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Academic Support Center

If you’re struggling with your class work, the tutors at College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Academic Support Center (ASC) can help with a variety of subjects. The ASC is a free service offered to all current COA students.

A tutor request is needed to receive services through the ASC. Once your request is submitted an ASC staff member will contact you. The tutor request form can be found in myCourses under ASC Academic Support Center.

Individual and Group Tutoring

Free tutoring is available on all campuses and to all COA students currently enrolled in curriculum courses.

The Math Center is available on the Elizabeth City and Dare County Campus, and is open during designated hours throughout the semester. You may come by any time during open hours for assistance. Please visit myCourses for Math Center hours.

You’ll need an activated COA username and login to access myCourses.

The Writing Center is available during designated hours to assist with your writing needs for any class. Visit myCourses for Writing Center hours.

Academic Support and Writing Center Workshops

Workshops are available for various academic topics based on student needs and input from COA’s faculty and staff. Go to myCourses to learn about our upcoming academic workshops.

You’ll need an activated COA username and login to access myCourses.


There are a number of online resources available if you can’t make it to the ASC.

COA’s library and learning services provides a wealth of resources to help with writing and general research.
Visit Upswing, a free online tutoring assistance program that provides unlimited access to a network of coaches 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Coaches are available via audio and video, and appointments can be spontaneous or scheduled. You can receive help with writing, mathematics, reading, science, business, Spanish, nursing, allied health, computers and technology.
The OWL Purdue offers access to free the Modern Language Association (MLA), American Psychological Association (APA) and Chicago style guides, as well as easy-to-follow style examples to help you with writing assignments.


  • Blue, Robin

  • Academic Support Center/Tutoring Coordinator

  • Elizabeth City Campus: AE 144

  • 252-335-0821 ext. 2244