LSC Tutoring Online

While the HCC campus is closed for Coronavirus, the Learning Support Center will offer tutoring online.

  • Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (closed Thursdays 2-4 p.m.)
  • Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To join an online tutoring session, follow these steps:

Step 1: Complete the sign-in form

Step 2: Enter the LSC Tutoring Lobby on Zoom

On your smart phone, you can install the Zoom app. On a computer, you can install the Zoom app or “join from your browser.”

Tutoring by Phone (without using the Zoom App)

On a smart phone, we recommend following the link above and installing the Zoom app.

  • If you don’t have a smart phone, you can dial 301-715-8592.
  • For the “Meeting ID,” type 360 449 0367.
  • For the “Participant ID,” press the # key.

Nursing Students

If a nursing tutor is available, you can drop in for tutoring right now (by following the steps above) or you can go to the Online Nursing Schedule and make an appointment for later.

Virtual Study Groups

If you need a place to work with other students online (with or without a tutor), you can enter the LSC Tutoring Lobby and ask the host to place you in a breakout room together.

Tips for Zoom Tutoring

If you’re on a computer, and you don’t see the button you need in Zoom, try moving your mouse around. When you do, invisible buttons will appear! (If you’re on a smart phone instead, try tapping your screen.)

How to Talk and Listen

When you enter the Zoom meeting, you will get audio choices.

  • If you have a computer microphone, click “Join with Computer Audio.”
  • If you don’t have a computer microphone, you can click “Phone Call” instead.
  • If you need to mute yourself, click the “Mute” button.

How to See the Chat

  • Click the “Chat” button to toggle the chat box on and off.

How to Share Your Screen with the Tutor

  • Click the “Share Screen” button shown below.

How to Show Your Webcam to the Tutor

  • Click the “Start Video” button.

How to Draw on the Screen

  • Look for the “Annotate” option. It’s usually at the top of the screen.
  • It might look different if you’re the person sharing.

Getting a Tutor's Attention

  • The tutor might leave you alone in a “breakout room” while helping other students. If you need to talk to the LSC host while the tutor is away, click “Ask for Help” or “Leave Breakout Room.”

Still Stuck?

  • If you can’t find what you want, look for a “More” button (or a button marked with 3 dots).