Academic Skills Center

Tutoring Schedule

Fall 2016 schedule

Test Proctoring

The Academic Skills Center does test proctoring for accommodated tests, distance tests, and make up testing. For students to request a proctored test, please email All testing requests need to be made 48 business hours prior to the testing time. Include the following information in your email:

Student Name, Instructor Name, Institution/College, Course, Requested Test Date, Test time, and Type of test: Accommodated, Make-up or Distance.

You will receive an email confirmation that your request was received and a confirmed testing time within 24 business hours.

If a student is more than 15 minutes late for their scheduled test time, the proctor has the right to reschedule due to staff and room availability.

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Contact us

Erin White, Academic Skills Center Director
Phone: 320-629-4574

Services Offered at the Academic Skills Center

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Tutoring services are offered at no charge to all current PTCC students. Tutors will assist when needed and help students gain the study skills required to be successful in class. All tutoring is provided by peer tutors. Peer Tutors are students who have taken the courses, received high grades, and been recommended by instructors.

D2L Brightspace assistance- Need help logging into D2l Brightspace, posting a discussion, or using Assignments? ASC staff and tutors are available to assist students with D2L Brightspace.

Basic computer assistance- Not sure how to make a PowerPoint presentation, save a Word document to RTF, or how to save your paper to a jump drive? Not sure what the student portal is or how to access your PTCC email? Just ask!

A place to study- ASC is open Monday- Friday 8:00-2:30 for all students to study. The ASC has a wide variety of textbooks and computers for student use. Stop in and see what you have been missing.

Group work- The ASC is a great place to meet your classmates to work on group projects. Computers are available.

Study Tips- Most college courses are designed to enhance critical thinking skills and require you to apply knowledge in new ways. Tutors can help with study tips and strategies. Also, visit GPS LifePlan on Study Skills for more tips.

Time Management- Successful students have good time management skills including prioritizing, self discipline, goal setting and techniques that help to control procrastination. Stop in and find out what you can do to improve your time management skills. Also, visit GPS LifePlan on Time Management for more tips. Try this great Assignment Calculator tool.

Student Responsibilities

To get the most out of your tutoring session come prepared. Peer Tutors are not substitutes for your instructors, so they will not re-lecture your course material, they will assist you with learning the material in a different format. Tutors can help with brainstorming ideas, researching topics, thesis statements, outlines, topic sentences, and grammar for your research paper. Tutors will not do your work for you.

Student Success Tools

PTCC support staff provides information and resources on topics such as time and stress management, studying and test-taking skills, math anxiety and more.

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Online Tutoring Resources

There are many different resources for students online. Here are a few different ones ranging from math, science to English.

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