Online Tutoring

In addition to the traditional face-to-face option, students may choose to use online tutoring services.  The Learning Services for Web Conferencing platform allows Tyler Junior College flexibility in the way students learn, collaborate, and make use of real-time tutoring opportunities.

In particular, this platform seeks out blended strategies that aim to increase learner interactivity, participation, and access for both online and in-person learners. The basic features expected from this platform is the ability to upload and display presentations, documents, or other media; a chat function; and a white board. The College is able to purchase various levels of participant limits and customize platform features based on its needs, for example: students can view in-person, online, and blended sessions at any time and location. They can also obtain supplemental materials distributed electronically during these sessions. Professors are encouraged to speak to students about online tutoring services in their “Online Orientation” and/or provide a link to the services from within their online course. Also, tutoring staff members often make presentations about their services during online orientations when invited by the professors.

Option #1 for Writing Center Online Tutoring

Instructions for setting up asynchronous Writing Center assistance  

If interested in Writing Center assistance electronically without chatting with an online tutor in real-time, please follow these instructions.

  • Email professor's assignment, your written paper, and specific questions for tutor to Danna Baggett at dree@tjc.edu.
  • Check email for message from Danna Baggett containing your paper with tutor's comments.  The comments can be found in the margin of your paper.  Papers will be returned 24-48 hours after submission, based on tutor availability. 

Please, note that papers emailed to the Writing Center on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, will be returned on Monday or Tuesday of the next week. Electronic tutoring assignments are assigned to tutors to work on in between their face-to-face sessions. 

Tutoring is on a first come, first serve basis. 

Option #2 for Writing Center Online Tutoring

**IMPORTANT** In order to meet with your online tutor, you must log in to Apache Access, click on the Canvas icon, paste the following URL https://tjc.instructure.com/courses/41676 into the web address text box to access TJC Tutoring Resources and use Collaborate Ultra for your online tutoring session with the Writing Center for Option #2! 

 Instructions for scheduling an online, real-time Writing Center chat 

To schedule a time to chat with an online tutor, call 903-510-2577 during business hours, Monday-Thursday 8am-6pm, Friday 8am-4pm, Saturday 10am-1pm, and Sunday 1pm-4pm.

Your online, real-time chat will be scheduled to occur during the Writing Center's hours of operation, Monday-Thursday 8am-7pm, Friday 8am-4pm, Saturday 10am-1pm, and Sunday 1pm-4pm

Tutoring is on a first come, first serve basis. 

Within TJC Tutoring Resources in Canvas, you will use Collaborate Ultra to communicate with your tutor.  Instructions for operating Collaborate Ultra can be found in the Online Tutoring: Writing Center module.

Online Tutoring through the Tutoring Center

**IMPORTANT** In order to meet with your online tutor, you must log in to Apache Access, click on the Canvas icon, paste the following URL https://tjc.instructure.com/courses/41676 into the web address text box to access TJC Tutoring Resources and use Collaborate Ultra for your online tutoring session.

Instructions for scheduling an online, real-time Tutoring Center chat 

To schedule a time to chat with an online tutor, call 903-510-2577 during business hours, Monday-Thursday 8am-6pm, Friday 8am-4pm, Saturday 10am-1pm, and Sunday 1pm-4pm.

Your online, real-time chat will be scheduled to occur during a Tutoring Center tutor's availability.  Availability differs from tutor to tutor.  Tutoring is on a first come, first serve basis. 

Within TJC Tutoring Resources in Canvas, you will use Collaborate Ultra to communicate with your tutor.  Instructions for operating Collaborate Ultra can be found in the Online Tutoring: Tutoring Center module.