IMPORTANT: In keeping with the recommendations of the CDC and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, HCC is limiting campus foot traffic in order to maximize social distancing and keep our staff and students healthy. We are moving our student support services to phone, email, and other remote interactive options, including Zoom, Webex, and Google chat.
As we make these preparations, please take advantage of the online tutoring available at tutor.com. We will make updates here shortly. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we make this transition.
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 weekday and evening hours. Stuck at home or having trouble when the Tutoring Center is closed? Check out our 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 an 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.
Supplemental instruction offers academic assistance in the critical first six weeks, and throughout the semester to students in traditionally challenging courses. In 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.
Workshops & Seminars
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.