Mack Gipson Tutorial and Enrichment Center (TEC)

Purpose

The purpose of the Tutorial and Enrichment Center (TEC) is to engage the campus community in applying skills for the development of scholars who are prepared professionals ready to engage in graduate and professional school studies. Upon completing a program of study, every graduate of Paine College should be faced with the challenge of choosing between several meaningful professional opportunities. The Tutorial and Enrichment Center (TEC) provides programs and services to promote and support all students at Paine College in meeting this goal.

Mission

The mission of the Tutorial & Enrichment Center (TEC) is to provide an array of comprehensive tutorial and academic support services in all subjects to enhance the educational success for all Paine College students through strategic and high-quality instructional-based support programming. Academic enhancement programs and services are designed to increase the persistence 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 Tutorial & 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 offers help to students to improve their study skills; plan effectively, write scholarly, proofread and format research papers; prepare oral presentations; and develop computer documents and slide shows. Extended outreach services from the TEC further aids students with personal projects such as writing letters, preparing for standardized tests, preparing personal statements, and other documents for graduate school applications. All services are "student-centered" and tailored in a manner to meet the academic support needs of students to promote student success.

The Tutorial & Enrichment Center will provide an array of comprehensive tutorial and academic support services in all subjects to enhance the educational success for all Paine College students through strategic and high-quality instructional-based support programming.

The Tutorial & Enrichment Center (TEC) will be able to offer every Paine College student personalized, student-centered academic enrichment study plans to maximize their academic potential in addition to access to all TEC tutorial services.

Tutoring Goals

• Learner Centered: To increase student engagement in the learning process, fostering academic improvement and greater understanding in tutored courses.

• Integrity Based: To ensure delivery of services that upholds high academic standards, empowering students to become responsible, active, and interdependent learners who are able to adapt to different learning environments.

• Service Oriented: To serve diverse student populations, reducing barriers for student success by responding to their unique learning needs.

• Supportive: To provide a safe, comfortable, and welcoming environment that supports teacher instruction and supplements student learning.

Location

The Tutorial & Enrichment Center is located in the Collins-Callaway Library on the 1st floor.  

Hours of Operation

The Tutorial & Enrichment Center (TEC) is housed in the Collins-Callaway Library on the main campus of Paine College. Hours of operation are as follows:  

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

 

Academic Support 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 please come to the Center or call 706-821-8345.

Contact Information :

Dr. Davis, TEC Director (706) 821-8341 |cdavis@paine.edu

Mrs. Frazier-Edwards, Office Manager (706) 821-8345 |cfrazier@paine.edu

Academic Support for Student Success

To support the mission of the Tutorial & Enrichment center, an array of academic support and enhancement services are provided.

• Increase the retention and success rates of enrolled students;

• To help using 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;

• To provide certified professional and peer tutors who can guide and encourage students to succeed.

Tutoring Type Days Times
Group Study Math LabMondays3:00pm to 5:00pm
Group Study Science LabThursdays3:00pm to 5:00pm
First Year Writing SeminarTuesdays, Thursdays3:00pm to 5:00pm
Upperclassman Writing SeminarWednesdays3:00pm to 5:00pm
Academic Student EngagementMondays1:00pm to 2:00pm
Workshops  
Individual Tutoring  

 

Upcoming Events

National Tutoring Week  

TEC Online Tutorial & Academic Support Resources For Students

Khan Academy

Learning Style Inventories

Study Strategy Inventories

Forms

Faculty Class Workshop Request

Faculty/Staff Tutoring Referral

Student Self-Referral

Individual Academic Coaching Request

Services

Learning Inventory

Study Skills Assessment Inventory

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