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Diane Donovan
Director, Academic Support



West Campus,
Room W110

Fall + Spring Hours

Mon + Tues:
9:30 am – 8:00 pm

Wed + Thu:
9:30 am – 6:00 pm

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Tutoring via Teams

To accompany our many online classes, we are excited to be able to offer Subject Tutoring, PASS Tutoring,  and Writing Tutoring via Microsoft Teams as well as on campus. Most tutoring is by appointment, which guarantees that your tutor will be available for you, no waiting or sharing.

Please read below to see how easy it is to make an appointment!

How To Access Teams

If this is your first time using Teams, you should:

  1. Download and install Teams for free on your computer. Also available on the Apple App Store or Google Play for your mobile device. It is recommended that you install the Teams client on your computer, and not just use the browser version. However Chrome, Firefox, or Edge are supported. Safari on macOS is not recommended.
  2. To use Teams use your NetID and password (Forgot your NetID password?)
  3. Click to join the VLC Tutoring TeamTutoring
  4. Click to join the VLC Writing Center TeamWriting
  5. For a video on how to find the Virtual Learning Commons scroll down to below!

How to get help from a Tutor

  1. By appointment, which guarantees your time with a tutor:
    1. Click on the yellow Make An Appointment button on this page
    2. Enter your NetID and password when requested
    3. On the appointment page, choose the subject you want to work on and decide whether you want to meet on campus or virtually online
    4. Select a convenient appointment time for the location you prefer (campus or online)
  2. Drop-in on campus, if a tutor is available: 
    1. Come to West 110 and ask the staff on duty if a tutor is available.
  3. Submit a paper for written review and feedback: 
    1. Click on the yellow Submit a Paper button on this page
    2. Upload your paper and assignment
    3. You will receive your paper back with comments and suggestions
    4. You may resubmit your paper for a second review after you make the recommended changes

For more information on how to book tutoring appointments, please watch the following video:

Tutoring Schedule

Use the “Make an Appointment” button below to schedule an appointment on the myPATH Portal

Subject   Mon.   Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri.
Accounting By appointment Drop in hours to be announced * * * * *
Biology By appointment Drop in hours to be announced * * * * *
Chemistry By appointment Drop in hours to be announced * * * * *
Computer Science By appointment Drop in hours to be announced * * * * *
Economics By appointment Drop in hours to be announced * * * * *
Engineering By appointment Drop in hours to be announced * * * * *
Mathematics By appointment Drop in hours to be announced * * * * *
Physics By appointment Drop in hours to be announced * * * * *

** Additional hours to be announced **

(NetID required)

Writing Center Schedule

Need help with writing? Choose what works best for you, either an appointment with an NCC tutor or eTutoring asynchronous feedback.

Use the “Make an Appointment” button to schedule through Symplicity. Appointments are available during the following times:

Subject Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
Any 9am -12pm

4pm – 7pm

9:30am – 12:30pm

5pm – 8pm

10am – 1 pm 10am – 1pm  TBA TBA
ESL 5pm – 8pm 11am – 3pm  1pm – 4pm TBA TBA

** Additional hours to be announced **


The NCC Tutoring Services Center is a comfortable academic environment where students may come to receive extra help and support with classwork and writing assignments. Students are encouraged to think logically and work through problems, so that their understanding of the subject material is strengthened.  Subject tutors are primarily peers, while writing tutors are professionals.  Both are carefully selected and trained to deliver the best tutoring possible.

We strive to help students become more confident with both their subject matter and writing assignments.

The NCC Tutoring Services Center and its student tutors are internationally certified through the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA).  This certification speaks to the high quality and training of our tutors. To learn more about CRLA certification, visit www.crla.net.

Tutoring Areas


English as a
Second Language



Foreign Languages







Other subjects upon request

Our tutors will:

  • Help you to understand an assignment
  • Ask questions to help you think out your problem
  • Explain concepts thoroughly so you can correct your errors
  • Help you develop proficient study skills
  • Work with you on all aspects of your writing, from assignments to transfer essays

Our tutors will NOT:

  • Although they can supplement classroom instruction, tutors cannot teach new material when you have missed class.
  • Tutors cannot do your homework for you.
  • Tutors will not help with take-home exams.

Tutoring Center Policies

  • All tutoring must take place in the Tutoring Services Center, Writing Center or other designated areas.
  • The Tutoring Services Center is an academic area, for the purpose of quiet study and tutoring assistance.
  • The Tutoring Services Center computers are to be used for tutoring purposes only.
  • NO FOOD OR DRINKS are allowed in the Center, for the protection of everyone’s property.

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