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Faculty Teaching Toolbox: Free face to face tutoring

The Faculty Teaching Toolbox is a resource for faculty and staff that provides an introduction to some of the many instructional support services offered by Austin Community College.

What Tutoring and Academic Help is Available at ACC?

ACC Learning Labs offer free Tutoring and Academic Help for ACC students. Services include:

  • Homework help
  • Free professional tutoring
  • Study spaces
  • Computer access with assistive technology
  • Test preparation for assessments - TSI, Math, ESOL, Biology
  • Supplemental instruction with student leaders
  • Student study skills workshops
  • Handouts and study aids
  • Specialized computer software and applications

How do my students access Face to Face Tutoring?

Face to Face Tutoring Services are available at each ACC Campus Learning Lab for both walk-in help and help by appointment.

  • Hours for each location 
  • Use the Learning Lab's large central area or reserve a study room
  • Riverside Campus Learning Lab also has tutors who are fluent in American Sign Language to assist students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

What Do I Tell My Students?

  • All ACC students are eligible for tutoring in the ACC courses in which they are currently enrolled. This includes prospective students studying for the TSI Assessment. 
  • Each Learning Lab location operates on a drop-in basis; an appointment is NOT necessary.
  • Upon arrival, sign in by swiping your ACC student ID card or entering your ACCeID number at the sign-in computer. Then, ask a staff member about seeing a tutor or using a computer.
  • If you are traveling a long distance to see a tutor for a specialized area, call ahead to check tutoring availability.
  • The best time to go to the Learning Lab is as soon as you need help or want to talk to a tutor about course material -- the earlier in the semester, the better.
  • Bring assignments from your instructors, textbooks, handouts from your classes, class notes, or any other course material you wish to discuss.
  • A maximum of 15 pages per day can be printed in the Learning Lab.
  • Study groups may reserve the group-study rooms in the various Learning Labs. You also can request a tutor-facilitated study group. 

How can students use Face to Face Tutoring?

Following are just a few of the subjects tutored in the ACC Learning Labs. For specific availability of tutoring in your ACC course or program, see tutoring schedules.

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English/Writing Skills
  • ESOL
  • Foreign Languages (Spanish, German, French, Russian, Japanese)
  • Mathematics
  • Pharmacology Dosage Calculations
  • Physics
  • Reading/Study Skills
  • Statistics

SAC Learning Lab

What Study Skills Workshops are Available?

Free online workshops are available to improve student study skills:

  • Developing Critical Reading Skills
  • Developing Effective Paragraphs
  • Taking Effective Notes
  • Writing an Effective Thesis Statement
  • Conquering Test Anxiety
  • Goal Setting and Time Management
  • Stress Management


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