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Tutoring Services

NOVA Tutors can help with your NOVA courses for FREE!

NOVA’s Tutoring Centers offer services in-person at the campus centers listed on the left side of this page. We also offer virtual tutoring via Zoom.

To request an appointment for tutoring either in-person or via Zoom, click on the link below or login to MyNOVA to access EAB Navigate to schedule one.

The centers also provide walk-in services. If you’re on campus and need some help, drop by the center. We can connect you with a tutor or help you to make an appointment for later.

Request a Tutoring Appointment

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 tutoring@nvcc.edu.

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 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. both on campus and virtual; 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. virtual only
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. both on campus and virtual

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:

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

Scheduling a NOVA Tutoring Appointment

Tutor.com – FREE 24x7 Online Tutoring for many NOVA Courses

You can also access 24x7 live online tutoring from Tutor.com from 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 our courses. 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, 7 days a week
  • Nursing and Allied Health – 8:00 pm – Midnight, Sunday-Thursday
  • All other subjects – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

See How It Works

If you would like 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, 7 days a week
  • Nursing and Allied Health – 8:00 pm – Midnight, Sunday-Thursday
  • All others – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
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