Center for College Success

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Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) empowers students to achieve their academic goals by providing 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), TimelyCare (virtual mental health support), basic needs support, and student outreach.

College Retention
Community Resource Directory

Success Seminars
Tutoring Program
Tutor Schedule
Study Tool Kit
Additional Academic Resources

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


Virtual Mental Health Support

The college has partnered with TimelyCare to provide virtual mental health support for all NACC students at no cost to them. TimelyCare is available through Canvas, the TimelyCare app, or and provides the following free services:

  • TalkNow- 24/7 access to chat with a mental health professional
  • Scheduled Counseling- Meet virtually with a licensed mental health professional
  • Self-Care Content- View information about managing stress, healthy relationships, healthy eating habits, etc.
  • Basic Needs Support- Get connected to low or reduced-cost community resources

Students can access TimelyCare by downloading the TimelyCare app, clicking the TimelyCare icon in Canvas, or by visiting Log in with your NACC email address and MyNACC password. You can then start visits from any web-enabled device – smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop – anywhere in the United States. 


Success Seminars

Success Seminar videos are available online in the Center for College Success 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
  • Financial Literacy: How to Manage Money
    Learn about finances and best practices for managing money



Tutoring Program

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

  1. Schedule your tutoring session in AdvisorTrac and click Search for Availabilities.
  2. For the Center, choose either TUTORING for on-campus tutoring or ONLINE TUTORING for tutoring via Zoom.
  3. For the Section, select the course you would like to receive tutoring in.
  4. Choose either Tutoring or Online Tutoring for the Reason.
  5. Click the Search button to see available tutors and their appointment times.

For ON-CAMPUS TUTORING appointments, simply show up for your appointment at the designated time and location.

  • Students should attempt the assignment and have a product and/or questions prepared for the tutoring session.
  • Tutors can assist students with problem-solving, proofreading/editing, study strategies, course navigation, etc.
  • Tutors CANNOT help with quizzes and tests and CANNOT do assignments for students.

For ONLINE TUTORING appointments, log in to AdvisorTrac from your computer or smartphone a few minutes before your session.

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

Image of Summer 2024 Tutor Schedule- See AdvisorTrac for Official Tutor Schedule

Tutor/Subject Availability

Kenzie Black

MTH: 098, 099, 100, 116, 110, 112, 113, 125, 231; CHD: 100, 201, 203, 204, 206; CIS: 146; ART 100

Barbara Carroll

ENR: 098; ENG: 099, 101 102, 246, 247, 251, 252, 261, 262, 271, 272;  SPH: 107  (All English Courses)

Emily Flores

MTH: 098, 099, 100, 116, 110, 111, 112; ART: 100; BUS: 263, 271; CHM: 104; CIS: 146; ENR: 098; ENG: 099, 101, 102; HIS: 201, 202; PSY: 200; SPH: 107

Danyka Greene
ENR: 098; ENG: 099, 101, 102, 261; ART: 100; CIS: 146, 150, 199; PHL: 206; SOC: 200

Jaden Hallmark

ENR: 098; ENG: 099, 101, 102, 246, 247, 251, 252, 261, 262, 271, 272; ART: 100; BIO: 103, 104; CHD: 100, 203, 209, 210, 214; CIS: 146; HIS: 201, 202; PHS: 111,112; PSY: 200, 210

Melisha Higdon

NUR: 112, 113, 114, 115, 211, 221; ENR: 098; ENG: 099, 101, 102, 246, 247, 251, 252, 261, 262, 271, 272; BIO: 201, 202, 220

Katherine Holmes

CIS: 146, 171, 172, 199, 211, 263, 276, 280; MTH: 098, 099, 100, 112

Katie Horton
CHM: 111; ENR: 098; ENG: 099, 101, 102; HIS: 201; PHL: 206; SPH: 107
Keisha Hatfield
ENR: 098; ENG: 099, 101, 102, 246, 247, 251, 252, 261, 262, 271, 272 (All English Courses); SPH: 107

Diana Ortega Mata

MTH: 098, 099, 100, 116, 110, 111, 112, 113, 125, 126, 227, 237, 238, 265; BUS: 271; CIS: 251, 149; PHY: 214; SPA: 101, 102, 201, 202

Sawyer Morgan

MTH: 098, 099, 100, 116, 110, 112, 113, 125; CHM: 111, 112

Amber Petty
BUS: 241; CIS: 146; ECO: 231, 232; ENR: 098; ENG: 099, 101, 102
Jake Smith
ENR: 098; ENG: 099, 101, 102; CIS: 146; MTH: 098, 099, 100, 116, 110, 111, 113; HIS: 201, 202; SPH: 107; THR: 126

Austin Yoder

MTH: 098, 099, 100, 116, 110, 111, 112, 113, 125, 126, 227, 237, 238; CHM: 111, 112; CIS: 251

Additional Academic Resources

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.


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