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HACC Tutoring: Tutoring Tips and FAQ

HACC Tutoring is proud to offer student-centered academic support on a wide variety of subjects.

Learning Commons: Tutoring

Tips for Students

In order to get the most out of a tutoring session, you should be prepared to actively participate and contribute to the tutoring session. Review these tips for a successful tutoring session and connect with us!

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  • Have all necessary class items such as your textbook, notes, assignment sheet, handouts, calculator, etc. available for your session.
  • Come prepared to work. Complete your assignment to the best of your ability before your session and write down specific questions to ask during the tutoring session.
  • Visit early, don’t wait until the last minute. Tutors can assist you from day one. 
  • Visit often. Students who spend more time with tutors tend to have higher GPAs. 
  • Meet with a tutor when you have time to focus and be an active participant in the session. Limit distractions. Turn off your cell phone. Find a quiet space.
  • Keep in mind that many of our tutors cover multiple subjects and courses. They may need to brush up on specific topics to offer the best tutoring. If scheduling an appointment, please include a comment with the topic you would like to discuss so they can be prepared to help.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Below are answers to Tutoring's most frequently asked questions:

General Questions

Who can meet with a HACC tutor?

Free tutoring is available for currently registered HACC students.

Limited on-campus tutoring is available for some on-campus classes.

Remote tutoring remains available to all students.

Who are the tutors?

We have both professional and peer tutors on our staff.

  • Professional tutors hold a bachelor's degree or higher in the field they tutor. Many of our professional tutors are current or past faculty members.
  • Peer tutors received a B or higher in the class they tutor and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. All peer tutors are current or past students. Many of our peer tutors begin tutoring as HACC students and continue to tutor at HACC even after they have transferred to other institutions.

How do I become a peer tutor?

If you are interested in becoming a tutor, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must have a recommendation from at least two (2) instructors. One recommendation must be from an instructor of the subject you would like to tutor.
  • Received a B (preferably and A) in the course(s) you would like to tutor
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Have good interpersonal and communication skills

More information and the application is available here.

TutorTrac Questions

How do I meet with a tutor?

HACC Tutors are currently available to work with students using Zoom video conferencing. You may schedule an appointment using TutorTrac with a tutor or drop-in to see a tutor instantly.

What is TutorTrac?

TutorTrac is HACC's online tutor scheduling software.

How do I schedule an appointment using TutorTrac?

  1. Click the button labeled Make an appointment.
  2. Log in using your myHACC login information.
  3. Select Tutoring under Center.
  4. Select the course you need help with from the drop down menu (your classes should be displayed).
  5. Select a date or date range. You can also narrow down the time of day using the slider.
  6. Click Search. A list of available appointments will display.
  7. Choose a tutor and click on the time.
  8. Complete the Appointments Entry information. Be sure to select Tutoring Appointment as the reason, select your course, and enter a valid email address.
  9. Save and close the Appointments Entry window.
  10. Your appointment will appear on the TutorTrac Main Menu. You will also receive an email with a link to your appointment.

My screen won't load, what can I do?

  1. Be sure to use Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari (for iPhone and iPad) as your internet browser.
  2. Clear your cache. Click below for information for each browser:
    1. Firefox
    2. Chrome
    3. Safari
  3. Restart your computer.
  4. Restart your router.

How can I cancel my appointment?

  1. Click the Make an Appointment button you used to schedule an appointment.
  2. Any appointments you have scheduled will appear under Upcoming Appointments on the TutorTrac Main Menu.
  3. Click the small X beside your appointment.
  4. Enter a reason for the cancellation.
  5. Click Confirm Cancellation.
  6. You will receive an email confirming the cancellation.

What if I have more questions?

If you have more questions, please contact

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1) Please open a new tab and type

2) Choose the SSO (Single Sign On) option with the Key above it

3) Please type hacc in the box



4) Enter your HACC prefix and password



5)  If this popup appears please select the box to allow


6) You will need to log out of the Zoom Session and log back in for the changes to update.




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