary combination of the cafeteria and library where books and a delicious snack are both available as the ongoing Measure J campus improvements continue.