Tutoring Services for Students with Disabilities
Access Services believes that tutoring is of great benefit to many students. Even though tutoring is not an accommodation guaranteed by the Americans with Disabilities Act, tutoring is a service that JCCC has committed to providing through various resource centers on campus. Access Services also provides tutoring to qualifying students when available.
Approval of Access tutoring is dependent on disability documentation, class description, availability of tutors for a particular subject, and individual need and history. Not all students using services through Access Services qualify for tutoring.Tutoring needs are determined on an individual, case-by-case basis by Access advisers.
If you need tutoring assistance, you should first use the JCCC resources available to all students on campus. These include:
- Math Resource Center - CLB 212
- Writing Center – LIB 308
- Science Resource Center - CLB 112A
- Sign Language interpreters are scheduled in both the Writing and Math Centers each semester. Please see Jenny Mahieu, SC 226, or an Access Adviser to obtain a schedule.
- Department tutors - ask your professor for information on department tutor services.
If you believe that the campus resources are not providing adequate tutorial support because of your disability, or if the tutoring need is in another area of study, you should contact an Access adviser.
If tutor is approved then:
- A tutoring contract detailing both your and the tutor responsibilities will be signed. Contact information for both you and the tutor will be included.
- You must attend class on a regular basis to receive tutoring. If you are not attending class, your tutoring will be suspended. If nonattendance due to disability becomes an issue, contact an Access adviser.
- Homework should be attempted prior to a tutoring session. The tutor will not be responsible for teaching material that you have missed. The session should be used to address problems encountered after homework is attempted or to address questions regarding course subject matter. If you are not attempting to complete homework prior to tutoring sessions, it is likely that you and your tutor will need to meet with an Access adviser.
- If you miss two consecutive or excessive tutoring sessions during the semester, tutoring will be suspended. You will need to see an Access adviser to have your tutoring accommodations reinstated.