Academic Support

The Ruth G. Shaw Academic Learning Center (ALC) is dedicated to ensuring unparalleled student success. As an esteemed extension of our Library services, our distinguished domain grants Central Piedmont students enrolled in math, science, and writing curriculum courses, with invaluable academic support. Our unwavering mission lies in empowering students, equipping them with the academic support needed to conquer coursework obstacles, foster independent learning, and forge crucial skills essential not only in academic work but learning that lasts a lifetime.

Our academic support services offer high quality in person and virtual tutoring sessions by appointment as well as conduct a wide variety of subject specific and study skills workshops. Our hybrid platform provides students with: 

  • flexible scheduling options 
  • available in person and/or online
  • credentialed professionals to help you clarify skills and concepts
  • individualized feedback and attention to subject matter
  • access to various study spaces including group, individual and quiet rooms throughout our Center and Library

Multiple ALC locations are available to all Central Piedmont students and are located at the following campuses:

  • Central Campus: Parr Center, Level 2, Suite 2130
  • Levine Campus: Levine III, Room 2520
  • Cato Campus: Cato II, Room 270

Visit Brightspace and select "ALC Academic Support" (located under Student Resources) to sign up for an appointment today. We look forward to serving you.

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Get Ready for your Tutoring Session

  • What to Bring

    • assignment instructions
    • textbook(s)
    • study guides
    • notes
  • Keep in Mind

    • Tutoring is not a substitute for class - you are not allowed to receive tutoring at the same time your class is in session.  
    • Tutors will not discuss instructors, grades, or grading policies with you, nor will act as mediators between you and instructors. 
    • Tutors are not instructors; they help you learn skills and clarify concepts.
  • Preparing for Success

    • Plan ahead.
    • Do not wait until the night before to or the day of to study for a test, quiz, or assignment. 
    • Meet with a tutor at least once a week. 
    • Bring important information relevant to the course to your tutoring session. 
    • Know your assignment. 
    • It is encouraged that you have some working knowledge of the subject matter. 
    • Ask specific questions and play an active role during your tutoring session.

Learning Resources

The Library offers a wealth of resources, study spaces, and services to help students achieve success.

Visit the Library's Website

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I get tutoring if I am only taking one class?

Is tutoring free?
Yes. Many types of students, including those enrolled in Career & College Promise, cooperative learning, and ESL, are eligible for tutoring.

Can I get tutoring if I go to a different college or university? 
You must be enrolled as a student at Central Piedmont to sign up for tutoring.