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The Kindness Korner

By The Kindness Mama

Well, it’s been another 2 weeks and my inbox remains empty. I find it extremely hard to believe that no one here at SMCC has witnessed any random acts of kindness. Now, I know it has been a busy two weeks. The residents of Spring Point Residence Hall have all moved back in, and we all have settled into our classes (and have hopefully have a


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schedule we can live with). We are now into week 7 of our Fall semester and next week is midterms.

Now, if you’re the type of student that is like me, you’re already starting to panic. Or maybe you have already formed a study partner or a study group for all your midterms exams and have everything all under control. Well, for those that do not have everything all under control, why not try the tutoring center for some extra help? Karen is my go to person with all things academic, especially math. She has never steered me wrong yet. She is a wealth of knowledge and if she doesn’t know the answer, she will research it and find it for you.

Some of the tutors are actually professors and are so very nice, patient and kind. (Now you all know I am all about being kind!) There is a dedicated staff and there are student tutors as well; these students are smart. All these people are very familiar with the material and are willing to help you understand it. Now if you need to get some help ,you can drop in and see if someone is available to help you. That is how I usually do it. You can also call first and see if there is a tutor available in the subject you need help in; the phone number is 741-5535. The last option is you can go to My SMCC, My Learning and click on the Learning Commons tap that fits your needs.

There is a writing center for your essays – drop ins are always welcome but there is also a sign-up sheet for those of you who dare not risk having to wait. The writing center, along with the tutoring center is part of the Learning Commons, aka SMCC library.
The Learning Center is open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (with the exception of the 3rd Friday of the month when the Learning Commons is closed for a staff meeting); closed Saturday; and open Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Everyone is there to help! They are all super nice and will try and get you the answers you need as quickly as possible. I would never have survived here without the extremely helpful, nice and kind people in the Learning Commons. Give them a chance and let them help you!

Now it is your turn – please tell me your random acts of kindness sightings! Maybe you witnessed a random act of Kindness on campus, or maybe you were the recipient of one. Could it be you were the giver and want to share your story? Whatever the kindness is, I want to hear it. Please drop me an email at
Kindness never goes out of style!

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