Winston-Salem State University Debuts New Online Tutoring Service for Students

Winston-Salem State University, the historically Black educational institution in North Carolina, has announced access to a new online tutoring and coaching platform for all enrolled students. The university has contracted with UpSwing to provide the service. The online service has hundreds of coaches and tutors who specialize in almost any discipline taught at the university. The service, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, will be free to all enrolled students at Winston-Salem State University.

Derick Virgil, associate dean of academic services in University College and Lifelong Learning, stated that “this partnership will provide students access to support beyond our hours of operations. Now, students can receive help with their classes wherever they are at the time. This is especially beneficial to our online and distance learning students but also to any WSSU student who needs extra help.”

Dr. Virgil joined the staff at the university in 2008. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in English and Afro-American literature from North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. He earned a Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy analysis at the University of Missouri.

UpSwing claims that colleges that use their service see a 10 percent increase in retention rates. A video about the service can be seen below.


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