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Learning Assistance and Tutoring

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Want to improve your study skills or get help with a particular subject? That's why we're here. 

At the Learning Assistance Center (LAC), we provide academic support services to all credit students enrolled at Howard Community College who wish to become more successful, efficient and independent learners. Scheduled tutoring is available in most credit courses offered at the college for one hour each week in each course. Our tutors are both professional and peer tutors, many of whom have been certified by the College Reading and Learning Association.

Email us to make an appointment. Or find out the latest information by reading the LAC Newsletter.

Tutoring and other assistance takes many forms:
  • Skills Workshops & Math Review

    The LAC's valuable, hour-long study skills workshops are designed to boost essential skills such as test taking, memory building and time management. Math review sessions, also one hour, correspond with particular units in HCC math courses.

    Check out our workshops. Our workshops will vary, so be sure to check back each semester for the latest workshops and review sessions.

  • Scheduled Tutoring

    Individual Tutoring

    Students who qualify for the Student Support Services Program (TRIO), which is a federally funded program, are entitled for one-on-one tutoring for credit courses.

    Group Tutoring

    Scheduled group tutoring is offered for most credit courses to enrolled students. There is no cost for this service. If you are interested in receiving tutoring, please fill out and submit the following forms to our office.

    Learning Assistance Center (LAC) Registration Form

    Learning Assistance Tutoring Application Form

    We do not have or have limited tutors in the following academic areas:

    • higher levels of accounting (ACCT),
    • anthropology (ANTH),
    • higher levels of art (ARTT),
    • computer-aided design (CAD),
    • computer systems (CMSY),
    • dance (DANC),
    • Farsi (FARS),
    • Office (OFFI),
    • telecommunications (TELE), and
    • nursing (NURS).

    If we have at least five requests for tutoring in any of the following areas, we will do our best to hire tutors to meet the need:

    • aging services (AGNG),
    • Arabic (ARAB),
    • architectural and construction management (ACRM),
    • bioinformatics (BFMT),
    • biomedical engineering (BMET),
    • computer forensic (CFOR);
    • conflict resolution (CRES);
    • cooperative education (COOP);
    • culinary management (CMGT);
    • Greek (GREK);
    • Hebrew (HBRW);
    • horticulture (HORT);
    • interior design (INDS);
    • mass media (MASS);
    • photonics (PHOT);
    • Portuguese (PORT);
    • wireless communication (WCOM), and
    • women’s studies (WMST).
  • Online Writing Assistance

    The HCC Online Writing Lab (HOWL) offers online writing help, such as strategies for improving your writing skills, guidance with resources for written assignments and specific feedback on your writing. 

  • Math Video Tutorials

    The LAC now has videos to help you with Math-061, Math-067, Math 070, Math 127 and Math 128. Check out our Math Videos.

  • Drop-in Tutoring

    For students who only have a few questions or need additional help beyond their scheduled tutoring, drop-in tutoring is available in Math, English and some of the science courses. The drop-in tutoring schedule is available by the end of the third week of classes at the LAC front desk.

    Tutoring Schedule

    Fall/Spring Hours

     

    Office Hours

    Tutoring Hours

    Monday - Thursday

    8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Friday

    8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Saturday

    10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Sunday

    1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Summer/Winter Hours

     

    Office Hours

    Tutoring Hours 

    Monday - Friday

    8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

     

    Monday - Thursday

     

    12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Saturday and Sunday

    Closed

     

    For walk-in help with your writing assignments in any credit course, visit our Write Room, located inside the LAC. Bring a copy of the assignment or prompt, and any work in progress. The Write Room is open during regular tutoring hours.

  • Computer-aided Tutorials

    Computer-aided tutorials are open to all students. Tutoring software for almost all content areas, for remedial work, for skill building and for writing and word processing is readily available.

    Tutorials are available on the computers located in the Learning Assistance Center. Every effort is made to ensure that software programs being used in the English and mathematics areas as well as other academic areas are also available in the LAC.

If you are a low income student, a first-generation student or a student with documented disabilities, check out our Student Support Services Program (TRIO)
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