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The Academic Support Center offers a variety of services for enrolled students through its Content Tutoring Center, College English as a Second Language (CESL) program, Writing Center, and Testing Center, which are conveniently located in Kiely Hall, as is the Math Lab, which is coordinated by the Mathematics Department.
  • The Content Tutoring Center in Kiely Hall 127-131 & 237 (718-997-5677) offers the following facilities and services:
    1. Content Tutoring services (individual and group tutoring) to help students in courses ranging from Accounting and Economics to the hard sciences such as Chemistry and Physics.
    2. Reading Tutoring (one-hour weekly individual sessions) for students in CESL and other courses. Services can be arranged by contacting the Content Tutoring Center either by phone or in person. Interactive computer programs from introductory to intermediate levels as well as practice exams are available for reading students.
    3. Conversation Groups (one-hour weekly group sessions) for ESL students to practice their English language skills.
    4. Pronunciation Practice (one-hour weekly individual sessions) for ESL students who wish to improve their English language pronunciation. 
    5. How to Make an Oral Presentation and Other Study Skills Workshops (one-hour group sessions for five consecutive weeks) are also available at various times during Fall and Spring semesters. Services can be arranged by contacting the Content Tutoring Center either by phone or in person.
    6. Over 20 computers with Internet access, plug-in stations, study carrels, a reading library, and pay-for-print service.

  • The Writing Center helps students clarify, organize, and develop their ideas, improve their rhetorical mastery and language mechanics, and reinforce their strengths in writing. Students can make an appointment with a tutor or just drop in. In addition, they can use the online tutoring service using MyQC (username: instr\ followed by first initial + last name + a 3-digit number).

  • College English as a Second Language (CESL) courses are offered for ESL students who must certify in basic skills reading and writing within two years of enrollment at the college. CESL courses are designed to meet that requirement, as well as to improve students' general academic literacy. Students must enroll in person in Kiely Hall 227

  • Through its immersion programs, the center offers help to students who have not passed one or more of the CUNY Assessment Tests. These programs run during the summer and January intersession.

  • The Math Lab, located in Kiely Hall 331, provides tutorial services for any math or math-related courses at the college.

  • The Testing Center, directed by Richard Kaufman, administers all QC assessment testing. Inquiries about what the assessment tests entail and who is required to take the tests, can be made in person in Kiely Hall 232 or by calling 718-997-5680. For a list of assessment test dates click here.



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Hours:     Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Bldg:       Kiely Hall,  Room 227

Phone:     718-997-5670

Director:  Dr. Howard Kleinmann

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