Learning Lab Tutoring

The Learning Lab offers flexible options for tutoring. We are currently providing all services online during the pandemic.

Don’t wait. Signing up is easy!

To reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19, HFC will not offer in-person tutoring services. All students can sign up for tutoring services online with HFC faculty and professional tutors. See “Make a tutoring appointment with HFC tutors” below for online appointments with HFC tutors, or “Signing up for online tutoring (NetTutor)” with NetTutor professionals.

Peer and Professional Tutoring Services at HFC

HFC provides free tutoring for all HFC students to help you achieve your educational goals.

Tutoring is offered for various subjects at different times of the day, according to the availability of tutors. To see current schedules for all peer and professional tutors, follow the instructions for tutoring and login through TutorTrac.

Due to a high volume of requests, tutoring will be limited during the beginning of the semester and during final exam week. Sign up early!

How to Use Microsoft Teams for A Tutoring Appointment (Video)

Rules for your Learning Lab appointment

Appointment Rules

There are two ways to work with a tutor: by appointment and by drop-in. We recommend an appointment whenever possible.

  • Appointments are 25-minutes long, with a five-minute grace period to allow the tutor to prepare for the next appointment.
  • Appointments can be made with as little as a 24-hour notice.
  • You can make an appointment up to 14 days in advance.
  • You may schedule up to 3 appointments in a 7-day period. You may also drop in as often as you wish, as tutor availability allows.
  • If you cannot attend a scheduled appointment, please cancel in advance. If you cannot cancel in advance, you may lose your appointment privileges.
  • Appointments may be limited during the first few weeks of the semester, due to high demand. However, you may drop in during that time to see an available tutor.

Tutoring Rules

  • For in-person tutoring, you must check in at the front desk before receiving tutoring, even if you have an appointment. Provide your student ID, and let them know you have arrived for tutoring. You must also check out at the front desk after your tutoring session.
  • Tutors will help you with assignment clarification, understanding formulas and concepts, and grammar.
  • Tutors will not help you complete graded assignments, essays, or labs. They can help you understand your assignments and understand concepts in your courses, but they cannot ethically help you complete graded assignments.
  • You should prepare for tutoring by bringing assignments, instructions, lecture notes, questions you have for the tutor, and have a goal in mind for the tutoring session.

Online "Drop-in" Tutoring with HFC tutors

Attending an online "drop-in" tutoring session is simple. Refer to the chart and steps below to learn how to attend a session. Reach out if you need assistance, we are here for you.

Note: Tutors are available for appointments. These scheduled appointments take precedence. Tutors will assist drop-in tutoring requests when their appointments have concluded.

  1. Check for subject and drop-in tutoring availability in the chart.
  2. Follow the link listed in the subject name to reach the tutor's room. (HFC login required. For the best user experience, please download the Microsoft Teams application.)
  3. Once you are in the tutor’s room:
    a. In the text box, type “@[tutor’s name]” to start a conversation with the tutor; OR
    b. Use the camera icon to start a meeting with the tutor.

HFC tutors are unavailable on campus closure dates.

Subject Tutor Courses Supported Schedule Notes Start and End Dates
Accounting Robert Rudnick BAC-110, BAC-131, BAC-132

T, TH: 12:00p – 1:00p

9/7/2021 to 12/16/2021
Accounting Joanne Wade BAC-131, BAC-132

W: 12:00p – 2:00p

Unavailable 10/27

9/1/2021 to 12/15/2021
American Sign Language Jeanne Coker ASL-131, ASL-132, ASL-135, ASL-231, ASL-232

T, TH: 2:00p - 6:00p, Sa: 1:00p - 3:00 (Drop-in only for ASL conversation)

9/2/2021 to 12/16/2021
Biology Cheryl Garrett Bio-131, Bio-152

W: 3:30p - 4:30p W: 4:30p - 5:30p (Drop-in only for Bio-131) TH: 11:00a - 12:00p

9/8/2021 to 12/16/2021
Biology Amin Dabajeh BIO-131, BIO-134, BIO-150, BIO-233, BIO-234

T: 5:00p – 7:00p

Unavailable 09/07

8/31/2021 to 12/14/2021
Biology Maris Polanco BIO-130, BIO-131, BIO-150, BIO-233, BIO-234

M: 1:00p – 3:00p

8/30/2021 to 12/13/2021
Chemistry Mariam Mehdi CHEM-131, CHEM-141

Sa: 12:00p - 2:00p, Su: 12:00p - 2:00p

9/11/2021 to 12/12/2021
Chemistry Kimberly Daley CHEM-111, CHEM-131, CHEM-141

M, W: 10:00a – 12:00p

8/30/2021 to 12/15/2021
Chemistry Mahin Baghdadchi CHEM-111, CHEM-131, CHEM-141

M, W, F: 9:00a - 12:00p

8/30/2021 to 12/17/2021
Computer Information Systems Micah Webner CIS-122, CIS-126, CIS-129, CIS-211, CIS-222, CIS-229, CIS-294

