Tutoring Center (ACE) Free On-Campus Tutoring for Current NVCC Students

Academic Center for Excellence (ACE)

We look forward to seeing you at the start of the spring semester!

The fall 2021 semester has concluded. The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) is closed until Spring 2022. We wish you a safe and happy time off.

We look forward to serving you again in January!


Your Friends at the ACE!

About NVCC's ACE

The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) is dedicated to helping all NVCC students succeed. Students who visit the ACE are more likely to reach their academic goals.  Learn more about  what the ACE has to offer.  Take advantage of the resources, technology and study space. 

ACE staff members are here to help you. We look forward to getting to know you! 

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ACE Hours

Take Charge this Semester: Come to the ACE.

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Spring 22 tutoring hours to be posted mid-January!

1-on-1 In-Person or Virtual Tutoring 

  • Academic Coaching
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computers
  • Horticulture
  • Math
  • Nursing
  • Physics
  • Science   
  • Writing
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Ace YouTube channel

Can't make it to the ACE?

ACE YouTube Channel: Online Tutorials and More! Check out the helpful tutorial videos on the ACE YouTube channel

Quick facts

ACE Quick Facts

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Pass Rate

Our pass rate is 77% Students who visit the ACE on a regular basis earn a full letter grade higher than students who do not visit the ACE.

More than 20,00

The ACE sees 22,000 student visits in a given semester.

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What we offer

What Does the ACE Offer?

The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) is dedicated to helping Naugatuck Valley Community College students achieve their goal of academic success. The ACE is your free on-campus resource providing a number of services to help you, including:

  • Math Lab 
  • Writing Center 
  • ESL tutoring 
  • computers 
  • drop-in homework help 
  • make-up testing location 
  • tip sheets on college survival skills 
  • study area 
  • meeting space 
  • academic skills workshops 
  • e-Tutoring 
  • Modified supplemental instruction classrooms (M-SI space)
  • ask tutors questions


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

As soon as possible! Don't wait until the day (or day before) a paper is due or your test is held to get the help you need. You may find the content more difficult than you thought or that there aren't tutors available at the time you need.

Bring a copy of the assignment or problem(s), your book, any work you have done, and some good questions for the tutor.

Nothing! The ACE is free to all full-time and part-time credit students.

You don't need an appointment to meet with a tutor, just stop by the ACE or on the Waterbury Campus call 203-575-8073 to meet with a tutor. For the Danbury Campus ACE call 203.437.9699

You may receive help on a drop-in basis at any time during posted hours. See the subject-specific tutoring page for more information on our Writing Center and Math Lab. 

mSI is the lab portion of the following developmental English and Math courses: 

  • ENG 096T
  • ENG 096
  • MAT 095
  • MAT 136

Similar to science labs, students earn a grade for their participation and work completed in the computer platforms used in these mSI lab sessions. For more information on mSI, please download the mSI fact sheet or go the mSI web page.


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