Is tutoring really worth it ?
Absolutely, tutoring is worth it. Any areas that you’re having issues with the learning centers are able to help you. Best of all it is FREE! As a student, I took advantage of tutoring support for plenty of my classes especially in math. I was having a hard time understanding some of the concepts in statistics and the tutoring helped me out a lot.
It’s a relaxed environment and the tutors are all there to help, so it makes the experience more personable. You can go to a learning center on any campus and you don’t need an appointment so it’s really easy to find help. They are also open on nights and weekends!
Maria also shared in a previous post her personal experience with the learning centers. That may be helpful as well to review.
Best of Luck,
How do you contact a program director to see if they will allow you into one of their classes when you have some knowledge of the prerequisites?
I have had a few situations in the past in which I’ve had to contact a specific program director. It is usually in regards to assessing classes or getting permission to partake in the program. On our main St. Petersburg College’s homepage, there is link at the bottom that will take you to a Contact Directory. You can search for any SPC employee you need, including program directors. All you need to know is either their name, department or phone number. Once you type one of these pieces of information into the search engine, you will get all the necessary information that you need including an email address.
Here is a helpful link that will get you started in the right direction.
Best of Luck,
Is it a big change from high school to college? And is going to SPC better than an institute?
I had the same worries as you during my senior year in high school. I was always so nervous about the transition from high school to college. I graduated from high school in the spring of 2013 from Gibbs High School. I started SPC that summer.
The biggest difference between high school and college in my opinion would have to be all the free time you have in college. Time management is so important in college. In high school, you have a set schedule that you have to follow everyday, all day. In college, you make your schedule so you might not have classes on certain days. Also, there will be no one to remind you to do your homework or to go to class!
College is the time to start transitioning into adulthood and become independent. I would say that is somewhat of a big change, but most certainly not a bad one. I actually think it’s a good change.
The best advice that I could give you about college would be to manage your time well, procrastination is a big no-no, join clubs and activities on campus to build lifetime connections and, most importantly, have fun and enjoy yourself.
To answer your question about whether to go to SPC or an institute, it really all depends on you and what satisfies your needs. Of course, I’m going to be a little biased and say SPC would be the better option due to all of the different degree and program options.
Do you have biomedical engineering? Can you get your own dorm room?
My name is Marilyn. I’ll be assisting Maria with answering some of the questions on the blog.
Currently SPC doesn’t offer a biomedical engineering program but we will have an Associate of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering Technology available starting Fall 2015. This will be a new track in our engineering technology program. If you have further questions, please contact Giovanna Taylor at 727-791-2402 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
At this time the college is offering an Associate of Science degree in Engineering Technology. It concentrates on the following areas of studies: electronics, quality, digital design and modeling, and biomedical systems. Additionally, students can come to SPC to pursue an Associate in Arts degree. This will allow you to work on the general education requirements and elective requirements for your major and then transfer on toward a bachelor’s degree.
As for campus housing, currently SPC doesn’t offer dorm rooms. However there’s other options that may be helpful to locate an apartment community close to your home campus. Each campus has a Student Life and Leadership coordinator who can help you with housing and other student life related issues. Also, Maria posted additional information about this question in a previous blog post that you can review.
Best of Luck,
Have you ever been to the SPC Spring Ball? Do you know whether it is long dress or short? And is there a bar? Do you think it’s even worth going?
I have actually been to the SPC Annual Spring Ball once, my first year at SPC. I remember having the same questions as you have inquired about. Every year there is a theme like there is at prom. The theme this year is the ‘Roaring 1920s.’ Some like to dress to the theme, while others don’t. Either way is fine.
There were both short and long dresses worn at the ball. I just wore my prom dress from senior year and I fit right in! So, if you have an old prom or homecoming dress, those would work just fine. The Spring Ball is catered every year with delicious food, but there is no bar.
It’s worth going to the Spring Ball at least once. There will be a live band, DJ, food, dancing and most importantly it’s an event that’s free for all students! It’s also a good way to come out and meet some really awesome people. You will also get the chance to introduce yourself and mingle with the different campuses SGAs.
I hope to see you there!