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Tutoring @ TCC

Brainfuse After-Hours Tutoring

SUMMER STUDENTS: Brainfuse tutoring will start on Tuesday, May 30th! 

Do you need tutoring assistance, but it's late at night or on the weekend, and the campus tutoring centers are closed? Don't worry! Brainfuse tutors are available to assist you.

Brainfuse is an online tutoring service where you can meet virtually with professional tutors in the evenings and on weekends when the campus tutoring centers are closed. You are permitted up to 60 minutes per tutoring session and up to 120 minutes per semester, with an option to request additional tutoring time in Brainfuse if needed. To access Brainfuse tutors, simply sign in to Canvas and click the After Hours Tutoring button in the navigation menu. 

Brainfuse tutors are available during the following days/times:

Monday - Friday 7 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.

Saturday/Sunday 9 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.

In addition to virtual tutoring, Brainfuse has developed a series of academic tools to assist you as you progress in your studies. These tools are available 24/7.    

  • SkillSurfer: A comprehensive library of lessons and practice tests in a variety of core subjects
  • Flashbulb: A versatile flashcard tool with a library of content and creative features to refresh study habits
  • Brainwave: A space where students can develop and share notes

If you have questions about Brainfuse and its services, please contact one of the tutoring managers below.

Chesapeake Campus

Norfolk Campus

Portsmouth Campus

Virginia Beach Campus

Fred Valet

Wendy Pollard-Boyle

Johnny Davis

Joy Conner

Phone: 757-822-5143

Phone: 757-822-1134

Phone: 757-822-2349

Phone: 757-822-7736







Steps on How to Access After-Hours Tutoring

1. Log into Canvas using your MyTCC login. 
2. Select the Canvas course for which you are seeking tutoring assistance.
3. On the navigation menu, click the After Hours Tutoring button.

4. Once on the Brainfuse landing page, find the box labeled Live Help.

5. In the dropdown menus, choose the topic and subject area that corresponds with your course.

6. In order to have the most successful tutoring session, we strongly recommend selecting the "Tutoring with Audio" option to allow you to verbally converse with the tutor. 

7. Click Connect to initiate your tutoring session.