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Learning Success Center: Academic Success

Smarthinking

Smarthinking is available to all Jefferson State English and Math students.  View the brochure for additional information.

Smarthinking's tutors work with students onlineusing a virtual whiteboard.  Students can also submit questions offline at anytime and a tutor will respond within 24 hours.

Tutoring

Math Tutoring

Math tutors for MTH090, MTH098, and MTH098S are available at each campus.  Please see your campus below for the current term's schedule.

Jefferson -Centerpoint Campus - LWH 206

  • Monday and Wednesday
    • 1:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday
    • 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Shelby - Hoover Campus - GSB 122 [Library]

  • Monday, Wednesday,and Thursday
    • 10:00am - 12:30pm
    • 1:00pm – 4:30pm

St. Clair - Pell City Campus - Room 223

  • Monday and Wednesday
    • 5:00pm - 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday
    • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Chilton - Clanton Campus - Room 209

Schedule alternates by weeks:

  • Week 1:  Monday 1:00pm - 9:00pm; Tuesday 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Week 2:  Wednesday 1:00pm - 9:00pm; Thursday 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Week 3:  Monday 1:00pm - 9:00pm; Tuesday 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Week 4:  Wednesday 1:00pm - 9:00pm; Thursday 9:00am - 1:00pm

This pattern continues throughout the semester.


English Tutoring

Tutoring by qualified instructors for writing and/or English courses is available at the Shelby - Hoover and Jefferson Campuses beginning this fall term.  Students can also meet for a 30-minute writing consultation, working one-on-one with a writing coach for any writing assignment in a JSCC course.

Shelby Campus - GSB 122 [Library]

Monday and Wednesday:  12:00pm - 3:00pm

Tuesday and Thursday:  12:30pm - 3:30pm

Jefferson Campus - BDH 219

Monday and Wednesday:  11:15am - 2:15pm

Tuesday and Thursday:  1:00pm - 4:00pm

College Success Skills

College and career readiness is about more than academic knowledge—it’s also about developing the foundational skills and habits that are critical to that success. The tutorials, articles, and eBooks arm students with the skills they need to succeed in the classroom and in life. Each interactive tutorial includes relevant examples, self-assessments, video, audio, and practical tips that students can use in their daily lives.
 
  • Organizational Strategies
    • Achieve Your Goals
    • Effective Multitasking
    • Get Organized
    • Manage Your Time
  • Classroom Success Skills
    • Effective Classroom Listening
    • Memorization Tips and Tricks
    • Note-taking Strategies
    • Reading Strategies for Class
    • Strategies for Success in Online Classes
  • Getting Academic Support
    • Communicating with Your Professor
    • Using Campus Resources
  • Research Skills
    • Introduction to Research Skills: Information Literacy
    • Finding and Citing Sources
    • Understand and Avoid Plagiarism
    • Write Like a Scholar
  • Personal Success Skills
    • Develop Healthy Habits
    • The Basics of Money Management
    • Why Credit Matters
    • Managing Your Debt
    • Understanding Insurance and Taxes
    • Investing for Life

Academic Success: Smart Tips for Serious Students

The transition from high school to college is a lot bigger than many students realize. Help them make the most of their college academic experience with Academic Success—a six-part streaming video series filled with facts, hints, insights, and observations from experts in the field of education and from students who know the ropes. Topics include values and goals; time management; critical thinking and problem-solving; active listening and note-taking; researching, reading, and writing; and studying and test-taking. A Cambridge Educational Production. 6-part series, 10-12 minutes each.

Computer Skills Center

Use the Computer Skills Center to access the following 

interactive online computer and technology courses.

