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Learning Center FAQs

  • WHY SHOULD I USE THE LEARNING CENTER?
    Why not? It’s free, and it’s an opportunity to gain further understanding of course material and possibly earn a higher grade.
  • WHEN IS TUTORING AVAILABLE?
    Check the campus schedule for details of availability.
  • DO I NEED TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT FOR TUTORING?
    No, tutoring is available on a walk-in basis.
  • WHO ARE THE TUTORS?
    Professional tutors hold at least a bachelor’s degree, and may be adjunct instructors on campus. Peer tutors are students who have successfully completed the course(s).
  • WHAT KIND OF MATH HELP CAN I GET?
    Tutors can help you work through problems that are similar to ones on homework or review sheets, strengthen computation skills, practice problem solving, and highlight important concepts and material.
  • WHAT KIND OF WRITING HELP CAN I GET?
    Tutors can help you plan and focus your paper, suggest ways of clarifying thesis statements and arguments or strengthen conclusions, point out repeated grammatical, mechanical, and punctuation errors, provide guidance with documentation, and provide references to textbooks and electronic sources. Tutors do not provide editing or proofreading services.
  • WHAT OTHER SERVICES & RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE?
    Numerous software packages are available on Center computers for students to use at their convenience. Informational handouts on a variety of learning skills, such as note-taking, time management, study tips, and test preparation are also available.
  • WHAT IS SMARTHINKING?
    Smarthinking is an online tutoring service provided for free for all currently registered HACC students. It offers tutoring in math (all levels), economics, accounting, chemistry, Spanish, and writing for all subjects. For login information, visit your campus Learning Center.

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