Learning Support Services
Our team in Learning Support Services is here to help students with a variety of academic needs. From tutoring to testing and essay support, we’re here to help students achieve success during their time at HCC.
Students can receive free tutoring in math, writing/grammar, science, and basic computer operation. We also provide support in learning skills: studying, time management, and organization. Tutoring is available face-to-face and limited online.
How to Access Tutoring
Tutoring is available through drop-in labs or by appointment.
LSS provides proofreading of essays and research papers. Students may drop off essays and assignments for grammar error evaluation. Students should plan for a 48-hour proofing duration after the document has been submitted (Please note: documents submitted on Friday would have a Tuesday deadline). Evaluation of lesser duration may happen but is not guaranteed.
Rules and Regulations
Learning Support Services provides a professional testing environment with secure and private study carrels, sound-suppressing systems in place, pencils and other supplies upon request, computers, and security cameras to ensure secure testing.
Testing is provided to HCC students and students from other NC community colleges at no charge and will accept specific requests for other individuals or groups (for $25/test).
Accommodations can be made for students with disabilities that are verified by an instructor. Snap-and-Read software, private testing, and extended testing times are just some of the ways we can accommodate students.
What to know:
- Bring your student ID
- Make an appointment in advance
- Know your professor’s instructions
- Be familiar with LSS rules
- If testing online, ensure your device is compatible with our testing process
- If requested by your instructor, the online service Proctorio may be used. This will be coordinated directly with your instructor.
- You must specify when making your appointment that you are interested in scheduling an online testing appointment. If you do not specify, you will automatically be scheduled for an in person testing appointment.
- Online proctoring is available on a limited basis. To be eligible for online proctoring, you must fall under one of the following criteria:
- Live more than one hour from campus
- Have a medical condition that prevents you from coming to campus
- Are ill at the time of your test
- Have an issue with childcare
- If you will be using our online services, you must use a device that is compatible with our virtual testing process in LSS. If you do not have access to a device that is compatible, you will need to make arrangements to come to LSS to take your exam. Devices that are not compatible are as follows:
- Any device with a Chromebook operating system
- Cell phone/iPad/Tablet
- MacBook Air
Learning Support Services offers proofreading for essays and assignments. Essays are NOT corrected for the student, but grammatical errors will be flagged and identified by ERROR TYPE.
Step 1: Complete an application.
- Please complete the form to have your paper proofread.
- This is an application for tutoring – proofreading is part of our tutoring service.
Step 2: Submit your essay online via HCC student email.
- Submit your essay via email to: HCCfirstname.lastname@example.org.
- Type Grammar Evaluation in the subject line of your email.
- In the message field include: Your course prefix and number, Your instructor’s name
- Include your essay as an attachment to the email.
- We only accept documents in Word or PDF format.
- After you submit your essay, you will receive a confirmation email from our team.
Step 3: Look for an email from LSS containing your proofread essay.
- Your essay will be flagged in the margins, showing where your errors are and what kind of errors you made
- You will also receive a grammar evaluation form showing what the error types are
Learning Support Services serves HCC students, faculty and the community. Our job is to provide, support, and encourage success. We have many resources available for students.
Testing appointments begin at 9:00am daily.
English Tutor Hours
Math Tutor Hours
Science Tutor Hours
Spanish Tutor Hours
Free drop-in tutoring
- Professional Testing Center with a private testing rooms
- SnapRead software for testing
- Checkout Items: headsets, calculators, and webcams
- Free give-away supplies: pencils, earplugs
- Computer work stations
Research and Reporting :
- Haywood Community College Library Plagiarism Resources
- Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)
- Citation Machine
- Learn Spanish with Duolingo
- Grammar and Plagiarism Checker with Grammarly
- Chegg Learn