Student Success Advocates

How can a Student Success Advocate help me?

Student Success Advocates help students at SCC be successful in their academic program. We offer services in the SuCCess Centers to students in West Burlington and Keokuk. Student Success Advocates can assist in testing, disability services/accommodations, peer tutoring, and retention services.

Why meet with an advocate?

Peer Tutoring Program

  • Free help to students to manage difficult assignments, homework, and test preparation
  • Leadership opportunities for tutors and you will get paid to tutor

Disability Services

  • Register with an Advocate to receive assistance
  • Develop an individual plan for services that will include accommodations in testing and instruction
  • The Advocate will work in partnership with the student and faculty

Testing

  • COMPASS, CLEP, Pesticide, Online, Make-Up, NCRC, PAN Testing, Keyboarding, Correspondence
  • Remediation: one on one recommendations on remedial course work
  • Retesting Strategies
  • Technology: Smarthinking, TextHelp-Read and Write Gold, Khan Academy, Turn it In, Live Text, Ecollege and many more

Retention Services

  • Academic coaching and transfer assistance
  • Assistance addressing social and personal challenges while attending SCC
  • Provide Community Resources and Referrals
  • Advocate for student success

Who are the Advocates and how can I reach them?

(Room 513) in West Burlington
Angela Mickelson amickelson@scciowa.edu (319) 208-5167
Shari Smith ssmith@scciowa.edu (319) 208-5157

(Room 206) in Keokuk
Sibyl McIntire smcintire@scciowa.edu (319) 313-1972

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