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Library/TLCC Resources: TLCC Tutoring

Fall 2023 In-Person Tutoring Schedules

Soar Into The TLCC!

Polk State College offers a wide array of tutoring services to students both on-campus and online. Our tutoring services are free for Polk State College students, and are an excellent way to reinforce skills taught in class. No matter whether you're a full time student taking classes on campus or a fully remote student getting a degree from another state, we have services available to help you soar.

Tutoring offerings subject to change.

On-Campus Tutoring

We have been working hard to expand our on-campus tutoring offerings for students in the Winter Haven, Lakeland, and JD Alexander Center TLCCs. See above for on-campus tutoring schedules.

Our on-campus tutoring sessions allow students to meet with tutors while they are on campus. Our tutors have various resources such as textbooks, models, white boards, and computers at their disposal to provide a positive tutoring experience tailored to the student's needs.

Offerings vary by campus, and include:

  • Winter Haven: Math, Writing, Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, and Accounting
  • Lakeland: Math, Writing, Anatomy & Physiology, Chemistry, ASL, Spanish, and Computers
  • JD Alexander Center: Math

Online Tutoring

For online tutoring, students can access the various tutoring options via Canvas. The link below will allow them to enroll directly into the TLCC Online Tutoring course and begin interacting with the tutors. https://canvas.polk.edu/enroll/ENYJRB

Online tutoring allows students the flexibility of being able to meet with tutors without having to be physically on-campus. To fit student need, there are a number of ways students can connect with tutors. They can meet with a live tutor using Big Blue Button within Canvas to chat with a tutor, or they can opt to submit questions to forums which are monitored by tutors if they don't need an answer right away. For students seeking a writing tutor, they can submit their paper to our tutors to look over and provide feedback on and, if more help is needed, students can request a conference.

To view online tutoring availability, select a subject:

Math   English   Science   Language

Contact Information

Have any questions about tutoring? Give us a call!

Winter Haven TLCC

Phone: 863.297.1033
On-campus ext. 5033

Lakeland TLCC

Phone: 863.297.1044
On-campus ext. 5044

JD Alexander Center TLCC

Phone: 863.837.5966
On-campus ext. 4306

Tutoring Options

interactive session

Talk with tutors.

  • Tutors are available live through Big Blue Button conferences. 
     
  • Students will need audio, and preferably a microphone. in order to fully engage with the tutor. If those tools are not available, a chat feature can be used.
     
  • Click on the link below for an overview of the Big Blue Button conferences tool.

 

paper submissions

Submit a paper to get feedback from a Writing Tutor.

  • The tutor will address specific questions, as well as provide general feedback/suggestions about areas of the paper that need work; they will not proofread the paper. The tutor will review sections of the paper and make suggestions and notes, then encourage the student to apply those details to the rest of the paper and continue to review and edit.
  • If the student would like a private conference to discuss a paper with the Writing Tutor, they can indicate so in the comments. The student can turn on notifications in order to receive an alert when the Writing Tutor invites them to the conference.

The link below will allow students to enroll directly into the TLCC Online Tutoring course and begin interacting with the tutors. 

questions submissions

Post a question and tutors will provide a timely response.

  • Posts to this resource are monitored during the tutor’s regularly scheduled hours. If students post a question during a time when there is no tutor on duty, a tutor will reply during the next scheduled shift.
  • Tutors will not simply provide answers to questions but will utilize the space as a way to help the student get to the correct answer.
  • When creating a discussion post, students should use the course as the name of the discussion so that the appropriate tutor responds to the request.

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