Academic Skills

About the Academic Skills Center (ASC)

Welcome to MCC’s Academic Skills Center webpage. In this webpage you will find helpful handouts in addition to information about our tutoring hours and how to access our tutoring services. We offer FREE drop-in tutoring for foundational Writing, Reading, English as a Second Language (ESL), etc.

The ASC is located on the Southern & Dobson campus in LB 175, first floor of the Library, next to the Writing Center. We are now offering both online tutoring through the Cranium Cafe platform and on-campus tutoring.

We are currently offering online tutoring and on-campus tutoring during the following hours:

Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm

Friday: 9:00am - 3:00pm

To connect with an online tutor, visit our Virtual Academic Skills Tutoring Center log in, and select a tutor who is online and able to assist you with your course (each tutoring card lists courses that the tutor can help with).

Courses We Tutor

  • ENG 101/LL

  • ENG 102

  • ENG 107/LL

  • ENG 108

  • all ESL

  • all RDG

  • ALT 100

  • CRE 101

  • COM 100 & 110

  • CPD 150

Please use tutors at all stages of your learning process, whether you are brainstorming, starting your first draft, or wanting feedback from a tutor before you submit your draft for a grade. To get the best experience at the ASC, show your draft, assignment sheet/rubric, and any related materials to your tutor.

Handouts

Writing

Grammar

English Language Learning

Reading

Student Success

CRE

Helpful Links

For help with . . .

MLA, visit Purdue OWL's MLA Formatting and Style Guide

common grammar topics, read Grammarly's blog on different grammar rules

guided grammar practice, try Khan Academy's free grammar course or try CUNY's interactive grammar tutorials

the writing process, try CUNY's interactive writing tutorials

vocabulary, try Vocabulary.com's vocabulary-building game

TOEFL preparation, try Magoosh's TOEFL Prep & Practice app (trial version is free!) or read Magoosh's TOEFL blog pages