Academic Resource: Tutoring Services

Tutoring services offers free one-on-one tutoring (up to two hours a week). The purpose of tutoring services is to help students who need assistance with completing their school work and offers support in specific subject matters. Students will be able to not only gain and review their knowledge through the tutoring services but will also learn how to engage with other students and learn from each other.

Karin and Jessica

When you first walk in to tutoring services, you will meet Karin Heffel-Steele and Jessica Gonzalez. Jessica is a Program Coordinator, and welcomes students at the front desk and is always happy to answer your questions. She coordinates the tutoring application process and connects tutors with students who need their help. Karin Heffel-Steele, another friendly employee of the Tutoring Center, is the Manager of Tutoring & Academic Support. She advises students who are interested in the tutoring services to be prepared for each meeting. Students should always bring their assignments and prepare questions for their tutor ahead of time. These tips will help you get the most out of your tutoring sessions.

If you have any questions, you are welcome to ask and don’t be afraid to get to know the staff. They are friendly and willing to spend time with students to support and achieve their academic success.

Now that you know how great they are, visit their website to learn more or apply for tutoring assistance!

Shin A Oh


Meet Jisa Kang, IPM 2016-2017

jisa-outsideToday, we would like to introduce you to Jisa Kang who is from the city of Nagoya in Japan and one of our current International Peer Mentors for 2016-2017. Jisa decided to study in Shoreline Community College because she found her major, music technology. Her first impression of Seattle and Shoreline was how nature-friendly it is, including the beautiful rivers and mountain views. She was also so impressed with the diversity in Seattle which helped her to adjust to life at the community college without any trouble.

When Jisa first came to Shoreline, she started in ESL and worked her way up to academic courses. She shared her experience with other language learners and then overcame her language barrier. She wants to encourage students to engage in events and activities that will improve their English skills as well as to explore the cultural differences here in the U.S.

Jisa also recommends that students find and look for academic resources to make sure they are getting the best help possible during their academic years.

You will often find Jisa playing the piano and composing music in the Music Building (800) or you might see her being active in the gym here at Shoreline Community College. Not only does she focus on her music, but she also studies hard in other subjects to broaden her knowledge for academic success.

Shina A Oh

Free Outdoor Movies

Movies at the Mural.jpgMovies at the Mural is an outdoor cinema experience like no other! Check out this summertime Seattle Center event series which is free of charge and fun for everyone! During the month of August, you can relax under the stars at the foot of the world famous Space Needle while watching movies like Galaxy Quest and West Side Story … for free!

For more information, visit the Seattle Center website.

Meet International Peer Mentors 2016-17

The International Peer Mentors (IPMs) are international students who are here to welcome and introduce you to the vibrant campus life of Shoreline Community College. You’ll see them at Orientation, other special events, and often when you visit the International Education office.

Yuron Anggara, Indonesiayuron

Started at Shoreline: Winter 2016
Major: Business

I am a really outgoing person and I like to meet new people and get to know them. Looking back at the past, seeing how the previous IPMs were very open and willing to help us motivates me a lot. Thus, this encourages me to help students in achieving what they are capable of and try to push them to their limits. I would also like to learn and get to know different cultures to see the world through a wider lens. I would be more than happy to be able to help you all out so ask me anything. Good luck!

What I do when I’m free: I really like to explore and look for new places to eat. Sometimes I take a jog around when the weather is nice or exercise when I have nothing to do. I like to read or browse the internet when my work is done. Otherwise, I just like to stay at home and relax.

Favorite place on campus: The coffee spot and the library.

Favorite classes: Drama and English.

Favorite food: I basically like any food but Indonesian fried rice is really good!

Blanche Kanza Cizubu, Democratic Republic of Congoblanche

Started at Shoreline: Fall 2014

Major: Biochemistry

One thing that brought me into this beautiful journey of being an IPM was the eagerness to participate in something that would help me grow as a person. I dedicate my life to learning and by helping new students I will not only learn about new cultures but I’ll also learn how to be patient and helpful to them.

What I do when I’m free: During my free time, I enjoy reading. I love reading novels. One of my favorite book so far is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. I also love watching movies.

Why I chose Shoreline: My choice of Shoreline Community College was first visual. Indeed, during my research about the school, I loved the campus. It was just what I was looking for: a quiet and green area. Since the school also had the program I wanted to study, it was the perfect match.

Clubs I am in: I am currently a member of the Science Club, and the secretary of the African Students Club.

Favorite food: I particularly love pastries, Central and West African food, and lately Vietnamese food.

Jin Hee (Jinne) Jeong, South Koreajinhee

Started at Shoreline: Winter 2016
Major: Nursing

I choose to study here because I can explore more and experience more. Being an IPM not only allowed me to assist and help with international students but also to learn and grow together. I look forward to assist you at Shoreline Community College. Feel free to ask for help!

