Academic Support Services Centers

 

A tutor a week keeps the GPA at peak!

 

2019 Recipient of the National College Learning Center Association Frank L. Christ Outstanding Learning Center Award for Two-Year Institutions.

The Mission of the Abegail Douglas-Johnson Academic Support Services Department is to guide students to become autonomous and active learners through providing a variety of supplemental academic programs that foster growth and agency in student-centered, inclusive, and multicultural environments that are designed to meet the needs of each learner.

We strive to continually broaden, improve, and provide academic support services to better serve our students, faculty, and the college community.

To fulfill the mission and vision of Hudson County Community College, we commit ourselves to these values:

  • Integrity and Transparency: We believe that strong moral principles and honesty are essential to developing rapport with students.
  • Inclusivity and Understanding: We accept, include, and invite all students who are in need of academic guidance. We seek first to hear, not tell. To empathize, not criticize. To know before we do.
  • Student Agency: We believe that our students are the greatest stakeholders in their educational journey. Students are encouraged to become active learners and taught to self-regulate their learning experience—giving voice and choice in how they learn.
  • Grit: We don’t quit.

Locations

Free tutoring is available at all four of our centers. All four centers on both campuses are open Monday through Friday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm. All (with the exception of the Academic Foundations Math Center) are open Saturday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
JSQ Tutorial Center

Tutorial Center

71 Sip Ave, Jersey City, NJ
Lower-Level of the Gabert Library Building
(201) 360 – 4187
tc@hccc.edu

JSQ Writing Center

Writing Center

2 Enos Place, Jersey City, NJ
Room J-204
(201) 360 – 4370
wc@hccc.edu

Academic Foundations Math Center

Academic Foundations Math Center

263 Academy St., Jersey City, NJ
Room S-514
(201) 360 – 5356
afmathcenter@hccc.edu

NHC Academic Support Center

North Hudson Campus

Academic Support Center

4800 Kennedy Blvd., Union City, NJ
Room N-704
(201) 360 – 4779
nhasc@hccc.edu

Programs and Services

The Academic Support Services Centers offer free one-on-one tutoring, group tutoring, and workshops that provide students with the option to either walk-in or make an appointment ahead of time using WCOnline. WCOnline is accessible to students at their convenience on their phone, tablet, or personal computer. We also offer and encourage students to take advantage of creating recurring weekly appointments to maintain consistent tutoring sessions.

With documentation provided by the Accessibility Services Office, students with documented needs are provided additional time and one-on-one tutoring. Students will need to contact Accessibility Services at 201-360-4157.

Academic Coaches work with students individually and in groups during classes, providing them the unique opportunity to help and guide each student to develop an individualized academic plan.

The SI Leaders are assigned to Academic Foundations Math Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) classes. Based on the material that is covered in class and suggestions from the faculty, SI Leaders hold sessions to review the material so students can gain a deeper understanding of course content.

Smarthinking is an Online Tutoring service made available to students through the online portal learning management system (LMS) Canvas, at no extra cost, giving students direct access to support services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Smarthinking offers the following features:

  • Work with a Tutor or Career Coach: Connect with a live tutor on demand.
  • Submit my Writing or Career Documents: Send an essay or career document for review.
  • Submit a Question: Ask a question to be answered offline usually within 24 hours.
  • Review my Sessions and Submissions: Review previous online tutoring sessions.
  • Study Aids: Access to 1,500 mathematics tutorials, math resources, an accounting study guide, a Writer’s Handbook, and more.

Summer and Winter Enrichment Programs

T.O.P. offers Enrichment Programs for all levels of ESL, Basic Reading/Basic Writing, Basic Mathematics, and Basic Algebra, with select offerings during the winter intersession. These programs are offered to current students who took the course the previous semester and did not pass. The requirements vary by course. Visit the Transitional Opportunity Program page, for more information.

  • MyMathLab Graphing Workshop
  • Style Guide Power Trio Workshop:
    • MLA Workshop
    • APA Workshop
    • Plagiarism Workshop
  • Honors Guide to Designing a Poster Presentation Workshop
  • Anonymous Honors Poster Presentation Critique Workshop
  • College Composition I Writing Workshops
  • Typing Workshops
  • ESL Workshops (Level 0-4)
  • Exit/Final Exam Prep Workshops
Academic Support Intro

 

Words cannot express how grateful I am for all the tutors who helped me, especially since English is not my first language. I have spent countless hours doing homework and research at the center, that it has become a second home.
Gerardo Leal
Psychology AA Student