The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE)
|Peer Tutoring||The Writing Center||Services for Students with Disabilities|
|Homework Help Labs||ACE Guidelines|
|Request Assistance Form||TRiO Student Support Services|
At Ellsworth Community College, the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) strives to provide an academic support system for all students who need help reaching their goals. Individual and group study/tutoring areas and resource materials are available in a supportive atmosphere, as well as a computer lab. The ACE is located in the lower level of Kruse Main Hall on the ECC campus.
This summer, the ACE is open Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 4:30 pm and Fridays from 8 am to 1 pm. The ACE will be closed May 14-24 and July 29 to Aug. 9. Tutors will be in the ACE this summer ... please check posted hours for availability.
Come once or come often! Drop-In Homework Labs are free and open to all students, staffed by students who have taken the classes and know how to help you with assignments/studying. Please see current Drop-In Homework Lab schedule in the ACE, sent out to student e-mail and posted on bulletin boards around campus.
Peer Tutoring provides free assistance for students enrolled in specific ECC courses. Tutors are students who have successfully completed the course. Normal tutoring includes two 50-minute sessions per week, arranged one-on-one during normal ACE hours. Students are encouraged to seek assistance as soon as they experience difficulty in a course, as it may take up to two weeks to arrange a tutoring schedule. To be assigned a peer tutor, students should contact a faculty member or visit Glennda Metzen in Kruse Main. Students interested in becoming a tutor should contact the course instructor and complete a tutor application form in the ACE.
The Writing Center provides students with one-on-one assistance with writing assignments for all classes. Students can get help at any stage of the writing process. Drop-in visits are welcome. To schedule an appointment, fill out the online form with your availability, visit the ACE, or phone 641-648-8582 or toll-free 1-800-322-9235, Ext. 8582, or e-mail ECCWritingCenter@iavalley.edu.
Homework Help Labs are available during select hours to assist students (on a drop-in basis) with coursework. No appointment is necessary. Lab sessions include a broad range of courses each semester. See the schedule sent to student e-mail each semester and posted in ACE, or phone Ext. 8582 for more information.
- ACE computers are for course-related work only. Non-academic audio or video streaming through the IVCCD network is prohibited. Headphones may be used.
- Use of distracting electronic devices is strongly discouraged (MP3 player, iPod, etc.). Please turn cell phones off or to vibrate, and take all calls outside the ACE.
- No tobacco products, including chewing tobacco.
- Please use care with food and beverages.
- Students will use their student ID card to sign in each time they visit the ACE.
Services for Students with Disabilities are arranged on an individual basis. These services may include alternate test-taking arrangements, use of textbooks on tape, access to lecture notes, or other accommodations. For more information click here.
For more information about the Academic Center for Excellence, contact Glennda Metzen, ACE Coordinator, at 641-648-8582 or toll-free at 1-800-322-9235, Ext. 8582. You can also contact Wanda Koehrsen, Learning Specialist, at Ext. 8587.