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General Academic Areas (GAA) - Tutoring 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 and small group sessions to help clarify course concepts and build study skills to foster independent learning. All GAA resources are available for students in both on-the-ground and online current QCC courses, and are available only to current QCC courses for which a student is registered. 

Remote Tutoring - Summer Sessions I & II 2020

All tutoring sessions will take place on Zoom via the General Academic Areas Tutoring Center Blackboard shell.

To make an appointment:

1) Find the subject, tutor, and day/time that works best for you from our current Summer 1 2020 schedule
2) Email gaa [at] qcc.mass.edu with your selection.
3) You will receive an email with instructions how to access your individual tutoring session on Zoom via our Blackboard shell.

Individual and Small Group Tutoring

We offer both individual and small group tutoring. What's the difference between individual and small group tutoring? Check out the benefits of both. ​

Additional Online Tutoring

ThinkingStorm 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. ThinkingStorm 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 on the right.

Review Sessions and Workshops

We offer free review sessions and workshops on a variety of topics for various subjects throughout the fall and spring semesters. Check back here at the start of the Fall 2020 semester for updated information. 

Resources for Faculty

Sample Text for Syllabus

If you would like to include us on your syllabus, please consider this suggestion for text. 

Class Orientations - Now Online! 

We offer a brief (five-minute) video orientation introducing your students to our services. Please email us at gaa [at] qcc.mass.edu with your preferred date and time if you would like to schedule an orientation for any of your courses. Orientations can be scheduled at any point throughout the entire semester, and can be scheduled more than once (i.e. if you’d like a reminder for your students around midterms).

Peer Tutor Recommendations

Tutoring is an excellent way to allow high-achieving students to gain experience by working with their peers. It is also a good resume-builder, leadership opportunity, and opportunity for students who may be inclined towards careers in the education field. Recommendations from QCC faculty members for outstanding, qualified students are enthusiastically encouraged and sought throughout the academic year. The application process is rolling, as tutoring positions may become available before, during, or after any semester. Please complete and follow the instructions on the GAA New Tutor Recommendation form to submit a recommendation.