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Academic Center for Excellence (ACE)

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About the ACE

About the ACE

The Academic Center for Excellence is dedicated to helping all NVCC students succeed and reach their academic goals.

Stop by and visit us to check out our services and facilities. There is something here for everyone and we encourage you to take advantage of the resources, technology and study space. ACE staff members are available to meet and talk with you about any questions or concerns you have, relevant to your college experience.

Together, the faculty and staff are committed to enhancing your success as a NVCC student and supporting you so please, come and see us soon.

We look forward to getting to know you!

Robert Sheftel, Director
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    Waterbury ACE

    Summer 2018 Hours

    Day Hours (Subject to tutor availability)
    Monday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Tuesday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Wednesday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (computer use only)
    Saturday Closed
    Sunday Closed

    The Waterbury ACE, located in Ekstrom Hall, Room E500
    Call us at: 203-575-8073

    ACE YouTube channel

    ACE YouTube Channel: Online Tutorials and More!

  • Can't make it to the ACE? Check out the helpful tutorial videos on the ACE YouTube channel
  • Danbury ACE

    General Hours 

    Day Hours
    Monday 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
    Tuesday 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
    Wednesday 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
    Thursday 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
    Friday 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
    Saturday 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Sunday Closed

    The Danbury ACE, located in Room D-201.
    Call us at: 203.437.9699

    Quick facts

    ACE Quick Facts

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    Pass Rate

    Our pass rate is 77% Students who visit the ACE on a regular basis earn a full letter grade higher than students who do not visit the ACE.

    More than 20,00

    The ACE sees 22,000 student visits in a given semester.

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    What we offer

    What Does the ACE Offer?

    The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) is dedicated to helping Naugatuck Valley Community College students achieve their goal of academic success. The ACE is your free on-campus resource providing a number of services to help you, including:

    • Math Lab 
    • Writing Center 
    • ESL tutoring 
    • computers 
    • drop-in homework help 
    • make-up testing location 
    • tip sheets on college survival skills 
    • study area 
    • meeting space 
    • academic skills workshops 
    • e-Tutoring 
    • Modified supplemental instruction classrooms (M-SI space)
    • ask tutors questions
    • the ACE does not offer one-on-one appointment-based tutoring


    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    As soon as possible! Don't wait until the day (or day before) a paper is due or your test is held to get the help you need. You may find the content more difficult than you thought or that there aren't tutors available at the time you need.

    Bring a copy of the assignment or problem(s), your book, any work you have done, and some good questions for the tutor.

    Nothing! The ACE is free to all full-time and part-time credit students.

    You don't need an appointment to meet with a tutor, just stop by the ACE or on the Waterbury Campus call 203-575-8073 to meet with a tutor. For the Danbury Campus ACE call 203.437.9699

    You may receive help on a drop-in basis at any time during posted hours. See the subject-specific tutoring page for more information on our Writing Center and Math Lab. 

    mSI is the lab portion of the following developmental English and Math courses: 

    • ENG096T
    • ENG096
    • MAT094T 
    • MAT094 
    • MAT136

    Similar to science labs, students earn a grade for their participation and work completed in the computer platforms used in these mSI lab sessions. For more information on mSI, please download the mSI fact sheet

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