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Learning Success Center


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

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

Math Tutors

Math Tutoring Schedule for Current Semester

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

Jefferson - Centerpoint Campus, Allen Library Building, Room 200 [Second Floor]

  • Monday and  Wednesday
    • 9:00am to 4:30pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday
    • 9:00am to 12:00pm
    • 1:00pm to 4:pm

Shelby - Hoover Campus - GSB 122 [Library]

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
    • 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
    • 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

St. Clair - Pell City Campus

  • Mondays and Wednesdays, Room PCC 226
    • 9:15 am to 11:15 am
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, Room PCC 227
    • 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Chilton  - Clanton Campus - CCC 116

  • Tuesdays
    • 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Wednesdays
    • 8:30 am to 9:45 am
    • 12:30 pm to 2:15 pm

Writing Tutors

Writing Tutoring Schedule for Current Semester

Tutoring by qualified instructors for writing [for any course, not just English courses] is available at the Shelby - Hoover and Jefferson Campuses.  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.

Jefferson – Centerpoint Campus - Allen Library Building, Room 200 [Second Floor]

  • Monday through Thursday 10:00am to 1:00pm

Shelby – Hoover Campus - GSB 122 [Library]

  • Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesdays:
    • 1:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Thursdays:
    • 10:15am to 1:15pm

St. Clair – Pell City Campus

  • Mondays and Wednesdays, Room PCC 223
    • 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Chilton – Clanton Campus - CCC 116

  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays
    • 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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 Safety and Maintenance
Get Started with the Internet
  • Discover the Internet
  • Using Your Email
  • Social Media Tools
  • Internet Safety
Popular Software Tools
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Word
Learn Computer Graphics & Illustration
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
Understanding Your Operating System
  • Windows Operating Systems