Academic Support Services

Academic Support

Meet LIVE with PVCC academic coaches and tutors on campus or online.

Academic Coaching

Academic coaching promotes success in online and traditional, face-to-face learning environments. Academic coaching is personalized to meet the needs of each student, yet many students seek assistance with note taking, study strategies, time management, or test preparation. MORE

Tutoring Center 

Experienced PVCC tutors assist students in most courses. Walk-ins are encouraged or use Navigate to schedule an appointment. Visit M253 Main Building, call 434.961.5284, or email for assistance. MORE

Writing Center for Writing in Any Subject, Speech, and Presentations

The Writing Center provides writing assistance in any course as well as assistance with speech courses and presentations. Visit M617 Main Building, call 434.961.5499, or email for assistance. MORE


Brainfuse, the college's online tutoring partner, provides additional support in a variety of core subjects. Students may receive five hours (300 minutes) of Brainfuse tutoring each semester: fall, spring, and summer. Click online tutoring for more details.

Online English Conversation Circle

English Conversation Circle (ECC) meets Wednesdays, noon to 1:00 p.m., via Zoom. ECC provides English language learners an opportunity to practice conversational English. All English language learners are welcome to join. No homework or registration required. To join ECC, please complete this form. You will receive an email with a link to the meeting 30 minutes before it begins.

Online StudentLingo Workshops

Access 50 student success workshops 24/7. Click here to access StudentLingo, create a free account, and complete an online workshop from any computer with an Internet connection. 

Study Buddies

Study groups work! Use Study Buddies to connect with classmates and put together study groups. Individual study reflection are an important part of the learning process, but students who also participate in study groups tend to learn more than students who study alone.

Click here for step-by-step instructions and tips for successful study groups.