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  • Greetings Thomas Nelson Community,

    Our tutors (Math, Writing, and Peer Tutoring) are available 7 days a week for online/in-person tutoring appointments. You can schedule tutoring appointments by signing in to MyTNCC and clicking the Brainfuse icon. Select your subject area and course under "Tutor Match", then choose your tutor and a time slot that works for you. When it's time for your appointment, enter an online session by going to "My Calendar" in Brainfuse, or visit the Tutor Zone in the library for in-person appointments. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us:

    (757) 528-8996

    Need help with Writing?

    The Tutor Zone's Writing Center helps students with writing assignments from any Thomas Nelson class.

    We provide:

    • Help with any stage of the writing process.
    • Help writing argumentative, narrative, descriptive, and research essays or papers.
    • Grammar tutorials.

    Writing consultants do not proofread papers.

    Policies and Best Practices for Tutoring Sessions

    Thank you for utilizing our tutoring services. We want to help you succeed at Thomas Nelson Community College. Therefore, it is important that you keep your appointments and arrive on time. We understand emergencies and unexpected changes, but please be considerate of fellow students who may be able to use the tutoring slot if you cannot keep it. 

    To gain the most from your tutoring sessions, please read and follow the guidelines below: 

    1. Tutoring is not a substitute for class/lab attendance and individual work. 

    1. Appointments should be made online through Brainfuse (Tutor Match), and students may not be guaranteed the same appointment time each week. 

    1. When a student requests a tutoring session, it is not confirmed until the tutor accepts the request. The student will then receive an email confirmation. 

    1.  Students are limited to 2 appointments a day

    1. Last-minute appointments are only possible if the requested tutor can verify his/her availability and accept the request. 

    1. Please be on time for tutoring sessions. If you are unable to make a session or know you will be late, log in to Brainfuse or call (757) 528-8996 to cancel/reschedule. We ask that you cancel/reschedule at least eight hours before your scheduled session. Students who have two last-minute cancellations or no-shows may be suspended from tutoring services for two weeks.

    1. Come to your tutoring sessions prepared. Have textbooks, class notes, assignments, paper, pencils, and old tests, when applicable. 

    1. Tutors will not do the work for students (i.e. write papers, do projects, or complete homework). The tutor’s responsibility is to assist students in gaining understanding to complete their own work. Tutors may guide, ask questions, make suggestions, paraphrase, but may not write answers to homework questions or tests. 

    1. When possible, come to the tutoring session with a specific, identifiable problem. 

    1.  If you encounter any technical difficulties before or during your online appointment, please call (757) 528-8996. 


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