Tutoring at NOVA

NOVA's Tutoring Centers offer two types of services: in-person at our campus centers and virtual tutoring via Zoom. To schedule an appointment for tutoring, you can either click on the link below or log in to MyNOVA and access EAB Navigate. 

In addition to appointments, the centers also provide walk-in services. If you're on campus and need help, feel free to drop by the center. We can connect you with a tutor or assist you in scheduling an appointment for later.

Request a Tutoring Appointment

Scheduling a NOVA Tutoring Appointment

NOVA Tutoring Overview

The benefits of tutoring include:

  • Understand lectures and reading material
  • Prepare you for tests
  • Develop a learning style or good study habits
  • Improve attitude toward the subject area
  • Provide intensive practice for skills and knowledge
  • Improve self-confidence

NOVA tutors help you accomplish your goals of academic success by providing the following:

  • One-on-one tutoring
  • Citation review services
  • Subject-specific workshops
  • Small group study sessions
  • Time management and study skills assistance
  • Assessment Preparation
  • Embedded tutoring
  • Academic resources

Guidelines and Hours

Appointment Guidelines

  • Students may schedule up to two (2) tutoring appointments per week per subject. Appointments may be made up to two weeks in advance.
  • Appointments for courses must be made using a subject-based service. Appointments made using the "academic skills" function for course-based work will be required to reschedule. (Academic skills appointments are only for non-course-based essays or learning study skills.)
  • Appointments cannot be scheduled for the same subject back-to-back to ensure equal opportunity to time slots.
  • Please be respectful of your tutors' time by arriving on time. Tutors will leave after a 15-minute wait and mark the student as a "no-show."
  • If you cannot attend your appointment, please cancel by going to the online scheduling system, Navigate, or emailing the campus where you scheduled the tutoring appointment.

Hours of Operation

NOVA tutoring is available for in-person and virtual appointments, as well as email responses during the hours of:

  • Monday - Thursday: - 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
  • Friday: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.

Tutoring Locations

Academic Success Center

Rhonda Stallings, Coordinator

5000 Dawes Avenue
Bisdorf AA Building, Room 229
Alexandria, VA 22311-5097

Alexandria Tutoring Services Blog

ESL & World Language Center

Brian Adler, Coordinator
CFH Building, Room 408

Math & Science Center

Burak Sandicki
CFH Building, Room 405

Reading & Writing Center

Courtney Keys
CFH Building, Room 409

8333 Little River Turnpike
CFH Building, 4th Floor
Annandale, VA 554354

Annandale Tutoring Services Blog

Academic Support Center

Jeremy Ruane

Writing Center

Jeremy Ruane, Coordinator

21220 Campus Drive
LR Building, Room 205
Sterling, VA 20164-8699

Loudoun Tutoring Services Blog

Manassas Tutoring Center

D'Layna Blauvelt

10950 Campus Drive
MH Building, Room 318
Manassas, VA 20109-2399

Academic Success Center

Emily Miller, Coordinator

6699 Springfield Center Drive
Room 106
Springfield, VA 22150-1913

Woodbridge Tutoring Center

Position Vacant
Coordinator of Academic and Tutoring Services

2645 College Drive
WV Building G, Room 118
Woodbridge, VA 22191-4099

For information about tutoring and how to request help, contact Tutoring@nvcc.edu


FREE 24x7 Online Tutoring for many NOVA Courses

You can also access 24/7 live online tutoring from Tutor.com by clicking the link in your Canvas course. Tutor.com is a national service used by many colleges and universities. They have live tutors available for many NOVA courses and match their tutors to ours. You can chat now with a LIVE tutor during Drop-in Tutoring, have writing reviewed by a tutor in the Writing Center, meet with a LIVE tutor in the future during a Scheduled Tutoring Session, and more. There is also a mobile app for Tutor.com online tutoring.

When you access Tutor.com through CANVAS, you'll be able to:

  • Connect with over 3,000 qualified tutors
  • View replays of previous sessions
  • Drop off an essay for review and feedback
  • Save your favorite tutors and see their schedule of availability
  • Access services from your mobile phone or tablet
  • Access online tutoring directly from CANVAS.
  • Accounting, Economics, and Finance – 4:00 pm – 1:00 am, seven days a week
  • Nursing and Allied Health – 8:00 pm – Midnight, Sunday-Thursday
  • All other subjects – 24 hours a day, seven days a week

See How It Works

If you want to see how Tutor.com works, check out the following links.

Need Help with Tutor.com? Contact studentsupport@tutor.com.

VCCS Courses Currently Aligned with Tutor.com

  • Accounting, Economics, and Finance – 4:00 pm – 1:00 am, seven days a week
  • Nursing and Allied Health – 8:00 pm – Midnight, Sunday-Thursday
  • All others – 24 hours a day, seven days a week