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6 Online Resources to Help You Succeed at College During COVID-19

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Managing your learning and personal life during a pandemic- taking classes online, working more or working less, home schooling and social distancing from family and friends - can make it difficult to stay focused on achieving your educational goals. Although there are many uncertainties in the world right now, one thing is certain, NWACC is here for you.

To help ease the unexpected, NWACC has made numerous student resources accessible online. Whether you need guidance on a research paper, help with your math homework or looking for counseling services to help with anxiety and stress, you can find the support you seek at NWACC.

6 Online Resources to Help You Succeed:


Virtual Student Success Center

NWACC has recently created the Virtual Student Success Center, and with an email, a phone call or a text, staff are available to help answer your questions, offer solutions, and get you back on track to success, especially as you practice distance learning.

The Virtual Student Success Center (VSSC) can do the following:

  • Help you access your courses and related information
  • Facilitate communication with your instructor(s)
  • Help you navigate canvas and other online tools
  • Connect you with the Math Center, Writing Center, NWACC Library and tutoring services
  • And more!

Feel free to email success@nwacc.edu or call or text 918-612-0148 with any questions.


Assigned a research paper but not sure where to begin? Try NWACC’s Pauline Whitaker Library. Librarians are available to assist in navigating any research topic by offering you a vast collection of databases, research guides and tutorials.

As you visit the NWACC library website, you can view the many resources that are available online, as well a list of resources focused on assisting you with online instruction.

The library staff can help you navigate the library’s Search Everything and other remote tools via the library's Ask Us! service.

Below are just a few resources available online through the library:

  • Student guide to software and connectivity
  • Free access to course textbooks via Redshelf and VitalSource
  • Online library help
  • General reference and librarian consultations
  • Online materials and tools
  • Renew books
  • Returning materials information

Feel free to reach out to the NWACC library at library@nwacc.edu with any questions.


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Tutoring Services

Improve your study habits and boost your confidence while getting your science, math and other subject questions answered by experienced student tutors. You can check out the tutoring schedule to see when NWACC tutors are available for a Skype meeting or you can use Brainfuse within My NWACC to live chat with tutors as well. Typically, NWACC’s tutoring services are available throughout the week, even on Saturdays.


Writing Center

Regardless of your major, writing assignments are a part of the college experience, and improving your writing skills will help you reach your academic goals and excel in your career. The NWACC Writing Center offers email consultations to assist you with the writing process, offer helpful feedback, and teach you how to improve your writing skills. You can easily schedule an email consultation by filling out a form on the Writing Center’s website. And for virtual tutoring, you can email lbach1@nwacc.edu to get a Zoom appointment scheduled.

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Math Center

NWACC’s Math Center instructors and subject experts are ready to help you work through challenging math problems and feel better prepared for math exams. Instructors are now offering tutoring help through Zoom by appointment. Feel free to set up an appointment by emailing mathcenter@nwacc.edu

Counseling & Wellness Center

NWACC offers free counseling services to students and employees through its Counseling and Wellness Center. This can be a big help when it comes to adjusting to online classes, trying to maintain normalcy, finding a school and life balance and keeping a daily routine. NWACC counselors are available by phone or video and can offer you an ear to listen, and help you learn how to address issues and cope with symptoms. Feel free to email counseling@nwacc.edu to schedule an appointment.

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These six resources are among the many that are available to students. Learn about advising, veteran services, disability resources and more by visiting our Student Success page



NWACC is here for you.

Visit nwacc.edu or call 479-986-4000 to learn more about choosing a higher education with NWACC.