The Providence Catholic High School Tutoring Center, located in the Bishop Blanchette Learning Commons, provides academic support and tutorial services to all students in all subject areas, while equipping them with the skills needed to be successful, independent, life-long learners.
The Tutoring Center is staffed with both certified teachers and peer tutors, and is open during the following times:
- Zero Hour: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:05 a.m. – 7:50 a.m.
- Periods 1-7 (Study Hall or TDT): Monday – Friday, 7:55 a.m. – 2:35 p.m.
- After School: Monday – Thursday, 2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Before school and during the school day the Tutoring Center is staffed by several teachers in a variety of content areas. After school one to two teachers are available to assist students to the best of their abilities and they will follow up with content specialists to ensure the needs of the student are met.
Types of Services
Drop-Ins: The Tutoring Center is available for students to drop in with questions in any subject area at any level. This includes writing revisions, test preparation and concept review. We ask that students who drop in be prepared with a specific question/topic to discuss. No appointment needed.
Referrals: Prior to accessing the services of the Tutoring Center for an extended period of time, students are first required to meet with the classroom teacher(s). Most student learning problems can be addressed and successfully resolved by the classroom teacher(s). If additional academic supports above and beyond those provided by the classroom teacher become necessary, the teacher will submit a formal referral to the Tutoring Center. This referral leads to the development of a comprehensive, coordinated, and well-communicated plan of action involving the student, the classroom teacher, the parents and the staff in the Tutoring Center.
Athletes: The grades of all student-athletes, as well as the grades of other students participating in certain additional extracurricular activities, are routinely monitored through weekly academic eligibility reports. Students receiving one or more failing grades on a weekly report are declared ineligible to compete in games/contests for one week.
These students are required to attend the Tutoring Center at least four days during the week of ineligibility. This requirement can be satisfied by the student reporting to the Tutoring Center either before school, after school, or a combination of the two during the week of ineligibility. Attending the Tutoring Center during Study Hall or TDT does not satisfy this requirement. Students who fulfill this requirement in zero hour may report directly to their team/club practices immediately after school. Students fulfilling this requirement after school will report to practice after 3:30 p.m.