Student Policies updated: 12/28/15 (CA)
Students can only book two (2) appointments per week with a Writing Center tutor. Reoccurring and back-to-back appointments are not permitted. Additional time may be granted at the discretion of the Writing Center Director.
Students can only book two (2) appointments per course per week with TASC. Back to back appointments are permitted, however reoccurring appointments are not permitted. Additional time may be granted at the discretion of the Director of Tutoring and Academic Support. Appointment confirmations and reminders will be sent via email to your BCC email address.
Appointments need to be canceled or rescheduled one (1) day in advance. Same day cancelations or rescheduled appointments will be treated as a missed appointment.
Students who miss three (3) appointments without canceling at least one (1) day in advance will need to meet with the Director of Tutoring and Academic Support or Writing Center Director before scheduling future appointments.
All tutoring will take place in the Learning Commons, unless arrangements have been made in advance with the Learning Commons Staff, Director of Tutoring and Academic Support, or Writing Center Director.
Students must check in with the Learning Commons desk when they arrive before beginning their tutoring appointment.
All business related to tutoring should be handled through the Learning Commons desk. Appointments should not be arranged or changed directly with tutors.
Appointments are 45 minutes in length. Students who cannot arrive at the start of their appointment should inform the desk staff when scheduling. After 15 minutes your appointment may be given to another student.
Tutors and desk staff cannot signoff that a student attended a tutoring sessions. If confirmation is required, please have the faculty member contact the Learning Commons Staff, Director of Tutoring and Academic Support, or Writing Center Director.
Tutors are trained to help you understand the course work; please do not take advantage of your tutor by asking him or her to do work for you. Writing tutors are trained to help students understand writing processes and course content and will make every effort to explain complicated concepts and facilitate learning, however, tutors will not do students' work, which includes copy editing, proof reading, and answering homework or take home exam questions.
Tutors can only help students with their own original work. We consider it a violation of the college's policy on academic integrity if students bring in friends' work or plagiarized work. If misrepresentation of student work occurs, we may restrict that student's further use of the TASC/Writing Center.
Students of all backgrounds and abilities are encouraged to use the Learning Commons. If you need special accommodations please speak with the Desk Staff, Learning Commons Staff, Director of Tutoring and Academic Support, or Writing Center Director. All students can rely on a strict policy of confidentiality.