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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, success coaches, access to the Office of Student Accessability Services, and more. We offer semester-long support to all YCCC students for:

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

*Math tutoring covers all MAT classes. Science tutoring covers General Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology I, Human Anatomy and Physiology II, and Microbiology.

SSC Hours of Operation | Spring 2024


Students are welcome to drop in to the SSC between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm Monday through Friday to prep work on assignments, meet with a success coach, visit the library, use the computers or printers, talk about tutoring, or just hang out and relax! Math, writing, and science tutoring is available on campus Monday through Thursday (see the schedules on this page for details).

If you have any questions please email us at

Please note: if you visit the SSC to hang out, please avoid doing so at the computers or the tables in the math section so that these spaces are available for the students who need to work on their assignments. If you find there is not enough room to sit back and chill in the SSC, please feel free to hang out in the cafeteria or the Pratt and Whitney building. We also ask that all students keep their conversation topics and volume appropriate for a college study area. Thank you for keeping this in mind!

Tutoring and Support Details


Stop by the SSC during any of the drop-in hours for any math support; all students are welcome, no appointment necessary
Drop-in tutoring allows all students to work at their own pace with a tutor.

You can connect with us remotely by emailing Feel free to send over your questions, and/or images of the problem(s) you're stuck on. 

Please visit our math tutoring FAQ for more important information.


Writing tutoring and support is available for any subject! From discussion board posts to essays, we've got you covered.

To request an appointment email yszimmer@yccc.eduPlease feel free to send over any questions or documents for review even without an appointment.


Science tutoring is available for:

  • General Biology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I 
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Microbiology

To request an appointment email

Please visit our science tutoring FAQ for more important information.


When reaching out to any SSC team member please use your YCCC student email.

Emails regarding tutoring will be checked between 9:00 Monday through 12:00pm Friday. Please allow up to 48 hours for a reply.

Tutoring Schedule

For the times during which math, writing, and science tutors are scheduled to be on campus during the spring 2024 semester please see the tables below.


On Campus Drop-in Math Tutoring
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
10:00am to 4:00pm 10:00am to 4:00pm 10:00am to 4:00pm 10:00am to 4:00pm

Not on campus but still need math support? Send the math tutors an email with any questions! Please allow up to 48 hours for a reply between Monday 9:00am and Friday 12:00pm.



On Campus Writing and Science Tutoring

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday


9:00am- 4:00pm 10:00am to 5:00pm

To make an appointment for writing or science tutoring please email any time between 9:00am Monday and 12:00pm Friday. Feel free to send over questions or writing documents as well.

Please allow up to 48 hours for a reply. Don't wait! If you need help we encourage you to reach out sooner rather than later.


Open Lab Science Tutoring in Room 239
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday



Open lab hours are all drop in, no appointments, all students welcome!

Open labs are dry labs (for example, no dissection, no putting together an experiment for chemistry). 



NEW! On Campus Architectural & Engineering Design Tutoring
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
8:00am-3:00pm 8:00am-4:00pm at Sanford location 8:00am-12:00pm



Please note: tutoring availability is subject to change. Any permanent schedule changes will be announced.

Awesome math students in the SSC

SSC Workshops, Info Sessions, and Events

Looking for information on upcoming events at the Student Success Commons?
Check out our calendar!

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Meet the SSC Team!

Denise Treacy
Director of Student and Academic Success

Learn more here!

Sue Zimmer
Writing and science (human biology and anatomy) tutor

Learn more here! 

Karissa Cole, tutor Karissa Cole
Math, Physics and WEB 131 tutor

Learn more here! 
John, peer math tutor John C. Barr
Peer Math and Computer Science tutor
Tyler Davies
Peer Math Tutor
Chase Wilson
Peer Math Tutor
Matthew Kramer
Peer Architectural & Engineering Design tutor
Maureen Simmons, e-learning specialist Maureen Simmons
Online Learning Coach
Brightspace Support Specialist

Annette Tanguay

Learn more here! 

Michele Gallagher
Student Accessibility Services Coordinator

Learn more here! 

Elise LaPlante
Student Success Coach

Learn more here! 

Austin Sorette
Student Success Coach

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Aubre Cox
Student Success Coach

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Contact Us


Have a Question?

Contact us now and tell us how the Student Success Commons can help you:



Please check out our extensive E-Learning section, which contains helpful video tutorials and tips! You can also visit the Brightspace community to search their FAQs or contact support, or connect with the SSC E-learning Coach Maureen Simmons.

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The Mission of the Student Success Commons

The Student Success Commons is an integrated, active space that includes the library, tutoring services, a writing center, student success coaches, and easy access to the Office of Student Accessibility Services.

The SSC Team offers math, writing, and science tutoring, as well as support for online learning, study tips, and time management skills. Among other things, our success coaches are here to help you find the information you need to make your academic path as smooth as possible. Our knowledgeable librarian is an excellent resource for finding the material you need when you need it, and our campus space encourages group learning, while still offering quiet spaces for personal studying. 

As #YourPathToSuccess the SSC offers the resources and guidance students need to enhance learning outside of the classroom and support to reach academic and personal goals! 

Explore our website to learn more about the free services available to all YCCC students and to take advantage of the hundreds of resources.

You can also find us on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram where we post helpful tips, reminders, and announcements: @YCCSSC

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Student Success Commons at York County Community College

112 College Drive Wells, ME 04090


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