Counselors Corner

By the time you read this, you may be approaching midterms and completing your last eight weeks of HFCC=s fall term. If you need tutorial assistance to maintain that existing 4.0 grade point average, stop by the Assisted Learning Services Office in LRC 125.

Peer tutors provide assistance in subjects where there is a strong demand, such as biology, chemistry, physics, math, medical terminology and assisting, and foreign languages (French and Arabic this semester).

Professional tutors, who generally have experience and advanced degrees in a specific career, tutor in programs such as architectural construction, drafting, pharmacy technology, physical therapy assistant, surgery technology, nursing, and accounting. All tutoring is free of charge and often available at a variety of times throughout the week. Pick up a schedule from our office today to help you manage those homework assignments and exams!

The Assisted Learning Services Office also coordinates accommodations for students with disabilities. If you have received support services in the past, or if you feel you might qualify, please contact us at the number listed above. Although we do not test for disabilities in our office, we will provide you with referral agencies that will evaluate you.

If you submit documentation of a disability to our office you will be interviewed to determine appropriate accommodations. Some of these supports include:

• extended time on tests
• reader or writer for tests
• enlarged text
• use of a computer with text magnification and voice synthesis

Additionally, we may assist you to order books on DVD or other electronic format, hire interpreters for the hearing impaired, request classroom note takers, and provide adaptive equipment.

As a licensed professional counselor, I also provide academic advising, career guidance, and personal counseling. For more information, call (313) 845-9617.

Make this the best semester ever at HFCC and find out how we can work together to achieve that! Best wishes for a successful fall term.