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Tutoring FAQs

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Tutoring FAQs

Why should I use HACC’s free  tutoring services?

  • HACC students report tutoring helps master course material and become more confident in the academic skills.
  • 50% of students receiving tutoring have a 3.0 GPA or higher!

When does HACC hold tutoring sessions?

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 tutoring centers are staffed by 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) and have been recommended by at least two faculty members.

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.
  • Write down specific questions ahead of time.
  • Bring your HACC ID. You will use your HACC ID to sign in and sign out.
  • Come a few days before the assignment is due.
  • 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.

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 resources are available?

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

Click here for information on how to access SMARTHINKING.

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