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General Academic Areas (GAA) - Tutoring Center

The Harrington Learning Center

The General Academic Areas (GAA) Tutoring Center is a tutoring and student resource center for a variety of subject areas (other than writing and mathematics). We promote individualized, active learning, where students work collaboratively with a tutor to help understand course content. We offer one-on-one tutoring by appointment; for a complete, updated subject-area tutoring schedule and instructions on how to make an appointment, please see the information below. The GAA also offers computers to be utilized during tutoring sessions, which are equipped with a variety of software to support classroom instruction. All GAA resources are available for students in both on-the-ground and online courses. 

Summer 1 2019 Schedule

View our Summer 1 Schedule. Please note that additional subjects and hours may be added throughout the semester based on student need. Please email gaa [at] for inquiries regarding subjects not currently listed on the schedule. All tutoring is available only for the course subjects listed and apply only to current courses for which a student is registered.  

How to Make an Appointment

You can make an appointment via email, phone, or visiting us in person. See our information on the right for our email, phone number, and location on campus. If you make an appointment and need to cancel or reschedule at any time, you can do so using those same methods. Appointments can be made in either half-hour or one hour increments. Appointments are limited to a total of two hours per week per course. 

Smarthinking Online Tutoring

Free online tutoring is available to currently enrolled QCC students via Smarthinking. See the information about how to log in, and subjects and times, on the right.

Academic Skills Workshops

The Spring 2019 Academic Skills Workshops are available throughout the semester to offer a variety of strategies to help students gain the academic skills needed for college success. Workshops are free for students. To sign up for a workshop, email tutoringcenters [at]