W: 6:00p - 8:00p

9/1/2021 to 12/15/2021
Computer Information Systems Susan Peterson CIS-100, CIS-121, CIS-123, CIS-125, CIS-126, CIS-160, CIS-170, CIS-171

T, TH: 4:00p – 7:00p

8/31/2021 to 12/16/2021
Computer Information Systems John Klavanian CIS-122, CIS-126, CIS-172, CIS-222

T, TH: 10:00a – 12:00p

8/31/2021 to 12/16/2021
Computer Information Systems Michael Wells CIS-100, CIS-105, CIS-121, CIS-122, CIS-157,CIS-158, BCA-100, BCA-140, BCA-143, BCA-145, BCA-152

M, W: 2:00p – 5:00p

8/30/2021 to 12/15/2021
EMS Kristi Lorenzini EMS-100, EMS-200

T: 1:00p - 3:00p

On-campus: Location TBD

9/21/2021 to 12/14/2021
English Fran Julian ENG-081, ENG-093, ENG-131, ENG-132

M, W: 11:00a – 4:00p

8/30/2021 to 12/15/2021
English Sherry Stillman ENG-094, ENG-098, ENG-131, ENG-132

T, TH: 2:30p - 5:00p

Unavailable 9/21

8/31/2021 to 12/16/2021
Health Careers Colleen Conklin NSG-101, NSG-115, NSG-117, NSG-118, NSG-119, NSG-121, NSG-185, NSG-201, NSG-202, NSG-206, NSG-207, NSG-208, NSG-209, NSG-210, NSG-212, NSG-285, NSG-294

W: 3:00p – 5:30p, TH: 3:00p – 5:30p

9/1/2021 to 12/16/2021
Math Sam Bazzi Most MATH courses

M: 12:30p – 1:30p T: 10:00a - 1:00p W: 12:00p - 1:00p

8/30/2021 to 12/15/2021
Math Martin Humphreys Most MATH courses (MATH-010 – MATH-225)

M: 9:00a – 1:00p, W: 2:00p – 6:00p, Sa: 10:00a – 2:00p

8/30/2021 to 12/15/2021
Math Jennifer LaRose MATH-074, MATH-080, MATH-110, MATH-115, MATH-165, MATH-175

F: 9:00a – 1:00p

9/3/2021 to 12/10/2021
Math, Physics, Chemistry Murtaza Nek Most MATH courses (all up to Calc III, and including Differential Equations, BMA-110 and TAMA classes), PHYS courses (100-level, 231 and 232), CHEM courses (111, 131, 141, 142)

T: 2:00p – 6:00p, TH: 9:00a – 1:00p, Su: 11:00a - 3:00p

Unavailable 10/04 through 10/15

8/31/2021 to 12/16/2021
Physical Therapist Assistant Amin Dabajeh PTA-102, PTA-110, PTA-132, PTA-168, PTA-250, PTA-254, PTA-262, PTA-265

F: 10:00a – 2:00p

On-campus in G-307 Unavailable 09/10 & 10/15

9/3/2021 to 12/17/2021
Physical Therapy Josh Lamparski Physical Therapy Assistant Program

M: 5:30p - 7:30p

On-campus in G-307

9/13/2021 to 12/13/2021

Make a tutoring appointment with HFC tutors

  • Henry Ford College provides tutoring through the HFC Learning Lab and Tutoring Services. To learn more about tutoring available through our department, please review our F.A.Q. Follow the steps to schedule an appointment with one of our tutors today.

How to Use TutorTrac (Video)   Make a tutoring appointment

Log in to TutorTrac

  1. Go to the TutorTrac website
  2. Use your HFC username and password to login.

To search available tutoring times

  1. Select "Search Availability..." on the left side.
  2. You will see the following:
    • Center: Choose the area in which you need tutoring.
    • Consultants: (Optional) Choose the tutor you want, if you have one in mind.
    • Section: Ignore this field.
    • Reason: Ignore this field.
    • Location: Ignore this field.
    • From:/To: Choose the date range for appointments that will work for you.
    • Time: (Optional) Choose the time range for the appointments that will work for you.
    • Days: (Optional) Choose the days that will work for you. Note: You can also select 'All', 'None', or 'M-F'
  3. Once you're finished, select "Search"

Making an appointment

  1. After you select "Search", the available date, the tutor, and the time the tutor is available will appear.
    • The time is in green.
  2. Select the time you'd like, and a new window will pop up.
  3. On that window, you will see the following:
    • Center: This is the area of study you selected.
    • Location: This the location of the tutoring. (The default is Learning Lab.)
    • Subject: This is a list of all the courses you're currently taking. Choose the one in which you need help.
    • Date: This is the date of the appointment.
    • Time: This is the time of the appointment.
    • Notes: (Optional) Additional notes you'd like your tutor to know.
  4. Once you're finished, select 'Save.'

