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Math and Writing Assistance
Many students struggle with math. That’s why we’ve created a lab environment where you can stop in and get some help with your work. You’re invited to come to J218 between 3:00 and 4:30 pm, on Tuesdays and Thursdays to receive assistance from a math instructor. No appointment is necessary.

In partnership with Basic Studies, materials have been developed and are available on the links below. The math materials provide exercises to practice and answers to check your work. The site is not designed to be a course but rather a way to check your understanding of a concept. The writing materials provide writing guidelines to help you improve your writing and reference materials to help you with proper citation of sources. Check them out!

For additional assistance with writing mechanics, grammar, and punctuation, the Student Success center has Learning To Write. This software provides you with exercises that you can choose from for specific practice in a variety of areas. Please visit the Student Success Center for a user ID and password that will allow you to access the resources from any computer at any time.

Keyboard Pro
Using a computer is no longer a “nice skill to have.” It has become an essential skill to have and to be successful. If you have struggled with touch typing, Keyboard Pro will teach you the correct placement of each finger and provide you with activities to build your speed so you can complete your assignments in your program and help you meet your employment goal.

Talking Typing Teacher is also available for use by students who are blind or visually impaired and who want or need to learn how to type. All the lessons and practice sessions are read aloud with clear, concise pre-recorded dialog. With just a few clicks of the mouse, you can pick from dozens of fonts, change the size of text, and decide how heavy the print should be, not to mention achieving the ideal color contrast by selecting from thirty different background and text colors.

Request a Tutor
To apply for a tutor, students must fill out a request or by visiting the Student Success Center in J-218 and picking up the form. Once you have filled out a request, your instructor will be contacted to confirm your need for a tutor and to determine who might be a good tutor for you. Once a good match has been found, generally within 2 business days, you will be contacted to set a time to meet the tutor. Once you’ve met the tutor, you can establish a regular meeting time and location. Students experiencing academic difficulty are encouraged to apply early.

Get Help for a Special Learning Need
The Special Needs Office of RTC offers assistance to individuals with disabilities when choosing educational and vocational goals, building self-esteem and increasing their occupational potential. We offer a wide range of support services and accommodations which increases the potential of individuals with exceptional education needs to successfully complete Associate Degree and Technical Certificate programs. Every effort is made to individually and appropriately serve students to enable them to attain success and reach their goals.

Approximately 10-15% of the population at RTC are individuals with exceptional education needs that require special services. RTC's Special Needs Office is located in the Student Success Center and serves about 160 students per year.

For general special needs information, contact: Karma Forbes, 425-235-2352x5705 or e-mail to

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