Why You Should Join Student Support Services?
We provide the following free services:
Tutoring –will help you master specific course content. One-on-one instruction is provided by peer and professional tutors who have training and expertise in math, science and other subjects. You are assigned a tutor for the semester and can sign up for two 50 minutes sessions per subject per week. The SSS tutorial program is certified by the nationally recognized College Reading and Learning Association (CLRA).
Writing Instruction – provides an evaluation of your writing sample to help produce quality academic essays. In addition, you are helped with developing resumes and personal statements.
Academic Advising - helps you set achievable goals and developing the personal skills needed to ensure that you make timely progress toward your degree.
Course Planning – assists you in identifying and examining your strengths and limitations in order to create a manageable schedule of classes.
Personal Counseling – a sensitive and caring SSS staff is willing and eager to provide a friendly shoulder for you to lean on and to help you overcome obstacles that get in the way of your academic success. You will receive strategies on how to improve your levels of motivation, involvement, academic self-confidence and goal commitment.
Career Counseling - will help you formulate answers to the questions “Who am I?”, “What do I want to do?” and “How do I get there from here?”
Academic Monitoring - SSS collects weekly, Pre-Midterm and Midterm reports that will provide information in time for you to take action and improve course grades.
Graduate/Professional School Coaching – assistance is provided for raising your aspirations, selecting the right program, researching financial aid options and completing application packages.
Financial Support/Financial Literacy – assistance is provided to help you gain knowledge of additional financial resources through workshops, individual counseling, a SSS online Financial Literacy course, referrals and liaisons with the UTC Money Management Center. You can also apply for direct financial support and scholarships for only SSS students.
Academic and Social Events - attend cultural events and workshops on study skills, time management, career planning, personal development and other topics of interest. SSS students are honored at our Graduation Reception during December and May of each year.
Computer Lab - specifically reserved for only SSS students to work on a Dell or IMac computer, print coursework and make copies.
SSS Club - provides you with an arena to engage in activities that involve the development of leadership skills and opportunities for you to participate in community service projects.
SSS Lounge - provides a place to socialize with other students or take a nap between classes.
Study Zones – a quiet place to study and learn from other students.
Resource Library – is a self-help library where you can get information on various topics from course specific study techniques, healthy lifestyles, careers and financial management. You can also check out graduate school test prep materials.
Gender Sensitive Programming - offers specialized services and activities to engage and retain African-American male students. Activities may include attending leadership conferences, mentoring and seminars.