Welcome to the ACE! We are offering in-person and online tutoring options.
Waterbury location: Ekstrom Hall, Room E500
Danbury location: D-201
General Hours: Monday 9 to 5pm (last drop-in at 4:30pm)
Tuesday 9 to 7pm (last drop-in at 6:30pm)
Wednesday 10 to 7pm (last drop-in at 6:30pm)
Thursday 10 to 7pm (last drop-in at 6:30pm)
Friday 10 to 2pm (last drop-in at 1:30pm) Limited servicesSaturday 10 to 2pm (last drop-in at 1:30pm) Limited services
In-Person: Drop-ins Welcome!
The Waterbury ACE, located in Ekstrom Hall, Room E500 203-575-8073.
In-Person: Drop-ins Welcome!
The Danbury ACE, located in Room D-201 203-437-9699For specific subject hours please visit our website.
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!
Take Charge this Semester: Come to the ACE.
Can't make it to the ACE?
TECHTIME@ACE a new series to empower and educate students on how to use the required platforms at NVCC. Need help figuring it all out? Stop by at ACE E500 for Techtime@ACE to learn more about the Blackboards/Commnet/MS Teams/Zooms of modern academia. Email
ACE Quick Facts
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 20,000
The ACE sees 22,000 student visits in a given semester.
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
- drop-in homework help
- make-up testing location
- tip sheets on college survival skills
- study area
- meeting space
- academic skills workshops
- Modified supplemental instruction classrooms (M-SI space)
- ask tutors questions
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.