Staff and Tutors
Ronald Claxton is the Associate Director of Advising and Academic Support. His responsibilities are shared between the Office of Advising and the ASC. After 30 years with the college, Mr. Claxton continues his commitment to ensuring student success.
Thomas Cole is the Assistant Director of the Academic Support Center and has been at Southwest since 2015. He possesses over eight years of experience in tutoring academic and professional forms of undergraduate, graduate, and professional writing. He also has taught undergraduate composition and literature for nearly ten years. He graduated from Rhodes College with a Bachelor of Arts in English and German. At the University of Florida, he earned both a Master of Arts in English as well as a Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies. Mr. Cole brings his teaching, tutoring, and administrative experience to Southwest and its students.
Kenneth Foster is a laboratory technician and College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA)-certified Master Tutor for the ASC in the fields of Math and Physics.
Roxanna McCommon is the Coordinator for the Academic Support Center. Mrs. McCommon has over 9 years of experience in education and for the past six years has served as an educator for Shelby County Schools. She was a Fulbright Scholar from 2009-2011 where she taught in Vienna, Austria. She also served as Coordinator for the Supplemental Services Program at New Vision Inc. in Nashville, TN where she led a team of tutors and tripled enrollment for New Vision's tutoring program. Mrs. McCommon's leadership skills along with her passion for students have driven her success and have led her to serve her at Southwest Tennessee Community College. She earned her Bachelor of Arts at Belmont University and her Masters of Arts from the University of Memphis.
The ASC staff tutor in several content areas including English and Mathematics, as well as Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering Technology, Information Technology, Physics, and Spanish. ASC locations vary on the availability of tutoring in some of these content areas. For additional information on tutoring for specific courses, contact individual ASC locations.
Note: To sort the information shown in the table below, select the respective column heading. Many tutors tutor in more than one subject area. Tutoring availability by course title is available in the schedule feature or by calling the ASC location.
|Accounting||Union Avenue Campus||Aurelia K.|
|Accounting||Whitehaven Center||Aurelia K.|
|Culinary Arts||Macon Cove Campus||Lauren S.|
|English||Maxine A. Smith Center||Carolyn W. (Peer)|
|English||Maxine A. Smith Center||Chante D. (Peer)|
|English||Maxine A. Smith Center||Timothy R.|
|English||Whitehaven Center||Cicely C.|
|English||Whitehaven Center||Ora H.|
|Mathematics||Gill Center||Mattie J.|
|Mathematics||Macon Cove Campus||Bill H.|
|Mathematics||Macon Cove Campus||Kenneth F.|
|Mathematics||Macon Cove Campus||Matthew T.|
|Mathematics||Macon Cove Campus||Ron P.|
|Mathematics||Maxine A. Smith Center||Carolyn W. (Peer)|
|Mathematics||Maxine A. Smith Center||Chante D. (Peer)|
|Mathematics||Maxine A. Smith Center||Elizabeth P.|
|Mathematics||Union Avenue Campus||Chemella B.|
|Mathematics||Union Avenue Campus||Dean L.
|Mathematics||Union Avenue Campus||Edgar S.
|Mathematics||Union Avenue Campus||Janet L.
|Mathematics||Union Avenue Campus||Michael L.|
|Mathematics||Union Avenue Campus||Robert C.|
|Mathematics||Whitehaven Center||Bryant L.|
|Natural Sciences||Macon Cove Campus||Erin C.|
|Natural Sciences||Macon Cove Campus||Fred F.|
|Natural Sciences||Macon Cove Campus||Jackee P.|
|Natural Sciences||Macon Cove Campus||Jamal S.|
|Natural Sciences||Macon Cove Campus||Terrill W.|
|Natural Sciences||Union Avenue Campus||Arlene H.
|Natural Sciences||Union Avenue Campus||Barbara S.|
|Office Technology||Union Avenue Campus||Chermekie W.
|Office Technology||Union Avenue Campus||Kitty B.|
|Spanish||Macon Cove Campus||Martha Y.|
|Writing/English||Macon Cove Campus||Bonnie S.|
|Writing/English||Macon Cove Campus||Glenda V.|
|Writing/English||Macon Cove Campus||Isra H.
|Writing/English||Macon Cove Campus||Jonathan B.
|Writing/English||Macon Cove Campus||Sean B.
|Writing/English||Macon Cove Campus||Sydney H.
|Writing/English||Macon Cove Campus||Tamara B.|
|Writing/English||Union Avenue Campus||Margarita K.
|Writing/English||Union Avenue Campus||Mia S.
|Writing/English||Union Avenue Campus||Shirley G.
|Writing/English||Union Avenue Campus||Shirley L.|