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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 that offers appointment-based tutoring for a variety of academic subjects. We promote active, collaborative learning, where students work with a tutor in one-on-one sessions to help clarify course concepts and build study skills to foster independent learning. 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 equipped with the most current academic software to be utilized during tutoring sessions. All GAA resources are available for students in both on-the-ground and online current QCC courses. 

Summer 2 2019 Schedule

View our Summer 2 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

Smarthinking is an online tutoring service that offers live, on-demand tutoring for both on-the-ground and online courses in a variety of subjects. Students can chat live with a tutor, submit a question or problem, or submit a paper for review. Smarthinking is free and available to all current QCC students, and can be accessed through their QCC course's Blackboard dashboard. 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]