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The Academic Coaching and Tutoring Center

Academic coaching is an approach to tutoring which combines consistency, responsibility, and efficiency. The mission of the Academic Coaching and Tutoring Center at York Technical College is to help students become independent, self-confident, and efficient learners. Our services help foster student success and retention through the mastery of academic skills and course content.

Main Campus | B-Building, Room 6 (B-6)
Mon - Thu: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri:9:00am - 12:00 pm

The ACT Center will be closed on February 20th.

Academic Coaching and Tutoring Center Goals:
  • Help students learn and apply appropriate academic skills and strategies to promote success in academic work.
  • Help students develop a positive attitude toward learning and confidence in their ability to learn.
  • Introduce students to the learning expectations of college-level course work.
  • Support the academic standards of York Technical College.
  • Help students achieve their potential for learning.

Academic coaching sessions give students experience and exposure to tools and methods that can help them develop some of the skills of expert learners and can positively impact their future success. The significance of academic coaching is that students develop academic strategies and tools that help them achieve academically and progress on their path from novice learner to expert learner. Academic coaching is designed to help students evaluate the effectiveness of their study techniques and to help students to learn how to learn. Because learning is a personal matter, there is not one strategy that works for every person in every situation. Therefore, these academic coaching sessions help students develop the skills to determine the best approach for a given situation.

Academic Coaching - by appointment only (803) 981-7233

Any student enrolled at York Tech is eligible to participate in Academic Coaching. Academic coaches will meet one-on-one to help students

  • understand a syllabus
  • prepare for exams
  • get organized
  • read more effectively
  • conquer procrastination
  • and more!
In-Person Tutoring - No Appointment is Necessary

Tutoring is FREE and open to all currently enrolled York Tech students. Year-round, the ACT Center offer subject-specific tutoring to assist York Tech students with their coursework. All tutoring is done on a walk-in basis during the scheduled hours on each of the 4 York Tech Campuses.

Students are welcome to stop in at any one of the ACT Centers to meet with a tutor during any of the scheduled hours. Off-campus center hours are posted at each site.

Writing Coaching - by appointment only (803) 981-7233

Our program supports writers in a variety of disciplines and range of courses. Writing coaches meet individually with students about:

  • brainstorming topics
  • organizing ideas
  • formulating a thesis
  • structuring paragraphs
  • developing an argument

Coaches do not proofread or edit papers. They provide feedback and suggestions on how to write concise, sentences, coherent paragraphs, and well-organized papers. Coaches also work with non-native speakers of English.

Online Writing Critiques - available 7 days a week

The ACT Center offers students the ability to submit essays online to be reviewed by a writing coach. After self-registering for the Writing Lab on D2L, students can submit essays and completed request forms through the D2L Dropbox and receive a critique via email within 24 hours. The critique includes a copy of the essay with suggestions in the margins and a link to a video with feedback and recommendations. When logged in to D2L, click on the Self Registration link and select Writing Lab 2014FA.

 ACT Hours of Operation for Off-Campus Centers

 Chester Center

525 College Place | Chester, SC 29706

Open Tutoring Drop-in: Room 109

Math: Thurs 9:30am-12:30pm

Writing & Reading: Mon 10:00am-11:00am & 12:00pm-3:00pm; Wed 10:00am-11:00am

Questions: stop by the Chester Center, call (803) 385-5884, or email: ACT@yorktech.edu

Kershaw-Heath Springs Center

3855 Fork Hill Road | Kershaw, SC 29067

Open Tutoring Drop-in: Check with Main Office for Room #

Writing & Reading: Mon 2:00pm-4:00pm

Questions: stop by the Kershaw Center, call (803) 475-2418, or email: ACT@yorktech.edu

Indian Land Center

1245 Rosemont Drive | Fort Mill, SC 29707

Academic Coaching: Wed 1:00-2:00pm; Thurs 10:00am-1:00pm

Questions: stop by the Indian Land Center, call (803) 396-3820, or email :ACT@yorktech.edu

For more information about academic coaching and tutoring, contact ACT or visit our Facebook page: facebook.com/yorktechACTcenter

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LAST UPDATED: 02/27/15

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