Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I get a tutor?

A: You can walk into any tutoring center to work with a tutor. If you want to schedule an appointment with a tutor, come to the Center for Academic Achievement in MNB 104.

Q: When are the Tutoring Centers open?

A: Hours for Fall & Spring are:

   Monday-Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm

   Friday: 9:00am - 6:00pm

   Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Q: How much does tutoring cost?

A: Tutoring is offered free of charge for BCCC students, for the class(es) in which they are enrolled.

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 tutors come from a lot of different places and careers. 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 Center for Academic Achievement Director.

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

A: Yes. Online tutoring is available 24/7 – 24 hours a day; 7 days a week. You can learn how to use our 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.