Academic Success Center


The Academic Success Center can help you achieve your academic goals through a variety of support programs: appointment tutoring including writing help; success coaching; study skills development; and workshops. NOVA students enrolled in for-credit courses may use any and all of ASC’s resources at no additional cost. Explore our blog and request additional information on our various services and how we can best support you. Welcome to ASC!

 Phone 703-845-6363


You can schedule your own appointment using the Navigate software, and an app is available for download for your phone or tablet. Or access the webpage here, using your myNOVA information.

Service Hours, Summer 2022
A mixture of in-person and virtual tutoring available during these hours:
Monday: 10 am – 5 pm
Tuesday: 10 am – 5 pm
Wednesday: 10 am – 5 pm
Thursday: 10 am – 5 pm
Friday: 9 am – 1 pm
Limited virtual tutoring available Monday – Thursday from 5 PM – 7 PM

ASC Closures, 2022
January 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
March 7 – 13: Spring Break
May 9 – 15: Intercession
May 30: Memorial Day
June 20: Juneteenth
July 4: Independence Day
September 5: Labor Day
November 8: Election Day
November 24-25:  Thanksgiving


Welcome New Academic Success Coach Naim Muhammad!

Academic Success Coach Naim Muhammad


Naim Muhammad, the ASC’s new Academic Success Coach, is available to meet with students to help with time management, goal setting, organization, and more. Remote and in-person appointments can be scheduled for “academic skills” in Navigate. For more information, email or call 703/575-4708.

Last 2 Weeks for Free Tutoring Help!

Need help writing a research paper or preparing for a final? The ASC has remote and in-person tutoring appointments available until May 6, the last day of services for the spring semester. Stop by AA-229 or call 703/845-6363 for an appointment today.

You also can book your own appointment in Navigate!

Writing a Research Paper?

Our friendly writing consultants are available to help you either in-person or in Zoom! Stop by AA-229 or call the ASC Front Desk at 703/845-6363 to make an appointment today. You also can make appointments on your own through Navigate. Students registered for in-credit classes are eligible for two free appointments per week.

Writing Consultant Debby Pawlik

Need Help with a Research Paper?

Our friendly writing consultants can help you get that research paper written! If you’re enrolled in for-credit classes, you are eligible for two free 50-minute writing consultations per week, per class. Click on the link above our Service Hours or sign in to myNOVA. Then follow these steps:

  • Click on EAB Navigate Student
  • Click on Appointments
  • Click on Schedule an Appointment
  • Select Tutoring for Type of Appointment
  • Select Class
  • Choose Virtual Appointment
  • Select Tutor (Alexandria tutors: Erika Lumen, Maria Fahlsing, Walter Parker, Denise Brown and Debby Pawlik)
  • Select Day/Time
  • Indicate anything specific to discuss

Any questions? Contact Rosemarie Harrington at

Need Writing Help?

Free writing help is available to NOVA students enrolled in classes! Our professional writing consultants can help you with your academic and professional writing. For a 50-minute remote writing consultation, go to and click on “Request a Tutoring Appointment.”

  • For writing help for an English or ESL class, select “English (ENG, ENF, ESL)” and “Virtual Appointment.”
  • For writing help for any other class or for resumes, transfer essays and/or scholarship essays, select “Writing Assistance” and “Virtual Appointment.”

For Alexandria-campus writing consultants, look for Erika Lumen, Maria Fahlsing, Walter (Clinton) Parker, and Denise Brown. Writing consultations are available on Monday through Thursday from 10 AM – 5 PM and on Wednesday – Thursday from 5 – 7 PM. Appointments fill up, so schedule your appointment soon!