Friday, February 1, 2013

Promoting Your Success: Free Tutoring at NOVA

As an ELI student, you are eligible for a wealth of academic resources to promote your success at NOVA!   In addition to the online resources offered exclusively to ELI students, you are also eligible to use on-campus resources!  Among the abundance of resources, free tutoring is available to ELI students on-line and on-campus.
If you are struggling in a class or just need a little boost, you are encouraged to take advantage of our free tutoring services.  If you are enrolled in an ELI class, discover the benefits of free tutoring through Smarthinking! 

ELI students can access this free  one-on-one tutoring, on-demand or by appointment.  Need feedback on your paper? The Smarthinking Online Writing Lab provides students with the ability to receive a detailed, personalized critique of any written assignment through a formal critique process. Also, Smarthinking is available 24/7 (appointments are recommended).

Although Smarthinking does not offer tutoring in all subjects, they cover most to include; writing, mathematics, science, business, English for speakers of other languages, Spanish, and nursing & allied health. Students can receive assistance in these areas at a variety of levels -- from developmental mathematics to advanced calculus, or from introductory biology to organic chemistry, and more.
Prefer meeting one-on-one in person?  Explore the on-campus tutoring centers. On-campus tutoring is offered on a walk-in basis or by appointment.  Please refer to the website for hours and information.

Your tutor will guide you, provide constructive feedback, and help you understand and master course content. As your course knowledge increases, completion of assignments will be a breeze and your confidence will increase as well!  Don’t put tutoring off, be pro-active and take advantage of this valuable resource now. 
If you are looking for additional resources to help promote academic success, the ELI Student Success Coaches are also here to help you.  Your success coach can help with study strategies and academic resources to include time management, free online success workshops, study skills and more.  To contact your Success Coach, please send an email to or please call 703.764.5076.

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