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!
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You can schedule your own Zoom appointment with a tutor by visiting NOVA’s Online Tutoring web page. Appointments are made 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, NOVA Alexandria Fall Semester:
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
October 11-12, 2021, Fall Break
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 https://www.nvcc.edu/tutoring 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!
Learn how you can be paired with a NOVA professor or staff member to be your mentor, for FREE! For information, contact: Dr. Carolyn Lorente at email@example.com
Students interested in applying for scholarships are invited to a Zoom information session on Friday, Feb. 5, at 1 PM. See flyer for details!
The NOVA Foundation and the Financial Aid Office are pleased to announce the opening of the first scholarship cycle for the 2021-2022 academic year! The scholarship application period began on Monday, January 11, 2021 and will close on Thursday, February 11, 2021. Students may submit one application to apply for multiple opportunities.
For a list of available scholarships and to apply, students can visit NOVA’s scholarship website, https://nvcc.academicworks.com. Questions can be directed to the Scholarship Coordinator, Darryl Shell, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ASC provides writing assistance on scholarship essays. For more information, contact Rosemarie Harrington at email@example.com.
In Summer 2020, the ASC Writing Center is offering Express Writing Help for busy students! Papers received by 9 AM on Monday-Friday will be returned with comments that day. Papers received after 3 PM will be returned the next business day. Students also can request a writing tutoring appointment by Zoom. For Express Writing Help or an Online Writing Appointment, click on the green Google form button on the ASC blog home page.
Writing Consultant Carol O’Shaughnessy
Tutor Colleen LaMay and Marin Pena
The ASC celebrated the end of another successful semester with a Potluck Party for staff, tutors, writing consultants, and front desk receptionists. Scroll through our Winter 2019-20 ASC Newsletter to see photos and to read about the many ways we promoted student success this semester: Winter ASC Newsletter
Dr. Schroder, Bezawit Eshete, Izaiah McMillian, and Rosemarie Harrington
This week students who created promotional materials for the ASC received certificates of appreciation for their creative work. Nine students from Dr. Schroder’s ENG 111 and ENG 111/ENF 3 classes earned extra credit by creating fliers, posters, and TV slides for the ASC. Earlier in the semester, these students wrote papers on the benefits of the ASC and/or ways the ASC could improve its services. As part of the assignment, students also wrote a proposal for promoting the ASC. Then the ASC selected seven of the proposals for implementation.
The finished promotional materials can be seen on bulletin boards outside the ASC (AA-229), outside the Annex (AA-234), and inside the Annex. TV slides are displayed on the TV monitor inside the ASC. Stop by to take a look at their work!
Participating students are:
Bezawit Eshete and Izaiah McMillian
Stacy Lehman and William Seo
Dr. Ren Pankovich
The ASC is pleased to welcome Dr. Ren Pankovich, the new STEM Learning Specialist who joined the staff at the end of the summer. Get to know Ren through an interview with him in the Back-to-School ASC newsletter: ASC’s Back to School 2019 Newsletter
On May 10 the ASC celebrated the end of the spring semester with its customary potluck party! Check out the May newsletter for wrap-up information about the semester, including numbers of students helped and tutors who won scholarships or other awards: https://sway.office.com/i4CHU1K0JjPeR6JF
ASC End-of-Semester Potluck Party
On May 20, the ASC opened for summer with new hours: Monday – Thursday from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Stop by AA-229 for walk-in MTH or writing help or to make an appointment for other subjects.