Tutoring

Academic Assistance

At Hopkinsville Community College, our goal is for you to succeed. In order to help students be successful, we offer a variety of services and programs to help you achieve your goals.

Need Help?

Here are just a few of the programs/services we offer in various areas:

Academic Help for Credit Classes

  • Academic Counseling provides support, helps establish educational plans, and assists in developing a plan to help achieve your academic goals.

  • Early Alert System identifies students determined to be "at risk" due to academic or personal factors--you will receive a letter from the college providing you with support information when you are not attending classes or have other risk factors. Pay attention to these strategies!

  • Academic Support provides tutoring and teaches study/life skills necessary to be successful in higher education. You can also take the class, GEN 102 - Strategies for Academic Success, to help you be more successful in college.

  • Academic Foundations teaches and enhances basic academic skills to start or continue your education.

  • Career and Transfer Assistance is available to assist students with career assessment and exploration, resume writing and job interview coaching.

  • Adult Education Services will help adult students who did not complete high school study for the GED to earn the High School Equivalency Diploma. Adult Education also provides guidance for adults who want to refresh their basic academic skills before enrolling at HCC.

  • Testing provides placement assessment testing, GED, computer literacy, business, and industry testing.

  • Library Services include help with research skills, distance learning services and a computer lab.

  • Accessibility Services ensures that individuals with documented disabilities have equal access to all educational opportunities.

  • Developing a My Academic Plan (MAP) is an opportunity to meet with your advisor and develop a structured class list to help you achieve your educational goals some of the plan guidelines are also available on the Programs of Study pages. You must have a signed plan developed with your advisor on file to self-register for classes. You can find your advisor's name in your Student Self Service Student Center.

Support Programs on Campus

  • Ready to Work Program provides students with counseling, advising, and referrals that help them find the resources necessary to succeed in college. Call (270) 707-3839, email Terrance Crump or drop by Academic Building 105B on the Hopkinsville Campus for information.

  • The STEP UP program is a retention initiative for minority students who are experiencing academic difficulty with a 2.0 GPA or below. These students are monitored by the Office of Student Life with academic advising, tutoring assistance, and other referrals as needed. Call (270) 707-3825, email Amanda Blankenship, or stop by AUD 23 for more information.

  • TRIO Student Support Services provides opportunities for academic development and serves to motivate students toward the successful completion of their post secondary education. Call (270) 707-3913, email TRIO Student Support Services, or drop by LRC 106 on the Hopkinsville Campus.

  • Youth Workforce Connections is a training program that prepares participants for skilled jobs that are available in our community.

What about tutoring?

Our tutors can help you prepare for a variety of subjects as well as, proofread papers, assist with e-mail and computers, and provide other services requested by instructors.

The Writing Center

The HCC Writing Center provides FREE, professional tutoring for HCC students needing help with written assignments for all classes offered at the college. In a casual and friendly setting, HCC writing faculty and tutors work with students in content, organization, grammar, and mechanics from the beginning stages to the final completion of assignments.

The Writing Center is located in the Hopkinsville Rotary Club Learning Resource Center (Library). Signs are posted in the Library directing you to the Writing Center.

Writing Center Hours are:

Monday and Wednesday   9:30 - 2:15

Tuesday   9:00 - 11:00, 12:00 - 2:00

Thursday   9:00 - 11:00. 12:00 - 5:00

For additional information about the Writing Center, contact Martha White at 270-707-3765 or mwhite0303@kctcs.edu

*NOTE: Writing lab hours are subject to change. Emails with changes will be sent to all students and faculty/staff.

Mathematics Schedule:

  • Tuesday - Thursday   1:00 - 3:30
  • Friday   9:00 - Noon

Contact Jerry Bailey at 270-707-3880 or jbailey0332@kctcs.edu

Tutoring for other subjects may be offered. Check with your instructor for availability.