What I do when I’m free: I love to watch movies, play guitar and ukulele.

Why I chose Shoreline: When I first came visit Shoreline Community College, I was amazed by the campus environment and after I met the staff, I realized that I could do much more than just get a degree at Shoreline.

Most helpful resource on campus: The International Education office and the library are the most helpful resources on campus.

Favorite food: Strawberry ice cream!

Jisa Kang, Japanjisa

Started at Shoreline: Fall 2015
Major: Music Technology

International students can engage and participate in our school though several kinds of activities for their fulfilling school lives.

Why I chose Shoreline: Shoreline has good facilities and great teachers in music department. Also, because I like this environment which has a lot of green and nature.

What I do when I’m free: Playing piano and composing music.

Favorite place: The music building on campus. In Seattle, under the I-5 bridge in the University District.

Favorite food: Noodles and mandazi.

Mohammad (Moe) Khamis, Jordanmohammed

Started at Shoreline: Fall 2015
Major: Bioengineering

I became an IPM because I like helping people, it offers me the chance to make a difference to the people around me and it helps me develop new skills in teamwork and leadership.

My impression of Seattle: I love Seattle because I love the green trees and parks. I just love the rain, I enjoy the sound of the rain droplets hitting my window glass. Finally, I love how it is surrounded by water on all sides.

Advice for new students: Don’t be shy, study hard, enjoy your time at SCC, make new friends, and do something new every day.

Favorite class: Multicultural studies 105 is my favorite class because it helped me develop an understanding of cultural and gender differences in U.S. society and recognize the diversity of different cultures.

Favorite food: Stuffed grape leaves.

Megan Lo, Hong Kongmegan

Started at Shoreline: Winter 2016
Major: Business

It was my dream to become an IPM because I always enjoy helping people, and this is one of our main goals as an IPM. It’s always my pleasure to help you. Besides that, I had an experience of being a new student and as an international student, I understand the feeling of changing a new environment. If you have any questions, please feel free to come to IE office to ask us, or if you see me on campus, you are always welcome to come talk to me.

Why I chose Shoreline: Mainly because my relatives who live in Seattle recommend this school. Besides that, I met the advisors in Hong Kong, and I found the advisor team in this school is very strong and helpful, so I decided to choose Shoreline.

Most helpful resource on campus: The computer lab, because you can find all the online resources using our school’s state-of-the-art resources. And Tutoring Services, because the free tutors in our school can help you with almost every question you have in your homework or during your studies.

Favorite classes: Public Speaking, Drama and, Math.

Clubs I am in: I am the president of Ukulele Club and Hong Kong Students’ Association and the vice president of Chinese Culture Club. I am also a member of International Club and Swimming Club.

Thanasath (TK) Siripornrungrueng, Thailandtk

Started at Shoreline: Fall 2015
Major: Business

I decided to become an IPM because I want to help fellow students to enjoy their lives in Shoreline and be successful in their academic life. I also like to meet new students from different parts of the world and I’m interested in getting to know more about different cultures. If you have any questions, feel free to come and visit us in the International Education Office.

What I do when I’m free: I tutor my friends in my free time when I’m at school. At home, I like to read books, watch movies, and also bake cakes.

Why I chose Shoreline: Shoreline provides good support to students so that students can be successful in their academic life and social life.

Advice for new students: Don’t be shy. Come to the International Education office and see us or the staff member whenever you need help with anything.

Favorite colors: Blue and white.

Yujia (Clara) Zhang, Chinaclara

Started at Shoreline: Fall 2015
Major: Computer Science

I love to hear the different voices from you all, to adopt new thinking, to see different perspectives from people from all over the world. I am here to help, to solve problems, and to be your friend! When I first came to Shoreline Community College, the IPMs were the people who made me feel welcome and less overwhelmed. As a current IPM, I want to continue that: to welcome anyone who comes here, and to provide continuing support for you!

What I do when I’m free: Watch movies. Travel. Read novels.

Why I chose Shoreline: Shoreline community college has amazing environment which is all covered by green. The staff and professors here are friendly and professional.

Advice for new students: Open up yourself to the new environment and enjoy the diversity. Participate in community activities and events. Make lots of new friends, and engage in American culture!

Favorite food: Noodle soup!

Free Concerts at Seattle Center

Concerts at the Mural

Enjoy free live music every Friday in August with KEXP radio’s “Concerts at the Mural” series featuring local, Pacific Northwest bands like The Thermals and Radiation City. Now in its ninth year, this popular outdoor music series is a great way to experience some local culture while checking out one of Seattle’s most popular tourist destinations. Seattle Center is also home to the EMP Museum, the International Fountain, the Space Needle, and the Pacific Science Center with lots of great food options in and around the area.

For more information, visit the Seattle Center website.