Online Tutoring

Fall 2021 Online Tutoring Hours (8/26 to 12/15): Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and Friday-Saturday, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Schedule an online, one-on-one 45 minute appointment with ACC tutors

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Please review the online session tips below before scheduling your appointment. For more information about our in-person campus tutoring options, visit our main page.

Have a quick question for an ACC tutor, or questions about scheduling a longer appointment with a tutor? Try our 10 Minute Tutor Chat option

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Tutors are available in the chat during our Fall Session hours: Monday to Thursday, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, & Friday & Saturday, 9:00 am-2:00 pm

Submit an essay, written assignment, or a Blackboard discussion post for review by an ACC tutor

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Tutors will begin reviewing papers during the Fall Session (8/26 to 12/14) Monday to Thursday, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm & Friday, 9:00-2:00; any material submitted outside these hours will be reviewed on the next business day. If you experience a technical problem when submitting your essay, please email as-tutors@acc.commnet.edu.

Tips to get the most out of your live, online Tutoring Session

Prepare for your online tutoring session, as well as all other online school-related meetings, as you would in real life. Getting ready to work remotely with a tutor ahead of time will put you in the right headspace to be productive.

  1. Test out how to use Microsoft Teams ahead of time (take a look at pages 6-7 of our Microsoft Teams instructions here). Make sure your camera and microphone are working. This will help you avoid wasting time during your session.
  2. If your computer does not have a camera, you can still work with a tutor in Microsoft Teams via chat or phone.
  3. Share class materials (assignment descriptions or work you have already started) with the tutor, especially writing assignments (see pages 2-3 of these instructions).
  4. Think about what you want from your tutoring session. Do not be afraid to let the tutor know what you want to accomplish during your session.
  5. Before your session, close any unnecessary tabs from your browser window and other material you have been working on—this ensures that only the intended content is seen.
  6. If you are using a cellphone to access Microsoft Teams, please be sure it is resting on a stable surface and positioned so that the tutor can see your face. Trying to hold your phone in front of you or move around during your session causes a lot of visual disruption for the tutor.
  7. Mute Your Microphone: When in a video session with the tutor, make it a habit to mute your microphone unless you are speaking—think of it as a “push-to-speak” button. Echoes and other audio disruptions are more likely to occur when all participants in a session have mics on at the same time.
  8. Leave the Keyboard and Cellphone Alone: Unless you are trading messages with the tutor in Microsoft Teams, trying to multi-task during your session will prevent you from devoting your full attention to the meeting. It may also keep you from hearing important instructions or information provided by the tutor.
  9. No Food: Try to eat a snack before your session. Eating during the session is distracting to you and the tutor.
  10. Beware of your surroundings: While we know it can be difficult to find a quiet space to work, background noise (pets, the television, other people etc.) makes it difficult for you and the tutor to concentrate (see page 3 of this document).
  11. Consider turning on closed captioning during your video session so you don’t miss anything the tutor is saying (see page 4 of this document for instructions).
  12. Keep track of the time. Tutoring sessions are scheduled back to back, so make sure to work on the most important parts of your assignments first.