NIAGARA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Learning Commons

FAQs

  • The Learning Commons is a collaborative environment, which fosters critical thinking skills, creativity, and continual learning by providing student support services and academic guidance. The Learning Commons provides Academic Coaches, Student Support Staff, Student Tutoring, and Office of Information and Technology Support Staff.
  • Any current NCCC student, staff, or faculty member can use the Learning Commons. Students will just need to bring their NCCC ID card to swipe in and out. Students will also need their ID card for printing services. 
  • The Learning Commons is located on the Sanborn campus in room G-218.
  • General computer use hours within the Learning Commons are:
    1. Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 9:00pm
    2. Friday: 7:30am - 4:00pm
    3. Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
**Please see the Learning Commons webpage for Academic Coaching hours**
  • Faculty - As a first step, we ask that you consult with your instructor(s) during office hours. Our faculty are committed to your success and know what is best for you to succeed in class.
  • Academic Coaches - If you have a quick question, you can visit one of our Academic Coaches in the Learning Commons (G-218). Be sure to check the Learning Commons webpage for their availability. This is a walk-in service; no appointment is necessary.
  • Student Tutors - If you would like individualized attention, you can make a one-on-one appointment with a student tutor on campus. To see what courses we offer tutoring in and to make an appointment, visit the NCCC Student Tutoring webpage and click on the “Make an Appointment” button. All tutoring occurs within the Tutoring Center (G-223).
  • Student Support Staff - The Student Support Staff within the Learning Commons office (G-223) are available to provide academic guidance including answering student questions or redirecting students to appropriate resources on campus.
  • Academic Coaches are professional tutors with an educational background in content-specific areas. Coaches are great resources for questions and concerns that require immediate attention.
  • Academic coaches can help you:
  • Understand course content
  • Practice essential skills
  • Prepare for exams
  • Build test-taking strategies
  • Use textbooks, technology, and other resources
  • Brainstorm and develop ideas
  • Organize and sharpen ideas
  • Construct logical arguments
  • Form an outline, thesis, topic sentences
  • Review your work
  • Make ideas flow smoothly
  • Reiterate proofreading strategies
  • Overcome writer’s block and anxiety
  • Student Tutors are current NCCC students that have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better and received a B or better in the course(s) they are tutoring.
  • Student tutors are available by appointment for an individualized tutoring session.
  • All student tutoring services are located across from the Learning Commons in G-223.
  • Student tutors are interviewed by our Learning Commons staff and recommended by faculty members on campus.
  • On the NCCC homepage type “Tutor” into the search box at the top right of the page.
  • Select “Student Tutoring,” which is on the Learning Commons homepage.
  • Select “Make an Appointment” (be sure to select the correct campus).
  • From there, you can select the course you are looking for assistance in and find a tutor that has compatible availability.
  • Class textbook
  • Class notes
  • Handouts
  • Drafts
  • Assignment
  • Any other necessary materials

The Student Support Staff can provide academic guidance including answering student questions or redirecting students to appropriate resources on campus. If you have a question about anything campus related, visit the Student Support Staff in G-223!

  • 53 Computers
  • 2 Printers
  • 1 Color Printer
  • Moveable Dry Erase Boards
  • Dry Erase Board Supplies
  • AAC Lab Textbooks
  • Dictionaries/ Thesauri
  • Writing Lab Reference Materials
  • Calculators
  • Microscopes
  • Microscope Materials
  • Science Textbooks
  • Skeletal Structures
  • Various Science Models
  • Accounting Note Sheets and Template Worksheets

Quick Links


Make an Appointment with Student Staff Support

Click here to make an appointment.


Meet with an Academic Coach

View Learning Commons Hours to check coach availability.


Meet with a One-on-One Student Tutor

Click here to make an appointment.


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