The mission of the Dr. Mack Gipson, Jr., Tutorial and Enrichment Center is to provide academic support in order to increase the retention and success rates of enrolled students; to offer assistance through the use of individual tutoring sessions, computer software, and workshops; to enhance academic skills through carefully selected resources; to enrich and broaden students’ knowledge in areas of special interest; to generate presentations and written materials that support classroom instruction; and to provide certified professional and peer tutors who can guide and encourage students to succeed.

Ultimately, our goal is to help students become independent learners with an interest in lifelong learning.

The Dr. Mack Gipson, Jr., Tutorial and Enrichment Center (TEC) achieves its mission by providing one-on-one or small-group tutoring in virtually all subjects to Paine College students, faculty, staff, and administrators, free of charge. In addition to reviewing course work and preparing for tests and quizzes, the TEC can help students improve their study skills; plan, write, proofread, and format research papers; prepare oral presentations; and develop computer documents and slide shows. The TEC also offers help with personal projects such as writing letters, preparing for standardized tests, preparing personal statements and other documents for graduate school applications, and improving computer skills. In short, we try to provide whatever help or support a student might need in order to achieve success.

Located in the Gipson Building, just across the driveway from Haygood-Holsey and through the fence, the TEC maintains convenient hours:

Semester Days Time
Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday – Thursday
9 AM – 8 PM
9 AM – 5 PM
Summer Sessions Monday – Friday 9 AM – 5 PM

The TEC offers tutoring when classes are in session, but the Center remains open all year. Signing up for tutoring appointments takes just a few minutes, so come to the Center or call Ms. Cynthia Frazier-Edwards, Administrative Assistant, at 706-821-8345 to set up a convenient appointment. Contact Ms. Carole D. Overton, Director, at 706-821-8250 for more information.