Get Started with Your Computer
  • Getting to Know Your Computer
    • Computer Basics 1: Roles of Computers
    • Computer Basics 2: Personal Computer
  • Using Your Desktop Applications
    • Computer Basics 3: The Basics of Windows 7
    • Computer Basics 4: Customizing Windows 7
    • Computer Basics 5: Application Basics
    • Computer Basics 6: Organizing Data
    • Computer Basics 7: Web Browsing
    • Computer Basics 8: Printing
  • Computer Safety and Maintenance
    • Computer Basics 9: Maintenance and Security
Get Started with the Internet
  • Discover the Internet
    • Internet Basics 1: What is the Internet?
    • Internet Basics 2: Surfing the Internet
    • Internet Basics 3: The Internet as a Search Tool
    • Internet Basics 4: Using One-on-One Communications
  • Using Your Email
    • Internet Basics 5: Email Etiquette
  • Social Media Tools
    • Internet Basics 6: Branching Out Using the Internet
    • Internet Basics 7: Understanding Social Networking
    • Internet Basics 8: Using Web Tools
  • Internet Safety
    • Internet Basics 9: Protecting Yourself Online
 
Popular Software Tools
  • Microsoft Access
    • Access 2013 - Basic
    • Access 2013 - Int.
    • Access 2013 - Adv.
    • Access 2010 - Basic
    • Access 2010 - Int.
    • Access 2010 - Adv.
  • Microsoft Excel
    • Excel 2013 - Basic
    • Excel 2013 - Int.
    • Excel 2013 - Adv.
    • Excel 2013 - What’s New
    • Excel 2010 - Basic
    • Excel 2010 - Int.
    • Excel 2010 - Adv.
    • Excel 2010 - Expert
    • Excel 2007 - Basic
    • Excel 2007 - Int.
    • Excel 2007 - Adv.
  • Microsoft Outlook
    • Outlook 2013 - Basic
    • Outlook 2013 - Int.
    • Outlook 2013 - Adv.
    • Outlook 2013 - What’s New
    • Outlook 2010 - Basic
    • Outlook 2010 - Int.
    • Outlook 2010 - Adv.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
    • PowerPoint 2013 - Basic
    • PowerPoint 2013 - Int.
    • PowerPoint 2013 - Adv.
    • PowerPoint 2013 - What’s New
    • PowerPoint 2010 - Basic
    • PowerPoint 2010 - Adv.
    • PowerPoint 2007 - Basic
    • PowerPoint 2007 - Adv.
  • Microsoft Project
    • Project Pro 2013 - Basic
    • Project Pro 2013 - Adv.
    • Project Professional 2010 - Basic
    • Project Professional 2010 - Adv.
  • Microsoft SharePoint
    • SharePoint Designer 2010 - Basic
    • SharePoint Designer 2010 - Adv.
  • Microsoft Visio
    • Visio 2010 - Basic
    • Visio 2010 - Int.
    • Visio 2010 - Adv.
  • Microsoft Word
    • Word 2013 - Basic
    • Word 2013 - Int.
    • Word 2013 - Adv.
    • Word 2013 - What’s New
    • Word 2010 - Basic
    • Word 2010 - Int.
    • Word 2010 - Adv.
    • Word 2008 for Mac - Basic
    • Word 2008 for Mac - Adv.
    • Word 2007 - Basic
    • Word 2007 - Int.
    • Word 2007 - Adv.
Learn Computer Graphics & Illustration
  • Adobe Illustrator
    • Illustrator CS6 - Basic
    • Illustrator CS6 - Adv.
    • Illustrator CS5 - Basic
    • Illustrator CS5 - Adv.
  • Adobe Photoshop
    • Photoshop CS6 - Basic
    • Photoshop CS6 - Adv.
    • Photoshop CS5 - Basic
    • Photoshop CS5 - Adv.
Understanding Your Operating System
  • Windows Operating Systems
    • Microsoft Windows XP - Basic
    • Microsoft Windows XP - Adv.
    • Microsoft Windows 7 - Basic
    • Microsoft Windows 7 - Int.
    • Microsoft Windows 7 - Adv.
    • Microsoft Windows 8 - Basic
    • Microsoft Windows 8 - Int.
    • Microsoft Windows 8 - Adv.
    • Microsoft Windows 10 - What’s New
    • Microsoft Windows 10 - Basic
    • Microsoft Windows 10 - Int.
    • Microsoft Windows 10 - Adv.

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