Academic support at JCC
The Learning Center provides services to support academic growth and success in partnership with students, faculty, and staff. As a complement to classroom instruction, our goal is to help students become independent, efficient, and confident learners.
Students can receive one-to-one tutoring from trained student tutors and experienced faculty members. The centers maintain libraries of learning resource materials and current textbooks. Computer labs are available for microcomputer applications, internet research, and access to course specific software.
The learning centers work closely with the Accessibility Services office. Students with disability-related learning needs can access assistive technology and can receive individualized assistance at both learning centers.
- With a tutor: Log into Starfish and follow these directions to make an appointment with a peer tutor
- For help with study skills: Log into Starfish and follow these directions to make an appointment for help with study skills
Tutoring appointments can take place in-person on the Cattaraugus County and Jamestown campuses, or at a distance using Zoom. You will choose your location option when you schedule your appointment in Starfish.
For distance tutoring, the Zoom link for your appointment will be provided in your appointment confirmation email. Please be sure to include your phone number in the comments box when you make your appointment so the tutor is able to reach you, should you have technical difficulties.
If you are unable to meet with a tutor on campus or via Zoom, or have other questions, please contact Chriss Bouch at 716.376.7539.
Spring 2022 workshop series
Memorization: Wed. 2/2 @ noon
Are you finding it difficult to recall large amounts of course content? This workshop will outline the difference between recognition and recall, and will give tips and tricks to help you memorize more.
Time Management: Monday, 2/7 at noon
What is your time management persona? Not sure? Attend this workshop to find out, as well as learn what tools can help you become - and stay - caught up.
Math Anxiety?: Wednesday, 2/16 at noon
Have you been feeling anxiety about your math course? This workshop will help you manage and overcome your anxiety with tips you can use both inside and outside the classroom.
How to Study: Wednesday, 2/23 at noon
Reading is not another word for studying! This workshop will introduce you to long- and short-term study cycles as well as what to do with your textbook and in the classroom.
Exam Success!: Wednesday, 3/9 at noon
The best defense is a good offense! This workshop will give you tips on what to do before, during, and after tests including study tips, test taking strategies, and why what you do after a test matters.
Get Back on Track: Monday, 3/14 at noon
Feeling stuck this semester? We can help. This workshop will discuss the top academic mistakes that students make, and give you strategies to get back on track.