Library Services/ Learning Resource Center

Phone: (270) 707-3764
Office: Hopkinsville Campus, Learning Resources Center 100

Library Resources:
  • Math videos for checkout (these follow along with your textbook)
  • Computer lab assistance
  • Resource videos (test anxiety, test-taking strategies and study tips)
  • Various student-specific requests

All services at the Library are free and on a walk-in basis only.

Student Support Services - Tutoring Services

Office: Hopkinsville Campus,Learning Resource Center, LRC 106
Phone: (270) 707-3913

Math tutoring is available at Student Support Services. Group tutorial sessions can be arranged. A computer lab is also available for your math, computer or other college assignments. Tutoring is available Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in LRC Room 106. There are eligibility requirements, but most HCC students normally qualify. To learn more about these requirements, visit the Student Support Services webpage.

Fort Campbell Campus Writing Center

The HCC Fort Campbell Writing Center provides FREE, professional tutoring for HCC students needing help with written assignments for all classes offered at the college. In a casual and friendly setting, HCC writing faculty and tutors work with students in content, organization, grammar, and mechanics from the beginning stages to the final completion of assignments.

  • Monday & Wednesday 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 pm.
  • Room 1204

If your schedule doesn't permit you to visit during regular hours, please contact Mindy Weiss to make arrangements to meet with a tutor at a mutually convenient time.

Fort Campbell Campus Math Tutoring

Tutoring in a variety of math subjects for free.

Fort Campbell Campus Hours:

Mondays - 10:30am-2:30pm Rm 1204
4:30pm-6:00pm Rm 1216

Tuesdays - 10:30am-2:30pm Rm 1204
7:30pm-9:00pm Rm 249

Wednesdays - 10:30am-2:30pm Rm 1204
4:30pm-6:00pm Rm 1216

Thursdays - 10:30am-2:30pm Rm 1204
7:30pm-9pm Rm 249

Fridays TBA

Fall 2016: Aug 15 - Oct 6

Student Support Services

Student Support Services (SSS)is a federally-funded TRIO Program that provides academic opportunities to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. The goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants and facilitate the process of transition from one level of higher education to the next.

What are the requirements?

To determine if you qualify, we recommend you apply or meet with us concerning your eligibility for SSS. Eligible students are enrolled at HCC and met one or more of the following criteria:

  • first generation college student (a parent does not have a four-year college degree);
  • limited or low income (SSS uses taxable income which qualifies many students. Taxable income is normally significantly lower than your actual income); or
  • documented physical or learning disability

What are program benefits?

Tutorial Assistance - Tutoring is available in math and other academic areas. Tutoring and a computer lab is available for MathXL, HCC's math tutorial software.

Transfer Assistance - Tours to area universities include meetings with advisors, housing, financial aid, and admissions. Academic advising and interest interviews are provided to participants to assist with degree program selection.

Extra Grant Aid Money - Extra financial aid money is available to qualified participants.

Additional SSS resources

  • Computer lab
  • College skills workshops
  • ACT math assistance
  • Academic counseling
  • College transfer assistance
  • Career counseling assistance
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Financial literacy counseling

Cultural Field Trips

SSS plans various cultural field trips throughout the year that are free to participants. Join the fun!

Location

Office: Hopkinsville campus, Learning Resource Center (Library), Room 106
Phone: (270) 707-3909
Contact: Brittany Trotter

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Contacts

Greg Marable, Program Director
Office: Hopkinsville Campus, Learning Resource Center (Library), Room 100C
Phone: (270) 707-3910
Contact: Greg Marable

Roland Butler, Tutorial Coordinator
Office: Hopkinsville Campus, Learning Resource Center (Library), Room 100B
Phone: (270) 707-3919
Contact:Roland Butler

Aaron Pettus, Transfer Coordinator
Office: Hopkinsville Campus, Learning Resource Center (Library), Room 100A
Phone: (270) 707-3912
Contact: Aaron Pettus

Brittany Trotter, Administrative Assistant
Office: Hopkinsville Campus, Learning Resource Center (Library), Room 106
Phone: (270) 707-3913
Contact: Brittany Trotter