Study Labs/Tutoring

Study Labs

Each campus has a computer lab open to all students for studying, tutoring, testing, and other support services resources and activities. The Individual Academic Enhancement (IAE) Center on the DeWitt campus is located in Room A110. The STAR Center is available on the Helena-West Helena campus. The Learning Center on the Stuttgart campus is located in Room B105. Student support staff are available in each lab for assistance, and lab hours are posted on each campus.

Student Support Services (SSS) provides tutoring by peer and professional tutors for SSS qualified students needing tutoring in subject specific areas. The Tutoring Room on the Helena campus is C302. The DeWitt campus students use the IAE Center for SSS tutoring and the Stuttgart campus students use the Learning Center for SSS tutoring.

The College provides limited direct tutoring services through other opportunities such as Career Pathways. Any of the tutoring or Learning Center contacts will refer students needing assistance. No student is left without tutoring and support resources and it is important for students to request additional assistance if it is needed.

The Technology Academy is a space available to assist students with online course and technology support. Please contact for more information. 

Student Support Services Tutor Coordinator: Addie Chandler
Helena-West Helena Campus
Phone: (870) 338-6474, Ext. 1278
Open Monday through Friday - 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Summer: Monday through Thursday-8 :00 AM - 4:30 PM

Student Support Services Contact for Services in Stuttgart
Name: Sonja Allen-Jenkins
Phone: (870) 673-4201, Ext. 1828
Open Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Tuesday/Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM, Friday 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Summer: Monday through Thursday - 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Student Support Services Contact for Services in DeWitt:
Name: Shawanna Wansley
Phone: (870) 946-3506, Ext. 1628
Open Monday through Friday - 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Summer Availability: Monday through Thursday - 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

STAR Lab - Helena Campus
Name: Mark Sellers
Phone: (870) 338-6474, Ext. 1075
Hours of Availability: Monday through Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

PCCUA is now offering supplemental support through live online tutoring. This format will assist you in the preparation of homework, provide strategies for testing anxiety, and offer continued support in content comphrehension. Online tutoring is available in a wide range of subjects with expert tutors, including all college level math, sciences, English and history courses. Tutoring sessions will be with a live tutor for one-on-one instruction, homework help, or Q&A. Each session will last as long as you desire. Tutors are available 24/7 and all sessions will be recorded for you to refer to at a later date. 

How to Get Started: 
  • First, login to Blackboard. 
  • Click on the icon to begin your tutoring session OR click on courses. 
  • Select learning center.
  • Select net tutor.
  • Select the subject you need help with.
  • Choose to drop-in a tutoring session or schedule an appointment. 
  • Please state to the tutor that you prefer your tutoring session live or by audio only. 

For more information on online tutoring, contact Dr. Johnson at
Reading and Remembering - Read with a reason:
  • Before reading, scan to find the important points. Look for bold face, italics, and summaries.
  • Stop occasionally and put what you are reading into your own words.
  • As you read, try to predict what will come next.
  • Pay attention to subheadings and ask yourself how the subheading relates to the paragraph.
  • Keep the big picture in mind. Ask yourself how what you are reading relates to the overall chapter or to the class.
Highlighting and Note Taking:
  • Read a passage all the way through before you highlight.
  • Always follow-up a highlight with a note in the margin.
  • Make connections. How does this point relate to something else significant?
Science Study Tips:
  • Plan to start studying for the first exam from the first day of class. It's easier to do well if you don't fall behind.
  • Use charts and concept maps to tie ideas together. Focus on the "big picture" as well as the details.
  • PRACTICE! Use any and all practice problems without your notes.
  • Don't get caught up in memorization. Focus on application.
  • Use lab class. Watch for connections and think of it as a "hands-on" version of your class.
  • Use textbook and/or course material to help you understand concepts covered in class. Work in a group and teach each other. The Internet can also be a great resource for clarifying concepts.
Mathematics Study Tips - Do homework with a purpose:
  • Take a moment to think about each exercise.
  • Try to understand why you performed the steps that you performed.
  • Try to think of other methods that can be used to solve the problem.
  • Work homework without notes.
  • Start graded homework at least two days before it is due.
  • Quiz yourself at the end of each study period.
Make a Glossary:
  • Your glossary should contain a list of terms, definitions, theorems and important formulas.
  • Include examples whenever possible.
  • Study the list regularly.
  • Use note cards for very important material or material that will be used all term/semester.
Read the Textbook:
  • Write out the examples and fill in the missing steps.
  • Highlight terms that you don't understand and add them to your glossary.
Work as many exercises as necessary:
  • Work the recommended exercises as well as the exercises that will be submitted for grade.
  • Find ways to determine if you answer is reasonable.
Make a practice test:
  • Create your own exercises.
  • The practice test should contain challenging problems to prepare you for the exam.
  • Work the practice test under actual testing conditions. For example, use a 50-minute time period, calculator only, and no notes.
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Contact Info

STAR Center - Helena-West Helena Campus
Location: Room C202
Hours: M-F 7:30A - 4:20P
Summer Hours: M - TH - 8A - 6:30P 
Contact: Mark Sellers

STAR Center Multipurpose Learning Coordinator
Phone: (870) 338-6474, Ext. 1075

IAE Center - DeWitt campus

Location: Room B105
Hours: MON - 8A - 5P
TUES/THU - 8A - 4:30P
WED 8A - 5:30P
FRI 8A - 2:30P
Summer Hours: M - TH- 8:00A - 4:30P
Contact: Sonya Allen-Jenkins

Phone: (870) 673-4201, Ext. 1828

Learning Center - Stuutgart Campus
Location: B105
Hours: MON - 8A - 5P
TUES/THU - 8A - 4:30P
WED 8A - 5:30P
FRI 8A - 2:30P
Summer Hours: M - TH- 8:00A - 4:30P
Contact: Sonya Allen-Jenkins
Learning Center Coordinator
Stuttgart Campus
Phone: (870) 673-4201, Ext. 1828