Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Tutoring Center hours of operation?

During the fall, spring and summer semesters we are open Mon and Thur 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tue and Wed 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m., Fri 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and Sat 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. We operate at a reduced schedule in between semesters and during the winter term.

Who is eligible to receive tutoring?

The Tutoring Center is available for Harford Community College students enrolled in credit or continuing education courses. 

If you are not enrolled at Harford Community College for the current semester and would like to get tutoring assistance, please contact Jaclyn Walsh, Coordinator for Continuing Education Youth Programs, at 443-412-2191 or

Do you provide tutoring for the placement test?

We can help you review for the Academic Skills Assessment. We encourage students to use the Official ACCUPLACER Study App loaded on the iPads that we have available for students to use in the Tutoring Center. While we do not teach content, we can help refresh what you may have forgotten. We can also provide test-taking strategies.  

How can I get assistance with learning strategies and study skills?

Please contact Pamela Runge, Student Success Specialist, at 443-412-2429 or to schedule an appointment. She is a valuable resource for learning strategies and study skills. She meets individually with students to develop Student Success Plans.  

What types of tutoring services are available?

  • Walk-in tutoring sessions - Offered in the Tutoring Center. Tutors scheduled to work in the Center are available to assist multiple students at a time. This is a free service and no appointment needed.
  • Group tutoring and Suplemental Instruction sessions - Available for high demand courses. The sessions are scheduled in a room on campus (not in the Tutoring Center). This is a free service and no appointment is needed.
  • Scheduled tutoring sessions - Available for students demonstrating academic need. An appointment is needed to complete a Success Plan and determine eligibility to receive this service. Students must meet with Pamela Runge, Student Success Specialist. There is no cost for the first 12 sessions. After the first twelve hours of tutoring, students pay at a rate of $12 per hour.
  • Live online tutoring (NetTutor) - This is a pilot program. The service is provided by NetTutor, and is available during the hours in which the Tutoring Center is closed. Please visit our Online Tutoring page for more information.

Students are encouraged to view our tutoring schedules.

How do I request scheduled tutoring session?

We provide Scheduled Tutoring to students demonstrating academic need. You may be considered for Scheduled Tutoring Sessions if:

  • Repeating course 
  • Less than C average in previous attempt in course or prerequisite
  • Cumulative GPA less than 2.0
  • Referred by your instructor or Disability Support Services
    Received a deficiency notice

Scheduled Tutoring is provided only as a part of a Student Success Plan. Please contact Pamela Runge or fill out a request form to request scheduled tutoring sessions.


When is the last day to request scheduled tutoring sessions?

The last day to request tutoring coincides with the last day to withdraw from classes each semester.  Even after this date, students may request to meet individually with Pamela Runge to create a Student Success Plan, or attend the walk-in or group tutoring sessions. 

What is the cost of tutoring?

Walk-in tutoring sessions in The Tutoring Center and Group Tutoring Sessions are available for HCC students enrolled in the current semester. The sessions are free of charge.

Scheduled Tutoring sessions are available to students demonstrating academic need, and are provided free of charge for the first twelve hours. After the first twelve hours of tutoring, students pay at a rate of $12 per hour.

How do I become a tutor?

If you are interested in becoming a tutor, you must have successfully completed at least six credits of college level courses, demonstrated mastery of subject area with at least a B average, and have excellent communication skills. If interested, please complete the Online Employment Application and attach a cover letter and resume.