academic help

3 Tips to Do Well in Your Classes

Tue, Sep 20, 2022

Here are three tips for success in your Vol State classes, from Len Assante, Assistant Dean of Humanities and
Associate Professor of Communication:

Get Help with Research Papers and Class Projects

Wed, Aug 31, 2022

You may feel overwhelmed at times this semester. Take a deep breath. We are here to help you do well in your classes.

The Learning Commons

The Learning Commons is your one-stop-shop for academic support. There is a Learning Commons location on each Vol State campus. We all need help in one area or another. Give your grades a boost!

The Learning Commons has:

5 Action Items to Have a Successful Semester

Fri, Aug 19, 2022

As classes start up, here are 5 tips to keep in mind to get the most out of the semester.

1) Go to class: it sounds simple, but attending each class is the first step in doing well in a class.

2) Buy the textbook: Search for the cheapest copy, get it and read it. Make sure it is the edition specified by your instructor. Don’t get behind on reading assignments.

Free Academic Help for All Students

The College Success Zone is our list of Vol State academic resources. We have writing assistance, tutoring in math and natural science, online academic coaches, and much more….all available to help you do well in your classes. That assistance is available in-person and online and free to all Vol State students. Visit the College Success Zone for the list and links:

Students- Get Help With Research Papers and Other Projects

Wed, Nov 10, 2021

Get help with research papers and other projects.

The Learning Commons has a location on each campus and also offers a virtual service. They can help students with papers and speeches. Get feedback and advice before you turn your paper in to your professor. You can also use the essay drop-off service in eLearn. See the main eLearn page for details.

Tools to Help You Succeed in Your Classes

Online Academic Support for Students

We have plenty of online support for students taking online classes. We offer everything from help navigating the online course system to tutoring in math and English. Here’s a list of resources for students. They are free and available to all students: 

eLearn Help

Tips for success using the Vol State online course system, eLearn.

Vol State announces $1.3 Million TRIO Grant Renewal

Extensive mentoring, counseling, and tutoring are just a few of the services that are provided in the TRIO Student Support Services program at Volunteer State Community College. The program has been awarded $1.375 million in funding by the U.S. Department of Education for another five-year cycle: 2020-2025. Vol State has served students with TRIO services since 2005. 

Free Academic Help in the College Success Zone

We want to remind everyone that we have free academic assistance available to all students on all campuses. Tutoring includes math and math-based science classes, as well as help with papers and speeches. Other resources include research assistance and programs for students who have specific needs.  We put many of these resources together for what we call the “College Success Zone.” It’s not an actual place, but rather a list of programs, by campus, that can help Vol State students.