Below are some of the Academic and Support Services available to Ex’pression students. For more info about each service, click on the link below.
Workshops are available for free to students. Topics covered include Note-Taking Strategies, Study Skills, Test-Taking Strategies and Mac Computer Skills. Please visit the Weekend Workshop page for more information.
Students who have been diagnosed with learning, emotional, or physical disabilities are entitled to certain accommodations in the classroom upon submission of the appropriate documentation. These accommodations are available to all qualified students, but are not automatically provided unless the student (or his/ her legal guardian) requests that such provisions be arranged. Requests for disability accommodations are arranged through the Office of Student Affairs.Accommodations are not retroactive. Once proper documentation has been received and the necessary forms completed, accommodations are effective from the date of the request forward. Instructors are not required to make any accommodations retroactive or provide retests or extra time for deadlines that have already passed.
Please meet with an Office of Student Affairs representative to complete the necessary paperwork. Documentation must be on file for students requesting accommodations. Contact information can be found on the Office of Student Affairs page or in the Staff and Faculty Directory.
A Student Coach is currently unavailable at this time. If you require assistance, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.Students who need assistance with time management and keeping track of their course assignments are encouraged to contact a Student Coach. The Student Coach will meet with the student on a regular basis to help the student create schedules, manage class projects, remember deadlines, stay motivated, and organize the student’s school life. The goal is for the student to learn and eventually adopted the tips and tools provided by the coach so he or she can function productively without the coach’s assistance.
If you are seeking academic help with specific course material or software (ex. Maya for 3D Modeling 1), please utilize our tutoring services below.
Online GE Lab
Pleas refer to the calendar below for updated Online GE Lab hours. Hours are subject to change. The Online GE Lab is available to students taking distance education courses on the eCollege platform. It is a place to work on assignments and/or receive assistance with courses. Paper proof-reading is available as well.
The Online GE Lab staff will assist with navigating the eCollege platform and assist with course content. For questions for your instructor, post your questions in the Virtual Office.
Please see the Student Calendar below for up-to-date Lab hours.
Ex’pression College offers two tutoring programs: Drop-In Tutoring and Private Tutoring. Tutors are fellow Ex’pression students.Below are some FAQ regarding tutoring. For more information about the specific programs, continue reading below, or contact Office of Student Affairs Coordinator, Vicki Leung, at email@example.com.
What are the benefits to working with a tutor?
- They’re fellow students who have taken the class. They are familiar with the material and instructor.
- They understand what it’s like to be an Ex’pression student.
- Working with a tutor will help increase your chances of getting a better grade.
- You may learn more study skills or discover the ones that are right for you.
- You get more practice with the material outside of class and lab.
What if there isn’t a tutor for my class?
- Contact the Office of Student Affairs and we can try to find one for you. You may be asked what sort of help you are looking for, such as review for a test or software; when test dates are; what your availability is; whether you are able to pay a tutor or not.
What if I can’t pay for a tutor?
- Try to go to the free Drop-In Hours. We try to schedule Drop-In hours that don’t coincide with class as best we can. If you can’t make it to Drop-In hours at all, let the Office of Student Affairs know your situation. We can see if something can be worked out.
- You could also try forming a study group and the cost of a tutor can be split amongst the number of students. We would recommend a group of 6 or less, so that there is a manageable student to tutor ratio.
The Drop-in Tutor Program is a free tutor service for all Ex’pression students. The tutors are available to meet with students to help them prepare for tests and midterms, give input and feedback on projects, and aid students on their overall comprehension of course material.The tutors are fellow students at Ex’pression who have demonstrated a high level of academic achievement.
Please be aware that if there is a student waiting after you, you will be given tutoring assistance for a maximum of 20 minutes. If needed, a sign–up sheet will be maintained to ensure all students get equal time. Weekly sessions are limited to two hours a week. If a student would like to work with a tutor for more than two hours per week, the student must pay the tutor directly.
On-campus classes (aka Ground Classes)
- SA/IA with Nigel: Tuesdays 10AM-12PM and Thursdays 12PM-2PM
- Common Core/AVE/MGD/GAD/DF: Available by request.
Common Core/AVE/MGD/GAD/DF students: If a Drop-in Tutor is not available for a program, a student must contact OSA to arrange tutoring sessions. The student may work with a tutor at no cost to the student for up to 2 hours/week. The tutor will be paid by OSA at the current Drop-in Tutor rate for up to 2 hours/week. For anything exceeding 2 hours/week, the student will pay the tutor directly at a Private Tutor rate. The tutor and student will set up a session at a convenient time and location for both. Please contact Vicki Leung firstname.lastname@example.org to find a MGD, GAD, or DF Tutor.
If a student would like to work with a private tutor to receive more extensive help and at an arranged time that is convenient for them, private tutors for all courses are available for hire. The rate is currently $8 to $10 an hour. The exact amount charged is determined by the tutor, and is paid directly to the tutor by the student.Tutors have earned an “A” in the course they are tutoring for. Study sessions with tutors can be arranged on a regular basis, for a one-time review, or as-needed.
- Contact student and arrange a mutually agreed-upon meeting time/place;
- Be on time for tutoring sessions, and contact student if you need to cancel;
- Provide guidance and instruction geared toward student’s particular needs and concerns;
- Decide on an appropriate rate for tutoring services (usually between $8-$10/hour). A student is to be charged no more than $10 per hour;
- Collect payment from student for services rendered.
- Contact tutor and arrange a mutually agreed-upon meeting time/place;
- Be on time for tutoring sessions, and contact tutor if you need to cancel;
- Pay tutor for services received;
- Inform the Office of Student Affairs if tutor is not providing satisfactory services.
Tutor List: click here.
Academic & Support Services Calendar
You can also view the calendar as a webpage.