The Academic Success Center
The Academic Success Center is here to help all Hawks succeed! We provide free tutoring
and other academic resources to all CBC students in a variety of subjects. We have
both in person and remote options. Our tutors can help with reviewing previous exams,
improving your math placement test scores, studying for upcoming tests, overcoming
challenges when completing homework and answering other questions in one-on-one or
small group settings. You can also come visit the ASC in the T Building to access
computers/printers, utilize our resources, or just as a place to focus on studying.
We have rooms that you can book for small group work, or to have a place to access
remote services while on campus.
The mission of the Academic Success Center (ASC) at Columbia Basin College—a Hispanic-Serving
Institution—is to provide the guidance, strategies and resources needed to support
students through their CBC coursework and to build self-efficacy in our diverse student
body, so that every CBC student is confident in their own ability to succeed, no matter
The ASC provides a safe, collaborative space - both physical and virtual - where our
peer and professional tutors and other ASC staff can create and encourage opportunities
for transformative learning on students’ path to completion, and where students can
feel that they are not alone in their academic and learning journeys.
We offer tutoring in the following subjects:
- Computer Science
- Math (Pre-College through Calculus)
- Writing for all subjects & classes
- Bilingual Spanish/English support in a variety of disciplines
Visit us at our ASC Canvas page to sign in and access drop-in tutoring, schedule appointments for one-on-one tutoring
times and find free resources to help you succeed in your classes. You can also view our current tutoring schedules. Check out the dropdown menu below to learn more about the services we provide in
our ASC, and the other tutoring help you have access to during your time at CBC.
Drop-in tutoring with the ASC is available on campus Monday through Thursday from
8 am to 4:30 pm in T433. Drop-in is also available through remote Zoom tutoring Monday
through Friday, with some extended early evening hours. You can also find the schedule
for drop-in tutoring on our Canvas page. Our tutors may be working with multiple students during drop-in tutoring hours,
but rest assured that your questions will be answered. Contact us if you have any
questions about accessing drop-in tutoring or how to find the help you need.
We also offer tutoring by appointment in writing (for all classes and subjects—not
just English!), which allows you to reserve one-on-one time with just you and the
tutor. To book an appointment with a Writing Center tutor, visit our Canvas page, sign in and click on the Writing Center tile from our home page. Contact us if you
need any assistance in booking one-on-one tutoring appointments in our Writing Center.
The ASC offers both in person and virtual group study sessions for select classes,
which are facilitated by a tutor and offer additional opportunities for practicing
concepts and discussing questions with others in your class. You don’t need to have
specific questions or need help to join a group study session; the tutor will have
activities and practice problems prepared and you can listen to the questions of other
students to help enhance your own learning. Visit our ASC Canvas page to sign in and see our current group study offerings and contact us if you can’t
find what you’re looking for.
Our math tutors are available to assist students who are retaking the ALEKS placement
test to place into a higher level math class. If you are a student looking for help
in achieving a higher ALEKS score, come in to the ASC in the T Building, or visit our Canvas page, sign in, and get help from our math tutors.
Our ASC is certified by the College Reading & Learning Association, under the International
Tutor Training Program. This means our tutors are trained to not just help you with
course concepts and challenges, but also to help you learn how to learn better. ASC
tutors receive regular training in learning and tutoring theories and tutors who complete
our CRLA-approved training plan are eligible to earn International Tutor Training
Program Certification (ITTPC) as Stage 1, Level 1 tutors. Faculty, staff, students
or tutor applicants interested in learning more can contact our department at the
telephone number or email address below.
Visit the ASC Canvas