Drop-in tutoring and peer tutoring is available to students for free.
There are many opportunities for students to receive help with their classes. Below is a list of the different types of tutoring help available, including a short explanation. All these services are free to CVCC curriculum students.
Learning Skills Specialists (Drop-In Tutoring)
Drop-in tutoring is a free service provided by the Learning Assistance Center where curriculum students may drop by and receive help in math, science, English, writing and more. No appointment is needed.
Learning Skills Specialists are available at various times during operating hours to assist students with their studies. Any student, regardless of class average, may stop by and get help.
Math, accounting and science help is available in the LAC located on the first floor of the CAD building, room CAD 148.
English, reading and writing help is available in the Writing Center located on the second floor (library) of the CAD building in room CAD 234.
Peer tutoring, when available, is provided to any CVCC curriculum student who is retaking a class or has a grade average of "80" or below. If you find yourself in this situation, please stop by the LAC and talk with Cindy Ly, Tutor Coordinator, about getting a one-on-one peer tutor. This is a free service to our students.
Follow these math tips for a successful tutoring session:
- First, read the section(s) in which you are having trouble.
- Attempt as many of the problems as you can throughout the assignment before dropping by the LAC.
- Bring specific questions and all attempted work with you to the tutoring session.
This service is to help curriculum students with concepts, not homework.
E-Help (Online Math and Accounting Assistance)
Students who are unable to visit the Learning Assistance Center during operating hours may receive tutoring services in Math and Accounting online through the E-Help service. This service is available to all CVCC curriculum students at no charge.
E-Help is an online tutoring assistance program that allows students to submit questions related to specific concepts regarding their current Math or Accounting curriculum course. All requests for tutoring by students must be accompanied by a Help Request Form describing the topic or concept. Click on the link below to access the request form.
Students will be able to
- submit questions concerning math and/or accounting topics and concepts that need clarification
- receive guidance in reviewing their work on attempted problems that resulted in incorrect answers
- request assistance in problem solving.
The e-tutors will provide feedback that will help students improve their problem-solving skills. The E-help math and accounting assistance program is not intended to serve as a homework hotline. Rather, information shared between the e-tutor and the student should help gauge understanding and provide explanation to the student through exploring the concepts related to the question at hand.
Typically, e-tutors are available Monday through Friday (Monday through Thursday in the summer semester) to review questions. Responses will be returned within 36 hours, Students should allow more than 36 hours for a response to questions submitted on weekends. For the best level of response by the e-tutor, all essential information related to the question should be included in the Help Request Form.