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Learning Center FAQs

Learning Center FAQs

Review the FAQs for HACC's Learning Center. Contact us with any additional questions.


Why should I use the Learning Center?

You should use the Learning Center because:

  • It is free.
  • You can gain a better understanding of course material.
  • You can possibly earn a higher grade.

 

When does HACC hold tutoring sessions? 

Check the campus schedule.

 

Do I need to schedule an appointment?

No, you do not need to schedule an appointment. Tutoring is available on a walk-in basis.

 

Who are the tutors?

The Learning Center includes two types of tutors:

  • Professional tutors —These tutors hold at least a bachelor's degree. They may be adjunct instructors on campus.
  • Peer tutors —These are students who have successfully completed the course(s).

 

How can I maximize my tutoring session?

You should:

  • Bring all necessary class items. These include textbook, assignment, calculator, notes, handouts, flash drive and your own work.
  • Bring your HACCid. You will use your HACCid to sign in and sign out.
  • Come a few days before the assignment is due.
  • Allow for a 20 to 30 minute session. Lengthy or involved topics may take more than one session.
  • Be an active participant during the tutoring sessions. Take notes and ask questions.
  • Come prepared. Complete the assignment to the best of your ability before meeting with a tutor.
  • Write down specific questions.

 

What does the tutor do?

The tutor can review your work and help you improve. Tutors can also help you discover useful learning strategies.

The tutor is not able to:

  • Do the work for you
  • Guarantee you will receive a certain grade

 

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
  • Highlight important concepts

 

What kind of writing help can I get?

Writing tutors can:

  • Help you plan and focus your paper
  • Suggest ways of clarifying thesis statements and arguments
  • Suggest ways of strengthening conclusions
  • Point out repeated grammatical, mechanical and punctuation errors
  • Provide guidance with documentation
  • Provide references to textbooks and electronic sources

Tutors do not provide editing or proofreading services.

 

What other services and resources are available?

The Learning Center provides Software packages on the Learning Center's computers. You can use these software packages at your convenience.

You can also find informational handouts on a variety of learning skills. These include note-taking, time management, study tips and test preparation.

 

What is SMARTHINKING?

SMARTHINKING is:

  • An online tutoring service
  • Free for all registered HACC students

SMARTHINKING offers tutoring in:

  • Math —all levels
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Chemistry
  • Spanish
  • Writing for all subjects

Visit your campus Learning Center for login information.