FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

 Q: How do I get a tutor?

A: You can walk into any tutoring center to work with a tutor. You can also schedule an appointment at any tutoring center Welcome Desk.

Q: When are the Tutoring Centers open?

A: Monday-Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm

Friday: 9:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Some Tutoring Center hours vary. Call the Centers for information on hours of operation.

Q: How much does tutoring cost?

A: Tutoring is offered free of charge for BCCC students.

Q: What should I bring to a tutoring session?

A: You should bring what you would bring to class such as course syllabus, class notes, textbook, calculator, pencils, pens, etc.

Q: Do I need to prepare for a tutoring session?

A: Before your tutoring session, you should prepare by doing your class reading and homework and preparing a list of questions or topics that you would like to cover. If you feel totally lost, think of two or three general questions.

Q: How long do tutoring sessions last?

A: Tutoring appointments usually last fifty minutes to one hour. If you need more time, just tell your tutor.

Q: What should I do if I need to miss a tutoring session?

A: If you need to miss a scheduled appointment, call 410-462-7649 at least two hours in advance. Let the staff know that you will not be coming so that the tutor can work with another student. You may be able to re-schedule or receive a walk-in appointment.

Q: Who are your tutors?

A: Our peer tutors are BCCC students who have completed the course and have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Our professional tutors have college degrees. Some of our professional tutors are BCCC graduates. Some are adjunct faculty, retired Baltimore City Public School teachers or professionals in the community.

Q: Are tutors evaluated?

A: Every student who attends a tutoring session is encouraged to complete a survey. The surveys are available in the Tutoring Centers at the front desks. Please feel free to discuss questions or concerns with your tutor and/or the Tutoring Services Manager.

Q: Can I get a tutor to help me online?

A: Yes. You can connect with a live tutor 24 hours a day every day of the week in a variety of subject areas. You can learn how to use NetTutor online tutoring service in the Center for Academic Achievement in MNB 104.

Q: How do I become a tutor?

A: If you are interested in becoming a tutor and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and you have completed the course you want to tutor with an A, please print and complete the Tutor Application found on the Tutor Resources tab.