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The mission of Kirkwood’s Tutoring Services is to provide academic support to all students enrolled at Kirkwood Community College, creating an open environment of learning for students.


  • Provide free tutoring for students.
  • Maintain non-discriminatory practices in operations and services.
  • Tutoring Services will work with a variety of campus and community resources to provide effective learning opportunities for culturally diverse, first generation, non-traditional, physically challenged, and at risk populations in addition to all other student demographics.
  • Provide a welcoming and safe learning environment where students can seek instruction to become self confident learners.
  • Staff and tutors will come to work each day prepared to help all Kirkwood students gain knowledge to improve performance.
  • Offer a variety of tutoring format options to meet location and time constraints of our learners.
  • Serve 100 percent of credit student tutor requests.
  • Through the CRLA certified tutor training program, provide our tutors with opportunities for professional development.
  • Maintain and expand our study skills program.
  • Staff the tutoring computer lab with trained personnel and maintain current software compatible to campus-wide learning.
  • Provide professional development opportunities to faculty and staff in order to keep current with academic trends.
  • Regularly assess effectiveness of program services through faculty/staff and tutor/learner evaluations.
  • Maintain academic standards consistent with the institution.
  • Meet yearly budget goals.