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Important Information

In accordance with CDC guidelines regarding social distancing, all NOVA’s Tutoring Centers will be offering remote tutoring services only, beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

If you are taking MTT you can get remote help through the Master Math Lab Staff.

NOVA Tutors can help with your NOVA courses for FREE!

To request an appointment over Zoom with one of our NOVA tutors, click the below link or login to MyNOVA to access EAB Navigate:

Request Online Services

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.

We care about your academic writing!

Option 1: Use the link above to request a one-on-one tutoring session on Zoom for live feedback.

Option 2: If you’d like written feedback on your paper, you can submit it along with a copy of your assignment guidelines for review. No appointment is necessary. A NOVA tutor will review your paper and give you feedback within three instructional days. If you decide you want more assistance, you can always schedule a one-on-one Zoom session after the review. Submit your completed document and guidelines to tutoring@nvcc.edu or click the link below:

Please use your NOVA student email and include your name, NOVA ID number, name of the class, and the professor's instructions regarding this assignment.

Submit a Paper for Review

Hours of Operation

NOVA tutoring is available for appointments, paper reviews, and email response during the following hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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