College of The Albemarle's Academic Support Center is staffed with peer and professional tutors who can offer extra help for students who are struggling with their coursework. Offering assistance in a variety of subjects, the Academic Support Center is a free service offered to all current COA students.
Free tutoring is available to all COA students through scheduled sessions. Students who are currently enrolled in curriculum courses and have a referral from their instructor can receive tutoring. Services are offered on all campuses. An Instructor Referral is needed to receive services through the Academic Support Center.
The Math Center is available on the Elizabeth City and Dare campuses and is open during designated hours throughout the semester. Students can come by anytime during open hours and receive assistance with the math concepts and skills associated with their math class. An Instructor Referral is needed to receive services through the Academic Support Center. Please check the Academic Support Center in myCourses for current Math Center times.
The Writing Center is available to assist with students’ writing needs for any class. Hours are designated each semester for students to bring by their writing assignments and receive assistance on everything from getting started to putting in proper citations. An Instructor Referral is needed to receive services through the Academic Support Center. Please check the Academic Support Center in myCourses for current Writing Center times.
To receive services from the Academic Support Center, please contact your instructor and request tutoring services. Once your instructor has referred you for services you will be contacted by the Academic Support Center through email. If you have any questions please contact:
Elizabeth City Campus
Building C 139
252-335-0821 ext. 2244
During the school year workshops are offered covering various academic topics. The workshops provided are based on student needs and faculty/staff input. Please check the Academic Support Center in myCourses for current academic workshops.
If you need academic support but cannot make it to the Academic Support Center, there are a number of online resources that can be of assistance to you. The Academic Support Center recommends the following:
The COA library webpage provides a wealth of resources to help students with their writing and general research.
A free online tutoring assistance program available to students. Upswing provides unlimited access to a network of coaches 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Coaches are available via audio and video and appointments can be spontaneous or scheduled.You can receive help in writing, mathematics, reading, science, business, Spanish, nursing and allied health, and computers and technology.
Through the Purdue Online Writing Lab, or OWL Purdue, students can access free style guides for their writing assignments. This website is especially helpful because it provides up to date MLA, APA, and Chicago style guides, as well as easy to follow examples for all potential sources.
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