Academic Success Center - Grand Island

Tutoring session at the Grand Island Academic Success Center The Academic Success Center (ASC) provides many services for students. These include on-campus tutoring, online tutoring, computer lab and computer assistance, and the academic skill builder workshop.


Tutoring is a free service to our students. Our tutors have knowledge in specific subjects and will act as a learning resource for you. They will help you review and study what you've learned in class. One-to-one and group tutoring is available in selected subjects.

We are also seeking students who would like to become tutors. If you have an above average grade in a specific course and would like to help others learn, then you may qualify. Our tutors are paid and set their own hours with individual students or study groups.

Distance Tutoring

Tutoring and  writing coach assistance are available through distance tutoring for online students or students unable to travel to a campus. These services are available every term – spring, summer and fall. Students and tutors will work together to determine the best way to conduct these tutoring services, whether it  is through email and/or telephone correspondence or WebEx meetings. Please contact any Academic Success Center to inquire about distance tutoring.

Drop In Tutoring Hours
Subject Days Available Times Available
Accounting   By appointment
Anatomy & Physiology M,TH 9 am - 2 pm
Applied Statistics M - TH 2 - 5 pm
Biology M, TH 9 am - 2 pm
Business   By appointment
Calculus M - TH 2 - 5 pm
Chemistry   By appointment
Cisco   By appointment
Math Essentials through College Algebra M, TH 9 am - 5 pm
  T, W 9 am - Noon
2 - 5 pm
Math (All Levels) M - TH 2 - 5 pm
Microcomputer Apps & Various Computer Courses   By appointment
Nutrition   By appointment
Plant Science   By appointment
Physical Geography   By appointment
Psychology   By appointment
Public Speaking   By appointment
Structure & Function M,TH 9 am - 2 pm
Writing Coach (Room 455) M, W 8 am - 3 pm
Academic Skill Builder Workshops

This is an intensive individualized workshop designed for students who want to achieve a higher score on the ACCUPLACER assessment test or refresh their skills in certain areas. The Academic Success Center staff run the workshops with additional assistance from peer tutors. Workshops are available for math, reading and writing. The cost is $20.

Computer Lab

The Academic Success Center also functions as a computer lab with computers available for student use. The Academic Success Center staff is available to offer assistance with WebCentral, Moodle, student email, printing and other general computer use questions.

Writing Center

What is the Writing Center? 

The Writing Center offers free, one-on-one assistance to Central Community College students as they strive to improve their writing skills. We provide CCC student writers with a welcoming, inviting, collaborative and supportive atmosphere in which they can develop their skills and make informed decisions about their writing. We promote writing excellence and success of students in both their academic and future careers. The Writing Center also offers free, one-on-one collaboration to Central Community College faculty and staff as they create assignments for their courses, write for publication, update their resumes and CVs, etc.

How do I use the Writing Center?

Students are encouraged to schedule appointments ahead of time. We accept drop-ins, but a Writing Coach might not be immediately available. Please contact the Academic Success Center Coordinator for more information or for assistance in scheduling an appointment.

Spring Hours

Monday: 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Friday: closed

The Writing Center in Grand Island is located in room 455. For further questions, contact Danielle Helzer 308-398-7394.

Testing Center

The Grand Island ASC serves as the campus testing center. Testing is available on a walk-in basis or in a private room by appointment. Accommodation testing is available on recommendation of Disability Services. Photo ID is required at testing.

Pearson Vue testing is available at the Grand Island ASC on Wednesdays (5 – 9 p.m.) and Saturdays (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.). Clients include GED, NREMT, American College, Cisco, CompTIA, and many other IT-based organizations. All Pearson Vue testing is computer-based.

Registration for Pearson Vue testing must be completed through  or

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction is offered in courses that are historically difficult for students. In this effort, a former student, who excelled in the area, attends the class and then offers additional teaching sessions to students. These sessions are held at times that accommodate student schedules like weekends, evenings, etc. Currently, SI sessions are offered for students enrolled in Anatomy and Physiology I, College Algebra, Math Essentials, and Med.-Surg. I and II.

Contact Us

Ron Christensen, Director

Kristina Pearson, Coordinator

Summer Hours

Mondays: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
(Learning Center: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.)
Tuesdays: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesdays: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursdays: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
(Learning Center:  5 p.m. – 9 p.m.)
Fridays: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

I am 58 years old and have ADHD and Dyslexia dyslexia. At my age, it is a joy to come to the ASC and know there will always be staff members available to help me with my Math math and English problems. I always appreciate the help, and would not be successful without it. Come to the ASC and you will succeed.
- Paul Harris