Learning Assistance Center (LAC)

The LAC is staffed by education specialists, professional tutors and peer tutors who provide small group and one-on-one instruction in math, learning strategies and other content areas.
NOTE: One-on-one instruction is not a private tutoring session.

The LAC also provides activities and programs designed to help students increase their confidence and independence as they work to develop their academic skills. Instructional support programs and services are available to all students.

In-Person Assistance: Fall 2020

In-person help will be available in the lower level of the Marvin Library Learning Commons for the Fall 2020 semester weekdays for math, business/accounting, writing, ESL and computer support.

NOTE: Since the building capacity is limited, students need to make an appointment 24-hours in advance for the following areas:

  • To make an appointment for math and business/accounting assistance, please contact Tasha Taylor at t.taylor@hvcc.edu or (518) 629-7230.
  • To make an appointment for writing and ESL assistance, please contact Norina Dowd at n.dowd@hvcc.edu or (518) 629-7055.

Remote Tutoring: Fall 2020

Current students who would like to connect to remote tutoring from the Learning Centers, should complete the Request for Remote Tutoring form and we will send you an invitation to a Zoom tutoring session.
Request for Remote Tutoring form

Remote tutoring for Fall 2020 is available for the following subject areas as follows:

  • Math: Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. | Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Computer: Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. | Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Writing: Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. | Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Learning Strategies: available by request
  • Accounting, Business Law, Economics, Finance, QBA and Statistics: see schedule
  • Biology, Chemistry and Physics: see schedule
  • English as a Second Language (ESL): see schedule

Once you receive your Zoom meeting ID, see the following tutorials if you need help accessing the meeting:

Please contact the appropriate area below by email with any questions:

Math: lacmath@hvcc.edu
Business, Accounting, Economics and Finance: lacbusiness@hvcc.edu
Chemistry, Biology and Physics: lacscience@hvcc.edu
Learning Strategies: a.nooney@hvcc.edu
ESL: lacesl@hvcc.edu
Writing and Research Center: writinglearningcenter@hvcc.edu
Computer Learning Center: clchelp@hvcc.edu

Support by Subject Area

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available in blackboard
Online resources from the Learning Centers in computers, math and writing are available to current students in Blackboard. Once you've logged in, go to the Community tab and you can self-enroll in the organizations.
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Sunday - Thursday: 7 p.m. - midnight
Online evening tutoring is a free service available to all registered students through STAR-NY.
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Check out the schedule
Free 50-minute workshops on a variety of topics are offered throughout the semester. Topics include calculator use, computer software, time management, research citations and much more!

Get in Touch

Learning Assistance Center
Marvin Library Learning Commons, Lower Level
Hours While Classes are in Session
Fall 2020:
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
(excluding college holidays and vacations)