Tutoring Center Hours and Locations

Tutoring hours & locations can be found on Canvas: 

Mathematics Enrichment Center (MEC)

  • MEC location & hours can be found on Canvas: 

Schedule a Tutoring Appointment

What our tutors can help with:

  • Explain an assignment
  • Brainstorm ideas
  • Develop a thesis statement
  • Organize information, outlines, or graphic organizers
  • Transitions and word choice
  • Format paper and cite sources (MLA/APA)

Come prepared for a tutoring appointment:

  • Bring materials you need help with:
    • Assignment sheet
    • Rubric
    • Instructor’s feedback (if applicable)
    • Any readings/materials (if applicable)
  • Have an idea of what you need to accomplish (see examples below)
    • “I have no idea where to start. Can you help me brainstorm?”
    • “Can you proofread my paper and check my citations are correct?”
    • “I need help with writing my thesis. I know what I want to talk about, but not sure how to say it.”

No-Show and Cancellation Policies

  • Appointments may be cancelled/rescheduled by notifying the Academic Success Center at least 24 hours prior (not including weekends or times the College is closed) to your appointment time.
  • If the notification is received in less than 24 hours (or not at all), this will be considered a no show. After two no shows, you may lose your privilege to make appointments for the remainder of the semester.
  • In the event you are unable to keep your appointment, please email us at  or call 217.875.7211, ext. 6379 to cancel or reschedule your appointment with at least 24 hour notice.
  • For your scheduling privileges to be reinstated, please schedule an appointment with the Director of the Academic Success Center, at tutoring@richland.edu.  We will discuss what strategies can help you choose and keep appropriate appointment times that suit you best.

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Steps to log in:

  • Log in to your Canvas account
  • Click “Account” in the upper left-hand side of the page
  • Underneath will have a list of options, click “TutorMe–Online Tutoring”
  • Click the yellow “Get tutoring help” button

What Pear Deck Tutor Offers

Request a live tutor for the following subjects:

  • Math
  • Humanities (includes English, Literature, Writing, and ESL)
  • Natural Science
  • Social Science
  • Computer Science
  • Spanish
  • Other

Submit your writing assignment (paper drop-offs)

  • Upload any files related to the assignment (rubric, assignment sheet, draft of the essay/paper)
  • Provide your tutor with details of the writing assignment (what class it’s for, essay type, specifically what you’re needing help with)
    • Ex: “I’m in English 101 and I need your feedback on a Compare/Contrast Essay. I’m struggling with organization.”

Other Services

  • Pear Deck Tutor (TutorMe)
  • Guest Computers
  • Relaxed Study Space
  • Online Resources
  • Tips to Strengthen Study Skills
  • Tips on How to Use Your Textbook
  • Research Paper Strategies
  • Free Coffee & Snacks
  • Group Study Room Available

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