Staff and Tutors

Meet the Academic Support Center (ASC) staff and tutors.

Staff

Ronald Claxton

Ronald Claxton
Title: Associate Director
Location: Macon Cove Campus, Bornblum Library, Room 116
Phone: 901-333-4945
Email: rclaxton@southwest.tn.edu

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

Thomas Cole
Title: Assistant Director
Location: Macon Cove Campus, Bornblum Library, Room 114
Phone: 901-333-4107
Email: tcole18@southwest.tn.edu

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

Kenneth Foster
Title: Laboratory Technician
Location: Macon Cove Campus, Bornblum Library, Room 118
Phone: 901-333-4135
Email: kfoster@southwest.tn.edu

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

Roxanna McCommon
Title: Coordinator
Location: Union Avenue Campus, Parrish Library, Room 278
Phone: 901-333-5358
Email: rhmccommon@southwest.tn.edu

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.

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Tutors

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.

Schedule
Subject ASC Location Tutor
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.

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