Academic Tutoring Center Services

The center is open when classes are in session. Please refer to the College Academic Calendar for holiday closings.

Please sign in and out at the front desk.

Location: Learning Resources Center, Room 149

The English as a Second Language Lab provides English Language Learners (ELL)(non-credited classes), Intensive English Program (IEP), and ESL (ESL013, ESL014, ESL015, ESL017, and ESL018) students with the opportunity to practice a variety of language skills using audio-visual materials and interactive computer programs. Students can develop and enhance their language ability through individualized practice in listening and reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, oral communication, and culture.

ELL Students are required to complete 12 hours of lab time, IEP students are required to complete 24 hours, and ESL students are required to complete 14 hours of lab time per course during the semester. For any of these programs, there is a maximum of 2 hours per day that can be applied towards the lab requirement (for any one class).


Tuesday, Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


The Foreign Language Lab provides an opportunity to develop language skills through independent practice in listening and reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, and oral communication. Research studies show that additional practice enhances one's overall understanding and use of the language. Interactive computer software, language learning websites, and assistance with iLearn are provided in the lab to reinforce and complement the language instruction students receive in class. An orientation to the use of the lab, its materials, and our tutoring services is given in every class during the first two weeks of the semester.  

Individuals are encouraged to visit the lab on a regular basis. If a student needs help with particular topics or skills, he/she can speak with the Professional Assistant on duty for assistance with lab programs or seek one-on-one tutoring in the particular language he/she is studying. Our tutors are available for Spanish, Italian, and French tutoring.



Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Italian & French

Tuesday 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Those taking reading classes are required to successfully complete 14 reading laboratory sessions, each of which is headed by a professional assistant/reading specialist. The purpose of the reading lab is to provide students with an opportunity to improve reading ability through practice in comprehension, vocabulary, and content area tasks using a variety of reading materials including interactive computer software, textbooks, and high-interest magazines, newspapers, and journals pertaining to students' interests and area of study. Such practice will enhance the overall understanding of reading as a critical thinking process and as a tool for academic learning.

At the beginning of the semester, students partake in an orientation on the use of the reading lab, its materials, and courseware. The professional assistant will also administer a reading pretest to determine each student's starting level. During the semester, the assistant assigns different levels of reading materials and courseware based on pretest results, input from reading class instructors, specific requests from lab students, and the progress each student is making. At the end of the semester, a post-test is administered to determine progress made during the semester. The results of both pretests and post-tests are sent to all reading class instructors for consideration in the grading process.

Contact Us

Academic Tutoring Center

Grant Campus
Learning Resource Center
Room 149
Phone: (631) 851-6369

Christine Crowe, MA/LS. MA/ENG
Assistant Dean for Academic Support Programs
Phone: (631) 851-6369

Joe Gansrow, Ph.D.
Writing Studio
Phone: (631) 851-6245

Kevin Reilly
Phone: (631) 851-6501

General Guidelines

Rules of the Centers
  • To use the Centers, you must sign in and out with a SCCC ID. (No exceptions!)
  • To use the tutoring services, you must be a current SCCC student. Current students receive first priority.
  • Due to safety and space considerations, children are not permitted in any of the Centers.
  • Eating, drinking, and cell phones are absolutely not permitted in all of the labs and tutoring rooms at the Academic Tutoring Center.
Data Storage Policy

We will not be held responsible for any lost or stolen computer documents.