The Primerica Foundation supports expansion of unique tutoring service at GGC
A $10,000 grant from The Primerica Foundation is supporting expansion of a unique and successful pilot project at Georgia Gwinnett College.
The “Tutors Around the Campus” (TAC) program provides tutoring services in a variety of campus locations, such as dining areas, the student center and student residence halls. TAC was introduced as a pilot program in 2012.
“We are very appreciative of The Primerica Foundation grant, which is providing much-needed additional tutoring in key subjects,” said Barry Biddlecomb, interim dean of the School of Transitional Studies. “TAC has become an important part of GGC’s Student Success programs, which help bring under-prepared students to appropriate academic levels. This outcome helps ensure retention and graduation, and is directly related to The Primerica Foundation’s commitment to helping people become financially self-sufficient.”
TAC attracts students reluctant to access services in the traditional tutoring lab environment. This means the program reaches students who would not otherwise seek assistance. TAC also effectively provides expanded services without the demand of a space designated only for tutoring services.
The Primerica Foundation’s grant has funded an additional TAC tutor position during the spring semester.