If you need a little extra help but can't make it to one of Montgomery College's tutoring centers in person, we're here for you. Online support is available for free to Montgomery College students. All you need is a computer with Skype access and an internet connection.
You can chat with faculty and peer tutors no matter where you are. We offer help with assignments or a hand studying for that big test. Each session lasts at least 30 minutes; if no one else is waiting, you may be able to keep working with a tutor. To make the best use of your time, have your questions ready before your appointment. Please see the Academic Success Center's tutoring policies and tutors expectations (PDF, ) .
Subjects and Schedules
Virtual (or online) tutoring is available in the following subjects: Arabic, economics, French, general research assistance, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, Spanish, and women's studies.
FT = Faculty Tutor; ST = Staff Tutor; PT = Peer Tutor
ECON 201/202 (ST)
|PHIL 101/WMST PT|
|FREN 101/102 PT|
|1:00 pm - 6:00 pm (ST)||1:00 pm - 6:00 pm (ST)||1:00 pm -
6:00 pm (ST)
|1:00 pm -
6:00 pm (ST)
PSYC 102 (PT)
|PSYC 102 (PT)
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
PSYC 102 (PT)
|SOCY 100 (PT)
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
SOCY 100 (PT)
||1:00 pm - 6:00 pm (ST)||1:00 pm - 6:00 pm (ST)||1:00 pm - 6:00 pm (ST)||1:00 pm - 6:00 pm (ST)|
There are two ways to create a virtual tutoring session.
If you plan to contact a tutor from a location off of campus, you must download Skype. (please note Skype is available for several different types of hardware. Download the version that is suited to your personal electronics.) After downloading Skype, create a username, and add the username of the campus tutoring center where your professor is located. (To learn more about tutor locations and tutor usernames, go to the schedule section of this website.) For instance, if you wanted to contact James Furgol at 1 p.m. on Mondays, you will need to contact the TP/SS username, ASC-Tutoring.
The second way you can create a virtual tutoring session is to go to one of the Centers in person and ask to be connected to a virtual tutor. For instance, if you wanted a session with a Takoma Park/Silver Spring tutor but could only go to the Rockville campus Digital Learning Center, then that center's staff could connect you with the tutor in Takoma Park/Silver Spring.
Besides a computer with an internet connect and Skype account, you only need a few additional items for a virtual tutoring session. Make sure to have an electronic copy if you plan to discuss a paper assignment, exam/quiz review sheet and/or a rough draft. This way you can send those documents as an attachment via Skype if your tutor requests that information.
Similar to the Writing Center, we routinely send email updates to our students' professors with a brief description of the tutoring services.
In that case, you can send an email with your questions/comments. If you are requesting feedback about a specific assignment, make sure to attach that information to your email. The tutor will respond to your inquiry during their schedule tutoring hours. Please email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tutoring sessions are at least 30 minutes long. Some sessions can run longer but you will always have at least 30 minutes with your designated tutor.
Absolutely. We encourage students to access our tutoring services in the manner that is most comfortable to them. Feel free to call and set up an appointment, walk in during tutoring hours, or contact the tutor directly via Skype.
Meet the Tutors
Our tutors include professional faculty members and peer tutors, students recommended by faculty members.
Arabic: World Languages Professor Dr. Isimal offers tutoring in Arabic language studies.
Economics: Economics Professor Dr. Angel Salinas joins our team and offers tutoring in Economics.
History: Professor James Furgol currently teaches U.S. & World History at the Germantown campus. He has an extensive background in several history and political studies fields. He is happy to assist all HIST/POLI/SOCY students.
History, Political Science, Sociology, and Philosophy: Professor Geoffrey Batchelder is a Philosophy faculty at the Takoma Park /Silver Spring campus. He will be helping our students from 3 to 7 pm Monday through Thursday afternoons to provide tutoring and research assistance for students in History, Political Science, Sociology, and Philosophy courses.
Psychology: Dr. Emma Grace teaches PSYC 102 at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. She has tutored at the Academic Success Center since 2015 and provides both virtual and traditional tutoring services for all MC PSYC students.
"What I like the most is that the tutor not only answered my different questions, but Mr. Furgol also went way beyond and provided additional insights about U.S. history." -Berthe
"I like the fact that the tutor is self-initiated to help students. He consistently asks about the progress of my assignments. Also, the tutor helped me through email." -Firehiwot
"I enjoyed the one-on-one experience through Skype. It was new to me, but easy to use." -Michelle
"Professor Grace explained everything I needed to know and gave me advice on how to find additional information." -Anonymous
"I improved my writing skills, and I also learned more about how to look for articles from the MC library website." -Bethel
"The tutors really know what they are dong. I found them to be extremely helpful." -Jalil
"The way the tutor explained every single term - that was a great help. I really appreciated the tutor's help!" -Priya
"My entire tutoring experience was great!" -Betrenail
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If you need more information about Virtual Tutoring, please stop by or give us a call.