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Tutoring and Writing Centers: Tutoring Center

The Tutoring Center provides instructional support to all students. Services include individual tutoring by appointment in-person and remote, drop-in assistance (when a tutor is available), guided small-group study sessions, and assistance for related computer software.

The Tutoring and Writing Centers will provide online and in-person tutoring for this semester.

 All appointments will be made by phone:  301-546-0748.

 Appointment information and online links will be sent to your PGCC student email.

Hours of operation for the Tutoring & Writing Center's Scheduling Desk:

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 am - 8:30 pm 
Friday: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday:

Message from the Coordinator

  • In-person tutoring will be by appointment and drop-ins, if available
  • Online tutoring will be held in Zoom.  It will utilize your computer’s microphone and camera. We recommend that you use the Zoom application or the Google Chrome web browser.
  • You may make 1 appointment per day/maximum of 2 appointments per week, per subject. We require 24 hours notice of any cancellations.

What is Expected of Me, the Student?

  • You are expected to arrive ON TIME for each of your online appointments
  • You should have books, lecture notes, syllabi, and assignments with you
  • You should read and attempt any assigned material prior to coming to your online appointment
  •  You should move to a quiet room and try to keep background noises low before starting your online appointment

What Will the Tutoring Center Not Do?

  • The Tutoring Center will not do your homework for you. It is your responsibility to come prepared.
  • The Tutoring Center will not provide answers to take-home tests or assignments that count toward your final course grade.
  • The Tutoring Center will not sign off that you have attended a tutoring appointment.

Attendance/Cancellation Policy

  • All appointments made must be made by the person who will be receiving the tutoring.
  • Any appointment cancellation must be made at least 24 hours before the appointment or you will be considered a no-show. (Call (301) 546-0748 to cancel or leave a message.)
  • Appointments made on the same day are expected to be kept; otherwise, you will be considered a no-show.
  • If you arrive more than 10 minutes late, your appointment will be available for walk-ins. If your time is given away, you will be considered a no-show.
  • If you have two no-shows, you will be contacted by the Coordinator for academic tutoring. On the third no-show, any scheduled appointments will be cancelled and you will be blocked from making future appointments for a time determined by the Coordinator for academic tutoring.
  • If your missed appointment was due to a specific circumstance, you may schedule a meeting with the Coordinator for academic tutoring.
What Subjects are Available?
Tutoring in the following subjects is offered: 
  • Accounting (ACC)
  • Biology (BIO)
  • Chemistry (CHM)
  • Developmental Learning Support (DLS)
  • Information Technology (INT) 
  • Math (MAT)    
  • Nursing (NUR)  
  • Physical Science (PSC)
  • Physics (PHY)
  • Spanish (SPN)  
Subject availability changes each semester. On a weekly basis, students may make an appointment for subjects in which they are currently enrolled.

The Tutoring and Writing Centers are part of the Library and Learning Resources