Online Tutoring

Online tutoring is available for many courses.  Our online tutoring sessions are synchronous, which means the tutor and student will work together, at the same time, in a digital space discussing the student's course content.

Accessing online tutoring

When accessing online tutoring for courses offered at GRCC, please be sure to:

  • Have your Student ID number handy so that our tutors can document the session.
  • Have your writing, textbook, class notes, assignments sheets, etc. nearby for quick reference during the session.
  • Have your speakers (or headphones) and microphone set up in advance so that you can speak to the tutor.  You can also call us at the lab if you do not have a microphone set up. (Not all tutorial centers utilize voice chat.)
  • Find a quiet place without much background noise for the best learning environment.
  • Find a location with a good WiFi signal or internet connection.
  • Be aware that online tutoring is only offered during each tutorial center's open hours.  Please see the relevant tutorial center's web page for the current schedule.

Online tutoring tools

All online tutoring at GRCC is delivered via one of two tools: Zoom or Google Hangouts.  Both tools are free and are available on many different devices and platforms.  They are also available using many different web browsers. 

How to access online tutoring at GRCC:

Tutorial Center Name

Tool Used

Contact us

ATC Tutorial Lab
Mechanical & Architectural / CAD

* link available on lab Blackboard site 


Biology Learning Center

* link available on lab Blackboard site

Business Tutorial Lab

* link available on lab Blackboard site

Calculus & Physical Science Tutorial Lab

* link available on lab Blackboard site

Math Prep & Learning Lab

* link available on lab Blackboard site

Mathematics Tutorial Lab

* link available on lab Blackboard site

Language Arts Tutorial Lab

Google Hangouts 

IRW & Foundations Support Center

  Remote delivery

Appointment-Based Tutoring*

  Remote delivery
(616) 234-4145


Zoom help

For assistance with using Zoom, or if you have any trouble trying to connect with us using Zoom, please feel free to contact the relevant tutorial center directly. 

Additional help resources

Google Meet help

For help with Google Meet, you can access Google Meet Technical Support webpage.


If you have any questions about using Google Hangouts for online writing tutoring, call us at (616) 234-4244.  You can also visit Google Hangout’s support webpage.