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Welcome to the Student Success Commons 

The Student Success Commons at York County Community College is an integrated space that includes tutoring centers, the library, the Office of Student Disability Services, and more. We offer semester-long support to all YCCC students for:

■ Writing, for any subject
■ Math
■ Science
■ Time Management
■ Online learning
■ Research
■ Study skills
■ and more!

We respect all learning styles and abilities, and help you build academic skills, confidence and strengths that will lead to your college success.

Explore our site to find dozens of valuable resources for math, writing, science, time management, TEAS, vet tech, and more, or connect with us for more information today!

Fall 2022 SSC Hours of Operation


The Student Success Commons doors are generally open Monday - Thursday, 8:30am - 5:00pm (excluding holidays during which the campus is closed).

Students are welcome to drop in to the SSC to work on homework, visit the library, use the computers or printers, or just hang out and relax.

For the times during which math, writing, and science tutors are scheduled to be on campus, see below.

On Campus Drop-in Math Tutoring
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
10:00am to 4:00pm 10:00am to 5:00pm 1:00 to 5:00pm 10:00am to 5:00pm
Not on campus during these hours but still need some math support? Send the math tutors an email at with any questions or to request a Zoom appointment. See the "Tutoring and Support Details" section for more information.


On Campus Writing and Science Tutoring

(Drop-in may be available but to ensure you're able to meet with a tutor we encourage you to make an appointment)
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
For remote support contact Sue. 3:00-5:00pm 10:00am- 5:00pm 10:00am to 5:00pm
Want to make an appointment for on campus tutoring? Or are you not on campus during these hours but still need writing or science support? Email any time between 9:00am Monday and 6:00pm Friday. Feel free to ask for an appointment or send over questions or documents and Sue will respond within 48 hours during the Monday-Friday window. Don't wait! If you need help we encourage you to reach out sooner rather than later.


Tutoring and Support Details

Have a question about math tutoring? Stuck on a math problem or concept? Pop into the SSC during any of the drop-in hours; all students are welcome, no appointment necessary! Not on campus? You can connect with us remotely by emailing us. Feel free to send over your questions, images of the problem(s) you're stuck on, and/or request a Zoom appointment, and a math tutor will respond as soon as possible. The YCCC math tutors keep an eye on email requests Monday-Saturday (with the possible exception of holidays). We'll get back to you as soon as possible, but please allow up to 24 hours for a response during these days. Remote support and individual appointments are available on a first come first served basis so if you need math help, don't wait! We want to ensure you get the support you need, so be sure to reach out right away!

Karissa Cole:
On campus Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 10:00am-3:30pm. For remote support during these hours please email

For physics help specifically, email Karissa any time between 8:00am Monday and 12:00pm Friday.  Responses will be sent within 24 hours during that window (with the possible exception of holidays). Feel free to send screenshots or photos of any particular questions with which you're seeking help. If you are looking to schedule a Zoom appointment please include your availability.

Joyce Perley:
On campus Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 3:00-5:00pm. For off campus, appointment-based support on Fridays and Saturdays email

Hannah Tufts (Peer Math Tutor):
On campus Thursdays: 1:00-5:00pm

John C. Barr (Peer Math Tutor):
On campus Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:00-4:00pm

Sue Zimmer: Email any time between 9:00am Monday and 6:00pm Friday. Have an essay or speech you want feedback on? Have a question about citations or a science concept? Go ahead and email it! Feel free to send over your questions or documents without first making an appointment. (Though you are welcome to request an appointment!)

Sue will respond to emails within 48 hours during the Monday-Friday window. You are welcome to send emails over the weekend but please keep in mind a response shouldn't be expected before Monday. With that in mind, don't wait! If you need help on writing or science reach out right away to ensure you get support.

Maureen Simmons: Email any time during the week for support with Brightspace and online learning. Maureen will respond as soon as possible. In the interim, please check out our extensive Online Learning section, which contains helpful video tutorials and tips!

Success skills include time management, organization, study strategies, and prioritization skills. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out! (Note: if you have any questions about counseling or disability services please check out our page dedicated to this specific information.)
Karissa Cole: Email Karissa any time between 8:00am Monday and 12:00pm Friday for support or more information. Responses will be sent within 24 hours during that window (with the possible exception of holidays).

Please also check out our Success Skills page for tons of great guided resources!

For best results when reaching out to any SSC staff member be sure to use your YCCC student email. Expecting a response from a tutor but nothing seems to be showing up in your inbox? Double check your spam or junk folder and see if it's there.

Contact Us


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Meet the SSC Team

Sue Zimmer Writing/Science Tutor Sue Zimmer
Writing and Science Tutor
Karissa Cole, math tutor Karissa Cole
Math and Physics Tutor
Success Skills Support
Maureen Simmons, e-learning specialist Maureen Simmons
Online Learning Coach
Brightspace Support
Annette Tanguay, librarian Annette Tanguay
Betty Hallenbeck, disability services Betty Hallenbeck
Coordinator of Student Disability Services
Levi Boudreau, success coach Levi Boudreau
Success Coach
Denise Treacy success coach Denise Treacy
Success Coach
Elise LaPlante, success coach Elise LaPlante
Free College for Liberal Studies Majors Success Coach
Hannah Tufts, peer math tutor Hannah Tufts
Peer Math Tutor
Specialties: Quantitative Reasoning (MAT 118)
John, peer math tutor John C. Barr
Peer Math Tutor
Specialties: Algebra, statistics, geometry
Joyce Perley, math tutor Joyce Perley
Math Tutor

The Mission of the Student Success Commons

The Student Success Commons at York County Community College offers student-centered learning assistance designed to teach, develop, and enhance the overall academic skills necessary for college and career achievement, and is committed to offering a positive academic experience that fosters student success and growth. 

The Student Success Commons is an integrated, active space that includes the library, tutoring services, a writing center, and the Office of Student Disability Services. We also help students adapt to the online learning environment, and provide support in areas such as time management, organization, and procrastination. But most of all, the staff and tutors are here to help you succeed in college by teaching you how to learn.

The SSC offers the resources and guidance students need to enhance learning outside of the classroom and support to reach academic and personal goals. 

YCCC Student Success Commons Strategic Planning

Awesome math students in the SSC




Student Success Commons at York County Community College

112 College Drive Wells, ME 04090


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