Having trouble understanding course content, reading textbooks, preparing for tests, or writing papers? Need help making a good paper great? The Tutoring Center can help! We offer free, one-on-one or small-group tutoring for any course HCC has to offer, as well as supplemental instruction and learning coaches. Drop in and meet with a tutor, or, if one is not available, you can make an appointment for up to two weeks in advance. Tutoring is available during day and evening hours; call for more information. Stuck at home or having trouble when the Tutoring Center is closed? Check out online tutoring.
Holyoke Community College is a partner in the Northeast eTutoring Consortium, enabling us to provide online tutoring support for all our students. As a HCC student, you have ongoing access to online professional tutoring services in the following areas:
• Math (from the developmental level through Calculus II)
• Biology (including Anatomy & Physiology)
• Information Literacy (and Research Methods)
• Anatomy and Physiology
Ready to get started? Go to HCC's online tutoring page here.
Supplemental Instruction (SI) offers academic assistance in the critical first six weeks and throughout the semester to students in traditionally challenging courses. In an informal peer-directed study sessions, students compare notes, discuss course content, develop organizational skills and share test-taking strategies.
Feeling overwhelmed by your coursework? You may benefit from weekly sessions with a learning coach, a specialist who teaches you strategies to improve reading comprehension, math problem solving, and writing skills. Your coach will focus on time management, note-taking, organization, test anxiety, study skills, and critical thinking. With this level of one-on-one support, you can easily stay on track and succeed academically.
Small group instruction is offered throughout the academic year on topics designed to improve a student' s progress at the college. Topics include stress management, assertiveness, note-taking and test preparation. Schedules and announcements for these events are posted on college bulletin boards and are often published in the Phoenix.