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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 Tutoring 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.

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

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 amhartze@hacc.edu.

 

 

 

Test Center

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

GENERAL RULES

  • 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.

 

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY:

  • 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.


PROCEDURES FOR MAKE-UP TESTERS:

  • 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.


ONLINE LEARNERS -- PROCEDURES FOR COMPUTER TESTS:

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

 

ONLINE LEARNERS -- PROCEDURES FOR PAPER TESTS:

  • 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.


TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS:

To see if you are eligible for testing accommodations, please contact Cathy Wilt in the Office for Disability Services at cewilt@hacc.edu.  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?


MEET WITH AN ACADEMIC COACH!

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 Kathy Pasewark at kjpasewa@hacc.edu or stop by the tutoring center.

 

Each semester, our department offers a variety 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.

 

 

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.

 

Welcome!

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 here.

  • 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.

MAKE-UP TEST INFORMATION FOR FACULTY:

  • 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 gett_test@hacc.edu.

ACCOMMODATIONS TESTING INFORMATION:

  • 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

Let's make a push to finish the semester STRONG!!!

Come to the Tutoring Center, Soon and Often!

 

Current Schedule

Hours & Location

Tutoring Center
(inside the Learning Commons - Room 208)

Office Hours of Operation:

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

Tutoring Hours - please see schedule

Friday:  9:00am-1:00pm

Full Tutoring Schedule HERE

 

Test Center
(inside the Learning Commons - Room 207)

Hours of Operation:

Monday/Thursday 8:00am-5:30pm

Tuesday/Wednesday 9:00-6:30pm
Friday: 9am-1pm

 

All placement testers should arrive     3 hours prior to closing.

Meet Our Team!

Amanda Hartzel
Campus Director, Tutoring and Testing
amhartze@hacc.edu

 

Kathy Pasewark          

Specialist, Academic Support

kjpasewa@hacc.edu

 

 

Gail Crum               

Test Specialist
gett_test@hacc.edu
or egcrum@hacc.edu

Photo of Lori BridelLori Bridel
Test Specialist
gett_test@hacc.edu
or llbridel@hacc.edu