Academic Support Center (ASC)

The Academic Support Center (ASC) supports the college's mission by providing academic assistance and enrichment for all Southwest Tennessee Community College (Southwest) students through the use of technology, tutoring, and other educational resources.

The ASC provides services and resources to help Southwest students successfully reach their academic and career goals. These include tutoring, open academic computer labs, instructional resources (DVD's, video tapes, textbooks, etc.), and study areas. Currently the ASC has locations at the Gill Center, Macon Cove Campus, Maxine A. Smith Center, Union Avenue Campus, and Whitehaven Center.

Our Tutoring Staff

The tutors at the ASC are committed to helping all Southwest students become independent learners and achieve their academic goals. Free tutoring to enrolled students is provided by professional and peer/scholarship tutors as well as computer assisted tutorials on a variety of topics.

The ASC staff tutor in several content areas including Mathematics, English, Information Technology, Engineering Technology, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Spanish, and Accounting. ASC locations vary on the availability of tutoring in some of these content areas. For additional information on tutoring for specific courses, contact individual ASC locations.

The ASC's tutor training program is awarded master peer tutor certification through the College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA)-International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC)(opens new window).

Study Areas

Resources such as Wi-Fi networking, open academic computer labs with both PCs and Macs, and disability compliant study areas are available.


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