Even the brightest, most successful college students need a boost from time to time. Because each person learns differently, Pierce College offers a variety of academic support services to meet individual needs of our students.
Peer Tutoring: Using one-on-one assistance from fellow students, peer tutoring provides free individualized assistance across a number of subject areas. Peer Tutors are faculty recommended, proficient in their subject matter, and extensively trained in the art of learning, but still approachable, relatable, and welcoming.
Supplemental Instruction (SI): SI is a peer-assisted study program that targets selected gateway courses, which are historically difficult sequence courses in math, science, business, and other challenging disciplines. SI leaders are faculty recommended, highly proficient in their subject matter, extensively trained in the art of learning facilitation. At the study sessions, students compare notes, discuss important concepts, develop study strategies, and prepare each other for tests. The SI Leader will also reinforce concepts from the classroom lectures, provide practice tests or quizzes, and share problem-solving techniques.
eTutoring: Pierce College is a member of the Western eTutoring Consortium, a free, online tutoring service that operates in the later evening hours and weekends. This service is available to any registered Pierce College student. Click Here for Log In Instructions.
Workshops: In partnership with the Student Success Series, the Tutoring Center hosts a variety of workshops designed to provide students with the academic and personal skills that will help them achieve their goals.
Study Resources: In addition to tutoring services, our center is stocked with study resources, including old textbooks, reference manuals, dictionaries, calculators, rulers, and more. We also stock a supply of current math textbooks for use in the center.
Writing Consultation: Students can meet with a writing consultant on a drop-in basis or by appointment for assistance with any stage of the reading and writing process. The district Writing Centers are housed in the Library of each campus.
Academic Support Services
Cascade Building - C504
Academic Support Services
College Center Building - C170
Fall, Winter, Spring Hours:
M-Th: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
F: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
(First Friday of the month will be
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
Sat: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Wed: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thurs: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fri: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
*Closed for Spring Break
District Tutoring Center Manager
(253) 912-3637 (Fort Steilacoom)
(253) 864-3387 (Puyallup)