Center for College Success

Empowering Students for College Success

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Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) ensures that students achieve their academic goals by empowering them with free student support programs. The Center for College Success (CCS) serves all NACC students by providing the following free services: on-campus and online tutoring, Success Seminars, one-on-one student advisement, Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI), and student outreach.

College Retention

Student success and completion are of the utmost importance to all faculty and staff members at Northeast Alabama Community College. We do not just want our students to "survive" college; we want them to thrive in college. This is why we offer many student-support programs, such as free tutoring and success seminars, as well as many opportunities to become involved in student events and clubs.

During the Fall and Spring semesters, NACC hosts a Mustang Community Resource Fair. Community agencies from all across Jackson and DeKalb Counties come together to share helpful information with students, faculty, staff, and community members. This event promotes awareness of the many services that are available in the community including food services, clothing resources, housing and shelter, childcare, healthcare, counseling services, senior care, crisis and emergency services, transportation, education, and employment. For more information about local community resources, please visit the Community Resource Directory page.

NACC has established a Student Resource Room on campus in the Student Center, Room 103. Equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, and an open pantry, this room is designated to be a free resource for NACC students. The Student Resource Room is also stocked with “grab and go” food items, as well as basic hygiene products.

An early intervention process is also in place to reach out to college students who are not attending classes or who are behind in their studies. Instructors use the SAGE early alert system to make referrals multiple times during the semester. The Director and Retention Specialist then contact students to encourage class attendance and provide them with resources to be successful.

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Juliah Sanford
Director of Developmental Studies Support Programs & College Retention
(256) 638-4418 Ext. 2257

Success Seminars

Success Seminars are available in video format in the online College Success Seminar course in Canvas. Please contact Juliah Sanford for more information about online Success Seminars.

Success Seminar Videos

  • Mental Health and Self-Care in College
    Resources and helpful strategies for maintaining mental health and self-care while in college
  • College Survival Tips
    Recap of Freshman Orientation with helpful tips for new or returning college students at NACC
  • Best Practices for the Online Student
    Overview of effective habits and practices for students taking online classes
  • Growth Mindset: Overcoming Obstacles & Staying Motivated
    Uplifting and positive video about how to develop a growth mindset
  • Study Like a Pro
    Overview of various study strategies and note-taking methods specific to different content and learning styles
  • Time Management Tips and Tricks
    Video explaining strategies for managing time and avoiding procrastination
  • How to Beat Test Anxiety
    Overview of different relaxation methods and testing-taking strategies for maximum performance in testing situations
  • Discovering Your Best Career Path
    The College and Career Planning Center provides resources and content to help students find a career that is right for them
  • Today's Jobs Require Soft Skills
    Video explaining soft skills that employers expect from employees
  • Disconnect to Reconnect
    Video explaining the impact of technology overuse and addiction pertaining to cell phones, social media, and video games and how to strike a healthy balance

The videos and information about Success Seminars can be found in the College Success Seminars course in Canvas.


Diagnostic Tools

Students should direct any questions concerning the diagnostic tools available to the Director of Developmental Studies. All diagnostic tools are free to students.

  • Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI): The focus of the LASSI is the student’s thoughts, behaviors, attitudes, and beliefs that relate to successful learning. The LASSI provides students with a diagnosis of their strengths and areas of improvement, and, based on these results, they are referred to helpful resources that are available on-campus and online.
  • Learning Styles Inventory: This assessment provides students with a summary of how they learn best allowing the student to apply this information throughout their educational experience.

Online Tutoring

NACC tutors are available in person and online through Zoom during business hours Monday through Friday.

1. Schedule your online tutoring session in AdvisorTrac.

2. A few minutes before your session, log in to AdvisorTrac from your computer or smartphone.

3. Scroll to the bottom of your AdvisorTrac homepage. A Zoom link will appear just below your appointment in the “Upcoming Appointments” list.

4. Click on the appointment link and you will be taken to the tutor's Zoom Waiting Room where you will wait until the tutor “admits” you to the meeting.

5. Cancel or reschedule your tutoring appointment if you are unable to attend.

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Online tutoring is available "after hours" through Tutor.Com from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. on weekdays and throughout the entire weekend.

1. Log in to Canvas and select the course in which you would like to receive tutoring assistance.

2. Click the "Tutor.Com Online Tutoring" link on the left navigation panel.

3. Select either "Connect with a Tutor Now," "Schedule a Tutoring Session," or "Submit a Paper for Review."

Tutor Schedule

Tutor Schedule Summer 2022

*If the campus is open, in-person tutoring sessions will be available but will adhere to college policies including social distancing guidelines.

Tutor/Subject Availability

Antonio Boyzo

BIO: 103, 104; BUS: 263; CIS: 146; CHM: 111, 112, 221; ENG: 099, 101, 102; HIS: 201, 202; HIT 116; MAT: 101; MTH: 098, 116, 099, 100, 110, 112, 113; OAD: 101; PHL: 206; PSY: 200; SPH: 107

Barbara Carroll

ENR: 098; ENG: 099, 101 102, 246, 247, 251, 252, 261, 262, 271, 272; HIS: 201, 202; PSY: 200, 210; SOC: 200; SPH: 107
(All English Courses)

Jaden Hallmark

ENR: 098; ENG: 099, 101, 102, 252; ART: 100; CHD: 100, 209, 214; HIS: 201, 202; PHS: 111, 112; PSY: 200, 210

Melisha Holcomb

NUR: 112; ENR: 098; ENG: 099, 101, 102, 246, 247, 251, 252, 261, 262, 271, 272; BIO: 201, 202, 220; CHM: 111, 112; CIS: 146; HIS: 201, 202; MTH: 098, 116, 099, 100, 110, 112, 113; PHL: 206; PSY: 200, 210; SOC: 200, 210; THR: 120

Joselyn Jose

MTH: 098, 116, 099, 100, 110, 112, 231; BIO: 103, 104; CIS: 146; OAD: 101; PHS: 111; PSY: 200, 210: SPA: 101

Micah Keim

MTH: 098, 099, 100, 116, 110, 111, 112, 113, 125, 126, 227, 237; CHM: 111, 112; ENG: 099, 101, 102; HIS 101, 102; PHY: 213

Jayna Land

BIO: 103, 201, BUS: 241, 242, 263, 271, 272; CHM: 111, 112; CIS: 146; ECO: 231, 232; ENR: 098; ENG: 099, 101, 102, 271, 272; HIS: 201, 202; MTH: 098, 116, 099, 100, 110, 112, 120, 265; MUS 101; PSY: 200; SPH 107

Mirian Perez Hernandez

ENR: 098; ENG: 099, 101, 102, 261; ART: 100; CHD: 100, 202, 203; MUS: 101; SPH: 107

Olivia Tucker

MTH: 098, 099, 100, 116, 110, 111, 112, 113, 120, 125, 126, 227, 237; CIS: 146, 246, 251; PHY: 115, 120, 201, 202, 213, 214

Glenda Turlington

MTH: 098, 099, 100, 116, 110, 111, 112, 113, 125, 126, 227, 231, 232, 265; PHY: 115, 120, 201, 202, 213

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