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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
- 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.
- If your computer does not have a camera, you can still work with a tutor in Microsoft Teams via chat or phone.
- Share class materials (assignment descriptions or work you have already started) with the tutor, especially writing assignments (see pages 2-3 of these instructions).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- No Food: Try to eat a snack before your session. Eating during the session is distracting to you and the tutor.
- 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).
- 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).
- 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.