How can I view my appointment?

  1. Select "Main Menu" on the right side.
  2. On the right screen, a list of all your appointments will appear.
    • If selected, a window will open with all of the appointment information.
    • On this window, you will be able to upload a document for your tutor to see.

How can I cancel an appointment?

  1. Select the "x" at the end of the appointment. This will bring up the "Appointment Cancelation" window.
    • Note: You can add a reason to let your tutor know why you're canceling.
  2. To keep the appointment, select "Keep Appointment."
    • To confirm that you wish to cancel, select "Confirm Cancelation."

Make an English conversation appointment

Schedule an appointment to practice speaking English with an HFC Instructor or Honors Student. Students enrolled in ELI classes, ENG-082, ENG-092, ENG-095E, and ENG-131 whose first language is not English are invited to schedule a 30-minute English conversation appointment.

NOTE: English conversation partners are available by appointment. Follow these steps to make an appointment and join your conversation partner in Teams.

  1. Select an English conversation partner.
    2.Follow the link listed in the subject name to find the conversation partner’s room. (HFC login required. For the best user experience, please download the Microsoft Teams application.)
  2. Once you are in the tutor’s room:
    a. In the text box, type “@[tutor’s name]” to start a conversation with the tutor; OR
    b. Use the camera icon to start a meeting with the tutor.

HFC English conversation partners are unavailable on campus closure dates.

Subject Tutor Schedule Notes Tutor Dates
ESL Conversation Partner Ms. Pamela Stewart

W: 4:00p - 5:00p


9/22/2021 to 12/15/2021
ESL Conversation Partner Ms. Sarah Castillo

F: 9:00a - 10:00a

9/24/2021 to 12/17/2021
ESL Conversation Partner Ms. Melinda DeWitt

F: 9:00a - 10:00a

9/24/2021 to 12/17/2021
ESL Conversation Partner Dr. Hanan Fadlallah

F: 2p - 3p

9/24/2021 to 12/17/2021
ESL Conversation Partner Mr. Roger Frank

TH: 3:00p - 5:00p

9/23/2021 to 12/16/2021
ESL Conversation Partner Ms. Molly McCord

TH: 3:00p - 5:00p

9/23/2021 to 12/16/2021
ESL Conversation Partner Ms. Rosemary Miketa

F: 12:00p - 1:00p

9/24/2021 to 12/17/2021
ESL Conversation Partner Ms. Jessica Shamberger

TH: 2:00p - 3:00p

9/23/2021 to 12/16/2021
ESL Conversation Partner Ms. Tracie Varitek

F: 12:00p - 1:00p

9/24/2021 to 12/17/2021

Make a tutoring appointment with external tutors (NetTutor), available 24/7/365

The HFC Learning Lab and Tutoring Services provides online tutoring through a partnership with Link-Systems International, Inc., the owner of NetTutor. This service is provided at no cost to HFC students.

HFC has established that all students can receive up to 30 hours of tutoring for the semester. Please keep track of your hours to receive help from NetTutor throughout the semester and not end up spending all the hours too quickly.

If you have reached your maximum limit of 30 hours of NetTutor usage for the semester and would like to request additional time, please contact Mr. Chardin Claybourne at cclaybourne@hfcc.edu. Also, if you need additional assistance regarding tutoring, please review our options on this page.

Login to NetTutor through HFC Online

(Note: The schedules inside the NetTutor application have the most current information.)

NetTutor offers students 24/7/365 access to ESL, English / writing, and mathematics support, among other academic subjects.

NetTutor sessions are conducted using text chat. Tutors can also share figures, images, and documents using the whiteboard drawing canvas. If you prefer to speak with your tutor, or use video, you may request to use the audio and video features in NetTutor.

To view videos demonstrating how NetTutor works, please visit the NetTutor YouTube Playlist.

Note: For the best experience, please use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Edge when accessing NetTutor.

Would you like to be a tutor? Paid and volunteer opportunities

Paid student positions

The Learning Lab hires qualified Henry Ford College students to be peer tutors and student clerks.

To be considered for a paid position as a peer tutor or student clerk, please visit the HFC Career Services website to view open positions and additional information.

Volunteer student positions

If you are looking to fulfill volunteer/service hours as a peer tutor, please contact Nancy Papp (npapp@hfcc.edu, 313-317-1786) for more information.

Professional tutors

The Learning Lab hires individuals with appropriate qualifications and experience for paid positions as professional tutors. Current positions are posted on the HFC Career Opportunities webpage.

Faculty tutors

Full-time HFC faculty seeking to tutor in the Learning Lab should first discuss this with their Associate Dean/Department Chair/Program Coordinator, and contact Chardin Claybourne (cclaybourne@hfcc.edu, 313-845-9818) following this discussion.

Faculty recommendation form

Please use the Faculty Recommendation Form for Student Tutor/Clerk Positions (HFC Portal login required) to submit recommendations for students applying for peer tutor and student clerk positions.