The ASC is the Academic Success Center. You may also hear this referred to as the Tutoring Center.
Where do I find the ASC?
Three Academic Success Centers are available to help you:
NCAT, 4004 N. Webb, Room S-109 (67226)
Southside, 4501 E. 47th South, Room A-116 (67210)
Grove, 301 S. Grove, Room D-5 (67211)
How can I contact the ASC?
You may come in person, call our group line at 316.677.9440, or email us at email@example.com
When can I come for help?
No appointments are needed. You are welcome to come to any location during scheduled hours of operation. To view the current schedule, go to www.watc.edu/academics/tutoring or contact the ASC.
What kind of tutoring can I get?
Tutoring in reading, math, writing, science, and calculator use are all available to help you prepare for your placement assessment. After you are enrolled in classes, you may also return to the ASC for homework help in additional areas such as computers, physics, or accounting
Is there somebody I can call when I have questions or need help?
Live tutors answer the phone whenever the ASC is open. Call 316-677-9440 to speak with a tutor. That one phone number rings all three ASC locations. You may also leave a message if the ASC is closed and someone will return your call in a timely manner. Virtual tutoring is available dependent upon tutor availability. Tutors will work with face-to-face students before beginning virtual tutoring.
Can somebody help me by email?
You are welcome to email the ASC at firstname.lastname@example.org . You may expect a reply in a timely manner.
What does ASC placement prep or tutoring cost?
It’s free! However, there is a $10 registration fee that every student at the college pays each term, and placement prep enrollment may trigger that fee. There is no additional cost for tutoring.
How do I start placement prep?
Step 1 is to fill out the college application. You can either do this online or you may come to campus. Step 2 is to visit or contact the ASC and speak with a tutor.
How long will placement prep take me?
ASC Placement Prep courses are short term and self-paced. While it is helpful if you have about 1 ½ to 2 hours for your initial visit, timing is flexible, and the ASC staff will provide review options to fit your individual schedule. The general plan is that you may attend about three tutoring sessions before you take your placement assessment.
Can I bring my kids?
No. Children are not allowed in the ASCs. Children under your supervision are welcome in the Southside library. You have access to computers and printing in the library.
What can I do if I’m too busy to come to campus for placement prep?
At your initial placement prep visit with a tutor at the ASC, you will be enrolled in an online learning program (PLATO) that you can access 24/7 from anywhere with internet access.
Do I study all subjects at one time?
What you study is your choice. Many people prefer to focus on one subject at a time and then complete that part of the placement assessment.
What happens during my first placement prep visit to the ASC?
You will be asked if you have completed the application to be a WATC student. The tutor will then create a study folder for you. You’ll be asked to fill out a form with basic information such as your name and your intended program. The tutor will offer a diagnostic exercise for reading, writing and math. The purpose of this diagnostic is so the tutors can accurately advise you and so you can better focus your efforts. After you review your diagnostic results with the tutor, you’ll be given suggested study materials which may be a combination of worksheets and online lessons.
Will somebody assign homework for placement prep?
ASC staff may suggest review exercises that would be helpful to you. You are the one to determine what homework you do and when you do it.
How is my grade for placement prep determined?
If you have worked with the ASC at least once for placement prep assistance, your grade will be
Do I have to buy any materials or supplies for placement prep tutoring?
No. Appropriate study materials will be provided for you to use at no charge. You are also welcome to bring in your own materials such as your personal copy of the ATI TEAS Study Manual – Sixth Edition.
Why can’t I log in to Plato?
First, be sure you are using the correct username and password. If you have forgotten your log in information, the ASC can provide it to you. Also, PLATO accounts need to be periodically reactivated. You may have your account reactivated by contacting the ASC and speaking with a tutor.
Why can’t I open files from Blackboard?
Most likely you are not in the correct browser. Blackboard works best with either Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. If you are in Internet Explorer, you may experience problems. You may also have problems if pop ups are blocked. If so, you will need to go into your browser settings to allow pop-ups to come through.
How do I get to remote desktop?
You can find the Remote Desktop Connection application by opening the Accessories Folder and clicking on Remote Desktop Connection. You will then login to the student terminal appropriate to your studies. Being on the correct server gives you access to departmental specific software:
gen.watc.edu, aviation.watc.edu, health.watc.edu, or man.watc.edu. Enter the appropriate server in the dialog box then click Connect. You will then be prompted to log on as you would on campus with your computer ID and password.