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Diane Donovan
Director, Academic Support Services



West Campus,
Room W110

Fall + Spring Hours

Monday – Thursday:
9:30 am – 8:00 pm

Friday – Saturday:
10:00 am – 3:00 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 using the Virtual Learning Commons (VLC)

  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
    4. Select a convenient appointment time
  2. Drop-in, if a tutor is available: 
    1. Log in to Teams
    2. Go to the Teams section of the app and choose the VLC as your team (see logo to the right)Teams group logo
    3. Click on the General Room
    4. Announce yourself by typing your name and the subject you want to work on
    5. A VLC staff member will check periodically to see if any tutors are available

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

Spring 2021 Tutoring Schedule

Use the “Make an Appointment” button below to schedule through Symplicity

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 * * * * *

* Drop-in hours for Spring 2021 semester to be announced 

(NetID required)

Spring 2021 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 11:00am – 3:00pm 9:30am – 4:00pm


5:00pm – 8:00pm

10:00am – 1:00pm 9:30am – 3:00pm 10:00am – 1:00pm 10:00am – 2:00pm
ESL 4:00pm – 6:00pm 3:00pm – 6:00pm 5:00pm – 8:00pm 4:00pm – 6:00pm


Need help with a writing assignment? Don’t have time to make an appointment? Submit a draft of your paper to a tutor, ask for specific feedback, and receive a detailed response within 48 hours.

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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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