Academic and Career Support

Tutoring Services

Although the primary function of the Academic Support Services area is to support students, staff are also available to assist faculty in many ways to foster student success. Staff can offer information and training to faculty in many different areas, such as understanding student learning styles and helping students learn to study. Tutoring centers and labs, staffed by peer and professional tutors, are available on both campuses to assist students on a drop-in or by appointment basis. In Bedford, the Writing Center and the Reading/Study Skills Lab are located in the AR-Bldg. 1, Library; Mathematics is in AR-Bldg1 Room 214; the Accounting, Science Labs are in HH-Bldg. 3, Rooms 205, 202, respectively. In Lowell, the Writing Center, Science, Accounting, and Math Labs are all located on the fourth floor in the Cowan Center Building, Room 406B. Online tutoring is also available and can be accessed through the Academic Support website. For more information about tutoring schedules and other services available to support faculty and students call Jo Mucci, Director of the Academic Support Department, at 781-280-3724 in Bedford or 978-656-3364 in Lowell.

Career Services

Career counselors help students on both campuses choose career paths and explore employment issues, e.g., identifying employment opportunities, resume writing, interviewing skills and job strategies. The MCC Career Counselors support and enhance the learning that takes place in the classroom. They regularly consult with faculty about how career-related information can be integrated into the academic curriculum and design classroom presentations or special programs that address these specific needs. In addition, they can visit classroom to discuss career and job search topics. If you are interested in having a workshop done in your class, please contact either of the Career Counselors. For more information, access the career counseling page here.

Disability Support Services

The collegiate experience at Middlesex, on the campus and in the classroom, is open to students of varying abilities and levels of adaptive skills. Students with disabilities can be very successful in the college environment. Disability Support Services provides services and resources to empower each student to attain his/her highest level of academic success and learning independence

Students are encouraged to access the classroom accommodations and support services available to them through the Disability Support Services office, such as pre-registration advising, testing accommodations, and tutoring for students with documented physical and/or learning disabilities. Information shared with Disability Support Services remains confidential and students are encouraged to develop self-advocacy skills. In addition, faculty and staff may access such services as: information on specific disabilities; information on specific students (with student permission); monitoring of alternate forms of tests; strategies for modifying lessons or exams to accommodate the needs of diverse learners; and operation of study groups. For additional information, contact Susan Woods in Student Services at 781-280-3630. Visit Disability Support services here.

Faculty who have documented disabilities and need accommodations to perform the essential components of their jobs may contact the Human Resources Department or Disability Support Services (DSS) to discuss arrangements. For further information, call 781-280-3630.

Last Modified: 9/18/19