Tutoring and Academic Assistance

Mathematics Center

Tutoring students

Main Campus: Russell Building Room 123
Southern Education Center: Tutoring Center

Contact: Megan Contreras-Campana, Coordinator of Mathematics Center; ext. 2082

  • Professional and peer Mathematics assistance is available for students in all areas of Mathematics and in any course with a Mathematics component.
  • Supplemental materials are available, such as videos and solutions manuals.
  • Tutoring Schedule

Writing Center

Main Campus:  Russell Building Room 124
Southern Education Center:  Tutoring Center

Contact: Veronica Guevara-Lovgren, Coordinator of The Writing Center; ext. 2262

  • Professional and paraprofessional writing assistance is available for all students in any class that has writing or reading requirements.
  • Supplemental materials are available.
  • Writing workshops and events held regularly.
  • Tutoring Schedule

Computer Writing Lab

Location: Russell Building, Room 142

Contact: Antoinette Toscano, ext. 2986

  • Twenty-nine computer stations support English 095 lab sessions
  • Lab is equipped with a Go-Print Station
  • Students may work independently on English course assignments as space permits.
  • Computer Writing Lab Hours:
    • Day, evening, and Saturday morning semester hours
    • Day and evening summer hours
    • Hours posted outside The Computer Writing Lab (Russell 142)

Academic Computer Lab

Location: Library, 2nd Floor, Room L21

Contacts: June Clare Phillips, ext. 2371 or John Foglia, ext. 2371

  • Microsoft Office 2007 Applications are available. They include:
    • Word
    • Access
    • Power Point
    • Excel
    • Publisher
    • Adaptive software and equipment is available, including a CCTV, JAWS, ZoomText, WriteOutloud, and Kurzweil.
  • Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Respondus LockDown Browser are available.
  • Staff will assist anyone having problems with Microsoft Office or the internet
  • Academic Computer Lab Hours:
    • Mon – Fri from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    • Sat from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

English as a Second language Program (ESL)

Location: Russell Building, Rooms 228 (R. Bailey) and 238 (C. Ross)

Contacts: Richard Bailey, ext. 2274 or Connie Ross, ext. 2252

  • Only ESL Students (I.D., assess with Bailey)
  • Tutoring, academic advising, individual instruction
  • Computer assisted instruction (12 computer stations)
    • Reading
    • Sentence and grammar
    • Word processing
    • Spelling programs
    • Vocabulary
    • Writing, developing ideas
    • ESL lending library (cassettes and books)
    • Listening and speaking/ pronunciation skills

Business and Economics Department

Location: Instructional Building

Contact: Wendy R. Giarratana, Administrative Assistant; ext. 2221

  • Accounting – Instructors (including adjuncts) offer assistance. Many will see students who are not in their section.
  • Home study videotapes are available in the Library for these courses
    • BUSN 131 Introduction to Business Administration
    • BUSN 134 Principles of Marketing
    • ACCT 161 and 162 Principles of Accounting I & II
    • BUSN 251 and 252 Business Law I & II
    • BUSN 271 Principles of Management
  • Phi Beta Lambda – Possible tutoring available for business courses
  • All faculty are available during their posted office hours.

Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF)

Location: Administration Building

Contact: Yvonne M. Doval, Assistant Director; ext. 2438

  • Additional financial aid grant funding – FAFSA and EOF application required
  • Academic and personal advising
  • Professional tutoring

Center for Student Success

Location: Library Building, Room 124

Contact: Linda Verheyen, Administrative Assistant; ext. 456

  • First Year Experience Course (ACAD 155) - 3 credit course providing the foundation for the first year students at OCC.
  • Peer Tutoring- Under recommendation of faculty, peer tutors are available in subjects such as math, science, humanities and social sciences.
  • Peer Mentor Program- Peer mentors assist first year students strive for excellence by helping students with orientation and registration, providing information about campus and academic supports, and encouraging club and extracurricular involvement at OCC.
  • Disability Services – Student must present documentation of disability to obtain a written Accommodation Plan which defines required academic adjustments.
  • Enrichment program for NJ STARS
  • Academic Coaching – individual sessions with CSS staff to define academic challenges, set goals and define action steps for academic improvement.”
  • Τhe Testing Center