Academic Center for Excellence

Fall 2012

Welcome!

The Academic Center for Excellence is your free tutoring resource. There is something here for everyone and I encourage you to take advantage of the resources, technology and the physical space to study. ACE offers free tutoring in math, writing, accounting, the sciences, ESL and computers. Our professional and student tutors are knowledgeable, friendly and waiting to help you. Together, the ACE tutors and staff are committed to supporting NVCC students and helping you succeed. Visit us on the fifth floor of Ekstrom Hall, E500, to familiarize yourself with our services and facilities. Come and see us soon; we look forward to getting to know you!

The ACE System - How to use the ACE

Here’s how to get started. Log into the computer stationed at the front desk. Enter your banner identification number. Select your course and the reason for visiting the ACE. A basket of cards is located next to the login computer. The cards are color coded and specific to each tutoring area.MATH - ORANGE - “I love math but I need Help” cards - Take an orange HELP card and take a sit at any math table. When you need a tutor, place the orange card in an upright position and a math tutor will be over to assist you as soon as possible.SCIENCE - BLUE - Take a BLUE help card and take a sit in the science exploration zone. When you need a tutor, place the blue card in the upright position and a science tutor will be over to assist you as soon as possible.COMPUTER - YELLOW - Take a YELLOW help card and take any seat. When you need a tutor, place the yellow card in the upright position and an available computer tutor will be over to assist you. Always check the computer tutoring schedule so you can come in when tutors are working.WRITING -PINK - Take a pink help card and take a sit in the Writing Center. When you need a tutor, place the pink card in the upright position and an available writing tutor will be over to assist. It is ALWAYS best to make an appointment for a writing session. Call 203-596-8717 for yours today.If, at any point, you need help, go to the front desk to speak with Penny Austin or see the ACE Director, Kathy Taylor. We’re here to help you!

We're here to help you.

Monday - Tuesday, 8 am - 8 pm; Wednesday - Thursday, 8 am - 7 pm; Friday, 8 am - 4 pm; Saturday, 10 am - 3 pm; Sunday, 12 pm - 4 pm.