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 Academic Support Services: Tutoring

Jamila Anderson
Director, Academic Support Services

Veronica Villanueva, Coordinator  

Amy Rosenquist, Embedded Tutoring Coordinator  

Harold Washington College's Tutoring Center offers free tutoring and academic support services to assist students in achieving personal and academic success. Tutors are available in a wide variety of subjects to assist students through one-on-one and group ​tutoring sessions. We encourage any student to seek tutoring to gain a deeper comprehension of course content and to enhance learning development.

Harold Washington is offering online tutoring! ​

Taking advantage of our online tutoring services is quick and easy.  You have two tutoring options:

Option 1: FREE 24/7 Online Tutoring through Smarthinking 

Follow these four easy steps to access online tutoring: 

1. Login to Brightspace 

2. Select Online Tutoring 

3. Select Tools

4. Click the Smarthinking Login

5. Navigate the site and select the content area in which you would like assistance.

For questions, contact Angela Winters- Harmon at

Option 2: Tutoring with Your Favorite HWC Tutors

Request an appointment here:  

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Thursday 9:00 am-9:00 pm

Friday & Saturday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

We are all new to this virtual learning space, so please be patience us and with yourself.  Please feel free to e-mail us if you have any additional questions (   

Please continue to check back here for updates on our online tutoring services.​ 

Tips for a Successful Online Tutoring Session:  

  1. What tutors and students can accomplish together. We are happy to assist you with study prep, note taking, brainstorming, and final revisions, but please do not wait until the last minute to request tutoring services. It is important to remember that tutoring sessions are limited in time, so plan accordingly.
  2. Come prepared to tutoring sessions. Have any relevant textbooks, syllabi, class materials, notes, and papers near by. It is easier for the tutors to provide excellent tutoring service if you bring the appropriate materials to a tutoring session. Additionally, it is important for your tutor to refer back to any relevant materials provided by your instructor.
  3. Read your textbook and any relevant material provided by your instructor. It is difficult for you to understand the course material if you have not read assigned pages from the textbook. Additionally, the tutors cannot provide assistance if you have not read the appropriate material(s).
  4. Come with a plan and questions. Know what material you would like to cover within that tutoring session. Actively participate in the tutoring sessions by having a list of questions to ask your assigned tutor.
  5. Tutors can only help with homework concepts and assignments. We strongly encourage you to attempt to complete your assignment prior to requesting a tutor so you can take note of specific concepts where you need help. You and your tutor can review these concepts and work through similar problems. However, the tutor cannot do your homework for you nor help you with take-home tests, quizzes, or projects.
  6. Use your tutoring time wisely. Your time with the tutor is valuable. Please do not talk on your cell phone or cause distractions while working with your assigned tutor.

Subjects Available for Tutoring:                                         

Applied Sciences



Child Development





Social Science


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Contact Information

(312) 553-3151
30 E Lake St.
Room 409
Chicago , IL 60601
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Online Tutoring Services:
Monday-Thursday 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Other Resources

Tutoring Centers & Subjects                                                 
GradesFirst Tutoring Services User Guide                                                                                   

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Appeal My Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Hold

Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements for Skills Students