Student Resources

A number of academic support services are available to you at no cost:

Peer Tutoring

Peer tutors are available to supplement your in-class instruction for most core classes. To learn more about tutoring or to schedule an appointment with a peer tutor, contact Blythe Taylor, Assistant Provost for Integrative Learning, at 252-399-6541 or email You may also view our LibGuide for more details.

Request a Tutor

Oral Communication Center

Do you need assistance in creating presentations, overcoming fears of presenting, or need help in developing confidence in presenting? Our tutors provide peer-to-peer feedback, guidance, and support to help students, faculty, and staff develop oral communication confidence and competence. Learn more here or view our OCC LibGuide.

The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center

The tutors in the Ragan Writing Center are available to help with your papers and presentation materials. Visit the Ragan Writing Center online.


Online delivery of tutoring services is made possible by our partnership with Smarthinking.  Through Smarthinking, your individual tutoring account allows access to a wide range of subjects supported by professionals with master- and doctoral-degree-level expertise.  You may receive tutoring around the clock via scheduled, live-session, and offline tutoring options. Access to Smarthinking is available through Barton’s learning management system.  For more information on Smarthinking, click here:, or view our Smarthinking LibGuide.


The BulldogsCARE program is designed to identify and assist in overcoming obstacles to your academic success. Faculty and staff members may submit a CARE Report to note academic or related concerns. Copies of the CARE Report are shared with you, your academic advisor, the Office of Academic and Career Planning, and, when appropriate, student affairs or athletics staff.

Mid-Term Grade Report

At the mid-term of each semester all students receive notification of mid-term grades. If you receive grades of D or F at mid-term, you are strongly encouraged to contact your professors, advisor, and the Office of Academic and Career Planning to develop strategies for improvement.