Learning Assistance and Tutoring
All group and individual tutoring appointments will be conducted via the Zoom platform. Visit our student services page for current information on how to access the services you need from home.
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.
The LAC has started accepting tutoring applications for the Fall 2021 semester. LAC will provide hybrid tutoring in Biology, Chemistry, and Nursing in fall 2021. Tutoring in all other courses will be online.
Drop-in Tutoring (Virtual)
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 and Zoom link are available on the portal. Students will need to log into MyHCC to access.
Students who qualify for Student Support Services (SSS) will be considered for one-on-one tutoring for most credit courses.
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 Note: This MUST be completed before requesting a tutor!
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, Math 128, Math 105, Math 141, and Math 153. Check out our Math Videos.
Skills Workshops & Math Review
LAC provides assistance with study skills during its Writing drop-in hours to boost essential skills such as taking notes, test taking, memory building, writing research papers, and time management. In addition, the LAC's valuable, hour-long Math review sessions correspond with particular units in HCC math courses, and they help to prepare students for their unit tests.
Check the LAC for Math Review Sessions, and Write Room (English) drop- in schedule for study skill service.
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.