Friday, September 19, 2014

Expanded tutoring services now available

In addition to face-to-face tutoring in the CAE, students now have access to online tutors through Upswing. Students can access Upswing by going to the following link:
 Below are a few details about the online tutoring experience:

Logging In
In order to log-in students can use the same username and password that they use for Sakai . Once students have logged in they can use the search box at the top of the Upswing Virtual Learning platform to search for a tutor that can assist them in the subject area of their choice.

Scheduling Appointments
Students can Schedule an Appointment with an online tutor or if a tutor is available immediately there will be a link next to their profile saying “Get Tutored Now”.

Equipment Needed
Having a computer that is equipped with a camera and a microphone is preferable but not necessary. There is a computer in both Wynn 1310 and Orange County 108 equipped with a camera and microphone for student use.

Students under 18 years of age
 The Upswing online tutoring system may be used by students who are currently enrolled in a curriculum course at Durham Tech and are over 18 years old. If a student is under 18 years old and would like to seek tutoring assistance online please have them contact me by e-mail or call 919-536-7232 ext. 2404.

If you have any questions please contact Dr. Karen Jackson at or inquire in the Center for Academic Excellence in Wynn 1310.

September Transfer Times available now

The Arts, Sciences, and University Transfer department has been busy planning many exciting programs and information sessions for students over the next month.  Check out the September edition of the Transfer Times at for information on the Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship webinar, C-STEP, Transfer Connections with a STEM focus, and upcoming Poetry Hour and Science Seminar events. 

Environmental Science Club yard sale - Sat., Sept. 20

The Environmental Science Club is having a yard sale this Saturday, September 20th from 8-11 at 710 Brighton Rd, Durham NC 27707. 

All proceeds will benefit ESC's projects and volunteer work.