Services formerly provided by the Academic Foundations Learning Center, Writing Center, and Center for Academic Reading (CAR) have been consolidated and relocated to one convenient location now known as the Tutoring and Academic Assistance Center (TAAC). The recent implementation of the TAAC will provide Monroe Community College with a unique opportunity to serve students in an efficient manner.
The TAAC fosters an academic environment that is accessible and equitable to all students enrolled at MCC. The TAAC aims to assist students with becoming independent learners, promoting critical thinking, and providing support from trained professionals. Students can work with tutoring staff to assess their academic needs and develop interventions for tackling challenges in particular courses.
Schedule a Tutoring Appointment
MCC offers online tutoring through the following platforms.
TutorTrac is a free online tutoring platform that allows students to schedule live sessions with MCC tutors during scheduled hours. This service provides one-on-one live support with content experts in MCC specific courses ranging from Biology, English, Business, Psychology, and Writing, among many other courses. Sessions are held within an interactive virtual classroom in which a student can video chat with an MCC tutor, screen share, and upload documents in real time.
CircleIn is a free online space where students can study remotely, collaborate with peers in order to communicate and exchange ideas, access tutors or Supplemental Instruction Leaders, and stay productive. CircleIn transforms the class into a digital community and creates the space for students to brainstorm together, just like they would in a coffee shop or a library. CircleIn may be accessed on any device, including a mobile device with the accompanying app. Students compete for points by sharing resources, asking questions, and engaging within the app. Those points can be redeemed for gift cards and other rewards.
CircleIn App Login
For an explication of CircleIn, read CicleIn's Student Welcome Guide.
For additional tutoring after hours, ThinkingStorm is available 24 hours through your myMCC student portal.
Monroe Community College students have access to free (up to 5 hours per year) online tutoring services with ThinkingStorm. This service provides convenient and comprehensive online support for topics like Math, Writing, Science, Statistics, and more. ThinkingStorm is open every day for online tutoring, which includes on-demand, appointment-based, and asynchronous support.
Students work one-on-one with their tutors in intuitive online classrooms, which combine user-friendly visual tools and live chat functionality to create a versatile, interactive learning environment. Students can receive help on tricky assignments, brush up on the basics, or tackle advanced concepts with help from a team of expert online tutors. Students can also access live tutorials in writing across math, business, writing, IT, and sciences, as well as a full range of study resources, including writing manuals, sample problems, research tools, and study skills manuals.
When visiting the TAAC, students will have access to academic coaches, peer tutors, professional tutors, and writing consultants. Each member of the TAAC staff will complete rigorous training standards and best practices set by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA).
- Academic Coach
Assists students with developing effective reading and learning strategies to become self-regulated learners. The role of the coach is to help the student improve academically by identifying strengths and weaknesses and designing appropriate activities to improve their learning.
- Peer Tutor
Current MCC students who have mastered course content in a particular discipline. Peer tutors work with other students to help them develop effective learning strategies and to become self-regulated learners.
- Professional Tutor
Assists students with discipline-specific content, while working with them to develop effective learning strategies.
- Writing Consultant
Works with students to develop effective writing strategies and to become self-regulated learners.