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HACC Tutoring & Testing: Gettysburg

Gettysburg Tutoring & Testing

Welcome to Gettysburg Tutoring and Testing!

We offer free tutoring and testing services for HACC students in our Learning and Test Centers, located inside the Gettysburg Campus Learning Commons. Hours are posted to the right and more detailed information can be found in the other tabs within this box.

If you would like to contact someone in tutoring or testing, feel free to call or email us:

Facts about Tutoring

  • Tutoring is free and available on a walk-in basis!

  • We have awesome video workshops that can be found on HACC's YouTube Channel.

  • Tutors also help with basic computer skills like email, myHACC, D2L, etc.

  • Tutors are not permitted to help with any assignment marked "exam" or "test" without prior permission from the instructor.

  • Facilitated Study Groups run for BIOL 121. Check our tutoring schedule for meeting times. No appointment or sign-up needed. Just bring your notes and join us.

  • Each semester, join us for College Success: What ‘A’ Students Know, an engaging, interactive seminar that helps boost the habits it takes for a successful college career.

Interested in becoming a peer tutor on our campus?

The Tutoring Center is always on the lookout for qualified students to work as peer tutors. If you're interested, please fill out the application below and drop it off with  Amanda Hartzel in the Tutoring Center OR send it to



Gerry Lohuis

Professional Tutor

Chemistry & Algebra

Becky Abell

Professional Tutor

Algebra, Statistics, Calculus 


Brandon T.

Peer Tutor

Algebra & Trigonometry

Carolyn Reever

Professional Tutor



Linda O'Connor

Professional Tutor

All Math

Josh I.

Peer Tutor

Writing & History




Hannah U.

Peer Tutor

Algebra & Trigonometry



Rebekah L.

Peer Tutor



Sarah Z.

Peer Tutor


Tracy Anne Travis

Professional Tutor






Test Center

The Test Center provides a quiet, secure testing environment for make-up testing, accommodations testing, and testing for online learners. We are located inside the Gettysburg Campus Learning Commons.


  • All testers must present valid photo ID (driver's license, school ID, passport, etc.).

  • Cell phones, tablets, and other personal electronics are not permitted in the Test Center.

  • Children are not allowed in the Test Center (and are not permitted to be unsupervised on campus).

  • No food or drink is allowed in the Test Center.



  • Keep in mind that the Test Center is monitored by audio and video surveillance at all times.

  • If a tester is caught cheating, his/her test will be terminated, and the instructor will be notified so that he/she may follow the college's policies and procedures regarding academic dishonesty.


  • It is a student’s responsibility to coordinate make-up exams with their instructor.

  • Testing is conducted on a drop-in basis. Be mindful of how much time you need for your exam. The Test Center closely adheres to its posted hours.

  • Make-up testers must follow all Test Center rules, including presenting a valid photo ID prior to testing.


  • To schedule a proctored online exam, click HERE and follow the instructions.



  • Refer to the paper-and-pencil exam schedule for posted session start times.

  • All testers must follow Test Center rules above. Only approved exam materials are permitted in the testing room.


To see if you are eligible for testing accommodations, please contact Cathy Wilt in the Office for Disability Services at  If you are eligible, she will provide all other information.

Concerned about performing well in college?

Working to improve your grade?

Looking to maximize your study time?


We individually tailor our work to help students:

  • Develop strong time management strategies
  • Identify effective ways to read textbooks and take notes
  • Reduce speech and test anxiety
  • Approach exams with confidence

To schedule an appointment, contact Amanda Hartzel at or stop by the tutoring center.


Each semester, our department offers a series of workshops designed to improve study skills and learning strategies. Workshops are free and open to all HACC students. RSVPs are welcome but not required - see each flyer for details.

Check out our campus's full Food for Thought schedule, sponsored by Counseling & Advising, Career Services, the Student Programming Board, and Tutoring & Testing! All sessions are free, and RSVPs are welcome.

Facilitated Study Groups are scheduled group study sessions led by a highly qualified peer or professional tutor. FSG sessions meet weekly and provide an opportunity for:

  • Active learning
  • Shared problem-solving
  • New connections with other students in the course

Select courses are paired with FSGs. Check our schedule for the most current offerings.



Tutoring and Testing Services provides a wide range of academic support to students.


Faculty Facts about Tutoring

  • Tutoring takes place in the Tutoring Center located in the Gettysburg Campus Learning Commons. The tutoring schedule can be found below.

  • We have two types of tutors: para/professional (have degree in the field or professional certification), and peer (current college students who have aced courses in that subject, maintain a 3.5 GPA, and have at least two faculty references).

  • All tutors have successfully completed a tutor training which adheres to standards set by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA).

  • Tutors also help students with basic computer skills like email, USB use, myHACC, D2L, etc.

  • Want to hold office hours in our space? Stop by to find out how.

  • Video workshops created by our own tutoring staff on a range of study skills topics can be linked from HACC's YouTube Channel.


Test Center

The Test Center hosts testing services for placement testing, make-up testing, accommodations testing, and testing for online learners in our Center, located in the campus Learning Commons. The Center also administers CLEP exams and proctors tests for other institutions and agencies.


  • Before a student takes a make-up test in the Test Center, the instructor must complete a Test Center Request Form (available in the faculty office and in the Test Center) and provide the exam to us.

  • Completed or expired exams will be returned to your faculty mailbox within two business days.

  • If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Test Center by phone at 717-339-3535, or by email at


  • Approved testing accommodations are included in the letter that students provide to you as an instructor.

  • Students will bring a blue Testing Accommodations Request Form for you to complete the instructor portion before they take the test.

  • Students must schedule an appointment for this service.

  • If you have any questions or concerns regarding accommodations testing, please contact the campus disability services coordinator.


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Tutoring Updates



Hoping to improve from midterms?

Stop by soon and often for free, walk-in tutoring!


Hours & Location

Tutoring Center
(inside the Learning Commons - Room 208)

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Thursday: 8:00am-6:00pm

Friday:  8am-1pm

Full Tutoring Schedule HERE


Test Center
(inside the Learning Commons - Room 207)

Monday through Thursday:  9:00am-6:30pm
Friday: 9:00am-1:00pm

Meet Our Team!



Amanda Hartzel
Campus Director, Tutoring and Testing


Gail Crum
Test Specialist

Photo of Lori BridelLori Bridel
Test Specialist