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HACC Tutoring & Testing: Lancaster

Lancaster Tutoring & Testing

Information for Students: Welcome!

We offer friendly, free tutoring and testing services for HACC students in Main 232 (access through the Library). Check out the weekly tutoring schedule for tutor availability by subject each day – click the link on the right. Test hours are listed on the right.

Additional information and helpful tips and resources are offered in other tabs throughout this libguide. We offer these resources to help you pursue success!

For more information or answers to questions, please feel free to contact us at 717.358.2878 or lanctestcenter@hacc.edu.

Why tutoring?

  • It’s FREE!
  • It’s easy! Just walk-in when a tutor is scheduled.  No appointments needed.
  • It helps! Trained tutors know how to help you succeed.
  • It works! Tutoring is positively correlated with higher grades and greater persistence to graduation. Topping, K (2008). Peer-assisted learning: A practical guide for teachers. Newton, MA: Brookline Books.
  • It’s on demand! We have video workshops that can be found on HACC’s YouTube Channel
  • It’s online! Stop in Tutoring (Main 232) to learn how to access Smarthinking, an online tutoring service available 24 hours/day for many subjects.

 

To maximize your tutoring session, be sure to:

  • Bring all necessary class items (textbook, assignment, calculator, notes, handouts, flash drive, and your own work).
  • Know your HACC ID: you will need it to sign in and out of the learning center.
  • Come a few days before the assignment is due. Tutors are good, but they cannot work miracles.
  • Come prepared: 
    • Complete the assignment to the best of your ability before meeting with the tutor.
    • Write down specific questions to ask during the tutoring session.
  • Be an active participant throughout the tutoring session: take notes and ask questions.
  • Take advantage of resources, like podcasts through iTunesU.hacc.edu.

 

Proctored testing hours are available throughout the week in the Main 232E (access through the library). Photo IDs are required to take any test. Cell phones and children are not permitted in the testing rooms. Students must adhere to the posted test rules.

Contact information: lanctestcenter@hacc.edu or 717-358-2878

Testing will be CLOSED for holidays and college events throughout the semester. Check online for schedule updates.

Academic make-up tests: We offer walk-in testing during normal hours of operation for students who need to make up an exam missed in class.

Virtual learning: We offer testing during normal hours of operation for computer-based and paper tests for virtual learning courses.

  • For a computer-based test, you must schedule an appointment by submitting your Computer Exam Appointment Form and select Lancaster as your location.
  • For a paper test, you must attend a scheduled paper test session.  For dates and times at Lancaster, view the Paper Test Schedule.

Placement testing: Walk-in placement testing is available all week (see below for specific times each day). Please check-in first at the Welcome Center.

  • Mondays and Fridays: between 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays: between 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

To reserve a seat any day, please contact the Welcome Center staff at 717-358-2966

For more information, view placement test information.


Concerned about performing well in college?

Working to improve your grade?

Looking to maximize your study time?

Meet with an academic coach!

Academic coaching is a voluntary program for students who want to improve their academic and self-management skills.  Customized sessions help students:

  • identify barriers to academic success
  • utilize college resources
  • balance academic and social demands
  • improve time management and organizational skills
  • learn effective note-taking, reading, and test prep strategies

For more information or to schedule an appointment with a coach, visit Tutoring & Testing in Main 232 or contact: Lori Corradino at lgcorrad@hacc.edu or Tim Smith at tdsmith@hacc.edu.

 

TUTORING INFORMATION

TUTORS ARE HERE TO HELP! At Tutoring & Testing in Main 232 (access through the library), students can work with trained tutors for a variety of courses:

  • Math
  • English
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Accounting
  • Psychology
  • And many more

Free, walk-in tutoring is available throughout the week. Students can check the weekly tutoring schedule posted in the center or on the Lancaster tutoring webpage or go to www.hacc.edu – click on Current Students, Tutoring, and Lancaster Tutoring.

 

Fun Facts About Tutoring

  • We offer tutoring 6 days a week in the fall and spring semesters.
  • We supported over 150 courses and 1000 students (over 4300 visits) in spring 2015.
  • We have a staff of approximately 40 tutors, including 20-25 peer and 15-20 para & professional tutors.
  • We have several full-time faculty who offer office hours in the learning center each week.
  • On average, 70% of all tutoring hours are with peer tutors.
  • We offer anatomy & physiology models and slides, a COMM 101 lab with recording equipment, and handouts and workshops.
  • You can refer a student for tutoring or academic coaching with Starfish.

FREE STUFF!  Students can take advantage of our FREE resources, such as

  • HACC Tutoring Services Videos: For on-demand videos on tips and tricks for succeeding in college, students can check out How To…Videos from HACC Tutoring Services
  • Podcasts: Students can subscribe to FREE courses presented by HACC faculty through public iTunesU.hacc.edu.
  • Academic Coaching:  This voluntary program is for students who are motivated to improve their academic and self-management skills. Personalized sessions help students develop action steps and utilize study tools and college resources to overcome barriers to their academic success. Refer students with a Starfish academic coaching referral or direct them to see Lori or Tim in Tutoring & Testing (Main 232).  

 


 

TESTING INFORMATION

  • Walk-in testing is available for students who need to make up a test missed in class.
  • Submit a hard copy of the test and all test materials with a completed Test Center Request Form (available in faculty bays and the faculty handbook).
  • Completed and expired tests will be returned via campus mail.
  • Remind students to bring a photo ID and arrive during open test hours.
  • Students are responsible for knowing test center hours. Remind them to check online for updates at: www.hacc.edu, click on Current Students, Test Center, and Lancaster Test Center.
  • Note: The Test Center does not provide whole-class testing or test accommodations. Students needing test accommodations should contact the Office for Disability Services in Main 221.

 

TESTING INFO
Main 232E - lanctestcenter@hacc.edu - 717.358.2878

 

TESTING HOURS:
Mondays & Fridays: 9 a.m. -  4 p.m.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 8 a.m. -  7:30 p.m

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Hours of Operation

Tutoring (Main 232)
Click HERE for weekly tutoring schedule.
 

Testing (Main 232E)

Spring and Fall Test Center Hours

Monday and Friday: 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9 a.m – 7:30 p.m.

 

Summer Test Center Hours

Monday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Closed

Meet Our Team!

Lori Corradino 
Tutoring & Testing Director
Located in Main, Room 232C
(717) 358-2860
lgcorrad
@hacc.edu

 

Timothy Smith
Tutoring & Testing Assistant Director
Located in Main, Room 232B
(717) 358-2884
tdsmith@hacc.edu

 

Amy Rivera
Testing Specialist
Located in Main, Room 232E
(717) 358-2878
alrivera@hacc.edu

 

Ruth Lozano
Testing Technician (evenings)
Located in Main, Room 232E
(717) 358-2878
rlozano@hacc.edu