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Tutoring

In the southeast corner of the Learning Commons is the Academic Success Center. The Academic Success Center (ASC) provides services such as tutoring and academic workshops to all Otero students free-of-charge. These services are provided by our Academic Support staff. This staff includes the Professional Academic Support Specialists (P.A.S.S) team and the Student Engagement and Educational Development (S.E.E.D) team.

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Tutoring Services & Programs

P.A.S.S. Team

The P.A.S.S. Team members consist of professional staff who are experts in a variety of academic support areas. We have experts who can provide tutoring in a variety of subject areas through one-on-one tutoring or Supplemental Instruction sessions. We also have experts who provide Academic Workshops that spotlight topics such as: study skills, test taking strategies, note taking tips, avoiding plagiarism, utilizing research databases and many more.

S.E.E.D. Team

The S.E.E.D. Team is compromised of Otero students who have completed at least one semester of college and have a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or higher. These individuals assist fellow students through peer tutoring or through being a student ambassador. As peer tutors they assist in subject areas that they received a B or higher. They provide tutoring through one-on-one sessions and Peer-Led Undergraduate Study sessions. As student ambassadors they help current Otero students with day-to-day questions and resources, while also providing prospective students through campus tours, student panels, and other duties on-campus.

Writing Center

The Academic Success Center is home to the Writing Center. Students enrolled in all English and writing courses, can access free tutorial services in the Writing Center, located in the Academic Success Center/Learning Commons. The Writing Center is staffed by English faculty and peer tutors who work individually with students as well as in group sessions. Drop-in's are welcome as well as by appointment. Evening hours are also available. For more information call 719-384-6849.

Hailey Wold

Hailey Wold

Learning Commons & Student Engagement Coordinator
Phone: (719) 384-6946
Email: hailey.wold@ojc.edu
Office: Learning Commons 128A

Frida Beyerl

Frida Beyerl

Educational Resource & Accessibility Services Specialist
Phone: (719) 384-6963
Email: frida.beyerl@ojc.edu
Office: Learning Commons 123

Sherry Johnson

Sherry Johnson

Learning Support & Library Specialist
Phone: (719) 384-6951
Email: sherry.johnson@ojc.edu
Office: Learning Commons 116


Math Center

Location: McBride Hall 129

Several of the College’s full-time faculty are housed there along with student (peer) math coaches. Students can drop in or make appointments to work individually or in study groups as well as access MyMathLab materials for student homework and quizzes.

Services are free and provide that additional support and understanding students need to be successful in their math and science related courses. For additional information, feel free to call 719-384-6862.

Brian Beyerl

Brian Beyerl

Faculty - Mathematics
Phone: (719) 384-6836
Email: brian.beyerl@ojc.edu
Office: McBride Hall 129

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Traci Johnson

Faculty - Mathematics
Phone: (719) 384-6936
Email: traci.johnson@ojc.edu
Office: McBride Hall 129


TRiO Program

Students who are participants in the TRiO Student Support Services program have access to free tutoring either on a drop-in basis, by appointment, or through organized group study sessions. TRiO tutoring is offered in the Academic Success Center. For more information call 719-384-6835.

Monica Martinez

Monica Martinez

TRiO Tutor/Administrative Assistant
Phone: (719) 384-6846
Email: monica.martinez2@ojc.edu
Office: Academic Success Center

Alexa Cihura

Alexa Cihura

TRiO Career/Financial Coach
Phone: (719) 384-6944
Email: alexa.cihura@ojc.edu
Office: Learning Commons 102

Todd Werner

Todd Werner

TRiO Director
Phone: (719) 384-6835
Email: todd.werner@ojc.edu
Office: Learning Commons 103

Malorie Weiss

Malorie Weiss

TRiO Academic/Transfer Advisor
Phone: (719) 384-6815
Email: malorie.weiss@ojc.edu
Office: Learning Commons 104


Nursing Study Sessions

Nursing students can access tutoring support through faculty and peer tutoring sessions as well as organized group study sessions. For more information call 719-384-6898.

Christine Durga

Christine Durga

Office Assistant for Nursing and Allied Health
Phone: (719) 384-6898
Email: christine.durga@ojc.edu
Office: Life Science Building 133

Rachelle Martin

Rachelle Martin

Coordinator of Nursing & Health Professions
Phone: (719) 384-6898
Email: rachelle.martin@ojc.edu
Office: Life Science Building 133

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