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Library: Academic Skills Center

Visit the Academic Skills Center

Location:  Building 2, in the library

Phone:  (252) 789-0299

The ASC is currently open limited hours for in-person tutoring:

Mon. & Wed.: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Online tutoring is available 24/7 at:

Upswing (Log in with your My Martin login)

MCC E-mail Tips

MCC’s instructors and staff will use your college issued email account for communication.  You should use your MCC issued email to communicate with instructors and staff, not your personal email.  Check your MCC email EVERY DAY.  If you have problems logging into your email account, call (252) 789-0300.

Expectations of Students

College courses require college level work and college level attitude.  Maturity is very important.  Students are required to have knowledge of and observe all regulations and requirements pertaining to campus life, coursework, and student conduct.

In order to earn college credit, the student must ATTEND CLASS AND COMPLETE ALL WORK WITH SATISFACTORY GRADES.  Read course syllabus thoroughly, and plan accordingly.

ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST!  Take your courses seriously: attend class, adhere to course contact policy for online classes, and complete your work to the best of your ability at all times.

About the Academic Skills Center

Student explaining to other studentsThe Academic Skills Center is a tutoring center and computer lab where you can get support with your courses, technology, and any other questions you may have. 

There are tutors on site with scheduled times for tutoring in specific subject areas.  If you would like academic tutoring, please let your instructor know; and he/she will submit a referral form for your tutoring session. 

We also offer support for online classes, Moodle, and MCC email.  Please come to us with any of your needs!  We are here to help you succeed!

Moodle Tips

What is Moodle?

Moodle is Martin's Learning Management System (LMS) that gives instructors a way to provide information to students, make assignments and give tests.  Students submit their assignments through Moodle. You will receive your Moodle account soon after you register.  The Moodle Student Orientation is located in "My Courses" in Moodle.  You are welcome to look at the orientation and begin familiarizing yourself with Moodle even before classes start.  You can find help for logging into Moodle the first time in the links below.

Accessing Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi service is available campus-wide to students.

To access Wi-Fi on your device:

  • Locate your wireless network options in your device’s settings
  • Choose MCC_Guest in the network options - click the “Connect” button
  • No password required
  • Acknowledge the network usage policy
  • For assistance, contact the Helpdesk at (252) 789-0300

*Martin Community College encourages students to keep all login information confidential to ensure security & privacy.

Other Helpful Resources

Khan Academy 

Khan Academy is a personalized learning website with instructional videos, practice exercises, and much more.  A wide variety of subject areas are covered, and it allows learners to study at their own pace.

Microsoft Office

If you need Microsoft Office on your computer/laptop at home for doing homework, this link gives free access to students using your MCC student email - 

MCC Library

The MCC Library provides a wealth of resources for students.

  • Computer Lab (computers with internet, Microsoft Office, and print capability)
  • Computer and internet questions answered
  • Help with citing sources for your papers
  • Books and other items for research and for fun
  • Audio books on CD and downloadable to your phone or tablet
  • Electronic databases with journals & magazines, e-books, audiobooks, and videos
  • Wireless internet
  • Scanner
  • Photocopier ($0.10 cents per page)

Location: Building 2


Phone: 252-789-0238

Academic Skills Center Guidelines

  • Please be sure to always sign in upon entering and sign out when leaving on the computer at the entrance of the ASC.
  • The purpose of the ASC is to provide tutoring and to support students on the road to success.  We are not able to provide assistance or answers on quizzes/tests/exams.
  • Students should not be in the ASC when they are supposed to be in class.
  • Please no food or drinks.  We want to keep the ASC clean and keep all equipment functioning properly.

Online Tutoring

Upswing is a free online tutoring program offered through the Academic Skills Center.  Upswing provides students with access to a vast marketplace of tutors who can help you with certain subject areas.  “TutorUp” allows you to schedule an online session with a tutor.  “AskUp” allows you to submit papers for review by a tutor.

  • Go to or click on the "Tutoring (Upswing)" link on MCC’s home page ( 
  • Login/New users can create an account
  • Select “Meet with a Tutor” to schedule a session with a coach
  • At the time of your scheduled session, click “Go to Room” on the tutoring section of your profile


Study Skills and Tips

Stay calm and rock the test!

  • Review your course syllabus thoroughly as soon as you receive it, and refer to it throughout the semester.  Plan accordingly to meet all due dates and test dates.
  • Allow yourself enough time to study.  Do not wait until the last minute.
  • Organize your study space, and find a quiet area where you can concentrate.
  • Use study cards – write important notes on index cards that you can take anywhere to quiz yourself.
  • Practice taking old exams and using study guides.  Go through your notes and study guides multiple times.
  • Organize study sessions with friends – be sure to stay focused.
  • Take breaks while studying.

Know where you stand!

  • Track your grades throughout the semester. 
  • Always be aware of your progress – check Moodle and communicate with your instructors.